He managed to save his family from the robocaust, but during the aftermath, fate, deathtoasters, and flying blenders took them away from him.
In the end, when one encounters a monster, be it a shark or a homicidal terrorist, it doesn’t really matter why the monster is doing what’s it doing, understanding it is not the issue. Getting away from it and surviving is. But, for an audience, the unknowable, the ‘why’, is the most scariest aspect of all, and the Halloween series of movies have explored every aspect of this.
If you’re like me, you probably have hundreds of story ideas floating around inside your head. The good ones, as Stephan King once said, are the ones that you can’t shake from your memory. I found this to be true, but having access to a pool of ideas, concepts and research is still a valuable tool for any author looking to create content using free tools for writers.