Monday, October 25, 2021

13 Needles of Halloween #7

Today's entry in our season-appropriate ongoing "13 Needles of Halloween" series was not one I had planned on doing, but that's okay because I kinda wing these things and had the room. I hadn't planned on this one because I never would have remembered it, since I hadn't seen these films since high school. But over the weekend the so-called "Thorn Trilogy" of Halloween films (that would be parts 4-6) which dive into the ancient druid cult that cursed Michael Myers upon birth... 

... I know. I know. It's ridiculous. It doesn't even make a lick of sense in the films themselves as they explained it, and it certainly doesn't help that the sixth film, which is where they really get into this, they give most of the exposition to Paul Rudd who, while very cute (this is the same year as Clueless so Prime Paul Rudd), is bust giving one of the worst performances of his career, if not the worst. He plays things goofy when they should be serious and serious when they should be less -- it's really embarrassing and he's really lucky he booked Clueless this same year so nobody noticed. 

Anyway as you can see needles factor really heavily into the final action sequence in Part 6, up to and including the very last shot of the film seen up top of Michael's mask laying on the floor beside an emptied syringe. So clearly I had to post about this sequence even though watching it I had no fucking idea what was going on. To be honest I was so tuned out by the end -- this movie is bad, real bad! -- this is maybe partially my own fault, but I had no clue what they were signaling with Michael getting injected in this lab. They show...

... a bunch of fetuses and genetic sequencing charts that I guess are supposed to mean something? No idea. But this is what Google is for! So I looked it up. Basically this entire sequence got butchered when Donald Pleasance died in the middle of filming. The genetic stuff just has to do with the passing of the curse; the stuff in the needles, as far as I can tell, is just "corrosive liquid" and nothing to do with genetics at all. None of it means anything! That sounds about right. 

1 comment:

shaun said...

God, Rudd was so hot hot hot -- well, I mean, he still is...but, yeah, some of his "choices" here were, ummm, special.

I love H4; I can watch H5; I despise H6. Nonetheless, I kind of want to go watch them all this instant :)