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[Video] Fan Experiment Turns ‘Halloween’ into David Fincher Film Scored by Trent Reznor

What if your favorite films from the past were directed by your favorite filmmakers from the present? That’s the question this interesting fan edit asks… and answers.

In order to theorize what John Carpenter’s Halloween might’ve been like had it been directed by David Fincher (why the hell not, right?!), “Bad Taste” directing duo Jack and Justin have just taken it upon themselves to conduct a little experiment.

How did they accomplish this task? Well, they took footage from Carpenter’s Halloween, re-editing, stabilizing and color correcting it to emulate the look and feel of a Fincher film. They even created a new title sequence for the ’78 classic, using stock footage intercut with effects elements, photographs of Michael Myers and animated text.

Furthermore, the duo added Nine Inch Nails‘ recently released reimagining of the iconic Halloween theme over top of the edited visuals – again, why the hell not?!

The end result is a fresh new take on an opening sequence for Halloween, directed by David Fincher and scored by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. Enjoy.



  • Chip

    Welp, it had me, and then it turned into a late 2000’s “Masters of Horror” rip off, and absolutely lost me.

    The only thing I can say for this is the color timing feels different and ‘modern’ ish, and interesting. It kinda highlights how close It Follows really is to Carpenter’s early style. All it really does is make me wish I could watch the entire film with this color style.

  • thegunshow

    Just goes to show how much a soundtrack, credits, and coloring can change the feel of a film. Good stuff,

  • Josh Blitzenbrox Myers

    That was surprisingly not bad. I can dig it

  • Looks really like something from David Fincher! He’s one of my favorite directors, I hope to see him making a really horror movie (not the sequel of that garbage called World War Z).

  • FeministFriendly

    Not a big fincher fan.

    I mean there are worse things,
    like jj abrams,
    but if fincher wasn’t mediocre enough to make him disregardable,
    the wildly undeserved praise he gets makes him irritating.

    Which isn’t entirely his fault,
    he’s not smug about it as far as I know,
    like jj abrams,
    but its just how he’s been framed in my mind and emotions culturally.

    • HeWaTcHeSnOeYeS

      Possibly one of the greatest living directors, up there with Michael Haneke and Alejandro González Iñárritu, and he’s just “mediocre” and “irritating”.
      You must have some excellent taste in film eh?

  • Tony Sola

    That was to my surprise pretty damn inspired. I actually think the color timing is a bit better than the original

  • RipleyCroft

    This looks really cool. I would love to see a full fan edit in this style. Maybe combining 1 and 2.

  • DukeStKing

    She forgot to leave the key at the Myers house. I like the reimagining of the theme, but felt it was too intense for an opening.

  • ArmitageX

    Very cool.

  • MrX13

    I loved it! It was really good and that title sequence with music and images was done perfectly. The color tone on the film looked really good, it felt more natural

  • Lard

    Wish this was on YouTube

  • Oscar Stoker

    That was pretty good.

  • Now if we can get Michael Myers on Mindhunter.

    Holden Ford: “It must have been fun, killing your sister with a big long knife.”

    Michael Myers: “….”

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