Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
20 years ago, HE changed the face of Halloween. Tonight, he's back!
On Halloween in 1963, Michael Myers murdered his sister, Judith. In 1978, he broke out to kill his other sister, Laurie Strode. He killed all of her friends, but she escaped. A few years later, she faked her death so he couldn't find her. But now, in 1998, Michael has returned and found all the papers he needs to find her. He tracks her down to a private school where she has gone under a new name with her son, John. And now, Laurie must do what she should have done a long time ago and finally decided to hunt down the evil one last time.
Wicked good fun 20 year reunion of Laurie Strode and Michael Myers! Sadly the reunion is marred by the death and absence of Donald Pleasence! Whom had been a powerful presence in a large majority of the Halloween films!
I was extremely pleased to discover that this sequel totally ignored the subpar sequels 3 through 6!
Michael Myers may be a bad ass serial killer but Laurie Strode found her inner Lt. Ripley and kicked some major ass!
Great to see the Halloween franchise finally got its Groove Back!
Part of my:
Halloween in August
Oh, we've got a psychotic serial killer in the family who loves to butcher people on Halloween, and I just thought it in bad taste to celebrate.
- John Tate
Well this was certainly unexpected. From the way the series had been shaping up I thought it was just going to be getting worse and worse, but it turned out to be probably the strongest entry since the third one. And although there was a noticeable lack of violence, it's still kept together by a fairly interesting script and some alright characters.
Wiping away the stains that were Halloween 4, 5 and 6; this one takes place twenty years after number 2. Laurie Strode,…
I haven't seen Resurrection yet but this is easily my least favorite of the series so far. The butt rock playing over the end credits even made this worse. I didn't think that was possible.
This film was quite poor. Not even the Creed song at the end could redeem it. Would love a spin-off about L.L Cool J's romance novel career, however.
I can't believe we're doing this.
Halloween for the Scream generation. Seeing the ORIGINAL masked slasher be reduced to an imitation of what's "IN" at the time is painful for many reasons, not the least of which the fact that the Scream films are an homage to the original Halloween!
The story structure seems familiar to the Scream films because of uncredited script rewrites by none other then Kevin Williamson. So in other words the film is meta... so fucking meta.
Not only does it…
Ok then I guess. That awful H20 pun title is so dumb. It would make sense if it was Halloween on a boat or something cool/stupid.
Little babby JGL shows up and gets scared by an ironing board then gets an ice skate shoved in his face.
Mikey Myers is back again to kill Laurie Strode which also means Jamie Lee Curtis is back. Josh Hartnett and LL Cool J come along for the ride, sure why not.
Hartnett has a bunch of dorky friends, Curtis has Halloween PTSD. Bathroom trouble, Michael Myers the notorious car jacker. LL Cool J's erotic fiction.
Christ it takes its time to go anywhere interesting. Lots of Curtis moping around and Hartnett and co…
uma ótima homenagem ao primeiro filme de 1978. o filme traz de volta de Jamie Lee Curtis no papel principal.
Halloween H20 is a pretty solid entry in the series, mostly because it feels so much more adult. Grown up Jamie Lee Curtis helps in this endeavor (though she says "fuck" more than anyone ought to). Thank god the over-the-top musical stings carry over from the last one!
You know who made this movie watchable? Jamie Lee Curtis. Yes, she kicks ass. She summons her inner Michael and beats the living shit out of Michael Myers. The last 15/20 minutes is just Jamie Lee Curtis beating the living shit out of her brother. Everything that happens before isn't that special. Except for LL Cool J writing a romantic sex novel. It has a lot of cheap scares which will not scare you because you can see them coming from a mile away. But I must admit, this one is much better then 4/5 and 6.
As a fan of Scream, The Faculty, Final Destination, and the like, it should come as a surprise to no one that I got at least some enjoyment out of Halloween H20. It has plenty of problems, but it fits into a mid-to-late 90's sub-genre of teen horror which immediately triggers positive vibes in my brain when I watch them.
What I enjoy most about Halloween H20 are the tone/mood, the (admittedly kind of ugly) visual style, and that 90's aesthetic to all of the clothes, hair styles, and set dressing. Thank you, Wes Craven.
Ditching the horrendous cult-based storyline developed during the latter days of the Halloween 4 through 6 timeline was a brilliant move. That shit needed to…
The worst in the series.
Somewhere in the middle in terms of the series. A very bare-bones film, but has enough fun elements going for it, that it keeps things interesting.
i hadn't seen this since i saw it in the theater when it first came out. i wish i would've just left it that way as the movie is even worse than i remember it. way to try and turn Halloween into Dawson's Creek.
I remember when this first came out to theaters I liked it quite a bit. Through the years though, my opinion has dropped. Its still entertaining but theres a lot I dont like. First off, I think Myers looks like dog shit. The numerous different masks they used in this aLL look bad. I cant forgive the CGI mask shot either. Its just embarrassing. Also, being a fan of Scream, I hate hearing music taken from that and other similar films rather than just relying on what works, which is the classic theme. The best thing is obviously the return of Jamie Lee who is great in this. The ending is also great (until Resurrection ruined it). Its alright but it feels too much like all the 90s teen slasher flicks rather than a Halloween film.
Thank you Halloween Water, you saved this series (briefly)!
Maybe a mention of 4,5 and 6 would have been nice (after all, Laurie left her daughter and we never found out why! Shame on you Laurie!), but it's understandable why they didn't go there. Sometimes it's just best to pretend that powerful walnut runes don't exist.
The cast is really good for a slasher flick, the writing is fun and the movie actually respects its original material.
The ending was pretty sweet, if only they'd left it there.
- Night of the Living Dead
- Night of the Living Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Day of the Dead
- The Super Inframan
- Cheap Thrills
- Enter the Void
- Evil Bong
- The Hired Hand
- Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
- The House Is Black
Each week I'll post a new letter and all you have to do is nominate a film that you think…