HALLOWEEN | Making a Perfect Sequel

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A Bit Ret : I like how we have two alternate sequels to the original Halloween, Halloween 2 if you want to see what would of happened if Michael continues to pursue Laurie on the same night as the original, whereas the new one shows what would happen if Michael came back years later.

超粒方 : Completely agreed, the yard scene with the automatic lights is especially brilliant. Also, I'm noticing a trend of letting the heroes become old in sequels recently, Logan, Luke Skywalker, Kratos, and now Laurie. I think this really provides really unique storytelling opporunities as we get to see the heroes we love become a different person.

Bizon Bizoński : I'll go off topic, but I gotta adres this - what's with that stupid trend of naming the sequel the same as the original? It was understandable when the film was a remake or reboot, but with a sequel? Even adding "The" like in case of Predator is stupid as in Polish there is no equivalent of "the". I get that this is a retcon sequel and it shouldn't be numbered, but we could at least get some smart subtitle... Sorry I just had to shout this out, the review is perfect and I now gotta see this sequeloboot ;)

Rozza : did they REALLY need to name it halloween? like, come on, now we have 3 halloween movies named halloween

BADWOLF : Perfect Sequel? So you're speaking of Cobra Kai?

Mechobra : This is certainly not a "perfect" sequel by any means. It's not even remotely close in quality to the first one. Its ideas are interesting but its execution just falls into average slasher sequel tropes. I can't disagree more when you say this film doesn't depend on contrivances when so much of the screen-time ignores Laurie entirely and just sets up characters to have some grisly deaths (the psychiatrist, the granddaughter's friends, the journalists) at the expense of the actual interesting aspects of the narrative.

Mr Freddo Renton : I'd argue that the perfect sequel is Back to the Future(s). They take place literally seconds after the previous one ended, so there aren't any unexpected character changes in the name of "growth", they introduce new concepts and goals, they have novel but themed setpieces and they make for an overarching story that can be enjoyed on their own - I actually watched them in reverse order because of how tv works, and still loved them

Geahk Burchill : Not to bring up wounds, but this is what I had wanted from Star Wars The Force Awakens. I had wanted some believable progression from the old characters and the world they lived in. Instead I got that weird, hollow, retread.

Mikey Raymond : There is no director's cut of Alien 3. The alternate cut (by the studio, known as the assembly cut) contains no meaningful differences to the theatrical cut. It's equally as awful.

Ewan Callister : Empire Strikes Back & Terminator 2 are the templates for a Perfect Sequel (IMO)

Phillip Redding : Original Halloween 2 was made because the studio was going to make a sequel, with or without Carpenter. Carpenter wrote 2 because he figured if they made one, he might as well write and direct. Halloween was supposed to be an anthology series, without any connectivity.

Toecutter : Your take on Laurie in the original Halloween 2 is way off.. its a continuation of the night..why would Laurie be (hardened?) She was terrified by the shape she had seen all her friends dead bodies then he came for her. She fought him off.. and following that she did similar in Halloween 2... she would not go into 'Rambo mode' while still going through the ordeal, this is the magic of Halloween 2..it plays on that fear of the shapes strengths.. stalking, hiding,using the dark setting of that hospital isolating Laurie until he plays cat and mouse with her.... he could have killed her easily, but he chose to scare her more playing trick or treat. A fantastic movie..with a creepy seemingly supernatural killer, far better than given credit for especially as Carpenter all but dismisses it today.. but back then it was as big as this new Halloween.

kazuma Jay : How to make a perfect sequel?! Continue the story.

Nuclear Cricket : Love your vids my dude

Bastiaan Wiltjer : God, I'm really excited for this

Josh McIver : awesome editing, as always Rossatron! I always appreciate the effort you put into your video essays. Big fan.... thanks.

waynski1457 : Stopped the video 30 seconds in just to say this. Your editing is absolutely amazing in this video. I mean, wow. Truly wonderful stuff.

rodster6 : The Silver Shamrock mask company exists in this new Halloween continuity so part three may be canon haha ;p

Olyphantastic : Nitpick time: Obiviously the Alien 3 Assembly cut is not a directors cut, as they said on the DVD; David Fincher would had to come back and redo the film to become his directors cut. The assembly cut doesn't really restore his vision which is why they called it an Assembly Cut.

LMNOP : the way all the clips at the start are spliced to look like one continuous sequence is genius-level editing

Jak MP : As always, your editing of the movie clips is awesome!

Thomas K96 : H2 Takes Place the same night there's No time to grow.

rodster6 : I agree about Alien 3. It's a perfect ending to the Ripley storyline.

Joseph Suttonano : Dark Knight might be my favorite sequel.

Mr Heru_san : Dude... im watching your videos since the raid 2 essay, i hope you will review the night comes for us (original netflix film), much appreciate....

jay folk : From the director of Stronger, Your Highness, Pineapple Express, and a lot of arthouse films. Though I wished the kids were watching Carpenter's Thing like the first film to come full circle, and Michael's last scene was him going down the stairs, doing as HE wants, why, we'll never know - nor need to.

Rubbishyoutuber : You should do a review of Mile 22...and rip it to shreds! It's an action movie but has some of the worst editing in a movie ever!

jasper gaffney : that trailer at the end had me more pumped than before.

Chris Ratterree : Great video man!!! Can't wait to see it.

Harry Senior : HAY! You leave riddick alone he’s sensitive

Rabid Squirrel : This is a great review. I am so ready for this movie

MadDannyWest : Is your name a Friends reference? Lmao

Jonathan Seegers : *Get Stuckmannized*

OG James : taking out the family element is a core piece to the story

ArgieGrit01 : I can't tell you how happy it makes me hering you say that

Samus Aran : Also, this movie cared me. I've not been scared of Myers in decades.

Michael : Wot m8 makes a perfect sequel

Chiefahleaf : I remembered the reason why carpenter didn't want to follow the series after the original sequel was that he was sued and forced into writing the sequel with short time and he was forced to write the sister plotline.

Jess Liaudin : You made me want to watch it.

F P : Was outro song in this video from Dance With The Dead?

KlingonCaptain : I loved it, BUT the use of Blumhouse actors made it feel like it belonged in the Blumhouse universe and not in the original Halloween universe. That's just me.

Niall Mahon : Sam-hain? It's pronounced sow-when 😉

jose carlos Munoz : I have to see this now

Mitch W : it was way too predictable on what was gonna happen next and that's what a horror movie doesn't need.

This Leprechaun Writes : Halloween 2018 was pretty bland. It wasn't bad but it certainly wasn't great and not as good as Halloween II (1981), H20 or H4.

The Big LeBoschski : My concern is that if this is successful, studios will want to continue it... Yet again. I'm hoping this is a fine swan song (at least until there's anither slasher resurgence). They're still trying to do another Friday the 13th. I hope they keep the tone and preparation that the trailers are marketing. Laurie is not messing around, and that she is fully committed and dedicated to her final Form ala Sarah Connor.

Abel Villa : They technically had already erased anything after Halloween 2 with H20 and also it’s a bit unfair to say Laurie is useless and should’ve grown when the second film takes place the same night after the first film. Either way this is is the best Halloween movie since the original. Good analysis.

Maximus Hermanite : I don’t think I ever realized how many good sequels there actually are until he showed that montage at the beginning of the film.

The CineRanter : "In the end making a good film will always trump anything else" very true