Halloween II Alternate Ending

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[Warning: This Article Contains Halloween II SPOILERS]

Fans of the Halloween franchise have been decisively split over Rob Zombie’s reboot of John Carpenter’s classic slasher flick – especially in regards to this summer’s sequel, Halloween II. If you didn’t see the uproar in opinion, check our our review of the film HERE.

Since Halloween II was in theaters, we’ve learned that Zombie’s early promise of an exclusive director’s cut on DVD/Blu-ray was going to be made good. As promised, the director’s cut will be VERY different from the theatrical version of the film – specifically in terms of how “dark” the tone is (it gets darker than the theatrical version???).

As a preview of the forthcoming Halloween II DVD/Blu-ray, today we have at clip from the “dark version,” courtesy of Shock Til Ya Drop; in this case, a (slightly) alternate ending to the film.

The ending to the theatrical cut was the point where Halloween II (IMHO) literally and figuratively unraveled, and most of you seemed to agree with that sentiment. For those of you who have scrubbed the memory of what happened from your brains (easy to do), here’s a quick recap [SPOILER ALERT!!!]:

  • Laurie (Scout Taylor-Compton) is taken hostage in an old shack by her brother Michael Myers.
  • The police surround the shack.
  • Dr. Samuel Loomis (Malcolm McDowell) pays back his bad karma by running into the shack to confront Michael.
  • Michael slaughters Loomis.
  • Laurie slips into her family’s black hole of insanity while Michael watches on.
  • The police sniper shoots Michael while he is distracted.
  • Laurie takes Michael’s knife and lovingly stabs her brother to death.
  • Laurie walks out of the shack wearing Michael’s mask and holding his knife.
  • Laurie gets thrown in the crazy house, only to start seeing the same demonic visions Michael did.
  • THE END.

Now that your memory is refreshed, here’s the alternate ending:

So did that ending work better for you? Did seeing it at least spark your interest in Zombie’s uncensored vision for Halloween II? Or are you more wary than ever of this film?

Halloween II hits DVD/Blu-ray on January 12, 2010.

Source: Shock Til Ya Drop

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  1. It isn’t that different from the first one you described. I have not seen it, but to me it seems like I would prefer the original ending.

    In my mind, Halloween exists as an excellent Horror Trilogy. To me, the original Halloween, Halloween 2, and Halloween H20 are the only ones. They all center around the Laurie Strode/Michael Meyers connection, and they have the perfect ending the final scene of H20.

    In order for me to enjoy those films, in my mind, everything else exists in an alternate continuity from arc of those 3 films.

  2. @Evan – you said: “To me, the original Halloween, Halloween 2, and Halloween H20 are the only ones.”

    That’s EXACTLY how I feel … Halloween 2 got a little ridiculous, but still, it fits better with the storyline than the other crapola that came out before and after H20.

  3. Was that Rob playing Michael?

  4. I believe that is Tyler Mane. He played him in both films.

  5. What was the difference? Michael comes out with the doc in his hands rips off the mask and kills him? Then the same thing happens to the sis in the original ending.

    I said it before I think H2′s ending was ridiculous and unbelievable. I can’t see a sequel coming out of this because I can’t see that girl ripping people to shreds with the same ferocity, strength and intensity that Michael did.

  6. Wow, THAT was DUMB, I am so glad I never saw this garbage in the theaters, I will stick to the original Halloween and Halloween II thank you very much. For a director, Rob Zombie is overrated, he NEVER should have TOUCHED Halloween. Period.

  7. Yeah Michael Myers as the “average” serial killer is a crock of poop and low and behold the next one will be in 3D. ANother crock of poop.

  8. wow,that sucked.good thing i didn’t see the movie

  9. i liked the original ending as it kind of leads onto her being in the asylum (and becoming crazy like her older bro), i liked rob zombies versions of halloween, he really can create the mood in viewers (i sometimes thought to myself enough is enough when he was slaughtering the victims).

    both where very disturbing movies but non the less great remakes, there shouldnt be another one, 2 is enough that being said if he does do another one im going to watch it :D

  10. What is with Rob Zombie’s obsession with changing the mythology of Michael Myers? Having him talk?! That’s as bad as when he first mentioned that Michael was going to spend a considerable amount of time in the movie without his mask on!! Plus, this alternated ending is pointless. What’s the point in having Laurie shot if she’s just going to survive anyway? This whole movie is bull. I respect Zombie’s filmmaking, but he should keep away from remaking classic horror movies and focus on more original material like THE DEVIL’S REJECTS. Deliver us TYRANNOSAURUS REX! I’ve heard about that project for years now, but nothing. Instead, I hear this crap about how he’s remaking THE BLOB, only without a blob. (double takes!) WTF?!

  11. I also agree original Halloween parts 1,2,and H20 are what make the most sense it should have ended there and for me it does

    • In my opinion H20 absolutely SUCKED. The whole movie was stupid just sayin…

  12. The theatrical version was far better. This alternate one sucked. I hated Zombies remake in 2007. But I actually liked Zombies’ Halloween 2. In fact, I think it is the best Halloween sequel ever. Thats not saying much, because they have all sucked.

    • I agree with Cress! Complete, the first one was just uncomfortable for me to watch. But I absolutely LOVE Halloween 2, from the awesome costuming and general more realistic takes on the characters (Laurie being a traumatized mess, which you would be after that. Which is something I never felt from Jamie. I love Jamie but it just felt like a horror movie to me. Where as RZ’s H2 minus the hyper violence felt like it had a more realistic take to how things like this effect people’s minds). I think remakes get a bad wrap and this is far from the worst remake I’ve ever seen because it ISNT a remake, it’s a SEQUEL to a remake. And I mean if they make H3D it can’t be any worse then Season of The Witch.

      I love the originals but I really like when remakes happen because it updates them, with you know stuff I can relate with more then I can with teenagers in the 70s. I also love the detail Rob puts into everything, such as Laurie’s room in H2 felt like the room of a 20 something, and not the overly clean and tidey rooms that everyone in movies seem to have. While being very fantastical Rob adds bits of realism here and there and I liked that and would totally steal ALL of Laurie’s cloths. The nod to Rocky didn’t hurt either, those were some damn good Halloween costumes.

    • I agree with Cress! Complete, the first one was just uncomfortable for me to watch. But I absolutely LOVE Halloween 2, from the awesome costuming and general more realistic takes on the characters (Laurie being a traumatized mess, which you would be after that. Which is something I never felt from Jamie. I love Jamie but it just felt like a horror movie to me. Where as RZ’s H2 minus the hyper violence felt like it had a more realistic take to how things like this effect people’s minds). I think remakes get a bad wrap and this is far from the worst remake I’ve ever seen because it ISNT a remake, it’s a SEQUEL to a remake. And I mean if they make H3D it can’t be any worse then Season of The Witch.

      I love the originals but I really like when remakes happen because it updates them, with you know stuff I can relate with more then I can with teenagers in the 70s. I also love the detail Rob puts into everything, such as Laurie’s room in H2 felt like the room of a 20 something, and not the overly clean and tidey rooms that everyone in movies seem to have. While being very fantastical Rob adds bits of realism here and there and I liked that and would totally steal ALL of Laurie’s cloths. The nod to Rocky didn’t hurt either, those were some damn good Halloween costume

  13. @Cress

    I totally agree. The more I think about Zombie’s Halloween II the more it stays planted in my mind. I liked it.

  14. i liked this movie alot actually. i didnt like how laurie was hallucinating like when she was in the shack. i dont like this ending just for the fact that michael doesnt talk…unless he just has that much hatred for dr.loomis after 16 years idk

  15. I actually like Rob Zombie’s Halloween more than John Carpenter’s original especially the Director’s Cut but Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2 sucks compared to the original and i prefer John Carpenter’s cut of the original Halloween 2 to the crap Rick Rosenthal cut which has less gore than Carpenter’s cut

  16. I watched Halloween 2 tonight for the first time since it came out in 2009. I watched it online and it happened to be the 1 in a million alternate ending copy..and i thought the movie was awesome but i really thought that sucked. Mike myers should never speak….EVER. it made him not scary…and taking off his mask? even less scary. He just looks like he was hanging out with tom hanks in cast away. And laurie got shot when she didnt even stab anyone she just had the knife in her hand but than she lived so there was no point of that either… With that being said…i realized there were 2 different endings and when i pulled the other one up. i thought it was much much better than the other one. i really enjoyed rob zombies Halloweens and i would defiantly watch the third one. one thing i noticed u cant get laid in these movies haha if u have sex your going to F****** die within the next minute. overall good movies. i the only other issue is i think mike myers walked to fast…like he was practically running at one point. His slow creepy walk was sooo much more suspenseful..

  17. Why can’t they just leave these original Films alone, remakes come on, Why can’t these film makers come up with an original idea for a film what a joke. I’m sure glad film makers like John Carpenter, Steven King, Clive Barker, Wes Craven, among others of the Horror Genre of the 1970′s and 80′s had original ideas not make remakes. Im sure glad John Carpenter and his fellow Horror Film Directors never went down that road.

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