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07 November 2012 - 01:43 AMStefan even wrote a three issue series titled the First Death of Laurie Strode. The story takes place right after Halloween 2 and was supposed to explain what happened to her, unfortunately the third issue was never completed. The publisher wasn't paying the writer and the artists what they were owed. They created a fan letter page, I had written to them and my fan letter was posted in the back of the first issue of the Death of Laurie Strode.
They ignored the events of Halloween 4, 5 and Curse of Michael Myers. They mainly stuck with Halloween, Halloween 2, H20 and Resurrection.
They were supposed to come up with another storyline, The Mark of Thorn, although it's written differently. It focuses on Tommy Doyle who's a comic book artist drawing about what happened to him when he was young and how he was almost killed by the Boogeyman and how he's haunted by him.
The artists have done multiple covers, each one done really well.
They did an anniversary edition of Halloween, subtitled 30 Years of Terror. It was an anthology written by Stefan and illustrated by different artists. The first story was Trick Or Treat, it explains what happened when Tommy and Lindsay went to Mackenzie's place.
P.O.V drawn from the point of view of the Shape and his victim.
Visiting Hours, the story leads up to Laurie's unfortunate fate at the beginning of Resurrection.
Tommy and the Boogeyman a grown up Tommy is scolded at by his wife because of his son finding his old comics collection, mainly Tarantula Man. It's pretty creepy, not what would one expect. Not even from a comic within a comic.
Last story is Repetition Compulsion, it's a story featuring Sam Loomis before the last days of his life as he's still pursuing the Shape. The nurse from the original, Halloween 2 and H20 is his caretaker and tries to help him with his obsession in Michael.
The comics are hard to find, I have them though. I already have the trade paperback of Nightdance. I don't know if the publisher's still around after what they did. You may find them on E-bay.
05 November 2012 - 05:09 PMThe story is interesting. It coincides with the events of the original Halloween. It add more of the simply, purely evil factor. No reasoning, no comprehending. Not even the slightest sign of emotion.
The only complaint I have is, it wasn't long enough. It wasn't a comic or anything, just a short story.
05 November 2012 - 06:37 AMI agree on the part where Halloween should've been more of a mystery, having viewers wonder what's going through the mind of the Shape, why is he doing the things he's doing and not having the explanation that he's trying to kill a blood relative. The idea of the Shape going after babysitters was more appealing than the slaughtering of relatives.
Have you read any of the Halloween comics? Not the ones that came out by Chaos Comics, but the ones by Devil's Due Publishing. The writer Stefan Hutchinson was sticking to Carpenter's style of storyline, more mystery. They published a four issue series subtitled Nightdance where it had the same principle of the first film, the Shape stalking a baby sitter and having it take place in Russleville, a clear homage to the original film. It even has a short story of Charlie Bowles, if you recall the groundskeeper talking to Dr. Loomis, telling him the story of what Charlie did to his family with a hacksaw.
Stefan had written a couple of stories one included the history of Dr. Sam Loomis, what he was like before he met that six year old child with the blank pale, emotionless face, the blackest eyes, the Devil's eyes. It explains how he developed his obsession with the Shape and why he wanted to contain him and never let him out.
There was another story about a photographer, it was included in the Halloween 25 years of Terror Documentary. Then Stefan wrote a short Halloween story about what really happened to the mechanic whose jumpsuit the Shape had stolen.
The first story that was written and illustrated was One Good Scare, it focused on Sam Loomis' son who followed in his father's footsteps and worked as a psychiatrist at Smith's Grove. Lindsay Wallace appears in this one, grown up and stalked by the Shape. There were a lot of fans who wanted the sequels to remain in the same tone as the original.
But like what you've stated, what was done is done. The Shape is nothing more than a killer of relatives and those who get in his way or trespass onto his domain.
04 November 2012 - 03:45 PMI agree, the Shape is pure evil. He should show no emotions. Just be this force that's indestructible and will just keep on coming and coming until all are dead in his path. They screwed over the character by making him cry in Halloween 5. I would've written the scene differently. Having him cock his head to the side after he unmasks, standing there staring at Jamie, then slowly put the mask back on as he raises his knife in the air, Jamie, seeing this, rushes out of the coffin and escapes the Shape as he stabs the coffin, missing her. Slowly, he stalks after her as Jamie gets away.
As for the Curse of Michael Myers, that movie was by far the crappiest storyline. They ruined the character by trying to explain why he does the things he does. They should've just left out the whole explanation and kept it in the roots of the original. The kills were good, but the explanation of a cult ruined it.
H20 was decent, just because Jamie Lee Curtis was in it. I liked how it moved away from Haddonfield and took place somewhere else.
I don't know why they bothered with Resurrection, H20 would have been the perfect ending to the franchise. Though, fans wanted Myers back. The studios saw this as more money in their pockets and decided to make Resurrection. Though I hated the beginning of the film. They killed off Jamie's character too soon. I would've preferred if she showed up throughout the film, having her escape the institution, knowing her brother was still alive and what happened to her son, having the Shape kill him and his girlfriend.
27 September 2012 - 02:15 AMI seen the first one and enjoyed it. The gore in the movie was nicely done, the cat part could've been left out.