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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.
[cw: mental illness, trauma, suicide, personal, neg/posi]
I write about movies from a very personal place of response. I've been thinking about why it is that I take that approach, why slashers in particular are the most personal to me, and why, of all slashers, the Halloween series is the most personal of all.
I've known for a while that much of my fascination originates in reading the original Halloween as the metaphorical struggle between a girl and herself or all the things inside her: sexuality, social expectations, being a woman in this world -- all the fears of growing up. And in many ways, the slasher cycle became for me a body of genre work that followed all the…
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.
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.
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.
Taken from a blog review here - cinemaoftheabstract.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/halloween-h20-twenty-years-later-1998.html
When I first reviewed this film on Letterboxd I knew my over-excited positivity would decrease a little on the rewatch, even admitting this in the review itself, but after the mess that was The Curse of Michael Myers (1995), H20 is a breath of fresh air. Even if Halloween parts 4 to 5 were fun, H20 feels like a necessary re-write when usually discontinuing continuity in horror sequels comes off as insulting to previous films. Unlike most of the other sequels in the franchise, only part 3 Season of the Witch (1982) aiming for something profound, you have a film here in H20 which finally deals with what most horror sequels never…
This one's surprisingly good compared to the list of terrible sequels.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Yeah, I know it's past October, but I wanted to see this one.
This film, is actually not that bad. It has solid sequel concepts, with Laurie suffering from night terrors and hallucinations about that traumatic incident from 20 years ago, and will soon have to face her fears again. And the film introduces Josh Hartnett into the world. And LL Cool J is in it just because.
I would've enjoyed this film a lot more if it didn't have those fucking fake-out jump scares that severely plagued the first half. That being said, LL Cool J gives the greatest reaction to a fake-out jump scare ever.
"Aahh! Fuck me! Shit!"
It kinda made the movie worth watching just for…
That was rather excellent compared to the other Halloween sequels. I suspect the director is to thank for that. It's directed by Steve Miner the same guy that directed Friday the 13th parts 2 & 3. He knows how to bring intensity and dread to a horror film something that's been sorely lacking in Halloween since the first one. It also helps that it's short 'n' sweet and things always happen.
I have to feel sorry for the Halloween franchise. It started off so good that no sequel could ever possibly hope to beat it. The reason Friday The 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street endured and became cultural icons wasn't because they made one amazing movie and copy pasted…
Has there ever been a horror icon more trashed than Michael Myers? In 1978 John Carpenter introduced him as a force of nature, and created the most mythical and genuinely frightening character who acted with no regard to motive or meaning other than to just be a figure of our nightmares. Beginning with the second film Myers had the indignity of being humanized, by given him a motivation for his killing spree, then subsequent films made him less menacing and, quite frankly, boring.
After the dead end of the Jamie storyline, again he's pursuing a family member, the producers decided that in its 20th anniversary to reboot the character (a little bit). There was a ton of potential for this…
Jamie Lee Curtis is great and the story isn't bad.
After Scream was released in 1996, horror was at an all-time high. After it successfully gave a breath of fresh air into the horror genre, people were wondering when their other favorite horror villains would have a comeback.
Halloween: H20 was one of the first in the horror reboots.
Of course, part six was a failure, so many people were skeptical going into the film, even though the premise was cool: have Laurie come back twenty years after the original and have her face off against Michael once again. It was bound to be successful from the start, right?
It's a wonderful exercise in how horror sequels should be done, and it's the best sequel since the fourth one…
Still fun and it is great to see Jamie Lee back. I really hope she gets another go in a Halloween film at some point. This movie is definitely a product of the 90s horror boom and is probably the "lightest" of the halloween films. The ending of this is still iconic, I don't care what anyone says. It's excellent.
great sequal i would watch this over and over again soooooo good
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Movies about/starring women and girls of all ages. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but…