View Full Version : Is a "Halloween" movie really a "Halloween" movie without Loomis?
Crazy Ol' Loomis
12-10-2000, 04:01 AM
Can a Halloween movie really exist without insane old Dr. Loomis running around with his six shooter? I personally DONT THINK SO... but was just wondering what's on everyone's "minds".
the night watchman
12-10-2000, 04:31 AM
I don't think a "Halloween" movie is a "Halloween" movie without crazy ol' Carpenter. But that's just my opinion.
Might I add that "Halloween III" was produced by John Carpenter? Just thought I'd mention that.
Crazy Ol' Loomis
12-10-2000, 04:38 AM
Yeah, I agree, We do need some Carpenter action in them, but really, what do you think of Loomis?
12-10-2000, 09:52 AM
True, "Halloween" just ain't "Halloween" without Loomis. Just imagine the most ideal choice for his replacement: Michael Chiklis!
12-10-2000, 03:04 PM
Plesance made that franchise!
Without him it would have never taken off.
His death was a great loss to the horror genre
12-10-2000, 04:22 PM
I thought that the last Halloween and future Halloweens could be better if Loomis had been sending updates and messages secretly to Laurie. My choice for a Dr. Loomis in the current franchise is Charlton Heston: "Get's your damn hands off me you dirty shape."
However, for the future in a remake I'd like to see Gary Sinse as the doc. He can really add some intensity to the series. Maybe he could play a future character?
12-10-2000, 08:18 PM
people people i am here to save the day j/k -
i think halloween will do just fine with out loomis - dont get me wrong he was important role - but his character is dead - just like when jamie died in scream he was important but people have to go - i like knowing micheal got the best of loomis - that loomis tried but couldnt stop micheal - loomis is gone now - with the right writing and creative ideals story lines with will not having him invloved - like nightmare on elm street did with having - nancy - let loomis go he was loved but hes dead - LONG LIVE MICHAEL!!!!!!
12-10-2000, 11:43 PM
Loomis was Michael's ying. Loomis was there to create balance, the symbol of good. Over time Loomis made it personnal, felt shame for letting Michael escape and was losing his mind. H5 and H6 didn't exploit what a great character Loomis was and the dark alley he could have taken. They just slapped him in there for good measure.
Im my book a part of Halloween died with Mr Pleasence's demise. He was half the movies for me and Halloween isn't and wont be the same without him.
the night watchman
12-11-2000, 12:23 AM
I would definitely slap down seven bucks to see Charlton Heston play Loomis just to hear him say "Get your damn hands off me..."
lol. Good one, Uni.
12-11-2000, 05:03 AM
Halloween can survive with out Dr lomas as long as Michel is in them
12-11-2000, 01:06 PM
ehhh,this is a tough one to call...Loomis was a staple of the series..without him,we find no additional info about Michael,we dont hear thoise classic "evil" speeches which i LOVED,and we just dont have that strong character in there anymore...
i think the series can survive,BUT they will HAVE to introduce another "doctor" type character..hell,introduce Loomis' cousin or fellow brethren and have them pursue Michael..they definitely have to have someone TRY to take the place of Loomis./.im not saying put in another actor and call him Loomis,but just add someone that can "fit the mold"...
i want to see 3-4 more solid sequels,and i will be happy!!!
01-08-2002, 01:12 AM
An oldie but goodie topic I dug up from the bottom of the pile.
I think the trade off (Loomis in Part 6, JLC in H20) kept the series going. At least Loomis and/or Laurie have appeared in every one of the Halloween films (with the exception of the unrelated Part III).
The question is...will Part 8 be the same without Loomis, AND without Laurie (after her opening sequence death)?
01-08-2002, 03:11 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Antonio:
The question is...will Part 8 be the same without Loomis, AND without Laurie (after her opening sequence death)?</font>
If anything, I think that the absence of Halloween's main attractions will help the series go through a much-needed rebirth. I never was a big fan of Laurie and Dr. Loomis' constant rants about Michael's "rage" wore my patience thin by part 6. Maybe we'll get a new heroine in the franchise to root for with Homecoming. If not, we'll still have Michael to root for.
vBulletin® v3.8.4, Copyright ©2000-2013, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.