ByKhalil Wright, writer at Creators.co
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Recent Halloween updates suggest the producers aren't quite sure which direction to take the new film as they move forward.

Fans have suggested a follow-up to the original movie and its sequel, and there's a contingent which would like to see a continuation to Halloween: Resurrection. In the midst of all these ideas, however, most don't realize that this series has quite a few comic books to pull from — and they're great!

These five comic storylines could be a great starting point for the new movie.

5. Halloween: Autopsis

Jason Edmiston
Jason Edmiston

Comic book synopsis:

Halloween: Autopsis takes place in 1993 and centers on Patrick Carter, a photojournalist who receives an assignment to follow Sam Loomis in an effort to determine the location of Michael Myers. Eventually, Carter becomes obsessed with Myers, and ultimately pays the price for it.

Why this could be a great Halloween movie: This time around, we don't have to watch as Michael Myers tries to kill his sister, niece, aunt, or anyone else he may possibly shares an ounce of blood with. It's a completely different story with new characters and new motivations. Yet it still has potential to be as intriguing as any of the classic Halloween flicks.

4. Halloween: One Good Scare

	Peter Fielding
Peter Fielding

Comic book synopsis:

A young psychiatrist named David Loomis is following in his father's footsteps, but refuses to participate in the obsession that ruined the elder man. David is a firm believer that Michael Myers is long dead — that is, until he takes on a patient named Lindsey Wallace, who is convinced the bogeyman is still after her... and she's right.

Why this could be a great Halloween movie: Again, we're not going back down familiar roads. If fans are eager to see Halloween explore new directions, this is a great way to begin. It also introduces the idea of Dr. Loomis's son, David, as the main protagonist, which could breathe new life into the franchise as well.

3. Halloween: Nightdance

Tim Seeley
Tim Seeley

Comic book synopsis:

Michael Myers fixates on a young girl named Lisa. Unbeknownst to Lisa, Myers has been watching her for a long time, stalking her and her friends, all the while learning about her fears in his inhumanly patient way. Lisa has a chronic fear of darkness. In her dreams, however, she’s conquered this fear, and she sees herself as a ballerina dancing under the starlight, afraid of nothing. As we get closer to the night of Halloween, The Shape begins to move in on her, and Lisa has to overcome her fears in real life if she stands any hope of getting away.

Why this could be a great Halloween movie: With this story, the franchise could reinvent itself, while still remaining true to what it was in the first place. When the original Halloween was made, it wasn't the director's intention that Michael Myers was related to Laurie Strode. He only had a fixation on her, much like Lisa from this Nightdance comic. So I think it would be clever for them to go back to the idea of Myers having absolutely no familial motivations, while simultaneously introducing new characters, and a new story.

2. Halloween: The First Death of Laurie Strode

	Jeff Zornow
Jeff Zornow

Comic Book Synopsis:

This one attempts to fill the void left between Halloween II and Halloween H20, examining the events that led Laurie Strode to fake her demise and go into hiding. In the aftermath of the hospital explosion, Laurie attempts to pick up the pieces of her life, even after the loss of her friends and subsequent paranoia. Of course, Michael Myers wasn’t killed in the blaze and slowly emerges once more to finish the deed, causing Dr. Loomis to spring into action mode.

Why this could be a great Halloween movie: Unlike the previous comics, this story takes us back to more familiar territory — kind of. Serving as an alternate Halloween 3, the film would show us what took place directly after the original Halloween II, and how those characters were affected in the aftermath. Particularly Laurie Strode, Dr. Loomis, and, of course, Michael Myers.

1. Halloween: Sam

Marcus Smith
Marcus Smith

Comic book synopsis:

The final days of the man who attempted to subdue Michael Myers. This is a look at the last year in the life of Sam Loomis, a glimpse into his complicated past, and his final moment with Michael Myers. To make Loomis suffer right before he breathes his final breath, Myers visits his death bed and tortures Loomis's former lover in front of him.

Why this could be a great Halloween movie: Usually slasher movies are a one track ride, so it's unlikely you'll get a really compelling story out of one. However, this is a tale that needs to be told. It could show not only how gripping this series has been, but also what it can be in the future. Not to mention, it would be an incredible way to commence the upcoming #HalloweenReboot. Nevertheless, the best to come out of this film would be when it is reveals just how sinister Michael Myers truly is.

There Are Plenty of Directions For The Halloween Franchise To Go In

I understand the people behind this series want to put out a quality Halloween flick, and that relies heavily on what direction they choose. So I'd suggest taking a long, hard look at the franchise's own comic series.

As far as I'm concerned, they're basically cheat sheets for success. Each of these Halloween comic book storylines are enthralling, well done and would be stellar ways of rebooting the franchise!

Poll

Which of these Halloween comics would you like to see adapted into a movie?