Halloween 2018 [raymix]

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Original Release Date:
2018
Original Running Time:
105
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
105
Time Cut:
6
Time Added:
6
Subtitles Available?
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
I love HALLOWEEN'18. But, when leaving the theater, there were 2 things that bugged me:
1. How was Michael captured in 1978? There's a missing link between Michael disappearing at the end of the original film & now being incarcerated for the last 40 years.
2. We don't see Michael's demise at the end. It's an obvious dodge for more sequels, when I felt like this could have been a very satisfying one n' done.
This edit aims to fix both of these issues & much more.
I've made many other alterations in order to Shape my ideal version.
Intention:
My goal was to create a version that feels more cohesive to the original film & delivers a more cathartic & definitive end to the story.
Other Sources:
SOURCES USED:
VIDEO-
-Halloween 2018 (Universal bluray, 2019)
-Halloween 2018 Deleted Scenes (Universal bluray, 2019)
-Halloween II (Shout! Factory bluray, 2021)
-Halloween Kills (Universal bluray, 2022)
ADDITIONAL AUDIO-
-Halloween Soundtrack (Varèse Sarabande Records, 1983)
-Halloween 2018 Soundtrack (Waxwork Records, 2018)
-Halloween Kills Soundtrack (Waxwork Records, 2021)
-Sound Effects (YouTube.com)
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
I've tried to stay true to the editing style set by Tim Alverson in the original cut.
My editing is extensive, but I didn't want any obvious changes.
Cuts and Additions:
CHANGES:
PRODUCTION CREDITS-
-added the fanedit.org logo.
-added my production logo.
-remixed the opening track, Intro.
-added a bass rumble between the Universal & Miramax logos.
-added a bass rumble between the Miramax & Blumhouse logos.
-edited a new Blumhouse logo, more fitting for this film.
-cut the text-only Universal & Blumhouse credits.
-new "A David Gordon Green Film" credit.
-adjusted the color & contrast on the Malek Akkad & Rough House credits.
'78 FLASHBACK-
-added audio from HALLOWEEN II: "Call the police! Tell the Sheriff I shot him!"
-added the '78 flashback from HALLOWEEN KILLS.
-cut Officer Frank Hawkins inspecting the ground before the other cops arrive.
-cut some of Officer McCabe talking about young Michael Myers.
-cut everything with Lonnie; we stay with Frank Hawkins the entire time.
-extended a shot of Frank & McCabe looking at the Myers house.
-cut McCabe finding the dead dog. (maybe Michael took it upstairs with him?)
-cut Frank complaining about the spiderwebs.
-cut McCabe seeming to be entranced by the window.
-cut McCabe starring out the window & commenting on Haddonfield.
-Frank doesn't hesitate to respond when McCabe is attacked.
-extended a shot of Frank trying to take aim at Michael.
-Frank doesn't accidentally shoot McCabe; Instead, Michael breaks McCabe's neck.
--added a neck break sound effect.
-cut the shot of McCabe bleeding in Michael's arms.
-cut the shot of McCabe bleeding on the floor.
-cut Frank returning to check on McCabe.
-cut some of Dr. Loomis' yelling.
-used the track First Attack to smooth an odd audio edit. (HK)
-added the track Stand Off to tie the scene into the next. (HK)
PODCASTERS AT THE SANITARIUM-
-added SMITH'S GROVE SANITARIUM 2018 text.
-cut a few shots while Dr. Sartain is talking to an inmate off-screen.
-cut Sartain saying "He can speak, he just chooses not too."
-cut Aaron asking Michael if he ever thinks about what he's done.
-cut a shot of Dana stepping forward.
-cut the patient yelling "Figaro! Figaro!"
TITLE CARD / OPENING CREDITS-
-new title & title card. (HALLOWEEN 2018)
-adjusted the color & contrast to reduce the red glow behind the pumpkin.
-new "Haddonfield, Illinois" title.
AN INTERVIEW WITH LAURIE STRODE-
-cut Laurie saying "I've had two failed marriages."
-cut Laurie saying "He's just a man. We need to remember."
-cut Laurie saying "Michael Myers killed five people."
-cut Laurie saying "Get out."
AT HOME WITH THE NELSONS-
-cut Ray complaining, "I got peanut butter on my penis."
-cut Ray saying "Then you'll have to clean their guns & get fat..." ect.
AT THE SCHOOL LOCKERS-
-re-timed some of Oscar's dialog to flow more naturally.
LAURIE & ALLYSON CHAT AT SCHOOL-
-cut Allyson saying "Say goodbye to Michael & get over it."
-cut Laurie saying "Goodbye."
LAURIE'S SHOOTING RANGE-
-inserted a deleted shot showing the scar on Laurie's arm.
--adjusted the color & contrast to better match the bluray footage.
--shot lingers longer on the scar.
MICHAEL LEAVES THE SANITARIUM-
-removed Loomis describing how he'd terminate Michael.
-cut a shot of Laurie stroking her revolver.
-rearranged some shots of the Myers case evidence.
-extended the shot of the drawing of Dr. Loomis.
-cut a shot of Laurie's revolver.
-cut Laurie's scream.
FAMILY DINNER DRAMA-
-cut a shot of Cameron looking uncomfortable while Ray talks about Lonnie.
-cut another shot of uncomfortable Carmeron while Ray talks.
-cut Allyson asking Karen if she talked to Laurie. (they went over that earlier)
-cut Laurie saying "...The Shape."
-cut Ray telling Karen "I know. It's not your job to save her."
FINDING THE CRASHED BUS-
-cut the boy saying "Dancing is my thing. It hits me in the heart."
FRANK INVESTIGATES THE CRASH-
-added a piece from the track Prison Montage ask Frank asks "Did 'who' escape?"
HALLOWEEN MORNING-
-cue from the track Prison Montage continues.
-new "Oct. 31" title.
-added a "Halloween" title.
-added a bass rumble when the "Halloween" title appears.
-extended the duration of the titles.
AT THE CEMETERY-
-cue from Prison Montague fades-out.
-cut Sondra's "Maybe you can tell me what's so special about Judith Myers."
-extended the shot of Judith Myer's headstone.
-shortened the shot of Aaron sitting down.
-shortened a close-up of Aaron.
-extended a shot of Michael watching.
TROUBLE AT THE SERVICE STATION-
-added an additional footstep sound when Michael reaches Dana's stall.
-cut Michael peering into Dana's stall before trying to open the door.
-shortened the shot of Aaron at the cashier window.
-Aaron's knocking & "Hello?" are heard during a different shot.
-shortened another shot of Aaron peering through the cashier window.
-cut a shot as Aaron enters the garage.
-shortened the first shot of the mechanic's body on the ground.
-shortened the shot of Aaron approaching the dead mechanic.
LAURIE'S SURPRISE AT THE NELSON'S-
-added a bass hit as Karen slams the door, tying into the next scene.
SERVICE STATION AFTERMATH-
-bass hit echos as Frank opens the stall to find Dana's body.
-extended a shot of Laurie.
-extended a shot of Frank.
-Frank responds to Sheriff Barker quicker.
-shortened a shot of Frank.
-cut Frank's "There's a reason we're supposed to be afraid of this thing."
AT THE HALLOWEEN DANCE-
-cut the photoshoot shorter.
-cut & rearranged some of the photoshoot shots.
BABYSITTING AT JULIAN'S HOUSE-
-shortened the shot of Vicky leaving Julian's room.
-cut a shot of Julian in bed.
HEARTBREAK AT THE DANCE-
-cut Allyson asking Cameron how he got drunk & Cameron's reply.
BACK AT JULIAN'S HOUSE-
-cut Vicky telling Dave she's gonna "dry fuck" him tonight. (Ouch. No.)
-different sound effect when Vicky hears a sound.
-cut Vicky pretending to talk to someone in Julian's room.
-music continues over the shot of Dave smoking outside. (The Boogieman)
VICKY ATTACKED!-
-no cut away to Dave finding a motorcycle in the garage.
-no cut away to Dave starting & revving the motorcycle.
-no cut away to Dave knocking the motorcycle over.
-cut a quick close-up of Michael.
-cut a shot of Dave after he grabs the knife.
SEARCHING THE NEIGHBORHOOD-
-cut Laurie saying "Frank," before "He's here." (sounded like "Frankie's here")
-cut Sheriff Barker telling Dr. Sartain to "Sit still" & Sartain's response.
FRANK & SARTAIN SEARCH FOR MICHAEL-
-cut their conversation about the effects of trauma to be more concise.
LAURIE, KAREN & RAY IN THE BASEMENT-
-cut Laurie saying "He's waited for this. I've waited for this..." ect.
FRANK, SARTAIN & ALLYSON CRUISE FOR MICHAEL-
-cut Allyson yelling "Look out!" before Frank hits Michael.
COPS MIDNIGHT LUNCH-
-cut cop #1 calling cop #2 a "Predictable PB & J kinda guy."
-cut some of cop #1's explanation of a banh mi sandwich.
-cut cop #1 offering cop #2 a sandwich.
-cut cop #2 telling cop #1 the sandwich sounds disgusting.
MICHAEL ESCAPES THE POLICE TRUCK-
-cut Sartain guessing "Was it the sister's name? Judith?"
-cut a shot of Allyson.
-cut Dr. Sartain laying on the steering wheel, causing the horn to sound.
LAURIE & KAREN IN THE BEDROOM-
-cut Laurie turning off lights in another room before entering Karen's room.
-added a sound effect when Laurie turns a light off.
-cut "This is why" after Laurie says "You never wanted to listen."
MICHAEL GETS RAY-
-new neck-break sound effect.
LAURIE & KAREN IN THE BASEMENT-
-cut Laurie saying "I know you thought this was my cage."
-cut Laurie being able to see up between the floorboards.
-cut Laurie firing a shot up through the kitchen floor.
ALLYSON FINDS LAURIE'S SHOOTING RANGE-
-moved this scene from later.
-cut Allyson being scared of Laurie's mannequin targets.
-added the track Allyson Found to tie back into Laurie searching her house.
LAURIE SEARCHES HER HOUSE-
-added reverb/echo to the safety gate slamming.
ALLYSON FINDS LAURIE'S SHOOTING RANGE-
-moved this scene to earlier.
ALLYSON AT LAURIE'S HOUSE-
-shortened a shot of Allyson entering the house.
-Allyson's 1st call for "Grandmother?" is heard from the basement.
--adjusted the volume & added reverb to make it sound a bit distant.
KAREN & ALLYSON IN THE BASEMENT-
-cut Allyson saying "We're locked in a cage."
MICHAEL BREAKS INTO THE BASEMENT-
-replaced the shot of scared Allyson with one from later on.
-cut one of Karen's pleas for "Help!"
-increased the volume of Karen's "Gotcha."
-cut a shot of scared Allyson. (now used earlier)
BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE-
-shortened a shot of Laurie, Karen & Allyson looking into the burning basement.
-cut a shot of Laurie's house in flames. (now used latter)
-moved some shots of things burning to after Allyson stops the truck.
-composited in more flames & falling debris during a shot of the basement stairs.
--added a sound effect for the falling debris.
-inserted 4 shots from HALLOWEEN II showing Michael in flames, falling & burning.
--adjusted the color & contrast to better match the HALLOWEEN'18 footage.
--composited more flames into each shot to emulate the burning basement.
--composited basement shelves from HALLOWEEN'18 into a shot from HALLOWEEN II.
--added sound effects when Michael falls. (fire whoosh, thud/thump)
-added the shot of Laurie's burning house, cut earlier.
ESCAPE-
-shortened the pan-down to the back of the truck.
-fade-out on the final shot of the trio.
-music fades, then swells back into the new end credits music.
END CREDITS-
-Replaced the end credits music with a different selection of tracks.
--(The Shape Hunts Allyson, Halloween Triumphant & The Shape Burns)
-replaced the title logo with my new title card.
-adjusted the contrast on the credits to match the new titles.
POST CREDITS-
-added a shot of a burning pumpkin from the opening credits of HALLOWEEN KILLS.
--adjusted the color & contrast to match the new titles.
--centered the pumpkin on the screen.
--added an iris wipe.
--used masks to block the credits text.
-edited the track Halloween Kills to score the shot. (HK)
-added sound effects. (fire whoosh, fire burning)
-added my production logo to the end.
-added a cue from the track Michael Kills Judith.

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(Updated: February 22, 2024)
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I'm ashamed at how long it took me to jump in to Ray Danger's Haddonfield. I joined July of last year and I requested the link in my first week. I'm kicking myself for not watching sooner!

This edit did so much great stuff that went almost entirely unnoticed. It was so well done I found myself thinking "man I thought Frank shot his partner in the beginning... Must be a different movie" only to find out from the Change List that it was changed! I genuinely only noticed the ending changes because I knew what the ending was originally. Extremely well edited!

The literal only thing that bugged me were a few errant frames in the inserted footage from Halloween II at 1:39:01, but I won't take off points for that given how truly seamless the rest of the edit is!

This was a perfect 10 for me.

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