Now this is a review that I couldn’t wait to do! Once I found out about this movie months ago, the one thing I couldn’t wait to do was to review it for you guys. Today’s review will be on the newly released Halloween!
This movie was one of the most anticipated movies to ever be released. Everyone was on board with this once they saw the trailer. The return of Michael Myers! I must say this was a legit return for one of the most iconic horror movie killers of all time. I’m sure you guys remember the last two Halloween movies that came out in 2007 and 2010, directed by musician Rob Zombie. Now I love Rob Zombie, but I must say those two Halloween movies were BAD! There was so much gore, so much blood and guts. I couldn’t imagine those two movies being the final lasting images of Michael Myers. When I found out that there was a new Halloween coming out and that the director of the original Halloween John Carpenter was involved, I was hooked!
Jamie Lee Curtis starring in this movie made me so happy. She was the main star in the first Halloween back in 1978 and for her to be involved 40 years later in the reboot is incredible and she looked great! Judy Greer starred as Laurie Strode’s daughter and mother of Allyson, Laurie’s granddaughter, played by Andi Matichak. Michael Myers was played by both Nick Castle and James Jude Courtney and they both portrayed Michael pretty well.
The storyline of this movie is that this is the sequel to the original Halloween from 1978, Michael Myers returns 40 YEARS LATER to relaunch his kill streak. So literally every Halloween sequels from 1981 to 2010 were ignored and in my honest opinion I wasn’t a fan of that idea when I first heard it. My personal favorite movie from the series is Halloween 4. The fact that Halloween 4 is ignored baffled me! The last two Halloween movies deserves to be ignored, but NOT Halloween 4! Especially Halloween 2 shouldn’t have been ignored because in that sequel we got a bit of insight on the family history between Michael Myers and Laurie Strode. In that movie we found out the two of them were siblings, in the current movie them two being siblings was thrown out the window. I just wasn’t a fan of that at all.
Michael’s body count in this movie was actually low, but almost each of his kills were indeed brutal. There actually was a reference to Halloween 2 in this movie as well. Remember in Halloween 2 where Michael went into a woman’s house and stole her knife? Well in this movie he did the same thing, but before leaving he made sure to brutalize this poor woman with a hammer, then grabbed her knife and left. Immediately after doing that, he went into her neighbor’s house and fatally stabbed the neighbor! Like it was nothing! Another brutal killing was Michael killing his own doctor. Dr.Sartain, played by Haluk Bilginer, was the Dr.Loomis of this movie (RIP Donald Pleasence). Michael sure as hell didn’t miss a beat and you can tell by watching this movie that he misses doing what he does, which is terrorizing the people on Halloween.
Michael’s main target in this movie was Allyson. Allyson is Laurie Strode’s granddaughter. Allyson is pretty much aware of the history of Michael and she wasn’t even that intimidated of him at first. As the movie went on, Allyson and Michael come face to face a couple of times. Each time Allyson runs away in complete terror, as she is in the presence of the iconic boogeyman. As this whole ordeal is going on, Laurie Strode’s entire mission was to kill Michael. She openly admitted that she was hoping for Michael to escape just so she can kill him. Earlier in the movie there was a scene where she was practicing her shooting with shotguns in the woods for preparation to finally kill Michael. At the end of the movie, Laurie and Allyson were in deep trouble, while Allyson’s mother Karen was panicking. Laurie went to go fight off Michael, but for the time being Michael kicked the shit out of her. Allyson and Karen were the only two left that Michael were targeting. They scream in absolute terror as Michael makes his way towards them while Karen is holding a shotgun that Laurie had given her. She just didn’t have the guts to shoot Michael and as he gets close to them, Laurie comes from behind and shoots Michael, causing him to go down and out. As they exited the house they were in during this whole ordeal, Laurie decides to take it upon herself to burn the house down and take out Michael Myers once and for all, or does so she think?
The last thing I wanna mention was the theme music. Hearing that ICONIC them music warmed my heart. That music will NEVER get old. That music will forever solidified the legacy of the Halloween movies!
This movie easily gets an 10/10 overall rating! If you haven’t seen this movie in theaters yet, you must do so now! Anything you look for in a slasher film, from blood to jump scares, this movie had it all! Long Live Halloween!