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.
In the theatrical version, the Smith's Grove Sanitarium crew, including Dr. Wynn, are interested in harvesting and reproducing Michael Myers' DNA in order to continue the curse, rather than following the Cult's traditional approach of finding a new host, such as Danny Strode, after Michael's final sacrifice. It is implied that Wynn and his crew have broken away from the rest of the Cult to study Thorn on the genetic level. The Sanitarium has been using the women of the institution for their experiments, most likely via in-vitro fertilization, as evidenced by the fetuses in the laboratory. Jamie's son Steven is the result of these experiments, and Dr. Wynn implies that the sanitarium will use Michael, Danny, and Steven to breed new Thorn-inflicted children to carry out the Curse for generations to come, a type of modern version of the ancient Druids' method. Though unconfirmed, Kara may have been kidnapped so the cult could continue their experiments with Danny's own cursed genes, much as they had previously done by kidnapping Jamie.In the Producer's Cut of Halloween 6 they are in fact the original druid Cult of Thorn, comprised of many Haddonfield residents. In this version, 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, rather than through artificial insemination.
- 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).