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Film Review: Halloween (2018) | HNN

Film Review: Halloween (2018) | HNN


“It’s been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack from crazed killer Michael Myers on Halloween night. Locked up in an institution, Myers manages to escape when his bus transfer goes horribly wrong. Laurie now faces a terrifying showdown when the masked madman returns to Haddonfield, Ill. — but this time, she’s ready for him.”


*NO SPOILERS* I simply can’t do it. You HAVE TO SEE IT! “This Boogeyman is real and now he is back.” Laurie Strode (GOOSEBUMPS and so many emotions.)

It has been forty years since we noticed Michael Myers and Laurie Strode. “Halloween” (1978) written by John Carpenter and Debra Hill. Directed by the legendary mastermind John Carpenter.  From Blumhouse, “Halloween” (2018) is directed by David Gordon Inexperienced and written by, David Gordon Inexperienced, Danny McBride, Jeff Fradley and John Carpenter and Debra Hill listed as “characters.”

As a lifelong Horror fan and a fan of the “Halloween” movies usually. I really feel as if I’ve been ready for this movie so long as Laurie Strode has been ready for Michael Myers. The movie stars the incomparable, undeniably and all-around superb, Jamie Lee Curtis who portrays our legendary survivor and dangerous ass Laurie Strode.

We even have Judy Greer who performs Karen, Laurie Strode’s daughter, Andi Matichak (Laurie’s granddaughter), James Jude Courtney who performs The Form/Michael Myers, Nick Fort who performed The Form/Michael Myers in “Halloween” (1978).

Haluk Bilginer portrays Dr. Sartain – which I spent a number of minutes questioning the place the identify Sartain got here from and if perhaps it was a play on Samhain (I’m bizarre, I already know this.) Will Patton performs Officer Hawkins who’s only a mess but in addition robust and making an attempt his greatest to not have a nervous breakdown. I might not blame him although. Rhian Rees (Dana Haines), Jefferson Corridor (Aaron), Toby Huss (Ray), Virginia Gardner (Vicky) whom I might say she would have made Annie (Nancy Kyes)  proud.

Dylan Arnold, Miles Robbins, Drew Scheid, Jibrail Nantambu, Michael “Mick” Harrity and extra.

I can’t giving spoilers however I needed to do that as a result of I’ve beloved “Halloween” and like I said, I’ve waited for this movie. It begins out intense. The depth is coming from one man. NICK CASTLE. You’ll have to watch the movie. Seeing Nick Fort on the large display in a movie show and the quantity of terror, worry and depth was overwhelming however so satisfying as a horror fan. He makes sure actions that may inflict terror in you and trigger goosebumps. I had goosebumps as quickly as you see him.

The 2 that are available to the asylum to interview Michael’s/The Form’s physician and probably get some sort of response from Michael doesn’t go as deliberate. The response they did get was psychologically messing with so many individuals. The forged was so good. The one factor extra intense is seeing Jamie Lee Curtis onscreen as Laurie Strode once more. She performs Laurie fiercely. In any case these years and coping with all of this. She could also be in a PTSD thoughts body and understanding that Michael Myers is on the market could also be terrifying however it’s also one thing that’s fueling her.

Her household which consists of her daughter Karen (Judy Greer), her granddaughter Allyson performed so properly by Andi Matichak. You think about that Laurie Strode is hidden away and tormented however she is ready. I really feel this movie not solely addressed the unique “Halloween” (1978) nevertheless it additionally gave us Easter eggs to be careful for. In the course of the movie, I observed a number of issues. I’m not going to share them as a result of I really feel you want to see the movie for your self. You’ll not be disillusioned. I really feel the route they went with Michael not being Laurie’s brother was quite fascinating.

Michael Myers can also be brutal. He’s a drive of nature if nature was merely hurricanes, tornadoes, wrath and destruction. He seems like a strolling storm that’s annihilating every part in his means. We additionally get some perception on why he isn’t her brother they usually make some mild of it. There are additionally fast wit comedian aid moments as a result of what’s a very good Horror movie with no few humorous moments. Then Michael exhibits up and it isn’t enjoyable anymore. (All enjoyable and video games till Michael Myers kills the excitement.)

Once we left the theater all of us walked out collectively and checked the backseat of our automotive. (It felt obligatory) I additionally discovered Will Patton to be so good. He made me nervous and on edge all through the movie. He did such a superb job on this film. I feel the actual notion and what individuals checked out was how Jamie Lee Curtis took cost and she or he might have gone by way of hell however she was not taking any shit from one individual together with Michael Myers. This felt like the primary Horror (I say this as a result of I don’t assume it’s typically mentioned and talked about in the kind of method the place you perceive what an individual is absolutely going by means of.) However, this felt like Jamie Lee Curtis really portrayed Laurie Strode as somebody who might have nervousness, PTSD and but she is ready, not loopy and she or he is aware of what she is doing.

Laurie Strode beat the stereotypical issues that folks wish to label individuals and make it right into a stigma. Laurie Strode additionally says, “No do as I say!” This felt such as you received punched within the intestine. This terror got here again all of sudden. However, Laurie Strode proved she shouldn’t be one to be messed with.

Judy Greer did a superb job portraying Karen, Laurie Strode’s daughter. She reminds you of these individuals who continuously inform you “I don’t watch the news. I don’t want to hear anything bad going on.” She grew up in a childhood the place defending your self was precedence. If you watch the movie they provide a slight impression that she might have believed she was made to “be afraid” or “not live her life.” Laurie Strode did certainly train her daughter to guard herself. You will notice this within the film.

The notion that Laurie Strode is robust sufficient to not solely hold herself protected however to maintain her daughter and her household protected is undeniably the facility of surviving. The movie gave us a number of scares and there have been one or two minutes the place issues went off monitor and you would hear the individuals go from whispering loud, “what is going on?” As Sheriff Leigh Brackett says in “Halloween” (1978), “It’s Halloween, everyone’s entitled to one good scare.”

Properly, that is the “Halloween” film we’ve got been ready for and everyone seems to be entitled to their very own opinion. You could assume it’s nice or horrible. Individuals complained barely concerning the kills. Too little, too many or not sufficient and in between. Michael Myers was brutal. It was as if he knew his one agenda and he was dealing with it. Laurie’s home arrange is intense. Chances are you’ll assume if Laurie Strode sat and watched survival movies and find out how to survive within the wild. She additionally became a tactical professional and she or he might clear a chaotic scene on her personal.

Again to the Easter eggs within the movie for a second. Once you watch the film in case you are a die-hard fan of “Halloween,” I’m constructive you will notice them and get the references. For somebody who might have by no means seen it or you’re new to Horror. (Welcome and benefit from the journey.) You might have to see the movie a number of occasions to see and listen to them.

I discovered Nick Fort’s presence after being within the first “Halloween” movie was nostalgic, he was a presence. Lingering, lurking, and scaring the sh*t out of individuals with out a lot as making the slightest transfer. He’s The Form, he’s this plain pressure onscreen and you can’t take your eyes off the display. I (I had goosebumps. Just about the identical once I first noticed Laurie Strode)

In all honesty the best way they made this film with out addressing the opposite movies. It was good. It didn’t really feel like they wanted it. The movie additionally welcomed the brand new era with sure music, events and what the youngsters immediately could also be doing. We get to see Laurie’s evolution and the way robust she is. We get to listen to just a little extra about Michael. The masks scene and watching Michael getting his weapon of selection again, I assumed I might fall out of my theater chair. It was the best scene of the movie.

James Jude Courtney who portrays The Form/Myers is also only a terrifying. His stroll, the actions and small motions he does. They’re terrifying. This film was wanted so badly. This yr it looks like Halloween belongs to the Horror group. We get this movie to dissect, watch, and work out and terror of understanding that now Michael Myers isn’t just a few sort of factor or one thing to only chuckle about.

John Carpenter additionally did the soundtrack for the film. The music units the temper. It’s darkish, alive, and intense. Every observe, sound and scene that you simply watch the booming sounds undergo you. It seems like John Carpenter is scaring your soul (in a great way.)

It has the identical really feel that the unique had. It might not be the identical in any respect with out Carpenter making the soundtrack. I’ve even made buddies with individuals merely due to the “Halloween” theme. One pal informed me when she needs to loosen up, she drives round and performs the theme track time and again. Given the prospect, I might watch this movie time and again. I might verify the again seat of my automotive for so long as it takes. I used to be initially going to put in writing a full-on evaluation however there’s something about “Halloween” that you simply simply need to see it for your self. You need to really feel the music, see Michael Myers in motion. You MUST see Laurie Strode portraying somebody who might have been a damaged, defeated one that might have gave up or gave in. She didn’t although. She fought and fights. She is the epitome of a survivor in a movie.

Jamie Lee Curtis, Nick Citadel, James Jude Courtney, John Carpenter, Debra Hill (sensible), Jason Blum and David Gordon Inexperienced gave us this wonderful piece of movie historical past. We now have one other “Halloween” movie so as to add to our already unimaginable record of “Halloween” movies to observe. When you have not seen “Halloween” you NEED to see it. Michael Myers is completely not gazing you out of your yard proper now simply ready so that you can go see the film. So, go see it as a result of there is a vital message within the movie.

Oh, and Pleased Halloween Michael Myers.



Jason Blum @jason_blum


Nick Citadel – @ncastlez

James Jude Courtney www.imdb.com/identify/nm0183921/



Halloween (2018) is now obtainable on bluray per Common Footage Residence Leisure