Halloween Kills Review

by Murray

Halloween Kills Review

Takes the ridiculous and pretty much cranks it to eleven.

Halloween Kills Review

Takes the ridiculous and pretty much cranks it to eleven.

Halloween Kills is the sequel to the 2018 film Halloween, a direct sequel to the 1978 film also titled Halloween. First and foremost, I would like to acknowledge that I am in no way, shape, or form a fan of this franchise. It bores me. From the original up to Halloween: Ressurection, I found myself bored with almost every film. I’ve only seen the first of the Rob Zombie Halloweens and wasn’t a massive fan of it either.

When they announced this latest iteration of the Halloween franchise, I rolled my eyes. Here we are once again with a half reboot half continuation of the story of Michael Myers. It’s the third or fourth time we’ve tried to redo Halloween. I was under the opinion of them just letting it go. Well, I finally watched the 2018 film the night before Halloween Kills was released. How wrong I was. I enjoyed it immensely. I found it to be ridiculous and over the top in the best ways.

Halloween Kills takes the ridiculous and pretty much cranks it to eleven. This movie was mostly a killing marathon. The last film took time to explore the after-effects Myers had on Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her family. This film instead chooses to focus on the town—a brilliant move in my opinion. Had the whole movie been about Stroud and her family, it would more than likely have been a complete bore.

Once the town is alerted to the presence of Myers, we get introduced to more survivors from the original murders. The main focal point of that group is Tommy Doyle (Anthony Michael Hall). He, alongside the other survivors, take it upon themselves to kill Myers. In this process, he causes panic, leading many in the town to go after the wrong man.

In between all this going on, you watch Myers destroy everyone in his path. To me, this was the real fun of the film. I was thrilled that they chose to limit the story and instead go bonkers with the killings. When I think slasher film, this is what comes to mind. It’s brutal, gory, and it’s often. I was thrilled that they did not shy away from anything in this movie.

The flashback scenes seemed to work quite well. I particularly enjoyed the film explaining why officer Hawkins (Will Patton) felt he had to kill Myers. Something I didn’t understand in the first film.

Some parts of the story that focused on Laurie Strode did nothing for me. I couldn’t wait for them to end. The scene of her reminiscing with officer Hawkins seemed to drag on for far too long. I couldn’t wait to get back to the crazy going on elsewhere in this film. That might be my only nitpick with this movie. Things like this were few and far between.

If you walk into this expecting a ridiculous slasher film. That is what you will get. I hate to refer to this as a dumb film, but it is. I’ve seen complaints where people feel the movie takes itself too seriously at times. I think it’s just right. Even the serious aspects of this movie come off over the top and corny. Either way, I don’t care. I loved this movie and can’t wait to see what comes next.

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9
GREAT

Good

  • DEATH SCENES
  • TOWN GOING CRAZY
  • FAST PACED

Bad

  • LAURIE STRODE PARTS DRAGGED AT TIMES
Halloween
9
GREAT

Good

  • DEATH SCENES
  • TOWN GOING CRAZY
  • FAST PACED

Bad

  • LAURIE STRODE PARTS DRAGGED AT TIMES
Halloween
9
GREAT

Good

  • DEATH SCENES
  • TOWN GOING CRAZY
  • FAST PACED

Bad

  • LAURIE STRODE PARTS DRAGGED AT TIMES