Halloween Kills Review

Michael Myers (aka The Shape) in Halloween Kills, directed by David Gordon Green.

Halloween Kills Makes You Question Just Who is Evil

The Halloween movie franchise has been around for several generations now and at the center of it all is Michael Myers the murderous super-strong bad guy. In over ten different super bloody films, Michael has taunted and killed the people of Haddonfield, Illinois on Halloween night, and in each version and in each movie, we get more creative deaths and murders along the way.

But what about Halloween Kills? After Halloween Resurrection – we should be rid of Michael by now right? Just like the countless other films in the series, he’s back and it’s even more bloody than before. But this time, not all of the kills can be attributed just to Michael and his creepy mask that oddly was modeled off of William Shatner.

Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and Karen (Judy Greer) in Halloween Kills, directed by David Gordon Green.

But what can you expect when you go to see Halloween Kills in theaters, or stream it on Peacock? Yes, you get the creepy music, the gruesome death scenes and of course Michael Myers. But this time the story is a bit differently. Picking up right after the last movie we find out what if Laurie surives and what happened to Michael Myers in the fire she set. It should be the end of him by this time, but we quickly find out that he not only survives but is back to his usual Halloween antics.

The movie does have creative kills and some that are outright ridiculous. We’re looking at you Firefighter running into the fire with a circular saw. It does also give some moments that will make you laugh. It seems that after forty years, people may not be moving out of Haddonfield, but are not running directly into danger. It seems like common sense has finally started to kick in some.

That common sense, however doesn’t last too long though. Instead, the townspeople turn to mob justice and decide that they are going to end Michael once and for all. Not only does this lead to innocent deaths, but it makes you start to question who is in the wrong here and who actually is evil.

Michael Myers (aka The Shape, left) in Halloween Kills, directed by David Gordon green.

How does Halloween Kills rate in the franchise though? The movie overall is everything fans want and expect. It’s something that Michael Myers fans are going to want to check out. It does have a bit of levity and does bring back some of the cast from the other movies which is great for fans, and a bit of throw back to help tie the stories together. And, well, some of them never make it out of this version. Get ready to say goodbye to some of your favorites this go around. It does have some laughs, some cringe moments and a lot less jump scares than I remember from the original movies.

If you’re ready for some pretty bloody kills, a few jump scares and to see what might be the penultimate chapter in the Halloween series – check out Halloween Kills in theaters and on Peacock now.

Overall Rating

Four Star Review

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(In Theaters and on Peacock)  In 2018, David Gordon Green’s Halloween, starring icon Jamie Lee Curtis, killed at the box office, earning more than $250 million worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing chapter in the four-decade franchise and setting a new record for the biggest opening weekend in history for a horror film starring a woman.And the Halloween night when Michael Myers returned isn’t over yet.Minutes after Laurie Strode (Curtis), her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) left masked monster Michael Myers caged and burning in Laurie’s basement, Laurie is rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, believing she finally killed her lifelong tormentor.But when Michael manages to free himself from Laurie’s trap, his ritual bloodbath resumes. As Laurie fights her pain and prepares to defend herself against him, she inspires all of Haddonfield to rise up against their unstoppable monster.The Strode women join a group of other survivors of Michael’s first rampage who decide to take matters into their own hands, forming a vigilante mob that sets out to hunt Michael down, once and for all.Evil dies tonight.

Also starring Will PattonThomas Mann and Anthony Michael Hall. Directed by David Gordon Green.

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