My first thought when I saw that scene was that he was letting that baby live so that he can come back and fuck with it when it’s old enough to be scared of him. That’s where my mind went when I saw that scene because I guess as I understand the Shape, it seems like something he would do. Perhaps you’re right, though, and there is a bit more complexity going on in that head of his.
This is why Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon is one of my favorite slasher flicks since it’s in a universe where all the classic killers like Myers, Voorhees, Kruger, and even freaking Chuckie were just guys who trained and planned like hell to make everything about them seem supernatural. Often faking their own deaths to make their eventual return become a sort of legend or mythos. But really the thought, detail, and respect to the classics make it one of my favorite movies in general. Kinda sad there probably won’t be a sequel.
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