He hears the voice too, you know. Just like that other boy who lived in that house.
This part of our story takes place in 1996 when I was 14. Things were very different back then. You kids nowadays can get this thing pretty damn easy.
Halloween 6 came and it went for most people. But for fans of the series, this movie would never ever leave our consciousness. Shortly after the film opened, people started realizing that there were things in the trailers, promo images and behind the scenes pictures that never happened in the movie. On the old message boards of yore me and fellow obsessives began wondering about this. And finally, Fangoria reported on the extensive reshoots and elements that had been removed from the film. There was a whole other version of this movie that we were not shown. As fans, we wanted to see it. Badly. This apparently wasn't your run of the mill, delete a scene or two either. Apparently, this thing had 45 minutes of footage giving the film a different feel and story.
I was 14 at the time, and like hell wanted to try and score this thing. People I chatted with frequently on message boards and geocities sites were slowly getting them. But there was a problem. Nobody wanted to make copies for one another. Once they got one, all of sudden, they didn't want to help with everyone else. Or there was the other option, which was hard as hell for me - The Trade! I really didn't have anything of video value to trade for. In all honesty, this film was gonna be my first "rare item" of this sort.
As most horror fans know, those thing ended up not being on the VHS. It was a massive packaging mistake and pissed off a lot of people. Before you all start calling me out for being an asshole, allow me to complete this story. Now, kids, back in the day when copying a VHS tape, things had to be done in real time. That means, if a movie was 2 hours, it would take 2 hours to copy it. And also, it took 2 VCRs out of commission. So, when I went to copy Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, i set it up and started the recording as a I was going to bed that night. Then the next morning, I popped in the tape, checked to make sure it had recorded. I just pressed play, and fast forwarded it a little bit to make sure it was good. Then I packed it up and shipped it out (well, my mom did).
Don't worry, we're not done, just like the end of Back To The Future Part II...
Sorry H20 fans, your time is coming, I promise.