‘Horror’ Film Meets Screen With Nostalgia

October 31, 2018

It has been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived an attack from crazed killer Michael Myers on Halloween night. Locked up in an institution, Myers manages to escape when his bus transferring him to a new prison suspiciously crashes. Laurie must face Myers one on oneーbut this time, she is ready for him (Metacritic).

This movie has shown to be very frightening in the trailer, in the sense that after one returns home after viewing the movie, they shall be unable to sleep for a couple of days. After seeing the film with my own two eyes, however, this was not proven to be true.

I am not a person who specifically loves to view movies advertised as horrific, hair-raising or even just plain scary, but my family invited me to come with them to the theatre. David Gordon Green’s Halloween was the movie of their choice.

As advertised the movie did include scares, but not what anyone was expecting. The motion picture mostly showcased jumpscares, as every time Strode turned around Myers was standing behind her, awaiting the kill.

Reviewer, Josh Lewis told Metacritic that the kills were plentiful, as cinematographer Michael Simmonds did excellent work with widescreen framing, using background tricks as well as shadows and reflections.

I, myself, may not agree with Lewis’s statement, but every viewer is entitled to their own opinion. Overall, the movie was alright if you purchased tickets for jumpscares, but those who wanted to see a real Halloween horror must have been disappointed, as I was.

In my opinion, Halloween by David Gordon Green receives two out of five stars due to it being advertised as something different than it truly was.

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