Halloween Kills will be in theaters and on Peacock October 15th.
The first horror movie I watched as a kid in the early ’90s was Halloween II which initially came out in 1981. That movie absolutely horrified me and gave me nightmares for a very long time. After that, however, I became a fan of Michael Myers and the rest of the Halloween film. The unique story spanning decades and “the shape’s” creepiness, brute strength, and immortality kept my interest in the Halloween Franchise.
At the end of 2018’s Halloween, Laurie Strode, her daughter Karen and granddaughter Allyson left masked monster Michael Myers caged and burning in Laurie’s basement. Unfortunately, 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. They form a vigilante mob that sets out to hunt Michael down, once and for all.
Halloween Kills is the ideal movie to put you in the Halloween spirit! The story of the iconic Michael Myers continues in this sequel which picks up right where 2018’s Halloweens Ends. Even though Laurie Strode, played by Jamie Lee Curtis, is the heart of the story, this film focuses more on Michael Myers, who gets plenty of screen-time.
Halloween Kills has so many practical and yet epic kills by the hand of Michael Myers. This is probably the most gore I have ever seen in a mainstream horror film. There is so much creativity around how Michael kills and in many ways that we have not seen before. He is not a force to be reckoned with, and this movie gives us the most brutal, cruel, and invincible Michael we have ever seen.
A handful of cast members from the 1978 film return for Halloween Kills.
It was fantastic to see flashbacks from that movie and see them tie this movie into the events that transpired from it. The returning cast features Kyle Richards and Anthony Michael Hall, whose characters were babysat by Jaime-Lee Curtis’s Laurie Strode. Make sure you go into this movie prepared for a high body count, brutality, and bloody mayhem.
I give Halloween Kills a 7 out of 10. It might one of the most fun and graphic installments in the franchise. Now I really look forward to seeing how it all concludes with Halloween Ends. That film will be released on October 14th 2022.
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