Halloween

Halloween

DVD - 2019
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It's 40 years after killer Michael Myers wreaked his havoc on Halloween night. Laurie Strode remembers the horrific event from her first-hand experience of it all. Although Myers has been imprisoned, Strode has been preparing herself for the chance that he'll somehow get out to embark on another killing spree. When Myers does, Strode will be ready to try to end the killer's murderous ways, once and for all. Will she prevail if she and Myers come face-to-face again?

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ReadingAdviser_Sally Oct 17, 2019

What a great sequel! This is a direct sequel to the original 1978 film by the same title. I quite liked it and it now makes the perfect Halloween duo.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 05, 2019

I have been a fan of the Halloween franchise for a long time. But this single film changed it up a bit. Halloween is a film, that reboots the original 1963. Just talks about the stressful life, and uncontrolable family, that led Michael Myers to murder his sister. I think that this movie is a bit violent graphic wise, and is only for ages 18 and up in my opinion. What I really liked about the movie is that it shows how Michael's sister is trying to help Michael out. However I do not like that this movie has to deal with this type of storyline. This movie made me understand the life of this little boy, and how abusive it was. This movie in my opinion is described as terrifying, intense, violent, scary and gruesome. Wrapping this all up, when watching this in action it's almost as if no time has passed between 40 years and I remember everything that made Michael Myers my favourite murdering icon. Rating 8/10
@vrock of The Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Although the Autumn leaves and eerie shadows by your closet seem far away, "Halloween" by Jamie Lee Carpenter will bring those feelings back like something is watching you, waiting for a moment to strike. A revamp of the original 90's era iconic slasher that started it all, Carpenter displays the same amount of artistic talent in film cinematography if not improved with today's modern-era cameras and lighting. A fantastic watch for those wanting a chill down their spines, the killer Michael Myers seems not to let age dictate his horrific motives. 4/5. @Davvy of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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lukasevansherman
Aug 29, 2019

If you're counting, this is the 11th (!) "Halloween" movie in the franchise that kicked off in 1978.
Given that I had very low expectations, I thought that was pretty good, if predictable. Director David Gordon Green ("Pineapple Express," "All the Real Girls") is an unlikely choice for a horror film, as is longtime buddy Danny McBride, who co-wrote the screenplay. They did have the decent idea to make this a direct sequel to the original, set 40 years later, with Michael Meyers in the asylum and Laurie Strode still traumatized from the murders. Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her most famous role, as does the guy who played Michael, billed as the "Shape." Curtis and John Carpenter are producers, so it's at least more legit than Rob Zombie's versions. Nothing that happens in the movie is especially surprising, but the cast, which includes Judy Greer, will Patton, and newcomer Andi Matichak, is solid, the atmosphere tense and foreboding (Carpenter returns to do the score.), and the perspective refreshingly female. Fans of the original will enjoy all the little nods and winks. It did well enough that there are plans for more.

This is a Super good Horror movie! One of my two favourite horror movies! (The other being IT 2017) It was Creepy, Suspenseful & had everything a good Horror movie should have!!! Way better than the old version!!! The only thing is if you are a Halloween fan this movie doesn’t connect to other movies in the series excluding the old first one, but still a great show as I wasn’t a fan of the old Halloween series. Great acting and was exciting throughout the show! The ending was Awesome though! I can see now why Michael Myers is one of the three most ionic horror movie characters (The others seem to be Jason Voorhees and Freddy Kruger) as they all have plenty of allusions to them in other movies. 5 stars for sure!

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Jul 08, 2019

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A really scary, monster movie that ends badly for the villain!

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Ba_kuPlanet
Jun 11, 2019

Nice to see Jamie Lee Curtis in this Halloween closure movie. I wasn't in a horror mood when I watched this so I'll confess that I fast forwarded through the scary parts. Jamie's character is a positive symbol in turning a victim into someone taking back control - kick butt. Spoiler: Good to know that Myers ignores crying babies.

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CountAlucard
May 26, 2019

Just a few thoughts on this belated sequel with the name that will confuse people as to whether it is a sequel (see also 'The Thing'). The best thing that can be said is that Jamie Lee Curtis gets to show us why she is a formidable acting talent. In spite of the ridiculous goings on with kooky high tech booby traps and ridiculous plot turns she gives a very believable performance as the women who was the mousy girl in the 1978 original. The quip, delivered by one of many bland supporting characters, about Laurie and Michael not being related just underscores the fact that Halloween 2 is still the better sequel and should have wrapped things up there. The yin yang stuff about Laurie and the killer is strictly warmed leftovers from an Alien sequel. Evidently that hardware store Michael robs in the original film had no idea they were selling ancient evil halloween masks. When one is thinking about how a latex mask could have survived 40 years (wait-it was evil!) you know you're watching a movie with some problems. There are a number of 'easter eggs' which might please those for whom movies are just a bunch of ingredients thrown together but I found their lack of narrative purpose annoying. When Michael escapes his Arkham-like asylum (oo, checker board court yard-scary!) we wonder both why he's doing it and what took him so long. I guess evil gets in a rut sometimes.

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Ephriam
May 26, 2019

I was surprise how old Jamie Lee Curtis was. I remember her from True Lies which was a very well done movie. I probably would have been more impressed with the movie if I was pre teens but now I found the movie to be mildly entertaining. A time waster if you have absolutely nothing to do or just do not want to do anything but veg.

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mr_chocolate
May 24, 2019

What was executive producers John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis thinking!? The only good thing about this film was the music and decent acting by the 3 main women actresses.
Continuing the story 40 years after of the traumatized survivor, but battle ready, Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis: Halloween: 1978, 1981, 1982, 1998, 2002; Trading Places: 1983; A Fish Called Wanda: 1988; True Lies: 1994), and the after affects of her daughter (Judy Greer: Ant-Man: 2015; Ant-Man & Wasp: 2018 & tv), and her granddaughter (Andi Matichak: Miles: 2016 & tv), showed promise. but went rotten as quickly as a carved Jack-o-lantern.
After the first 45 minutes, I was skipping ahead, as the story was predictable and senseless. I did not waste my time in watching the bonus features with deleted & extended scenes.

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amanoletters99
May 04, 2019

Show me the money!!! This sad excuse to carry on with the Halloween franchise offered none of the suspense of the original. It was just an endless series of predictable scenes which were rather boring. At least they left the story open to cash in on, again and again... I can't wait.

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