Directed by: David Gordon Green
Synopsis: Michael Myers escapes Laurie’s trap and tries to reach her, killing people on his way. On the other hand, Laurie finds support in a group of survivors of his previous rampages.
Review: This review may contain some minor spoilers.
Michael Myers returns!
Halloween Kills is one of the most anticipated horror entries in the franchise yet! David Gordon Green returns, directing his second of the three movies planned. Halloween Kills delivers a Michael Myers movie that is very much Michael’s time to shine.
Critics have panned have panned Halloween Kills, David Gordon Green, stated this would be the body count movie, which it firmly is. So, critics panning it, a giant middle finger to you. You should have done research into the directors comments and vision for this entry, and you wouldn’t be so disillusioned.
Lets take a trip to ’78
Halloween Kills introduces us to a spectacular flashback sequence to 1978, from Officer Hawkins POV. The flashback picks up right after Dr. Loomis shot Michael six times off the balcony. Haddonfield police are hunting for Michael. The segment looks exactly like it would have if it was shot in 1978 and seeing Michael in the original mask was quite surreal. The most iconic moment was seeing Dr. Loomis on screen again. There was no CGI in sight, the effects were completed using good old-fashioned prosthetics, which were applied to Tom Jones Jr, a set constructor, in his first role.
After the brilliant flashback sequence we catch up with Laurie, Karen and Allyson who are on their way to the hospital and see fire trucks heading for Laurie’s house which is engulfed in flames, little do the fire crew know, Michael Myers is in the house! After slaughtering the first responders, Michael carves a path of destruction through Haddonfield.
Halloween Kills is Michael’s movie, Laurie is injured and sits this one out. Michael is in full rage mode and anyone that gets in his way is brutally dispatched. This movie features the highest body count and the goriest kills, Michael is a force of nature and nothing or no-one can stop him.
Halloween Kills also features the return of Lindsey Wallace, Tommy Doyle, Nurse Marion Chambers, Sheriff Brackett and Lonnie Elam. These characters join Tommy Doyle, who has PTSD from the events of the first movie, Tommy starts a mob in order to find and stop Michael, sadly some do end up victims to Myers, but it was nice to pick up the characters again.
Overall, Halloween Kills is a gory, frightening sequel that will have you on the edge of your seat, Michael is back with a vengeance! This is the Halloween sequel we have been waiting for. David Gordon Green has once again proved he is the future of horror movies. Bring on Halloween Ends! This is a mighty recommendation.