Halloween 5: The Shape of Rage

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Halloween 5: The Shape of Rage
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Tagline:
Beware the rage of the boogeyman.
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Original Release Date:
1989
Original Running Time:
97
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
74
Time Cut:
23
Brief Synopsis:
Halloween 5 was made just a year after the impressive Halloween 4, and the fact that the script was unfinished before filming began is just one contributing factor to the feeling that the whole film feels rushed and somewhat underdeveloped. Having said that, there are some good scenes in the film, particularly involving Dr Loomis and Jamie Lloyd, and it boasts a finale well worth sticking around for. This fanedit will attempt to streamline, and refocus the film to be about the three central characters - Loomis, Myers and Jamie - redundant scenes and characters will be heavily trimmed or totally excised.
Intention:
I've always loved Halloween 5... well, to a degree. It's frustrated me that the pacing of the film, not to mention some annoying characters (comedy cops anyone?), does prevent it from reaching its full potential, and whilst I don't believe this edit can completely turn the film around, I do hope it's more enjoyable and much tighter. Happy Halloween!
Special Thanks:
Sophie Welch
Release Information:
DVD
Special Features
- Audio commentary
- Trailer
Cuts and Additions:
- Recap of Halloween 4 cut
- Michael's escape from the well cut and his meeting with the old man at the shack... film now starts at the Children's clinic
- Cut jamie's scenes at the clinic which show her having a fit as she senses Michael killing the old man
- Trimmed some of Tina's annoying antics as she visits Jamie at the clinic, with Max and Rachel.
- Cut Rachel's line "Then why do I feel guilty", as she is leaving the clinic with Dr Loomis
- Cut Tina and Rachel talking whilst Michael looks on from the bushes
- Removed comedy noises as cops come out of Rachel's house
- Trimmed scene with Billy, Dr Loomis and Jamie so that scene now starts as if Loomis has just entered the room with only Jamie there
- cut down scene where Tina arrives at Rachel's house (intercut another Loomis' chat with Jamie with the scene)
- cut scene where Jamie has another episode as she senses Michael is near
- cut dialogue scene between Tina and Sam and Mikey's arrival
- cut Jamie seeing Michael outside the clinic and then her running to the basement
- cut Michael watching Tina and Sam as they meet Mikey
- Trim scene with Mikey, Tina, Sam and Spitz as they make plans for Tower Farm party
- Moved scene with Billy giving flowers to Jamie for pacing reasons
- slightly trimmed scene where Tina is getting ready and then goes outside to be picked up by who she thinks is Mikey
- Trimmed shot of man in black as Tina and Mikey drive off (he's still in the scene though)
- Cut man in black, after Jamie makes decision to follow Tina to Tower Farm
- Tower Farm sequence heavily edited, particulalry the "barn" sequence to tighten the pacing and move the story forward quicker.
- Spitz is no longer seen impersonating Michael Myers
- Trimmed the cops comedic dialogue
- As Tina is dying, removed one of her "go Jamie" lines
- Trimmed scene where one of the cops can hear one of his colleague being murdered on the walkie talkie
- When one of the cops shoots Michael, edited it so that he shoots quicker
- Removed Jamie's line "Please God", when she is stuck in the laundry chute
- Cut scene of Michael crying
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User reviews

3 reviews
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0(3)
Visual Editing
 
9.7(3)
Audio Editing
 
10.0(3)
Narrative
 
9.0(3)
Enjoyment
 
8.7(3)
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
Full disclosure - I find Halloween 5 to be so bland that I have never been able to enjoy it. I don’t even particularly enjoy Loomis even though he is legitimately one of my favorite movie characters ever. LastSurvivor hasn’t made a movie that I enjoy but he’s certainly made one that I can tolerate. Believe me, that’s an accomplishment.

I did ding the edit a point on video editing and I’ll explain why. It’s not so much that there’s a jarring edit or anything like that. LastSurvivor is an incredibly talented editor. My issue stems from a costume change for a character with no explanation. The character of Spitz is dressed as a farmer in one scene but immediately dressed in a mechanics suit in the next. Those who have seen the movie know that this is because he played a prank where he was dressed as Michael Myers in between those two scenes. Cutting that scene out though leaves the viewer wondering why the change happened. It’s a rock and a hard place sometimes because do you leave a subpar scene in for continuity or cut it? I lean toward leave it but I understand the choices that were made.

The highest compliment I could give this edit is that it would be added to my October rotation of Halloween movies when I typically skip Halloween 5 altogether. Do I love it? No. Is it the best possible version of this movie? I genuinely think so. If you’re someone who has moderately enjoyed Halloween 5, you’ll love this. If you’re like me and you’ve hated it, you find this a welcome way to revisit it… at least in October. Fantastic job in putting together the best version of this movie possible. Not all heroes wear capes.
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Overall rating
 
8.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
You turned this frustatingly annoying crap fest into a fast paced, intense and very sinister movie. No more BS and most importantly no more annoying Tina.

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Do you recommend this edit?
Yes
Format Watched?
Digital
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Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
This was an excellent fanfix by LastSurvivor. I finally enjoyed the awesome Halloween V finale without it feeling like a chore to sit through! As usual, LS provided me with an informative and thought-provoking Audio Commentary. Highly recommended.
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