throw­ing shApes

Mak­ing sense of mul­ti­ple My­ers­verses

SFX - - Halloween -

Any new­comer to the Hal­loween fran­chise may be spooked at how lit­tle co­herency there is be­tween films. For 2018’s Hal­loween, the se­quel takes up 40 years af­ter the end­ing of the orig­i­nal 1978 film. This fac­tor now gives the hor­ror main­stay no less than four dif­fer­ent time­lines (ig­nor­ing the un­re­lated Hal­loween III: Sea­son Of The Witch

from 1982): Hal­loween II/4/5/6 rep­re­sent a con­clu­sive nar­ra­tive of in­creas­ingly su­per­nat­u­ral events that lead to My­ers’ iden­tity be­ing linked to bizarre Celtic folk­lore. Al­ter­na­tively, the orig­i­nal Jamie Lee Cur­tis sto­ry­line runs through II/H20 and fin­ishes with the dis­as­trous

Hal­loween: Res­ur­rec­tion (2002). Zom­bie’s two­some, of course, in­tro­duced and con­cluded a new uni­verse of their very own.

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