Michael Myers returns after 40 years


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Official Halloween movie poster. Source: imdb.com

Dom Nelson, Writer

When people think of the fall, the holiday Halloween is usually the first thing to come to mind. Halloween is a time for scary movies, pumpkin carving and lots of candy. Conversations are always buzzing about the must see horror movies as people prepare for the Halloween season. When it comes to horror movies, the Halloween series can not be left out of the conversation. The new Halloween is a must see movie for those looking for their yearly Halloween scare. That is, if you can handle it.

Ever since 1978, Michael Myers has been scaring all of his viewers with his Halloween movies, and he is back in 2018 to do the same. Although ten other movies were implemented in the series after the first one, they are often seen as unimportant. Because of this, the 2018 release is more of a sequel to the first than an eleventh installment in the a series. Once again featuring Jamie Lee Curtis (Laurie Strode), Halloween stays true to all things a good thriller film has to offer. The movie is full of it’s jump scares, babysitters and twists, and the movie definitely tends to those who are fans of the thriller genre. Although it holds these staples, it delivers them in a fresh and entertaining way. On numerous occasions, there are nods to the first film. For those that have seen it, the nods are always cool and give a sense of nostalgia.

People have been saying that Halloween is not only a scary movie, but it’s a good movie. The build of suspense, the edge of your seat action scenes, and it’s never dull plot are reasons for this. Although, some people do believe that the 1978 film is better than the 2018 film. Ratings wise, this proves evident. However, that doesn’t exactly mean that applies to the casual viewer. Either way, it holds its own to the original and that is saying something. It can even be considered as an instant classic to the genre. There are very few flaws to the film, even Rotten Tomatoes has it at a 79%, certifying it as fresh and one of the best films of the year.