Halloween 5: The Haddonfield Harvest

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Original Release Date:
1989
Original Running Time:
97
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Fanedit Running Time:
85
Time Cut:
16
Time Added:
5
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Brief Synopsis:
Halloween 5: The Haddonfield Harvest takes H5 and tries to strip it back down to basics while also adding back footage not previously seen in any version of the film. A new opening, unused gore and more, feature in THE HADDONFIELD HARVEST!
Intention:
Seeing the alternate opening on the newest Blu-Ray, and how it kinds of ties into H6 and the cult aspect, I wanted to see it back in the film along with some of the cut kill footage. After doing that, I decided to trim up a few things too, and ended up with this fanfix
Other Sources:
- Halloween 2 and 5 OST
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
- new opening credits, without the slashing pumpkins. All text has been centred with a new track mixed from the H2 and H5 OST
- new alternate opening scene, with Michael now being taken in by an occult hermin and revived with black magic (connecting it back to the whole Thorn thing in H6)
- trimmed a line from Rachel after her and Loomis leave the Children's Clinic
- removed the terrible goofy music from the scene with the cops
- trimmed the end of that scene too so that they don't finish each other's sentences
- cut most of Tina searching around Rachel's house
- cut scene between Tina and Sam and Mikey's arrival
- cut Jamie being chased by a fake-out Shape scare
- cut Loomis terrorising her after for what she knows
- trimmed Loomis in the Myers basement messing around with the laundry chute
- cut the end of the scene with the teens outside the Quick Food Mart after Mikey says "touch the car again and you're dead
- restored 2 shots of Mikey being killed with the garden fork (cut by the MPAA)
- trimmed the Man in Black watching Tina
- trim one moment with Tina in the car with her "Mikey" as her lips don't sync
- cut the cops messing about in the car
- cut Spitz and Tina's Michael Myers fakeout outside the barn and inside
- restored 1 extended shot of Spitz being impaled by the pitchfork (also another MPAA cut)
- cut Michael exiting the barn to kill the cops
- trim the cop moaning the death over the phone
- trim some shots of Jami talking to herself in the chute
- restored a shot of Jamie being stabbed in the ankle (as she is limping and bleeding later in the theatrical cut with no explanation)
- darked shots with Michael's face revealed
- cut shot of him crying
Restored Footage Before and After

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This edit is certainly an improvement to the original cut, with quicker pacing and fewer scenes of terrible, goofy acting. The alternate opening scene is still pretty awful, in terms of its writing/acting/sound mix, but that's the material you had to go with! That said, it's still a good change in that provides a stronger connection to the Cult of Thorne.

I also watched this immediately after Ryantology's "Halloween: 10 Years of Horror" edit. As recordwrangler95 said in their review, this makes a lovely companion to that three hour epic, and makes for a hell of a night for watching Halloween movies!

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I liked the Dr. Death opening in place of the hermit and thought the removal of the goofy intro music for the cops was a nice touch. It does feel like the movie zips past perhaps a bit too quickly though (some of the interstitial scenes could have been left in for a bit smoother pacing). For example, I did consciously miss Tina searching for Rachel and Loomis badgering Jamie for info. This definitely tops the original version regardless. Definitely recommend.

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I watched this on the heels of/as a continuation of Ryantology's "10 Years of Horror" edit that combines Halloweens I,II and IV, and it made for a fantastic evening of slasher viewing. Bobson's tweaks to include more of the Celtic "thorn" mythology uses this entry in the series to better set up the plot points of the subsequent "The Return of Michael Myers" (or LastSurvivor's "The Night of Samhain," if you will). I have a real soft spot anyway for this entry in the series, as it's one of the slasher movies that features shockingly sensible characters -- always a rarity -- but this edit tightens up the action to make it a real highlight of the series and the genre. Don't miss this one.

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