Dimension Films recently announced that after six long years, the Shape is coming home to Haddonfield. Plot details are thin, but the film will involve a now 18-year-old child of one of Myers’ past victims, and a child of a cop who is obsessed with the Myers case. Since I consider myself the biggest Halloween around here, how about we break down the franchise and possibly figure out more?
The original film and its sequel were both set on Halloween night in 1978. If one of Myers’ victims just fathered or gave birth to a child that year, then the next film would have to take place in 1996, and the victim would have to be from the second film since none of Myers’ victims had kids in the original.
Of all of the people he killed in the second film, the obvious choice would be the smooth talking ladies man Bud. But that’s too obvious. What about Ben Tramer? Technically, Myers didn’t kill him; the cop who claimed “he came out of nowhere” did when he rammed him into another vehicle, turning poor Ben into Korean BBQ. Nah, I’m going with the long shot, security guard Mr. Garrett! Chicks dig guys in uniforms, so he had to have scored at least once.
Now on to the cop kid obsessed with the Myers case. This one is almost impossible to nail down, unless we assume the cop was involved, which means it could be the child of Sheriff Brackett. We know that Myers killed his daughter Annie, but it’s more likely that Deputy Hunt, who unfortunately had to tell Brackett that his daughter was killed, is the link. But what if it’s Deputy Marshal, the cop at the end of the second film who didn’t listen to Dr. Loomis when he warned against getting too close to Myers? If he is dumb enough to get that close to Myers, he’s probably not a frequent condom wearer.
Now to throw the proverbial wrench into the mix: what if the other films are cannon? Then the 18 year-old could be from Halloween Resurrection, since it occurred in 2002 and the child could have been been five years old. It’s more feasible than Jaime Lloyd’s baby from Halloween 6, who would be 18 in the year 2008, putting Myers in his fifties — better than current day, which would put him in his sixties. Unless Sly is playing him, that’s just too old for Myers to be considered dangerous.
This is just a fan speaking, but I have to guess that Sheriff Ben Meeker is the father, since he is one of the better characters in the franchise, and a legitimate callback that my fellow Halloween fans would enjoy. The long shot here would be riot gun-toting Deputy Logan, who unfortunately didn’t check Myers’ chiropractic license before getting a neck adjustment. Let’s just keep our fingers crossed that Deputies Ross and Farrah [insert lame horn noise] were both childless, because I can’t take any callbacks to Halloween 5. It’s by far the worst in the franchise — and after H20 and Resurrection, that’s saying something!
I could go on speculating, but Id like to hear from you, Laser Timers. Let me know in the comments what you think about Halloween Returns. Any David Loomis fans out there? Let me know, yo!
Article by contributor Moan4Stallone.