BEWARE THE MOON REVIEWS
I FINALLY SAW IT. I FINALLY SAW THE NEW HALLOWEEN. Only a few months after it first came out... "Laurie Strode confronts her long-time foe Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago."
Without giving away any spoilers for how I felt about this film, and putting you off reading the rest of it - I loved it. Like most horror fans, I was stoked for it, especially because Jamie Lee Curtis was returning and John Carpenter was also involved - I had high hopes. Luckily, I was not disappointed. It's not perfect, but damn, it's pretty close.
From the get go, I was into this, I mean I nearly weed myself with excitement when I saw the opening credits, and they looked like an updated version of the original! I feel I also have to mention, this film is great at nods to the original and Easter Eggs, some I spotted but some are only for the real fans - and I have to say, I was never a massive fan of the original... I know! Don't hate me. I actually kind of preferred the Rob Zombie version to the original, and most people hated that one...
This one though, I liked more than both, it was just done so well in my eyes. It had a good story, it had some great gore, and I just was really into it. As I had mentioned before, it is not perfect, but not much is, and even if it isn't, doesn't make it bad.
One of the less perfect parts happens near the end, at a point I am not going to mention much about as to not spoil anything. It actually comes from Laurie, I am sad to say. Her and Michael comes face to face at some point, and without giving anything away, she doesn't come across sometimes as the most prepared of people. Being that she mentions numerous times that she has waited forty years to see him again, I just thought she'd have had everything little thing covered - like if you have the Queen for tea at your place, everything would be covered. Everything did not feel covered with Laurie, I won't say anymore, but after 40 years, she was not fully prepared.
I have to say, I really did like Halloween. I would say it's pretty much near perfect for a slasher film... There I said it, I loved it. It's fun, it's tense, it's got a great storyline, great kills, and a great villain and a great scream queen. One of the originals, may I add. Honestly, what is not to love?!
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..