Halloween – Film Review

Regular viewers will have noticed I avoid horror films like the plague (both the 1992 and the 2006 versions)… hahaha.

But seriously I find them unsettling and in the case of Halloween, this is now the 11th film in the series that kicked off back in 1978, and, having watched none of them, I watched the first film as research for this new one and I have to say the original is much scarier than the latest version.

The lingering shots of Michael Myers stalking his prey are about as creepy as you can get, as he watches victims walk down suburban blocks, and you keep expecting a cut, but instead he just keeps watching, and watching and watching…..

The story is a sequel to that first film, and Jamie-Lee Curtis’s classic babysitter Laurie Strode is now a grown woman, and she comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

The film really wants to pay tribute to the previous instalments so I expect true fans will lap it up. Danny McBride is one of the writers so there are some very funny moments, but also some gory ones.

3 Stars.

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