Tip from Rick: See the first Halloween (1978). Now, don’t see ANY of the sequels. Halloween (2018) is a direct sequel to the 1978 original. Just pretend there is nothing else in between.
I saw the original Halloween in the 80’s. That was when suspense was scary, music was a big player (you will always remember that song when you hear it decades later) and you were just a nervous wreck while watching it.
Nowadays, scary movies are based on shock value – the worse the better. You can never un-see what was shown and I personally just think it is a way to give sadistic serial killers ideas on how to torment people. I mean bludgeon me in the head Michael Myers style, but don’t torment me for days on end Saw-style.
Michael returns to Haddonfield. If I were pure evil, I think I would want to spread it around a little to other small towns, but he is partial to this one.
Now was the movie scary? No. But, as in the original, I was a nervous wreck.
If you think about it, Michael Myers is well into his 60’s if not pushing 70 and is not moving as swiftly as he used to. Whatever he is about to pull you see coming like you are watching a slow train wreck about to happen.
The one and only dog in the film did not die, and I was thankful for that.
There is one part where you are like, “Oh Dude, no, no, no, no, no – not that one’.
Jamie Lee Curtis is a badass the entire movie. You want to bitch slap her family, but we all kind of want to bitch slap some of ours too. If not, you don’t have a normal family.
Should you see it? Hell yeah! It’s fun and nostalgic.
If you are a tightwad or Broke Bitch Mountain like I was, go for a cheaper matinee. This is not going to win any awards, but you get to see Laurie Strode vs. her nemesis.
- Jamie Lee Curtis
- Judy Greer
- Andi Matichak
- Nick Castle