John Carpenter Nixed An Early Idea For The New ‘Halloween’ To Alter The Original Film’s Ending & Kill Dr. Loomis

The Playlist | 10/18/2018 | Charles Barfield
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In the early stages of development on the new “Halloween” film, there was an idea to not only ignore the 9 other sequels, but to also drastically alter the ending of the original “Halloween,” creating a sort of alternate timeline for this new film to pick up from. And according to a new report from Bloody Disgusting, it all came down to the fate of Dr. Loomis.

In the original film, Dr. Loomis enters the home at the end of the film to save Laurie Strode. He arrives just in time to shoot Michael Myers as he is attacking the young girl. He continues to shoot the killer until Michael falls off the balcony down to his apparent death. Of course, when Loomis walks to the edge and looks down, Michael is gone. Thus, nine more sequels.

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However, in the early stages of the new reboot/sequel, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green, and Jeff Fradley (the credited writers on the new film) had a very different, probably controversial idea in mind.

According to the report, the 2018 “Halloween” would open back in 1978, with Dr. Loomis entering the house to save Laurie Strode. Everything is the same until after Loomis shoots Michael Myers the first time. He enters the room, and instead of emptying his gun shooting Myers off the balcony, the killer changes things forever.

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The passage from the early script reads:

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“The Shape GRABS LOOMIS’ THROAT and throws him to the wall. Loomis drops the gun on the floor...
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