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[MOVIE REVIEW] HALLOWEEN KILLS

Anyone who’s a fan of movies like myself enjoys a good horror flick. So of course, we were all excited to hear that Halloween Kills dropped this past weekend. Ever since I was a kid, the Halloween franchise has always been one of my favorites. These films had the perfect amount of scare, blood & gore in my household!

HALLOWEEN KILLS (SPOILERS AHEAD)

Without giving away too much, I was excited to hear Dr. Samuel Loomis (Donald Pleasance) one more time. The filmmakers did a awesome job working alongside a voice actor to faithfully recreate his voice. I also enjoyed how they explained how Michael did not die in the 2018 film. It made sense, which has been lacking in most horror films with Michael Myers or Jason Voorhees.

GOJABEAN’S TAKE ON HALLOWEEN KILLS

The rest of the movie for me was a letdown. The character Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) was barely involved in the movie. I enjoyed the nods to previous films, but what they did with the old characters was disappointing. I spent the past 40 years not hearing or seeing who & what they have become. Now I’m supposed to feel bad for them because they get killed a few minutes into the film?

I was never a fan of the character Karen (Judy Greer) and was pleased when she was killed off. There was a chase scene where they all chase down the wrong man. I felt bad for him, but personally I thought the scene was pointless. There was a line in the film that went “He’s turned us into monsters.” No, he did not. He gave you the reason that you had been seeking to show that you have always been monsters inside.

Mind you, a man was dressed in white, unmasked, shorter and chubbier actually speaks. Not one person in the mob had presence of mind to say, “Well, it looks like someone else?” Everyone except for Karen, I suppose. I could say that the movie falls apart at the end but, it fell apart way earlier than that. The movie isn’t a total bomb. The actor who portrayed Michael (James Jude Courtney) did a great job.

IN CLOSING

Michael’s outfit still has it’s authenticity. Especially his mask that’s been ravaged by all of his previous battles. Much like Jason Voorhees in the past, we catch a glimpse of his damaged eye.. That was a nice, gory touch. The musical score was done by John Carpenter and it was well done. You will have to see it and decide for yourselves, if you enjoy this sort of thing.

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