I don’t know if there has ever been a horror franchise with more branching storylines and alternate endings. There are so many ways to watch the Halloween franchise.
You could make it pure and simple.
You could just watch the first two films and leave it at Michael Myers and Dr. Loomis dying in the hospital explosion. You also have the option of watching the original Halloween II ending or watching the “Jimmy lives” TV ending and imagining Jimmy and Laurie living happily ever after.
You could watch the Jamie Lloyd story. You could pretend Jamie is locked away for good after Halloween 4. Or you could pretend she’s killed by Michael Myers and the mysterious man in black at the end of Halloween 5. Or you could take a trip to lala land and get into the whole curse of Thorn ending. And even then you could watch the cut in which we are left to assume Dr. Loomis went back in and was killed my Michael or watch the cut in which it appears Dr. Loomis will now carry on the cult.
And of course, you could pretend Jamie and Thorn never existed, just like the producers did. Finally, after 20 years, Laurie gets closure.
Go this route and Laurie can rest in peace at last while Michael lives on.
And now you can even ignore most of the movies and completely cut down Laurie’s family tree in the process. Forget the fact that Laurie had two other kids in two different branches, and follow this branch in which she has a completely different daughter and isn’t even Michael Myers’ sister.
But with so many questions left unanswered in so many of these scenarios, you can take the most fatalistic approach and just put an end to Halloween all together with this….
Listen to the man and just STOP IT! before…
this can happen….
WHEN DO YOU WISH HALLOWEEN HAD STOPPED?