The new Halloween movie is turning out to be really successful, setting some major records.
However, an early script promised a pretty different movie—and another fate for Laurie Strode.
Halloween writers had a different plan on how to end Strode’s story, according to an early script. Bloody Disgusting gained access to a May 2017 version of the movie screenplay, which it’s sharing with the world.
The draft—written by director David Gordon Green, Danny McBride and Jeff Fradley—gave viewers an end to Strode’s story. Plus, it introduced her daughter and granddaughter in order to open the possibility of more films.
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In the draft, Strode, Karen (at the time known as Jamie) and Allyson are upstairs in Laurie’s house. Jamie Lee Curtis’ character runs out of shotgun shells while trying to kill Michael Myer.s She runs down the hall, abandoning the others, who are hiding under the bed.
“After a tense moment, Michael turns and pursues Laurie into a room with a closet lit up. In a throwback to the original, Michael attacks only to find he’s been tricked, and Laurie isn’t in there,” Bloody Disgusting describes. “As he walks back down the hall, Laurie jumps out of nowhere and stabs Michael with a screwdriver.”
Strode keeps stabbing the killer, but he manages to grab her by the throat. Meanwhile, Jamie, who managed to climb down the window with Allyson, is watching the action from outside the house.
“Michael gets stabbed one final time in the neck as Laurie goes limp and drops to the ground,” Bloody Disgusting continues. “Jamie then comes back in the house and goes on the attack, pushing Michael out of the window. He vanishes into the night.”
Finally, Jamie and Allyson confirm that Laurie Strode is dead.
Quite different from the final version, right?
The 2018 Halloween movie
“The Shape” finally made his long-awaited return to the big screen. Besides the nightmares, he also brings scream queen Curtis, the shape himself Nick Castle, and mastermind John Carpenter with him.
The sequel follows a crew of filmmakers as they investigate the events of Halloween 1978. They enter the prison where Michael Myers is and taunt him with the famous mask. Myers escapes and seeks revenge on Strode.
Of course, the films have had a long history and with this film, it appears that fans will have to forget everything that happened in the franchise’s previous plot lines, including those of Rob Zombie‘s 2007 and 2009 remakes.
The new movie has become the highest grossing slasher movie of all time, beating out the previous title holder: Wes Craven’s Scream.
The film officially brought in $173 million domestically and $229 worldwide, holding the title of highest grossing slasher film ever.