BHHS Today

Halloween chills and thrills

Halloween+movie+poster
Back to Article
Back to Article

Halloween chills and thrills

Halloween movie poster

Halloween movie poster

Blumhouse Productions

Halloween movie poster

Blumhouse Productions

Blumhouse Productions

Halloween movie poster

Looking for a chilling thriller this spooky season? Halloween is definitely for you. After a 40-year franchise, and 11 movies, Halloween terrorizes audiences yet again. Starring the reappearing Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode and Nick Castle as Michael Myers, Myers returns to the big screen to petrify a new generation of Strodes, including Laurie’s daughter, Karen, played by Judy Greer, and granddaughter, Allyson, played by Andi Matichak.

 

Halloween (2018) is a direct sequel to Halloween (1978), disregarding movies two through ten. Nevertheless, the story doesn’t skip a beat. Serial killer Michael Myers, whose character remains faceless except for a chilling white mask, escapes prison yet again, returning to his hometown to kill Laurie Strode. Here’s the catch though: this time around, Laurie is ready for Michael’s return and is ready to end Michael’s terror once and for all.

Despite the similarities between Halloween and its predecessors, one major difference is the variance in directors. David Gordon Green, the director of the latest movie, ingeniously embedded mirroring shots of the 1978 film into the new version, paying homage to the original director, John Carpenter.  

 

Going into Halloween, my expectations were very low, as I was expecting yet another bad slasher-type, cliche, repetitive, and rather boring film. Leaving the theater after sitting on the edge of my seat for an hour and forty-four minutes, I was pleasantly surprised. What made Halloween so captivating was the timelessness of Michael Myers; the fear of a vicious serial killer has and will continue to keep audiences flocking to the theaters. Despite Michael Myers, and the Halloween movies in general, using jump scares and similar storylines repeatedly over the past forty years, these scare tactics remain incredibly effective. As long as viewers left the theater with their bones chilling and blood-curdling, Halloween had done its job.

 

In addition to contributing to the forty-year plot, the new Halloween also debunks many weak plot myths, re-establishing itself from the several flops within the eleven movie franchise. Throughout the eleven films, various plot points, such as deaths and family ties, were juggled. Yet in the 2018 Halloween, dialogue addressed these confusing topics, putting them to rest. This not only made the movie easier to understand, but overall more enjoyable and compelling.

 

Don’t get me wrong, Halloween is no Oscar winner. However, it will entertain the heck out of you. Halloween is the perfect scary movie. With a dash of gore, a sprinkle of suspense, and a pinch of nostalgia, Halloween is sure to make viewers adore the ongoing struggle between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, just like its’ eleven predecessors over the past four decades.

 

Halloween and the sinister Michael Myers, has and will continue to, horrify movie-goers for generations to come. I would rate Halloween a 4 out of 5.

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.