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October 02, 2012    
 
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Inspired by Carpenter’s classic, this time 100% Rob Zombie
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Original Release Date:
2007/2009
Original Running Time:
121/119
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
112
Time Cut:
75/65
Time Added:
12

Brief Synopsis:
After having been committed for over 15 years, Michael Myers escapes from Smith’s Grove Sanitarium. He returns home to retrieve his killer mask (aka Shatner mask), and then we jump to Two Years Later and we are introduced to Laurie Brackett, believed to be sister of Annie Brackett. But, unfortunately for her, that’s not the case and her whole world will collapse within the following three days.
Intention:
I really liked the first half of Rob Zombie’s remake, the backstory. But then when Michael comes back to Haddonfield Zombie made the mistake of trying to re-create scenes from Carpenter’s classic. Instead he should have approached H1 in the exact same way he approached H2: make it his own.

The Myers Family combines the backstory told in H1 with H2 (making that movie the night He came home) and the end result is a version of Rob Zombie’s reimagining that really feels like a Rob Zombie movie, not some weird Zombie-Carpenter crossover.

So forget the Carpenter (classic) movie altogether when you watch this. Except for some of the characters names, the Shatner mask, some story elements, this is a completely original story.
Special Thanks:
TMBTM - for your After Effects work

Neglify - for helping me with the cover art

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- for technical support
Release Information
NTSC DVD-5
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Trailer
Editing Details:
*Daeg Faerch is now the only “young Michael” Chase Wright Vanek is nowhere to be seen.

*Everything about Laurie having a breakdown regarding the events two years earlier is now gone cause the whole “shit-went-down-in-Haddonfield-two-years-earlier-aka-second-half-of-the-remake” is gone (though Laurie does indeed have a meltdown, but that because she turns into Michael Myers' mind state)

*The whole movie is now in the aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (that of H2) instead of H1 footage being 2.35:1 and H2 footage 1.85:1 I also added some grain to the H1 footage.

*The classic Halloween score is now completely gone (H2 doesn’t feature any so I had to choose between inserting some or change the score in H1 where the Halloween score does exist)
Cuts and Additions:
(Some changes might not be listed here because of forgetfulness on my part)
Added: Fanedit Warning Text
Changed: H1 footage cropped from 2.35:1 to 1.85:1 (also some grain was added)
Added: “a steFANedit”
Added: “After Effects by TMBTM”
Added: A new intro featuring the super8 footage that plays during the end credits in H1, cut together with other super8 footage I found on youtube. I based this intro on the leaked screenplay for H1.
Cut: Halloween score when Michael leaves the school and stalks the bully (added score by Tyler Bates as replacement)
Cut: Bully treating a kid like shit (this was done because in that moment the Halloween score could be heard even though noise reduction was used and different score added)
Cut: Halloween score when Michael are about to slit the throat of Ronnie White (added score by Tyler Bates as replacement)
Cut: Halloween score when Michael kills Judith (added score by Tyler Bates as replacement)
Cut: Halloween score when Deborah arrives home after work
Cut: Video diaries by Samuel Loomis at Smith Grove
Cut: Last scene where Michael talks “please put my mask back on…”
Cut: Nurse turning her back on Michael
Added: Deleted scene “Parole Hearing” which have been recut
Cut: “15-years later Loomis” from H1
Cut: The rape scene has been toned down to exclude Noel Kluggs “tongue twister”
Cut: Michael looking down on the body of Noel Kluggs (this was a shot from the theatrical breakout and you can see Michael wearing chains which he never do in the director’s cut)
Cut: Danny Trejo is now only pushed down in the sink ones
Changed: When Michael drops the TV on Trejo’s head a title card appear “Haddonfield Illinois” then we have the scene where Michael retrieves his mask but with a different score playing, we then cut to h2
Cut: First 30min of h2
Cut: All the talk about Laurie having nightmares “did you hear her last night?” I also cut all talk about therapy
Cut: All therapy with Margot Kidder
Cut: Loomis answering his phone
Cut: Everything after the line “it’s just quite an oxymoron my dear.”
Changed: The press conference scene has been recut and After Effects work have been done to change the background image from Chase Wright Vanek to adult Michael
Changed: Some of the lines Deborah says to Michael in the shack are different
Cut: Michael being hit in the face by the tire-iron
Changed: Dinner scene (pizza) has been recut to get rid of Annie bitching
Added: Michael looking at the photograph featuring him and Boo
Cut: Michael (and Laurie) dream sequence
Cut: The scene with Loomis outside the Myers house
Cut: Laurie discovering that she’s out of medication
Added: Right after Laurie’s panic attack a short clip of Michael “sensing” Laurie is added
Changed: Loomis interview on TV is recut
Cut: Laurie and Annie fighting
Added: Deleted scene “Cemetery” the scene have been recut and After Effects work have been done to get rid of Chase Wright Vanek
Added: Deleted scene “I say that” during the Rabbit in Red scene
Cut: Howard punching Michael in the face
Cut: Chase Wright Vanek standing outside the Rabbit in Red, holding Deborah’s hand
Cut: The “only a river off blood”-scene
Cut: Michael turning the sign off
Changed: The scene where Brackett reads Loomis book have been recut
Changed: Laurie walking the streets of Haddonfield has been recut to include footage from the Theatrical Cut
Changed: Michael watching billboard have been recut, After Effects work have been done to remove Chase Wright Vanek
Inserted: Loomis at talk show (right after Michael at billboard) Scene have been recut
Cut: Loomis at bookstore
Changed: Laurie now refers Brackett as “dad”
Added: Deleted scene “Comic Book Convention” recut to only include Annie on phone talking to Brackett
Changed: The scene where Michael meets the kid have been cut down to exclude “can we be friends?” and “bye!”
Cut: Wolfie and Mya’s death scene
Cut: Laurie’s panic attack at the Phantom Jam
Cut: Chase Wright Vanek when Annie is attacked
Changed: The female cop now cut to the chase, she only says, “Sheriff Brackett I just got a 911 phone call from your house”
Changed: Michael smashing through door has been intercut with Laurie escaping to amp up the tension
Changed: The scene where Brackett finds his dead daughter have been recut to get rid of the over the top “NOOOO!”
Cut: Chase Wright Vanek outside the burning car, shot of the Myers family walking away, Chase Wright Vanked in the shack
Changed: the lines spoken by the news reporter on TV
Changed: Imaged cropped to get rid of Chase Wright Vanek when Loomis have entered the shack, this will continue throughout the rest of the movie
Changed: Michael’s death dance have been cut down
Cut: Entering the brain of dying Laurie aka the white hallway
Cut: “Love Hurts”
Cut: End credits
Added: “Laurie Theme” and “Nights In White Satin”
Added: Custom made end credits
Cover art by steFANedit (DOWNLOAD HERE) image

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Overall rating 
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0  (8)
Visual Editing 
 
9.6  (8)
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9.6  (8)
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9.0  (7)
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9.1  (8)
I had to give this film all 10s!!!! I really enjoyed and loved this version of both Rob Zombie's Halloween movies. While, I am a big fan of all the Halloween movies, I never really "got in to" Rob Zombie's version. With this edit, I felt like I was watching a new movie and really enjoyed it. Now, if there is an HD version out there, that would be awesome.
Overall rating 
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0
Reviewed by pauley79 February 18, 2014
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I had to give this film all 10s!!!! I really enjoyed and loved this version of both Rob Zombie's Halloween movies. While, I am a big fan of all the Halloween movies, I never really "got in to" Rob Zombie's version. With this edit, I felt like I was watching a new movie and really enjoyed it. Now, if there is an HD version out there, that would be awesome.

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well what can i say?
i loved this cut, this is what i should have seen in the theater instead of a complete remake.
if rob zombie could see this i think he would be very pleased with this cut it feels like a rob zombie movie.
i always loved the first half of the remake but thought it just become a complete remake after that.
number 2 was a mess.
but this is what it should have been, steFANedit did a top job and this will be my go to version.
this is perfect for anyone that wants to see what rob zombie would have made if no one told him to go another way.
Overall rating 
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
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10.0
Reviewed by reaper18783x December 26, 2013
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well what can i say?
i loved this cut, this is what i should have seen in the theater instead of a complete remake.
if rob zombie could see this i think he would be very pleased with this cut it feels like a rob zombie movie.
i always loved the first half of the remake but thought it just become a complete remake after that.
number 2 was a mess.
but this is what it should have been, steFANedit did a top job and this will be my go to version.
this is perfect for anyone that wants to see what rob zombie would have made if no one told him to go another way.

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Yes
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Rob Zombies Halloween films remain the better of the recent spate of horror remakes, probably because he tried to do something different with the character as opposed to the more familiar route. This combined edit gives a very different Halloween film with only small elements that we associate with the series. It would be interesting to have seen peoples reactions if this was the version they released in the cinema.

SPOILERS

at 1 hour and 52mins I felt it was a little long for a slasher horror film with many scenes serving no real purpose to the film. For instance the killing of the three people that worked at the strip bar were his mum worked. They wasn't any pay-off to these deaths as they never appeared earlier in the film nor did we see his mum being miss treated by the boss. At this point his dead mum is controlling him but there deaths were meaningless and only served only to add a violent scene into the edit.

the inclusion of this scene also had me confused as to what Michael has been doing for 2 years. After breaking out of the mental intuition Michael returns home picks up his mask we then cut to 2 years later and a now bearded Michael has been walking his home town for 2 years, we know it's his home town because of the death at the strip club. So it begs the question why has he waited 2 years to kill his sister?

Overall the edit is so solid in it's cuts and without any previous knowledge of the two films you'd be surprised to discover this is just a fanedit. This is a great fanedit that will be highly regarded for years to come

My Halloween scores parts 1 & 2 6/5
my fanedit Halloween score 7/10
Overall rating 
 
7.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
8.0
Audio Editing 
 
8.0
Narrative 
 
7.0
Enjoyment 
 
7.0
Reviewed by leeroy November 01, 2012
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Rob Zombies Halloween films remain the better of the recent spate of horror remakes, probably because he tried to do something different with the character as opposed to the more familiar route. This combined edit gives a very different Halloween film with only small elements that we associate with the series. It would be interesting to have seen peoples reactions if this was the version they released in the cinema.

SPOILERS

at 1 hour and 52mins I felt it was a little long for a slasher horror film with many scenes serving no real purpose to the film. For instance the killing of the three people that worked at the strip bar were his mum worked. They wasn't any pay-off to these deaths as they never appeared earlier in the film nor did we see his mum being miss treated by the boss. At this point his dead mum is controlling him but there deaths were meaningless and only served only to add a violent scene into the edit.

the inclusion of this scene also had me confused as to what Michael has been doing for 2 years. After breaking out of the mental intuition Michael returns home picks up his mask we then cut to 2 years later and a now bearded Michael has been walking his home town for 2 years, we know it's his home town because of the death at the strip club. So it begs the question why has he waited 2 years to kill his sister?

Overall the edit is so solid in it's cuts and without any previous knowledge of the two films you'd be surprised to discover this is just a fanedit. This is a great fanedit that will be highly regarded for years to come

My Halloween scores parts 1 & 2 6/5
my fanedit Halloween score 7/10

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When I first watched Rob Zombie's Halloween films, I was disappointed - in both films there was an excellent story fighting to make itself known, buried under studio-imposed foolishness.

steFANedit has, several years later, given us the film that I imagine Zombie himself wanted to make when he signed on to the project. The audio & video quality are excellent, as is the editing, and the new narrative is much stronger.

Honestly, now that I have this edit I don't think I'll ever watch the original releases of the film - this is a much better presentation of the material.
Overall rating 
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0
Reviewed by That One Guy October 31, 2012
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When I first watched Rob Zombie's Halloween films, I was disappointed - in both films there was an excellent story fighting to make itself known, buried under studio-imposed foolishness.

steFANedit has, several years later, given us the film that I imagine Zombie himself wanted to make when he signed on to the project. The audio & video quality are excellent, as is the editing, and the new narrative is much stronger.

Honestly, now that I have this edit I don't think I'll ever watch the original releases of the film - this is a much better presentation of the material.

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steFANedit makes pretty much all the right moves with this edit. Rather than just being a retread of Carpenter's film, the film now stands apart as a legitimate new take on the material. That said, I'm still not a huge fan of many of Zombie's moves...but what steFANedit has kept plays a lot better than it did originally. Recommended.
Overall rating 
 
8.9
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0
Reviewed by Uncanny Antman October 30, 2012
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steFANedit makes pretty much all the right moves with this edit. Rather than just being a retread of Carpenter's film, the film now stands apart as a legitimate new take on the material. That said, I'm still not a huge fan of many of Zombie's moves...but what steFANedit has kept plays a lot better than it did originally. Recommended.

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