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Halloween Channels Another Famous Slasher in Deleted Scene

The new Halloween is a modern horror masterpiece, but not every scene made the cut. The home video release features the most extended or deleted scenes that I’ve seen in a long time. There are seven pieces of footage that got slashed from the final release but will be included as extras on Blu-Ray, DVD, and digital.

Universal went ahead and released the first deleted scene on the list, ‘Shower Mask Visit.’ It’s a fun Psycho nod that fits the overall tone well but isn’t really necessary. However, it would be an incredible prank to pull on your significant other. It’s a shower scene featuring podcaster Dana (Rhian Rees) with a twist ending. Obviously, that isn’t Michael under the mask. He has his own methods and doesn’t need to copy anybody. He later proves this in that terrifying teeth scene.

The podcasters were fun and a good foil for setting Michael loose on the world once more. However, we want Michael’s victims to be people we don’t really care that much about. They fit the bill and we just don’t really need to see more about their relationship. It does show that director David Gordon Green and writer Danny McBride did have other ideas up their sleeves.

In addition to the cutting room floor extras, the home video release will also feature five other bonus features. I’m most looking forward to ‘The Original Scream Queen’ that will presumably focus on Jamie Lee Curtis. She’s a legend and her status as the mother of slashers played heavily into this film. ‘The Sound of Fear’ also sounds amazing and hopefully touches on John Carpenter’s chilling score for the film.

Here’s the full list of extras on the home video release:

  • Deleted/Extended Scenes
    • Extended Shooting Range
    • Shower Mask Visit
    • Jog to a Hanging Dog
    • Allyson and Friends at School
    • Cameron and Cops Don’t Mix
    • Deluxe Banh Mi Cops
    • Sartain and Hawkins Ride Along
  • Back in Haddonfield: Making Halloween
  • The Original Scream Queen
  • The Sound of Fear
  • Journey of the Mask
  • The Legacy of Halloween

Halloween will be available on digital December 28 and Blu-Ray and DVD on January 15.

Featured Image: Masked killer Michael Myers (Jim Courtney) in “Halloween.” Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. Photo Credit: Ryan Green/Universal Pictures

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