Night of Samhain, The

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You don't really know much about Halloween
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Original Release Date:
1982 / 1995
Original Running Time:
193
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Fanedit Running Time:
118
Time Cut:
75
Brief Synopsis:
Both Halloween III: Season of the Witch and Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers could be considered the black sheep of the Halloween franchise. Halloween III because it doesn’t feature Michael Myers at all and instead centres on the horrific intentions of a certain Conal Cochran to kill millions of children over America… Halloween 6 because it delves into the reasons why Michael Myers kills and we discover it’s all to do with some druid style cult operating under the evil influence of the ancient rune, Thorn. Whatever your thoughts on each film, there’s little denying that they stand out from the rest of the series. Now, for this Halloween, both films collide for a new experience in horror which finally sees Michael Myers enter the world of the Silver Shamrock!
Intention:
I’ve always loved Halloween III, even from the first time I saw it. For years however, I’ve always wondered how fun it would be to get Michael Myers into the film’s storyline. Thankfully, when the infamous Producer’s Cut of Halloween 6:The Curse of Michael Myers was officially released, the heavy concentration on the cult aspect of the story naturally lends itself to the similar cult which runs through Halloween III. Thus, the intention here is to fully embrace the cult storylines of both films to present one night of terror, when the events of HIII and H6 take place at the same time.
Special Thanks:
Sophie Welch, BionicBob, Toodles and anyone who followed the "In the Works" thread on this site.
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
Audio Commentary from Last Survivor
Cuts and Additions:
Too many scenes to breakdown separately… however, one of the key elements to know here is that 99% of the footage used from Halloween 6 is from the Producer’s Cut.

Emphasis is on driving the narrative forward to embrace and centre on the cult aspect from both movies. It’s very much about the celebration of Halloween, going back to the traditions of sacrifices etc. This does mean certain characters are completely cut out of this edit and it means some kills are also cut.

Halloween 6 has been colour graded to try and match Halloween III as much as possible

Sound replacement work in various scenes

New start and end credit sequences created
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It was unique to see two movies split into two story arcs that all comes together slowly at the end. The additional editing with the thorn symbol and the silver shamrock details appearing here and there was excellent. There were maybe a few audio hiccups due to some trims but otherwise it wasn't distracting. This fan edit to me strenghtens both films into a one big over the top horror fest.

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I enjoy it very much. Great Editing. The commentary was good too. I liked you put the music & T.V. Halloween commercial to the 1995 movie, nice job. Also the bad guys monitors you put from Halloween 6 was great too. You can tell some of the clothing style between the movies but that's ok. Like you said on commentary you can tell the difference Halloween 3 was DVD & Halloween 6 Blu-ray but its a small difference. I can see the editing was a lot of work, Good job on it. Keep up the good work. Thanks for the edit.


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A perfect way to enjoy the two scrappy underdogs of the Halloween franchise. As other reviewers have said, it does feel like a little like two movies running in parallel (the two different pronunciations of "Samhain" in each film is a giveaway, if nothing else), but by the end, it the two Celtic cult cataclysms dovetail intersect and it's a powerful feeling when the twin conspiracies seem to tie together. All in all a great edit -- an abbreviated, concentrated Halloween VI and a version of III that brings it closer to the fold of the rest of the Shape-centric franchise. Watching this will be an October tradition going forward in my house!

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A mash-up that really works. The themes present in each film really work well together. The cult(s)'s plan seems more elaborate and fleshed out than in their respective individual movies.
The strongest point, to me, is that so much fat is trimmed from each film that you're left with a much more exciting version of each. There's never a dull moment.
One minor grips is that it still sort of feels like tossing back and forth between two films. I believe absolutely everything that could be done to make them logically run parallel was done, but in a proper film it seems like the protagonists would have run into each other at some point since they seem so close at times. And the way Loomis runs back into what should be a burning building at the end didn't work for me. But again, minor gripes and the way the ending is combined was great as well.

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I watched this one last night as part of my 31 Nights of Horror and all I can say is... Man, what an edit!!! I'm probably in the minority of people who actually enjoy part 3, so it was very interesting & entertaining to see how LS combined it w/ the forgetful part 6.
I also recently checked out LS's "Jaws 3 Monster" and this guy is a genius... can't wait to see what he comes up with next!!!

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