Why You Need To See The New Halloween Movie

This past weekend I had the opportunity to see Halloween, the brand new horror sequel to the first film released in 1978 under the same name. The original 1978 Halloween directed by John Carpenter is my favorite movie of all time, so to say I was excited to see this movie would be an understatement. This movie isn't any ordinary sequel, it is 40 years after the events of the the first film took place. Jamie Lee Curtis restores her iconic role as Laurie Strode, and she does not disappoint. This movie is full of suspense, drama, and pure terror, it is definitely one you will want to see in theaters this season.

When I found out last year that they were making a sequel to my favorite movie I had so many questions like, will it live up to the original?, where is the storyline going to go? who is going to be in it? All I knew was that I was going to be in a theater opening night and be ready for whatever comes at me.

 

The original Halloween was so scary because of its simplistic terror, Michael Myers goes after Laurie Strode for no apparent reason. It was just her fate, nobody knows why Micheal does what he does and the mystery is what draws audiences to the film. The new film focuses on the how the traumatic events that happened to Laurie affect her 40 years later. She has become a fierce, strong women waiting for Michael to return, so she can kill him. She isn't running away from her fears she is facing them. Jamie Lee Curtis is incredible in this film, her portrayal of Laurie is remarkable, Laurie teaches the audience how important self resilience and determination is.  

 

Along with the plot’s focus on Laurie and her preparation to go against Michael Myers, this movie also follows Laurie’s daughter and granddaughter. Laurie's granddaughter, Allison is 17, the exact same age Laurie was when Michael attacked her. Allison is an amazing character, she demonstrates acts of pure intelligence and strength when put in life-threatening situations, but is also a character many people can relate to. The three women leads in this film really make the movie and aren't the cliche girls that are usually portrayed in horror films. They are strong, powerful, and inspiring.

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This movie was truly made for the fans, they have countless homages to several of the movies throughout the franchise. Since the new movie is a direct sequel to the original that makes all the rest of the films in the franchise non canon. So they put little Easter eggs throughout the film that the hardcore fans will appreciate. The cinematography is outstanding, from the lighting, to the scenery, the movie represents a modernistic version of the original Halloween, while still making it unpredictable and scary. The suspense and horror in this movie is so prevalent, the last twenty minutes of the movie, I was on the edge of my seat and so anxious to see what was going to happen next. They made Michael Myers, a horror icon who is known by so many, actually terrifying, which is very hard to do when a character like this is already so well known.

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It’s October, this is the best time to see a scary movie, especially a Halloween movie. This movie will entertain you if nothing else, it has everything a good horror movie should have and then some. This isn’t just a good horror movie, it a good movie in general, that will really immerse you in the Halloween spirit. Like Sheriff Brackett said in the original, “ It’s Halloween, I guess everyone's entitled to one good scare”.

 

Thanks for reading, V