It’s been quite a while but I am finally back with a suggestion for Blu-Ray Tuesday! Today we have the return of a horror classic! Containing one of the most iconic horror characters of all time, today is the release of John Carpenter’s Halloween (2018).
That’s right, John Carpenter returned to do his character justice in this 2018 reboot of the horror franchise. Not only has Carpenter returned behind the camera but we also have the original Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis). Michael Myers is primarily played by James Jude Courtney- an actor/stuntman who did some great research to get into the mindset of a killer. Now as many of you are aware, there are roughly 97 sequels to the original, give or take a few, one of which does not contain Michael Myers. In these sequels, there are for some reason two different timelines – not even including the Rob Zombie remake and the shitty bad acid trip of a sequel to it. Seriously though, if I had to pick between watching that movie, or getting paper cuts between all of my fingers, I’d choose the paper cuts. It’s that bad. Anyway, this movie – Halloween (2018) is actually a THIRD timeline. It sounds confusing, but it’s actually as simple as this:
1. Forget everything after the first Halloween.
That’s it. Carpenter came in and said fuck all the bullshit that came after my original creation. This film takes place 40 years after the original, and negates all of the sequels. It’s quickly shown that Michael has been locked up in a psyche ward ever since that night in 1978 (even though he disappeared at the end of the original film, they’re just like…nah we got him later) and our protagonist Laurie Strode has spent her life preparing for his escape; preparing to kill him. There are some great moments in this film. Two of my favorites (without giving spoilers) are one that contains a motion light, and another that is just showing Michael seamlessly and stealthily move about the neighborhood, killing whoever is in his path.
These scenes, as well as many others, are very well done. This movie is great combination of suspense, terror, comedic relief, and bad-assery. It also has many nostalgic moments, paying homage to the original, including the trademark music. If I were you, I’d make the right decision and stop at your local Target, Walmart, etc., and pick up your copy of this movie. It’s always a good night to cuddle up on the couch with your significant other for a good horror movie. I know I will be.
Also, while it’s not time for “Friday Night Frights”, this is a horror movie, so I’d like to give this movie a rating of 4.5 Butthole Puckers****