Thorn is referred to an ancient, dark, supernatural phenomenon that bestowed great power upon someone who was inflicted with its curse, dating back to the time of the Druids.
Cult of ThornEdit
The Cult of Thorn was a cult of druids whose activity spans over several millennia. The nature of cult is different, depending on which version seen of Halloween 6.
The Thorn cult places a curse on a child from their tribe, currently Michael Myers. The Curse of Thorn is what makes him invincible, and commands him to kill every member of his family as a sacrifice to keep the cult alive. They planned to place the curse on Danny Strode after Michael made his final sacrifice, but Michael got tired of being used by them, so he killed every member of the Thorn cult.
In the theatrical version, most of the cult's Druid elements are removed and Dr. Wynn implies that he and the sanitarium crew instead want to control Michael and the evil power of Thorn, not submit to it or fear its demonic presence. They are less superstitious than in the Producer's Cut, and the doctors seem to have merely been inspired by the Druids' beliefs to inflict Michael with the curse in order to learn about how to harness pure evil and use modern scientific techniques to study and control Michael's power. Mrs. Blankenship is the only other person affiliated with the sanitarium cult in this version. It is never explicitly stated what the cult planned to do with Steven, Danny, and Kara, but it is presumably the same as the Producer's Cut.In the Producer's Cut of Halloween 6 they are in fact a Druid cult, comprised of many Haddonfield residents. In this version, their beliefs and intentions are exactly as Tommy Doyle described to Kara. Steven is intended to be Michael's final sacrifice (since innocent blood is needed for the ceremony), and the curse will then be passed on to Danny, who is to immediately sacrifice his mother Kara. Moreover, a flashback shows that Steven was conceived by the cult having Jamie raped by Michael, which was never confirmed in the theatrical cut.
- Terence Wynn (Leader; Deceased)
- Michael Myers (Unknown)
- Mrs. Blankenship (Unknown)
- Dawn (Unknown)
- Dr. Bonham (Deceased)
- Nurse Mary (Deceased)
- Brian the Bus Depot guy (Unknown)
- Sheriff Holdt (Unknown)
- 8 Doctors (Deceased)
Curse of ThornEdit
The Curse of Thorn is often associated with a constellation that could appear during Halloween. In the time of the Druids, to prevent mass death among the tribes, one family was chosen to bear the curse. This curse would require the bearer to sacrificially murder his or her entire family on the night of Samhain (All Hallow's Eve), which in turn would spare their community from disastrous events such as plague and drought. The curse also appears to give the cursed inhuman strength and immunity from death (however, in the H20 Timeline, Michael has inhuman strength and immunity from death, and is not cursed by the Cult of Thorn in that timeline, but presumably from some different, unknown source which gives him immortality).
The curse was greatly explored in the Producer's Cut of Halloween 6, with more importance given to Dr. Wynn and his Cult of Thorn.
Mark of ThornEdit
The Mark of Thorn was a symbol that appeared on the wrist of those involved with the cult, or cursed by them. It could be seen on Michael's wrist, and, in the Producer's Cut, it could be seen on Dr. Wynn and later Sam Loomis (the latter against his will).