David Gordon Green's Halloween

David Gordon Green's Halloween

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David Gordon Green's Halloween
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Believe in The Boogeyman
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Original Release Date:
2018
Original Running Time:
106
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
99
Time Cut:
8
Time Added:
1
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Brief Synopsis:
My edit of Halloween (2018) aims to tighten up the pacing while eliminating some of the more polarizing elements of the film like Sartain wearing Michael's mask. I also made a point to eliminate some of the more cringeworthy lines throughout when possible and added in a deleted scene to help with a bit of character development. Doesn't reinvent the wheel but also not a minor edit that took an hour to do.
Intention:
Halloween (2018) may have been my most anticipated movie of all time. While I left the theater thrilled with the movie I had just seen, the faneditor in me never feels completely content. I knew there were pacing issues and some mind boggling choices made. There were also some lines that made me roll my eyes instantly. I anxiously awaited the movie to have a home release so I could create a definitive version for myself and hopefully for others as well.
Other Sources:
Used breathing sound effects from the original Halloween.
Special Thanks:
Special thanks to jswert123456 for yet again creating an amazing blu-ray cover for this edit!
Release Information
MP4/M4V/MOV
Cuts and Additions:
1) Trimmed opening scenes in Smith's Grove. Dialogue now plays over the opening titles.
2) Cut Aaron yelling "SAY SOMETHING" to end opening scene.
3) Used a different section of the Halloween 2018 main theme to play over the opening credits.
4) Cut Ray saying he got peanut butter on his penis.
5) Trimmed Ray talking about a guy getting Allyson pregnant.
6) Cut Dave saying the phrase, "cold blooded murderlated."
7) Cut Laurie referring to Michael as "The Shape" at the restaurant.
8) Cut entire scene with hunter and son stumbling upon the bus crash.
9) Cut Hawkins finding the hunter's dead body at the crash site.
10) Added in deleted scene with Allyson and her friends at school on Halloween morning.
11) Cut scene with Laurie breaking into Karen's house.
12) Added breathing sound effects from Halloween (1978) while Michael is stalking Vicky outside her window.
13) Cut Vicky trying to scare Julian by having a fake conversation with the boogeyman.
14) Edited out Sartain wearing Michael's mask.
15) Trimmed Bahn Mi sandwich scene.
16) Cut Laurie saying "Happy Halloween Michael" before attacking him.

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4 reviews

Overall rating 
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.5  (4)
Visual Editing 
 
9.5  (4)
Audio Editing 
 
9.5  (4)
Narrative 
 
9.0  (4)
Enjoyment 
 
8.3  (4)
Overall rating 
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
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10.0

I loved the hell out of Blumhouse's Halloween. Is it perfect? No. But it was a glorious return to form for the franchise following a string of epic disappointments. This edit manages to work even better than the theatrical cut, with very smart cutting choices, and the addition of a deleted scene to add some more character development and enrich the story is top-notch. Great stuff.

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5.6
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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7.0
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3.0

I was excited to see that someone had attempted an edit of the latest Halloween Re-Sequel. My sister and I rarely go to the theaters on account that there are very very few good movies in them now a days, but despite Danny McBride's involvement in the film, we were determined to see it on the big screen. Walking out of the theater I was partially impressed, as it was better in many ways than many of the sequels in regards to production value, though in regards to story line and characters, they could have done a lot better. And this is where I though that Danny McBride played a large role, but apparently this David Green character isn't the best script or character writer either as the script had a case of "this happened and then this happened, and then this happened" and so on, rather than "this happened because of this, and so because of that, this happened", and on that note, this movie not only assumes that part 2 through 6 never happened, but also that the original Halloween did not end as it ended.
Needless to say, for reasons unknown to man, The Supernatural Boogie man that can not be taken down, finds himself locked up in prison, and is about to be transported to another prison...
...on Halloween night, and traveling not far away from the town in which he used to live.

And so as one would expect, he escapes during the transportation process, and that scene was actually one of my favorite scenes from the theatrical cut as he kills a young boy, which to me only serves to make the killer all that more intimidating in a horror flick. Sadly though in this cut, that scene has been cut all together, which for me made the movie feel a little disjointed, as did removing the earlier introduction to the baby sitter, but it did not to the extent to where I could not follow along, and the transitions appeared to be seamless, though these changes did make it feel a bit more random than it felt in the theater.

As for the character moments that were left in, I guess we have to have them, though the characters are still annoying, just not as annoying because there was less of them.
Jamie Lee Curtis was of course fine, though she really didn't seem to have any reason to be in the movie, though I can of course see why she was in it, and her character did make sense, but sadly the focus was pretty much on everyone else, what they were going to were to the Halloween dance, and so forth.

Michael was fine, except too random. I guess it was fine to say that Jamie Lee Curtis' character wasn't his sister, but they should have made a connection between him and going back home as that seemed to be where he was drawn in the original Halloween and had only targeted Jamie and her friends because they just happened to be the first people he saw by his house early in the film. As it stands it is just completely random, and gives Michael absolutely no motive what so ever, which would be fine, if he did not appear to have the house as part of his motives in the original.

All that said, I still hate the film, but not because of the edit. The talent behind the edit was there, but the source material is just crap, minus a kill or two. None the less I give it a high score and suggest it to people who like this sort of thing. As for me, I'll stick with John Carpenter's original as well as Season of the Witch.

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This is just great. The edits were all very smart and very deliberate. This works a lot better than the theatrical edition. Not that there really is anything wrong with the original version as a whole, but it's the little things that matter. The sandwich scene is shorter, the hunter and his son scene are gone, and the addition of the deleted scene is a nice moment. I think this works a lot better than the theatrical version. It gives the film more mystery as it unravels, just more suspense. I think the theatrical version was like 90% of the way there, just with a few blemishes, but this is 100% the best version of the film.

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(Updated: January 29, 2019)
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0

this right here is the best fan edit alongside with another fan edit i have seen of rob zombies halloween. but i have got to say this fan edit of gordon greens halloween does everything i thought they should have done. with the timing and flow of each scene is just awesome and i have got to thank ryantology for this truly awesome fan edit of halloween.

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