a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
Blood is thicker than Water.
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.
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 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.
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…
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…
My star rating is based on how they ignored pretty much most of the movies in the franchise, the runtime, and the higher production value. I think my opinion is elevated right now because I just watched 4-6 and I predict my star rating would probably drop on a rewatch (if I ever decide to watch this again). Seriously though, it's tough watching these movies so close together. Sometimes I question why I do it, but then I hear this song and somehow it puts my life back into perspective.
And a side note, I can really relate to Sarah.
I know that all of you just watch this movie so that you can rock out to this credits song.
Even Jamie Lee Curtis and Josh Hartnett couldn't stop this one from just being average. I didn't hate it, but I also didn't like it much.
The "Halloween" series had been pretty well run into the ground after the previous two installments, so the producers only had one choice for the seventh (!) film: ignore the events of the last three sequels and bring back Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode instead. This flick picks up two decades after the events of "Halloween II." Laurie's now all grown up and still living in fear, but when Little Bro Mikey turns up at the prep school where she works for a family reunion, a way overdue showdown finally happens.
This seriously should've been the last Halloween film (the ending would've been a perfect capper to the series) buuuuut... nope, they had to make "Resurrection" after this one and totally screw everything up. Sigh.
Laurie Strode has some problems, the biggest being that Hartnett is ready to burst onto the American movie-going public. This is, however, 2016, and neither Strode nor Hartnett have any lasting impact. It's sad seeing a franchise that has such an iconic feel in its debut become such a boring, forgettable flick. This is better than previous Halloween sequels but that's akin to a piece of shit smelling better than the previous piece of shit.
Some effective slow build stuff, a cool setting in the empty and seclusive prep school, some humor in the margins in the overt Scream references and script touch ups by Kevin Williamson... but still not really a great "Halloween" movie, even if it jettisons everything in 4,5,6.
Jamie Lee Curtis is great, the kids are underused, and the action moves really fast once the shit really starts to hit the fan.
I got really upset when Carpenter's iconic theme was cut off halfway through the credits for a Creed B-side.
A little thin, scriptwise, but a fun and flirty outing for Michael Myers that dusts off the franchise after two severely taxing entries.
As far as horror sequels go, Halloween: H20 gets points for trying something different. And bringing back Jamie Lee Curtis back wasn't a bad idea, either.
I like the build-up. There's about five minutes of Halloween stuff at the beginning and 20 minutes of it at the end. In between that, we get some genuine character stuff with Laurie Strode. This film, for better or worse, is about her coming to terms with Michael Myers and his presence in her life. It's not the greatest thing ever or the most well-written, but it's completely serviceable and Curtis carries it just fine.
But then it remembers it's a Halloween sequel and proceeds to give us all of the elements that we've…
Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…