Halloween (1978) The 2018 Prequel edit

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A more modern cut of the horror classic.
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Original Release Date:
1978
Original Running Time:
91
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
84
Time Cut:
16
Time Added:
9
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Brief Synopsis:
Get more tension built up in this and add a few more deaths to try and make the 2 movies feel more in line with one another.

Intention:
I have a lot of respect for the original and what it did for the horror genre. However, if the 2018 Halloween is supposed to be a direct sequel to this one, it seems disconnected. The pacing is different and the over all vibe you get from Michael feels different.
Other Sources:
Bobby Pickett- Monster Mash
Halloween II
Halloween IV
Halloween (2007)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Special Thanks:
Jrzag42 and ArtisDead
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
So aside from some trimming to move things at a faster pace, I replace how Michael come back to Haddonfield buy using Halloween 4's escape. To explain the bandages on his face and and why he wanted the mask from the store I used the film footage from the Zombie version that has Loomis talking about Michael needing a mask and hiding behind them. This also fits with the 2018 movie as to why he refuses to show his face without a mask there as well. The last thing I did was add the street scene from Halloween 2 as the start of the killing spree in this so we can get moving sooner (with what I personally came to see when I watch these movies). I removed any references to people talking about what happened in Halloween 1 so it all flows.
Cuts and Additions:
- After Michael kills his sister, I cut the to the Rob Zombie scene with that young Michael sitting in the police car. We then go right into the grainy footage where Loomis is talking about how Michael needs masks. (Inspired by Ryantology Rob Zombie's Halloween (The 1978 Edit))
- I Replaced the footage of Loomis and the nurse driving to the hospital and Michael stealing their car with the hospital transfer scene from Halloween 4.
- After Michael drives off with the ambulance I cut to the mechanic shop from Halloween 4 so we can assume that is where he got the car used in the rest of the movie.
- Cut the kids from school teasing Tommy about the boogeyman. We get all of this later in the film when Laurie is babysitting.
- Shortened the walk home with Laurie and her friends. I felt this dragged on too long.
- Shortened the drive with Laurie and Annie and Michael following them. Again I feel it goes on too long and nothing is really happening here.
- After Loomis and the sheriff are at Michaels house and find the mutilated animals, I cut to the street scene of Halloween 2 where Michael picks up the knife and goes next door and kills the girl talking on the phone. I added dialog from Night of the Living Dead to remove the TV talking about the killings and I added The Monster Mash when the girl talking on the phone turns on the radio. I also removed the voice of the person talking on the other end of the phone call.
- Cut Annie going to the car and forgetting the keys, going back inside to get them and then walks back out to the car again. Now it's just one trip to the car.
- Trimmed Linda and her boyfriend wondering where Annie is. Now they just want to go upstairs.

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