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Halloween 3-D is a 2012 American 3D Slasher Horror film written by Patrick Lussier & Joel Soisson, directed by Patrick Lussier starring Scout Taylor-Compton, Tyler Mane, Taron Egerton, Brie Larson, Logan Browning, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Brad Dourif and Kelly Marie Tran.

The film is a sequel to Rob Zombie's 2007 Halloween and it's 2009 following instalment Halloween II. It features Compton's character of Laurie Strode surviving again the Mane portrayed hulking Michael Myers, who targets her death at any cost escaping his lethal injection execution at a maximum security prison, taking aim at Laurie and her Rasden University friends as well as the secret task force monitoring her in hope of getting to Michael.

A box office success like Zombie's first Halloween, the film was also met with negative to mixed reception, praise for like Lussier's previous 2009 slasher remake My Bloody Valentine utilising fun 3D techniques. Like the Tommy Lee Wallace 1982 original cut of Halloween III: Season of the Witch and Joe Chappelle's originally panned 1995 Halloween: The Curse Of Michael Myers would garner a cult following.

It stands as the last Halloween sequel prior to Danny McBride and David Gordon Green's direct 2018 Halloween sequel, and before the Horrorverse recalibration Halloween Night.

Released theatrically on October 23rd, 2012 theatrically with advance test screenings taking place on October 20th, 2012.

Shooting took place primarily in the Florida setting of Ocala.

Plot

Following the events of Halloween II, Dr. Loomis is dead, Laurie and Sheriff Brackett the sole survivors of Michael Myers who is now incarcerated, on a constant dosage of sedatives and over a gruelling four year period prepared for a maximum security prison execution, by lethal injection.

At Crestview Maximum Security Penitentiary on September 30th, 2012 Michael is aided by a bullied guard Donnelly who botches the injection process. Michael breaks free and murders five guarding officers Lancelot, Donaghue, Vivaldi, Yannis and Boltsky before killing supervising Warden Chambers. Michael punches breaks Lancelot's neck, then punches through Donaghue's chest, closes a security gate on Yannis, bashes Vivaldi's head against the gate and defenestrates Boltsky before finally lethally injecting Chambers. Donnelly in awe offers himself to Michael who breaks gently breaks his breaks his back, hallucinating him to be former Smith's Grove janitor victim Ismael Cruz.

Witnessing Leigh Brackett and his fellow officers escape before Michael can find them.

October 30th and Michael has finally tracked down sister Laurie who is now recovering from drug addiction and a successful student at Rasden University in Ocala, Florida living on campus.

The night of a fraternity exam celebratory party Laurie attends with friends, Michael proceeds to murder Laurie's roommate Katerine who is packing up to drop college and return home to Illinois. Michael throws her from the dorm window, and then breaks her neck by foot, Jye leaving the fraternity who harbours a secret crush on Laurie sees this, is then pursued and killed by Michael with a tree branch, hallucinated to be first victim Wesley Rhoades from when he was a child.

At the party Laurie relapses provided ketamine by campus dealer Irving. Best friends Denise, Gina, Gina's ex-girlfriend Janice and fraternity brother Rhys bring her back to the dorm. Kind Campus security Antonio pardons them. Across the hall competitive philosophy student Martine reports the incident to the Dean and a warning that morning is issued for Laurie who is put on Academic probation. That day Michael kills Irving in the Sigma Deta Phi Fraternity basement by throwing him down the basement stairs, breaking his back, skull and neck. Michael then tampers with the boiler and causes the upstairs showers Martine is in to boil over, disfiguring her. Michael then arms himself with a kitchen knife and stabs Martine in the chest.

Brackett arrives at Rasden and receives assistance from local officers Brundy and Berry. Halloween Night at Denise's farewell Alpha Deta Zi Sorority party for Laurie Michael stabs and fatally injures Janice upstairs, after having break-up sex with Gina. He then uses a loose brick to smash into the back of Rhys' friend and fellow T.A. Tibalt. He electrocutes Rhys with cords and then takes the bodies across to the fraternity basement. Gina leaves to find her brother Jye and discovers his and the rest of the bodies at the Deta Phi house. Michael drowns Gina as she prepares to escape the basement. At the dorm Michael lures out Antonio and stabs him in the face.

The party ends and Denise walks Laurie back to her door to pack her things, she finds in her dorm as Laurie is stopped by Brackett the bodies of Martine and Irving. Michael then attacks and Denise and she briefly fights him before succumbing to a knife induced throat slit. Odine and Berry save Janice back at the Deta Zi house and Michael squares off with Laurie in the dorm before Brackett lights the place ablaze. Carried in away in vengeance for Annie and gaining the upper hand he is saved by Laurie. Michael comes to accept his fate and walks into the burning dormitory. Laurie shares a final goodbye with Brackett before leaving for an ambulance with Janice. The film ends with at the Ocala police precinct a man in black having already killed all the officers, violently shooting down Brundy before a charred and resurrected Michael appears behind Berry and twists her head around.

Cast

Main Cast

  • Scout Taylor-Compton as Laurie Strode
  • Tyler Mane as Michael Myers
  • Taron Egerton as Rhys Walker
  • Brie Larson as Denise Lance
  • Logan Browning as Gina Rowland
  • Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Tibalt Wyndhome
  • Brad Douriff as Sheriff Leigh Brackett
  • Kelly Marie Tran as Ida Mai
  • Caleb Landry Jones as Irving Tallis
  • Juno Temple as Patricia
  • Zita Vass as Jewel
  • Eliza Taylor as Martine Simmons
  • Valentina De Angelis as Bebe
  • Úrsula Corberó as Francine Mishka
  • Kylie Bunbury as Janice
  • Annet Mahendru as Rosa
  • Justine Lupe as Helen
  • Lindsay Shaw as Katerine Nichols
  • Khleo Thomas as Jye Rowland
  • Sharon Horgan as Dean Ellen Mayer
  • Clifton Collins Jr. as Security Man Antonio Luare
  • Nolan North as Officer Odine Brundy
  • Tamara Taylor as Officer Ada Berry

Supporting Cast

  • Sheri Moon Zombie as Deborah Myers
  • Danielle Harris as Annie Brackett
  • Hanna Hall as Judith Myers
  • Adam Weisman as Steve Haley
  • Daeg Faerch as Young Michael
  • William Forsythe as Ronnie White
  • Malcolm McDowell as Dr. Samuel Loomis

Trivia

  • Rob Zombie was previously slated to direct before stepping down to produce
  • Initial drafts had various other characters meet their demise by Michael in the film, some of which had their death sequence filmed. These characters included: Alpha Deta Zi sisters Patricia and Jewel, art student Francine, Janice's friend Rosa, Dean Mayer and philosophy student Ida
  • Body-Count: 16
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