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,…
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.
Hoop-tober Film #12 (of 31)
Solid entry to the Halloween franchise, though it outright ignores 4-6. Taken simply as a companion piece to the first two films, however, it is a strong finish to the "trilogy".
Jamie Lee Curtis takes on dual roles here (so to speak); not only does she continue the role of Laurie Strode, but she also inhabits the Dr. Loomis role as the slightly insane (and probably alcoholic here) character who is biding their time until Michael Myers returns. She fills the rather large absence left by Donald Pleasence ably.
The rest of the cast is strong. I'm a big Adam Arkin fan, so I really liked his character here. Ditto for LL Cool J, who…
I really love these post Scream 90s horror movies. They are a lot of fun and they remind me of my youth, oddly. Putting nostalgic aside, this was actually a pretty good chapter in the Halloween universe. Mrs. Lee Curtis shines throughout this movie and the confrontation when she sees her brother for the first time in over 20 years was badass. That ending though, come on, that was some bad fucking ass shit. You go girl!!!
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
“What do we do?”
“Try to live.”
After going on and on about Sidney Prescott and victimhood in the Scream series, it’s perhaps unsurprising that this one had maximum effect on me this time around. But it is one of those movies that sometimes falls flat for me; as many times as it’s left me breathlessly declaring it a masterpiece. But this was fortunately one of the latter type viewings. Jamie Lee Curtis is simply incredible in this movie, and for me it is by far the best in the Halloween series (yes, send me to movie hell, I don’t care…)
What amazes me more every time - and again, watched so soon after the Scream series - is how…
Rewatching HALLOWEEN H20 for the first time in years was a somewhat frustrating experience. It feels very much like a film of two halves: half Halloween reunion, bringing the Laurie Strode story to a surprisingly satisfying conclusion; half third-rate post-SCREAM teen horror jaunt. I'll leave you to guess which half worked for me and which didn't.
I must admit to being genuinely surprised when I realised that only three years passed between HALLOWEEN 6 and this. I'd always assumed there was a much bigger gap between them, and watching one after the other, you can definitely sense the impact SCREAM had on the slasher movie landscape in the years in between. Some of that is a blessing, particularly the fact…
I enjoyed the opening sequence, and it had a few good moments with Laurie facing off against Michael, but I expected a bit more from this. Decent but nothing special.
Laurie Strode: How about you? Are you tired of my bullshit?
Will Brennan: I'm a counselor; I'm attracted to it.
Will Brennan: What should I do?
Laurie Strode: Try to live.
It's kinda entertaining in its complete and utter ridiculousness. The finale is so absurd. I mean I get that Michael is the embodiment of pure evil and everything, but his whole impervious to death thing is a little too exaggerated here. That's my issue with the sequels, because they're more about the "he never dies" than any kind of genuine fear or tension. But it's still entertaining for the most part, even if it's pretty stupid. And Michael's mask in this one kinda sucks.
I like what they did here, even if they don't really kill off Myers at the end. I like a world that is just Halloween, Halloween 2 and then H20. Im' going to show it to my son in that order and not show him the rest. Then later in life, he can go back to the other ones.
Loved the moments with Janet Leigh - it's a meta movie that only Kevin Williamson could pull off. It's the stuff he digs. Also really dug the moment in the classroom with Laurie strode teaching about Victor Frankenstein -- made it all come together in a fun way.
A surprisingly slight entry in the Halloween series (at least in terms of incident/runtime - a lean 81 minutes, pre-credits), this still checks all of the boxes a reboot/sequel should, and generates some surprisingly effective, and affecting, moments.
Bonus points for a plethora of affectionate nods to the genre - from the casting of Janet Leigh and her car from Psycho (and the accompanying score), to one character's doomed search for a corkscrew (shades of Friday IV).
Manage to be watchable thanks to a runtime which doesn't stay longer than it needs to and a solid third act. Does seem likes its straining to do something a bit more impactful than the relatively generic slasher fare it is but never manages it.
- Night of the Living Dead
- Night of the Living Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Day of the Dead
- 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…
- Salem's Lot
- 100 Feet
Horror movies I've seen. List copied from my IMDB account. It will keep expanding.
In no particular order.