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With “Halloween Ends’ the finale of David Gordon Green’s ‘Halloween’ trilogy has just hit theaters. Even if the first weekend was quite successful for the horror film, the opinions of the critics and the audience differ greatly. Regardless of whether you liked the film or not, David Gordon Green definitely showed a certain willingness to take risks that “Halloween Ends“ Definitely declared a debatable viewing experience.
Originally it would be “Halloween Ends’ turned out to be even more controversial, according to a very reliable Hollywood insider now via Twitter announced. Under the name of ViewerAnon In the course of several tweets, he clarified what changes were still made in order to come to the conclusion that “Halloween Ends“ now offers us in the theatrical version. His statements are based on previous parts of the script and the words of people involved in the shooting process.
In the present ending of “Halloween Ends’ Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis) and Michael Myers engage in a brutal kitchen fight that ends with Michael being crucified with two knives on the island counter. However, Laurie only succeeds because she gets help from her granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) at the last moment, who prevents the killer from strangling Laurie. Michael is then taken in a midnight procession to the local junkyard, where his lifeless body is crushed to a pulp by a metal grinder.
Originally, it was probably the case that Allyson wasn’t supposed to come back at all. Laurie and Michael battle it out among themselves and come to the same conclusion. Laurie then takes Michael’s body to the Haddonfield funeral home for cremation. Michael’s mask is also destroyed in the process, which is definitely crucial, because in the current version of “Halloween EndsYes, in the last setting, there is another important appearance, as you can read here:
Laurie then writes the same entry in her book: “Evil never dies, it only changes form.” Then the doorbell rings – it’s Allyson. The two talk and Allyson says – as in the final version – that Laurie was right about Corey (Rohan Campbell). And now the big surprise: This scene was originally supposed to have Laurie attacking Allyson and trying to strangle her granddaughter!
Before she can carry out this cruel act, however, Laurie comes to her senses and lets go of Allyson’s throat. She then yells at her granddaughter to leave Haddonfield as soon as possible, which she ends up doing, heartbroken. Laurie gives Allyson one last look and slams the door. Daurafhin says again: “Evil never dies.” End.
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This gives a whole new meaning to the scene where Laurie and Corey meet again at the Allens’ house (i.e. where Corey accidentally pushed the little boy to his death). Laurie explains to Corey there that the insidious evil is the most dangerous because you never know if you are not already infected by it. So in the original version, that would mean not only Corey, but also Laurie.
It’s actually a sad ending, but it makes sense from the point of view that Laurie basically waited her whole life to face absolute evil and thus became evil herself through her preparations. However, the current ending seems a bit more coherent, because it finally allows the character of Laurie a catharsis. The fact that “Don’t Fear The Reaper” is played almost triumphantly in the credits was also not intended in the original version.
In the latest edition of the DashFUN podcast on screen love, the editors Julius and Pascal got together to talk about “Halloween Ends” to speak. Find out if they enjoyed the film and how uniquely David Gordon Green’s trilogy finale fits into the rest of the franchise here:
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