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There was a time when movie sequels had original titles. In the Heat of the Night and They Call Me Mister Tibbs! come to mind. Then movie makers got a little lazy. Jaws was followed by Jaws 2, then Jaws 3, Jaws 4: The Revenge, and lastly, Jaws 5: Just Kill The Fish Already.

These days, we seem to be getting more sequels and prequels with the same title as the original. John Carpenter's The Thing, followed by The Thing. Sure, you could consider the two films as one, as the prequel leads directly to the original. And now you have Halloween, a direct sequel to John Carpenter's Halloween.

Did no one in the production realize that one word title had already been used? By the exact film they were making a sequel to?

And what is the point of constantly resetting continuity in film? Halloween has got the better part of four of them. It's like the producers said 'hey, that last sequel blew, so let's make another sequel, but this time ignore the previous one, and hope this one doesn't blow chunks. Oh, it blew even more chunks? Hear me out, third time's a charm, right?'