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Two decades after surviving a massacre on October 31, 1978, former baby sitter Laurie Strode finds herself hunted by persistent knife-wielder Michael Myers. Laurie now lives in Northern California under an assumed name, where she works as the headmistress of a private school. But it's not far enough to escape Myers, who soon discovers her whereabouts. As Halloween descends upon Laurie's peaceful community, a feeling of dread weighs upon her -- with good reason.
Much more fun than any entry prior, Halloween: H20 develops no thrills, sustains no tension whatsoever. But it does feature the invigorating return of Jamie-Lee Curtis as Myers' victim, reimagined as a fierce, overprotective grown woman. It's a nice change of pace from the usual damsel-in-distress angle, as in a way Myers ends up as the victim here. There's not much more to say here, it's clear the reason this exists is simply to try and steer the franchise in a new direction. But there's a nostalgic pleasure to seeing Laurie and Myers face off, to seeing Curtis reprise her role as the proto-scream queen. There's a charismatic supporting cast as well, highlighted by an early JGL and a pointless…
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.
Halloween: H20 is full of winks, nudges and lines from the first film, Psycho, Scream and more, but, most importantly, I've always enjoyed watching this soon after parts 4, 5, and 6 because H20 is pure redemption.
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…
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.
It's seems strange having this on the 'Scream Effect' list, with it being part of one of the biggest horror franchise around and being released only three years after the last entry, keeping it relatively fresh in the audiences minds. But there's plenty linking this sequel with the success of 'Scream' putting forward a case for it's inclusion on the list. I was around ten when this film came out and I'm pretty sure this was my first instruction to the name 'Halloween', so I'm always going to have a bit of a soft spot for it.
Getting Jamie Lee Curtis back for a starring role was essential, a lot of time had past since her last appearance in the…
There was a lot of fanfare over Jamie Lee Curtis returning to the franchise, and by the time Halloween H20 was released I was a Halloween superfan, having bought every variation of the many, many, many VHS tapes Anchor Bay was pumping out (this one's in widescreen! this one's orange! this one comes with a snow globe!). So the weekend this was released, my mom took my brothers and me to see it in the theater.
The first 10 minutes are a blast. There's a lot of Halloween spirit and seeing Marion Chambers again was a real treat. Everything after the beginning is a real mess. The film takes place in California, which doesn't look very autumnal. As if that…
Finally got to watch this...but I didn't expect it to be THAT corny and bad...at least Michael Myers' mask was fine, and Jamie Lee Curtis gave a well-enough performance.
Slasher movies don't always deal with the consequences of what happens after the masked killers killing spree. That's one thing I liked about this. It's about how Jamie Lee Curtis' character has dealt with the events of the first two films in the series. And even if it's entirely predictable it's still a pretty interesting development.
Otherwise this is pretty standard stuff. I think it would have been a better film if all the teen characters didn't exist. They're really not important to the movie and none of them are all that interesting. But Jamie Lee is good, and I enjoy LL here. So even if it's not great it's watchable.
After Halloweens 4, 5 and 6, H2O is a breath of fresh air; a decent Myers sequel and one that wisely ignores the events of the aforementioned films.
For the most part, the chills are effective, such as in the opening section of the movie and in the public toilet. The later segment is splendidly restrained, and in the scenes that bring back Marion from the first two movies, it’s good to see that the filmmakers have gone to the trouble of finding a location that evokes those used in the original.
I do think that setting it in a school doesn’t quite work but I can’t quite put my finger on why.
The movie is good but not great. Kevin Williamson has a hand in the script but it lacks the polish of Scream.
In the pantheon of Halloween films (and in terms of the Myers storyline), H2O snucks in just behind Halloween II.
Twenty years after the events of Halloween, we find Laurie Strode, under a false identity, heading a prestigious California boarding school, where her seventeen year-old son is a student. Still traumatized from her own teenage experiences, Laurie lives in fear of her brother coming back to get her. This film wisely completely ignores the events of the 4th-6th entries in the series, and – maybe it's because I've watched nothing but Halloween movies for basically a month – I thought it was pretty effective! The contrast to the previous three entries in the series was apparent, and proved how important characterization really is. The film doesn't assume too much or try to give too much information: we have Laurie, who…
Parts one, two, and H2O make a great trilogy and are the three best. It's great to see the original Laurie Strode back in action and the rest of the cast is great. H2O does a pretty good job with its characters, making Strode well rounded, struggling to cope with the trauma of her past with pills and alcohol. This is a very solid 90s slasher.
I thought this was overrated but kind of good
Do they ever utter the phrase "Michael Myers" in the original HALLOWEEN (1978)?
I'll take a blind chance and claim that they don't. As with the Romero clones - they never said anything about "zombies" in NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD - it seems that the follow-ups missed the point. Of course, Michael Myers is Michael Myers, as far as slasher movie hall of fame goes, but there's something scarier about "The Shape". The way he, in the first movie, seems to be a thinking human being at times and then seems totally supernatural at other times... there's something deeply creepy and off worldly in that methinks. Thesis-worthy even!
H20 is water.
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