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View Poll Results: Should they have made Michael and Laurie related?
YES, family matters. 17 35.42%
NO, that shit was dumb. 31 64.58%
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:47 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by HorrorFan24 View Post
Was it Carpenter's intent for them to be brother, sister. Its kind of hard for me to imagine the sequels without the relation factor.
The family angle came into play with Halloween II. Carpenter has discussed this many times. The sister idea was the product of writer's block, beer, and a project he had no interest in. He never wanted to make a sequel to Halloween. He made his point with the final location montage at the end of the original. Evil doesn't die. And it's everywhere. Michael was the boogeyman--the mythical embodiment of evil--and still out there somewhere.

Unfortunately Carpenter was contractually obligated to a sequel. But he had no compelling ideas for the script. So he went with the sister angle--an idea that he knew was recycled and uninspired.

When Carpenter did the reshoots to pad the running length of the TV version of Halloween he included a scene referencing the sister angle to pave the way for the sequel. But that's the only link between that idea and the original.
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Old 11-09-2013, 03:36 PM   #32
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I voted yes, but it is what it is. In order to have Curtis reprise her role, something like this had to be done. Either that or have her killed off in the first 15 minutes like that other sequel.
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:40 AM   #33
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Its very important to have made them siblings, I never really understood why people hated it. The opening sequence alone sets up a freudian psychosexual complex towards the sister, for me that makes him more frightening to me. To each their own, I guess.
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