This is an awesome blast from the past! The video section has finally been updated with new content, and this one is all the way from 1981! Check out the original commercials from the first-ever television broadcast of John Carpenter’s Halloween.
One of my favourite books last year was Harper Press’s Dustin McNeill and Travis Mullins’ Taking Shape, which was full of information of the eleven Halloween films. Today marks the official release of the sequel, Taking Shape II: The Lost Halloween Sequels.
Authors Dustin McNeill and Travis Mullins are back to bring you an inside look at TWENTY-FOUR lost Halloween sequels you never saw on the big screen! Learn about these fascinating unmade visions direct from their creators, many of whom have never spoken publicly on the subject before. At 600 pages, TAKING SHAPE II is brimming with untold franchise history. The journey begins with an insightful foreword by Halloween: 25 Years of Terror producer Anthony Masi. So, what are you waiting for? Grab the candy corn and settle in for THE LOST HALLOWEEN SEQUELS!
TAKING SHAPE II covers:
- An alternate H3 pitched decades after the first one!
- Three unused versions of H4, one with Laurie Strode!
- Exclusive details on an early H5 with evil Jamie Lloyd!
- The Halloween 6 nearly produced by Quentin Tarantino!
- An early version of Halloween 7 before it became H20!
- Three different sequels to Halloween: Resurrection!
- Insight into how a Hellraiser Crossover almost came to be!
- Two different stabs at a 3D sequel in the Rob Zombie era!
- A reboot with TWO Shapes! (And another with one hundred!)
- A reboot that introduced the Halloween Multi-verse!
The scripts page has been updated with the April draft of the cancelled Halloween Returns. For those unaware, Halloween Returns was set to be a stand-alone “recalibration” of the series following failed attempts at producing a sequel to Halloween II. Ultimately, once Dimension Films lost the rights to the series, the film was cancelled.
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers was released twenty years ago today! HalloweenMovies.com, the official website for the Halloween franchise, posted the first part of their interview with Daniel Farrands about the film; though I’m sure we all know many of the details by now, it’s still worth checking out for those who want to ready more about it.
Not only has the scripts page has received a minor facelift, but it’s been updated with a new script for your reading pleasure! The Curse of Michael Myers has one of the most well-known stories of complicated productions, with a total of five different cuts (four if you exclude the television cut) showing the film in a different manor. But now, you can check out the original concept for the finalized film, as 45 Lampkin Lane has added its first draft to the archives!
Checking in at 114 pages, the first draft written by Daniel Farrands dates to August 23, 1994 and pre-dates the film’s completed shooting script by just over two months. Check it out by clicking either of the links above, or by clicking the photo below.