Ryan Javate – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – If there has been one movie I have been dying to see, it would be the follow up to 2018’s “Halloween” reboot, “Halloween Kills.”
The film was finally released on Friday, Oct. 15 and I think it’s safe to say, the movie “killed” it.
This movie is set in the aftermath of “Halloween” (2018) where Michael Myers survived Laurie Strode’s (Jamie Lee Curtis) attempt to kill him as he walks into the night to begin another murderous rampage.
With Laurie still recovering from her wounds from the last movie, it is up to the townspeople of Haddonfield, including Laurie’s granddaughter Allison (Andi Matichak), to finally destroy the masked menace once and for all.
The biggest selling point of this movie was the notorious Michael Myers. James Jude Courtney who played the character phenomenally. Courtney portrayed an enraged Myers so well that some of the kills in this film made me jump out of my seat.
Every scene with Myers in it is bloody, brutal, and horrifying in every way possible. By the end of the movie, viewers will be wondering what hit them.
The soundtrack in this movie is also phenomenal. John Carpenter, the man behind the original “Halloween,” returns to create a darker, more intense score than the 2018 film and it works incredibly well in setting the tone for the movie.
There’s a couple of flashback scenes in this film that went back to the original 1978 setting and Michael Simmonds, the director of cinematography, nails it. From the graininess of the film lens to the blue lighting they used in the original, these scenes take you right back to the original film, making my love for that movie grow even more.
However, the plot of this film and the acting in it aren’t the best. If you haven’t seen the 1978 original or the 2018 reboot, some of the returning characters or plotlines from those films may confuse you and the acting is a little over the top, but I didn’t mind.
Overall, I really loved this film. It genuinely felt like a love letter to classic horror movies from the 80s and it was just a really fun movie to watch around Halloween time.