Michael Myers comes back home once again in David Gordon Green and Danny McBride’s “Halloween”. Now, I have never watched the original 1978 “Halloween” until just last night, but I was still excited for this film and then I got even more excited for it after watching the original, and this film disregards everything that came out after the original, so it is a direct sequel.
The story takes place exactly 40 years after Michael came home to Haddonfield, Illinois, killed 3 people, and attacked Laurie Strode. Ever since the attack Michael has been locked up, but Laurie cannot forget her past and she waits for Michael so she can confront him one final time. I had a really great time with this film, it’s dark, gruesome, scary, and even funny at times.
The cast all did really well, Judy Greer as Laurie Strode’s daughter was good in this film and I liked her whole backstory on why she is not with her mom anymore. Andi Matichak did a really good job as Laurie’s grandaughter in the film, but the standout is of course Jamie Lee Curtis. She is fantastic in this film, she’s strong, she’s a badass, and Jamie Lee Curtis gives us an amazing performance.
The score, oh my gosh is the score in this film gorgeous. Not only do we get that classic “Halloween” music done once again by John Carpenter who not only did the great music for the original film, but directed it to, we also get some really good new music from John Carpenter, his son Cody Carpenter, and Daniel A. Davies.
The cinematography here is pretty well done, the camerawork is great, there is a probaly 3 to 4 minute one-shot long take of just following Michael around, goong through houses, killing people, and it is just beautiful.
Now, lets talk about the man himself, Micheal Myers. Michael is just full on murderous rampage in this film and it’s awesome, there are some fantastic kills in this film, some are really gruesome, and it’s very entertaining.
There are some good twists in the film and nice little homages to the original film and some of the other films and I really liked that. My only real main problem with it was that there were some side plots I could have done without, but they never really took me out of the film.
In the end, I really did have a great time with this film and could definitely see myself seeing it again, maybe actually on Halloween next time. If you are fan of the original film definitely see this one, even if you are just a horror fan in general I would definitely recommend it, and I really recommend seeing it with a packed theatre.