Halloween Opening Scene

Donald Pleasence‘s tortured Dr. Loomis chased Michael Myers on screen for nearly 20 years in the many Halloween sequels, but in the new Halloween, things are different. All the sequels following the first movie are rendered null and void here, which asks a big question: what happened to Dr. Loomis after the end of 1978’s Halloween?

An early screenplay draft of David Gordon Green‘s Halloween offered up an answer: he was murdered by Michael Myers. Green and company originally planned to bring Loomis back in their Halloween opening scene, only to kill him off. Thankfully, original Halloween creator John Carpenter stepped in.

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