Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

Stupidity: All those people at the bus station yet no-one reports a blood trail from the phone to the bathroom? There's even blood in the sink.

Amy Emerick Tice

Continuity mistake: Mrs. Strode's shoes change when she comes in the house from cleaning the porch and goes downstairs.

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Mrs. Blankenship: A long, long time ago, it was a night of great power. When the days grew short, the spirits of the dead, returned to their homes to warm themselves by the fire's side. All across the land, huge bonfires were lit. Ohhh, there was a marvelous celebration. People danced, and they played games, and they dressed up in costumes, hoping to ward off the evil spirits. Especially the boogey man.

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Trivia: The original version of the film that was created before the plethora of reshoots (known as the "Producer's Cut"), was a famous and infamous "legend" among fans. For many years, it was only available illegally and in generally poor condition through bootleg copies that were sold at conventions and festivals, although it eventually found its way online. It wasn't until 19 years after the theatrical cut debuted that the Producer's Cut was given any sort-of official release, when it was included in a Limited Edition Blu-Ray boxed set of the series. It has since also been given a stand-alone release on Blu-Ray.

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Question: What is Michael Myers' curse, and why does it involve him killing his relatives?

Answer: The other answer is based on a novel and not on the film itself. According to this film (and the alternative Producer's Cut), the curse of Thorn is an ancient druid curse that must be fulfilled - a chosen one is picked from every "tribe", and made into an almost superhuman figure. This chosen one will then be forever compelled to sacrifice and kill-off his or her own family on the night of Samhain (aka, Halloween night) every year until the curse is either stopped or passed onto another.

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Answer: I read the movie tie in book after the first Halloween came out. As I remember it, a boy with a crippled leg was in love with his own sister. During the Samhain (harvest end/halloween) festival, he killed his sister and her soon to be husband with a knife. The tribe tore him apart, and the chieftain cursed his soul to forever repeat his crime forever, etc. The book or following books in the series described Michael Myers' grandfather or great-grandfather losing his mind at a dance and killing a dancing couple. Every other generation or so the soul takes over a decendant, leaving enough people alive to continue the curse.

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