11 bizarre oddities in the ‘Halloween’ saga (Movie commentary)

The “Halloween” saga is infamous for its oddities and mistakes and its tendency to set aside established plot threads. Some of them are well-known, even by casual observers: the fact that “Halloween III” isn’t a Michael Myers film, the way “Halloween 5” reimagines the ending of “Halloween 4” to avoid having a child as a killer, and the three relaunches of the saga in “Halloween H20,” Rob Zombie’s “Halloween” and the new “Halloween,” which hit theaters earlier this month.

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An outsider’s take on the ‘Halloween’ saga: Rob Zombie’s ‘Halloween II’ (2009) (Movie review)

Although I’ve seen some of the “Halloween” films, I haven’t seen them recently enough to remember them. So this watch/rewatch of the saga marks my first time thinking about them as a movie reviewer. Armed with categories suggested by “Halloween” superfan Michael (Olinger, not Myers), here’s my review of the 10th entry, Rob Zombie’s “Halloween II” (2009).

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An outsider’s take on the ‘Halloween’ saga: Rob Zombie’s ‘Halloween’ (2007) (Movie review)

Although I’ve seen some of the “Halloween” films, I haven’t seen them recently enough to remember them. So this watch/rewatch of the saga marks my first time thinking about them as a movie reviewer. Armed with categories suggested by “Halloween” superfan Michael (Olinger, not Myers), here’s my review of the ninth entry, Rob Zombie’s “Halloween” (2007).

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An outsider’s take on the ‘Halloween’ saga: Blumhouse’s ‘Halloween’ (2018) (Movie review)

Although I’ve seen some of the “Halloween” films, I haven’t seen them recently enough to remember them. So this watch/rewatch of the saga marks my first time thinking about them as a movie reviewer. Armed with categories suggested by “Halloween” superfan Michael (Olinger, not Myers), here’s my review of the 11th entry, Blumhouse’s “Halloween” (2018).

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An outsider’s take on the ‘Halloween’ saga: ‘Halloween: Resurrection’ (2002) (Movie review)

Although I’ve seen some of the “Halloween” films, I haven’t seen them recently enough to remember them. So this watch/rewatch of the saga marks my first time thinking about them as a movie reviewer. Armed with categories suggested by “Halloween” superfan Michael (Olinger, not Myers), here’s my review of the eighth entry, “Halloween: Resurrection” (2002).

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An outsider’s take on the ‘Halloween’ saga: ‘Halloween H20: 20 Years Later’ (1998) (Movie review)

Although I’ve seen some of the “Halloween” films, I haven’t seen them recently enough to remember them. So this watch/rewatch of the saga marks my first time thinking about them as a movie reviewer. Armed with categories suggested by “Halloween” superfan Michael (Olinger, not Myers), here’s my review of the seventh entry, “Halloween H20: 20 Years Later” (1998).

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An outsider’s take on the ‘Halloween’ saga: ‘Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers’ (1995, 2014) (Movie review)

Although I’ve seen some of the “Halloween” films, I haven’t seen them recently enough to remember them. So this watch/rewatch of the saga marks my first time thinking about them as a movie reviewer. Armed with categories suggested by “Halloween” superfan Michael (Olinger, not Myers), here’s my review of the sixth entry, “Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers” (1995, 2014).

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An outsider’s take on the ‘Halloween’ saga: ‘Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers’ (1989) (Movie review)

Although I’ve seen some of the “Halloween” films, I haven’t seen them recently enough to remember them. So this watch/rewatch of the saga marks my first time thinking about them as a movie reviewer. Armed with categories suggested by “Halloween” superfan Michael (Olinger, not Myers), here’s my review of the fifth entry, “Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers” (1989).

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An outsider’s take on the ‘Halloween’ saga: ‘Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers’ (1988) (Movie review)

Although I’ve seen some of the “Halloween” films, I haven’t seen them recently enough to remember them. So this watch/rewatch of the saga will mark my first time thinking about them as a movie reviewer. Armed with categories suggested by “Halloween” superfan Michael (Olinger, not Myers), here’s my review of the fourth entry, “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers” (1988).

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An outsider’s take on the ‘Halloween’ saga: ‘Halloween III: Season of the Witch’ (1982) (Movie review)

Although I’ve seen some of the “Halloween” films, I haven’t seen them recently enough to remember them. So this watch/rewatch of the saga marks my first time thinking about them as a movie reviewer. Armed with categories suggested by “Halloween” superfan Michael (Olinger, not Myers), here’s my review of the third entry, “Halloween III: Season of the Witch” (1982).

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