Review: Halloween

Jennifer España, Managing Editor

Trick or treat! It’s the boogeyman, returning to the big screen after his theatrical debut back in 1978. The story follows Michael Myers, a six-year-old boy who commits a gruesome murder on All-Hallows-Eve. 15 years after committing the murder of his eldest sister, Myers escapes the mental institution and heads for Haddonfield in search for his next kill. Since the original film debuted, 10 different directors have made several sequels. The eleventh installment of Halloween has been produced by Blumhouse Productions, who have brought films like “Split,” “Get Out” and “Happy Death Day” to life.

The story will disregard the previous films.

It will serve as a direct sequel to the original despite the several year gap. “Halloween” director David Gordon Green has since transitioned a complete 360 from comedy films like “Pineapple Express” and “The Sitter” to horror. The film takes place 40 years after the initial confrontation between heroine Laurie Strode and Michael Myers. Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle have returned to reprise their iconic roles.

“Halloween” brought back that classic feel to the new adaptation.

The film follows Laurie Strode and how her last encounter with Michael forever scarred her life. Without spoiling too much of the plot regarding this iconic sequel, be warned for the boogeyman is coming for you. The first film had a total of 5 executions by “The Shape” while in 2018 Haddonfield the deaths doubled. The viewers got to see a vulnerable, yet, badass side of Strode that they’ve never seen before.

Without a doubt, the film topped expectations, measuring up to its origin film.

Julian, portrayed by Jibrail Nantambu, is a character that will surely captivate your heart. She is ultimately the best new character in the movie. You should prepare to laugh, scream, gasp and applaud. If you choose to watch the film, caution it might not be suitable for children. Whatever you do, remember to run and never look back. Who knows if somebody may be lurking in the shadows. Fun fact: the film was released on October 19, which is Michael Myers’ 61st birthday.

The print version of this article appeared Tuesday, Oct. 23.

 

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