Screw The Skeleton Key.…It’s Halloween! And last night Honey Boo Boo and I went to see the new Halloween movie.
First of all, let me start by saying the first Halloween movie wasn’t really my thing. It’s on every year on rotation during October, and I’ve seen bits and pieces of it, but I only saw the original maybe once or twice and I was a little bored by it. Truth be told, I should re-watch the original in its entirety again so that I can make another judgement.
I also have seen Halloween 2 just once. I’ve watched Halloween: H20 several times, and Halloween: Resurrection once. All the in-between movies of the franchise I have not seen…sorry Paul Rudd.
But, like many, I have been counting down the days to this new Halloween. It did not disappoint.
The theater was packed, yet the room was silent throughout the film. People weren’t munching on popcorn or opening candy wrappers. You couldn’t even hear anyone breathe. Complete silence….likely, like me, many of the audience were holding their breath waiting on edge.
Some things about horror movies will always baffle me…like, when you’re entering a room, whether you’re a police officer or a home owner, why doesn’t anyone ever turn on the lights? How does Michael Myers continually escape his lock up (and, I’m not sure what the laws are in the state of Illinois, but I’m assuming the death penalty is not an option?? I mean, Michael Myers has murdered A LOT of people…why is still allowed to breathe??).
I was also annoyed by the inconsistency with some of the other movies. Such as Laurie Strode’s children. In H20 she had a son, John. And she’s had a daughter named Jamie. Neither one of them are mentioned or even in existence in this new movie…but Laurie has another/different daughter. Whaaaa?
Regardless of these little nitpicks, Halloween (2018) was pretty darn good. So good, in fact, that I slept with a light or two on last night. Not gonna lie. I may have also checked my closets and behind my shower curtain. I’m not sure what I would have done if Michael Myers (or anyone else) had been there. But I still checked.
MAYBE Michael Myers just needs a hug…? (Via Dimension)
PS – I’ll try to get The Skeleton Key up.
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
This movie jumped on the bandwagon of teen horror films post Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer. I mean, sure, it’s a franchise that had started in the 70’s, but this time around it really seemed it was geared toward a younger crowd. And it did ride the heels of the others.
The cool kids
I am not a big fan of the Halloween movie(s). Not because I found it super scary, although, don’t get me wrong, Michael Myers is definitely a creep, but moreso I found it boring and annoying. And because I’m not a Jamie Lee Curtis fan.
Aww…look at that face.
All that being said, I have always like H20. And perhaps it is because it is in the same keepings of the Scream and IKWYDLS films. So, I was happy to rewatch it this year after not having seen it in a long time. And, of course, the fact that there’s a new Halloween movie geared for release next year (40 years!) did give me some incentive to see this one again.