David Gordon Green’s Halloween trilogy pays homage to the entire franchise

One might compare Green’s “Halloween” to a cover song. He played the same tunes as the 1978 original, trying to reproduce the mood and sound as accurately as possible and retaining much of the original’s score. Both the ’78 movie and the ’18 movie follow Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) living at home as Michael Myers, aka The Shape (Nick Castle in ’78, and mostly James Jude Courtney in ’18), escape from a nearby psychopath, don a white mask, and walk into Haddonfield, IL on Halloween night to wander into people’s homes and stab them to death. Laurie was merely babysitting 40 years ago, but in the new film, she’s turned into a survivor who fills her house with weapons and specially crafted trapdoors to kill. Michael. In both films, the miniaturization is at the tail end of Michael, Donald Pleasance in 1978 and Haluk Bilginer in 2018, although they have different agendas. Overall, the two films are quite similar in terms of plot and voice.

It seems like Green intentionally ignored the continuity of Rosenthal’s “Halloween II” specifically to ignore the pretense that Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis) is actually Michael Myers’ sister. Despite being just one of many teenagers targeted by Michael in the Carpenter original, Laurie’s importance has been artificially exaggerated by the family henanigans for the sequel. Call it “The Empire Strikes Back” syndrome. “Halloween Kills” (2021) ends with that particular twist, but follows Rosenthal’s presumptuousness to take place on the same Halloween night as the previous film. Additionally, Laurie spent most of “Halloween II” and “Halloween Kills” in her hospital bed, recovering from injuries incurred in the previous film.

Also of note: Rob Zombie’s 2009 film, aka “Halloween II,” spends its first act in the hospital with that film’s Laurie (Scout Taylor-Compton) running away from Michael. This makes “Halloween Kills” a double homage.

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