10 Things You Learn Rewatching Halloween: The Curse Of Michael Myers (1995)

I knew what he was, but I never knew why...

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After years of attempting to craft a follow-up to the divisive Halloween 5 that would both tie-up the dangling plot-threads of the previous film and take the franchise in a fresh new direction fit for '90s audiences, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers was released to the world in 1995.

But it had one of the strangest routes to cinemas of any major release in history. From the script that was written by a long-time fan of the franchise and first-time screenwriter, Daniel Farrand, to the shoot that was so troublesome and plagued that it accidentally earned the film it's cursed title, to the infamous test screenings that were received so poorly that Miramax tacked millions more onto the film's budget to extensively reshoot the entire third act.

When it was released, it was absolutely hated by fans and critics alike, to the point that the next installment of the franchise had to completely reboot the whole thing. But now, years later, is the theatrical cut of Halloween 6 really as bad as it's reputation suggests?

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