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Halloween (film series)

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« Reply #75 on: October 31, 2007, 06:50:10 pm »

Characters in the Halloween saga
•   Michael Myers — The principal antagonist of the series. He appears in each film except the unrelated third installment.
•   Dr. Samuel J. Loomis played by Donald Pleasance — Michael's psychiatrist. He is the only person to know what his patient truly is. His main goal in the saga is either Michael's capture or execution. The character was thought to be killed off at the ending of H6 to reconnect with the actor's death, but is mentioned in H20 to have died at a nursing home. Although he does not appear as a character in Halloween H20, a voice recording of his famous, "evil" speech is played during the introduction credits. (Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween 4:The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge Of Michael Myers, Halloween: The Curse OF Michael Myers)
•   Laurie Strode played by Jamie Lee Curtis — The younger sister of Michael Myers and secondary protagonist of the saga. Survived Michael's first two attempts, only to be haunted by it for 20 years. Is the mother of Jamie Lloyd and John Tate. Fell off an asylum roof to her death in H8. (H1, H2, H7 & H8)
•   Jamie Lloyd played by Danielle Harris — The daughter and first child of Laurie Strode. The niece of Michael Myers. She is also the older sister of John Tate. Gave birth to Stephen Lloyd in H6. Also died in H6. (H4, H5 & H6)
Minor characters
•   Tina Williams — Good friend of Rachel Carruthers and Jamie. Was stabbed by Michael in H5
•   Sheriff Leigh Brackett — The former sheriff of Haddonfield, Illinois. (H1 & H2)
•   Sheriff Benjamin "Ben" Meeker — He succeeded as Haddonfield Sheriff when Brackett retired in 1981 to move to Saint Petersburg, Florida. Supposedly killed in the shootout at the end of H5. (H4 & H5)
•   Lindsey Wallace — A survivor along with Thomas Doyle on the night of October 31, 1978. Lindsey also appears in Halloween 4, as Rachel Carruthers friend that gives her a ride to the costume store.(H1, H2 & H4)
•   Thomas "Tommy" Doyle — A survivor along with classmate Lindsey Wallace on Halloween 1978. Became obsessed with tracking down Myers for the next seventeen years. He befriended Kara and Danny Strode. He is responsible for saving Jamie Lloyd's newborn son Stephen. (H1, H2, H4 & H6)
•   Kara Strode' — Laurie Strode's adoptive-paternal cousin. (H6)
•   Daniel "Danny" Strode — Kara's son, shows slight signs of Michael's lunacy. (H6)
•   Stephen Lloyd — son of Jamie Lloyd, born on the night of October 30, 1995. (H6)
•   James "Jimmy" Lloyd — Haddonfield college student and an orderly for Haddonfield Memorial Hospital in 1978. Laurie's first husband and the biological father of Jamie Lloyd. (H2)
•   Jonathan "John" Tate — son and second child of Laurie Strode. (H7)
•   Molly Cartwright — John Tate's girlfriend and fellow Hillcrest Academy High School classmate in 1998. (H7)
•   Sara Moyer — Psychology student at Haddonfield University and reluctant Dangertainment contestant. Very laid back but ultimately very brave. She is the principal character [besides Laurie and Michael] and survivor in Halloween: Resurrection (H8).
•   Freddie Harris — Dangertainment owner and entrepreneur. Wants to make money and he sees the Myers house as the perfect way of earning it and to kick off his career. He is the other survivor alongside Sara in Halloween: Resurrection (H8)
•   Judith Myers — The eldest sister to now-serial killer Michael Myers and Laurie Strode. Her brutal death is the commencement for the entire series. She appears only in the first installment. She was killed on the night of Thursday October 31, 1963.
•   Annie Brackett played by Nancy Loomis - The friend of Laurie Strode and daughter of towns sheriff. She died on Halloween 1978 on Michael's first attempt to kill his sister Laurie. She had a brief appreance in Halloween 2 as a corpse. (H1 & H2)
•   Lynda Van Der Klok played by P.J. Soles - Also best friends of Laurie & Annie. She was killed by Michael as he strangled her with a phone cord. (H1)
•   Rachel Carruthers played by Ellie Cornell — The foster sister / surrogate sibling to Jamie Lloyd in 1988 and 1989. Carruthers was killed by Myers in H5. (H4 & H5)
•   Dr. Terence Wynn — The administrator of Smith's Grove - Warren County Sanitarium, the leader of the cult of Thorn, and the mysterious Man in Black. (H1, H5, & H6)
Halloween III characters
•   Dr. Daniel "Dan" Challis —Is a middle aged doctor, taking care of Ellie Grimbridge, who is searching for the man who may have killed her father. Challis has recently separated from his wife (played by Nancy Kyes, who played Laurie Strode's best friend in Halloween, 1978).
•   Ellie Grimbridge — Is a young woman, searching for the man who may have killed her father with Dr. Challis in a Californian, Irish-anscestery town.
•   Conal Cochran — The main villain of Halloween III. He is responsible for the death of thousands of children every Halloween around America, and possibly internationally too, as his famous "Shamrock" masks kill everyone that wears them. The focus on a psychotic killer is replaced by a "mad scientist and witchcraft" theme.
People who have played Michael Myers
•   Nick Castle - Halloween (1978)
•   Tommy Wallace - (Closet Scene) Halloween (1978)
•   Tony Moran - (Unmasked/Stunts) Halloween (1978)
•   Will Sandin - (Age 6) Halloween (1978) and Halloween 4
•   Dick Warlock - Halloween II
•   George P. Wilbur - Halloween 4 and Halloween 6
•   Don Shanks - Halloween 5
•   Chris Durand - Halloween H20
•   Brad Loree - Halloween: Resurrection
•   Daeg Faerch - (Age 10) Halloween (2007)
•   Tyler Mane - Halloween (2007)
The film rights
•   Halloween
o   Main rights: Trancas International Films (Akkad's production company)
o   Home video rights: Anchor Bay Entertainment
o   Television rights: Carlton/ITC Entertainment
•   Halloween II, Halloween III: Season of the Witch
o   Main rights: Universal Pictures
o   Home video rights: Universal Pictures
o   Television rights: Universal Pictures
•   Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
o   Main rights: Trancas International Films
o   Home video rights: Anchor Bay Entertainment
o   Television rights: Anchor Bay Entertainment
•   Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, Halloween: Resurrection, Halloween (2007)
o   Main rights: Miramax/Dimension
o   Home video rights: Miramax/Dimension
o   Television rights: Miramax
Dimension Films also currently owns rights to any further films in the Halloween film franchise.
Box Office
Film   US release date   Box office revenue   Reference
      United States   Outside US   Worldwide   
October 25, 1978
$47,000,000   -   $47,000,000   [7]

Halloween II
October 30, 1981
$25,533,818   -   $25,533,818   [8]

Halloween III: Season of the Witch
October 22, 1982
$14,400,000   -   $14,400,000   [9]

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
October 21, 1988
$17,768,757   -   $17,768,757   [10]

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
October 25, 1989
$11,642,254   -   $11,642,254   [11]

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
September 29, 1995
$15,116,634   -   $15,116,634   [12]

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
August 7, 1998
$55,041,738   -   $55,041,738   [13]

Halloween: Resurrection
July 12, 2002
$30,354,442   $7,310,413   $37,664,855   [14]

Halloween (2007)*
August 31, 2007
$57,814,543   $5,054,079   $62,868,622   [15]

Halloween film series      $274,672,186   $12,364,492   $287,036,678   
*Note: Updated October 28, 2007. Please update if necessary.
By success
The list of the Halloween films are in the order of the most financially successful, excluding inflation as a factor:
1.   Halloween (2007)
2.   Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
3.   Halloween (1978)
4.   Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
5.   Halloween II (1981)
6.   Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
7.   Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
8.   Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
9.   Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
These are the scores Each of the Halloween Films have received from IMDb Users, In Order.
1. Halloween (1978) 7.9/10 from 36,000 Votes
2. Halloween II (1981) 6.2/10 from 10,000 Votes
3. Halloween (2007) 6.0/10 from 15,000 Votes
4. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) 5.4/10 from 6,000 Votes
5. Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) 5.2/10 from 14,000 Votes
6. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) 4.3/10 from 5,000 Votes
7. Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) 4.3/10 from 5,000 Votes
8. Halloween: Resurrection (2002) 4.0/10 from 8,000 Votes
9. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) 3.5/10 from 7,000 Votes
Comic books
Between November 2000 and November 2001, Chaos Comics produced three one-shot Halloween comic series, using characters from the film franchise. The three comic books were written by Phil Nutman and were named Halloween, Halloween II: The Blackest Eyes and Halloween III: The Devil's Eyes. The comic books even attempted to bridge continuity between Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers and Halloween H20: 20 Years Later but in doing so made the plot of Halloween: Resurrection (unreleased at the time) impossible.

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