„This sequel (as it’s purported to be) wants us to forget about Halloween II through infinity and reimagine its new narrative, which is that Michael Myers was recaptured on Halloween night 1978 after killing five people and falling off a balcony after being shot multiple times. Fair enough. I went in to this Halloween with eyes wide open. Maybe this Halloween, as reimagined by writers Danny McBride and David Gordon Green, will spring a few surprises on us. Maybe it will recapture the chilling suspense and magic of John Carpenter’s original vision. It didn’t take me long to realize, with a sinking feeling in my heart, that this Halloween is no different than the sequels it wants us to purge from our memories.

Halloween begins with promise. A pair of British documentarians/podcasters are doing a story on the events of the first movie. They gain access to Myers, who still has not uttered a word since his institutionalization for the murder of his sister in 1963. We also still don’t see his face, and the movie maddeningly contrives situations which obscure it, such as soft-focus shots or Myers standing behind a tree. Is he Michael Myers or Wilson from Home Improvement? We know this much about him: He eats, drinks, breathes, ages, grows a beard, and excretes waste, but he just can’t die. No matter how much he is shot, bleeds, or is blown up, he just won’t shuffle off this mortal coil. And neither can countless psychopathic killers in other slasher movies born out of the success of the initial 1978 film. ” – movieguy1970.blogspot.com/2018/10/halloween-2018-12.html

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