Halloween 2018:The return of Michael Myers

Is Michael pure evil? Or just misunderstood?

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Halloween 2018:The return of Michael Myers

Genna Platte, Staff Writer

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Halloween 2018. It’s all fun and games until Michael Myers comes to town.

Throughout the movie there were scenes where it seemed like you knew what was coming, but when it actually occurred, it would make the audience jump. Most horror films that are created now are kind of dull in the sense that I don’t think they are very scary, but this movie was amazing. Halloween is a movie that is ageless. 40 years later the original movie is still a hit and I think that is what’s going to happen to this movie. The main characters included Michael Myers (James Courtney), Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), Karen (Judy Greer) and Allyson (Andi Matichak).

There are 11 different versions of this movie, but the new Halloween is the actual sequel of the original movie created in 1978. They kept most of the main characters from the original movie. The big change that they made in this movie was that it was not the original actor that played Michael Myers in the 1978 film.

The movie is about a murderer named Michael Myers, who had escaped from a prison bus when he was being transferred to another secure prison. Laurie Strode had an encounter many years before where Michael killed her two friends and attempted to kill Laurie, but failed. Since then she was traumatized and from that day on she decided and planned to find Michael and kill   him. Laurie hopes that he comes to her safe house so she can complete what she was longing to do for so many years. She lost her family because of how much she hated Michael.

As  Laurie became older, she had a daughter and raised her to be prepared for Michael’s return. Her daughter was taught how to protect herself and use a rifle, which helped save them in the end. This relationship was strained throughout the movie.

When shown on the big screen, all of the scenes came together to create a suspenseful and horror packed movie. The music that was chosen to be played during the dramatic scenes added suspense to make it seem more creepy.

The opening scene. Michael was visited by investigative journalists and was asked questions, but he gave no response. The mask was pulled out of the journalists backpack and shown to him from behind. You can tell Michael could sense it, but still there was no response. The other prisoners were all screaming and hovering but not him. He was just standing there, you couldn’t even see him flinch.

I thought this was a good opening scene because it helped set up the movie and it shows where he has been for the last 40 years. The mask is apart of him, but yet he doesn’t do anything which I find really interesting. He was calm ever since he was put into jail but as soon as he escapes then he goes crazy. I think it is interesting trying to go into the mind of a killer even if it is just a movie.

The scene where Michael escapes was very intense. There was a son and a father that were driving during the night to a campground. They see prisoners walking around in the middle of the road so the father goes to check it out. While the dad was making sure everyone was okay,  Michael took the car and drove off with the son.

I thought this scene was excellent since it took place at night so it was more dramatic and this factor made it more suspenseful as well. This description was only a small portion of the scene but when you watch it in on the big screen it just makes you want to be like “don’t go out there,” and it makes you feel nervous for the dad. This scene keeps you on the edge of your seat, wondering what’s going to happen next.

Towards the end of the movie there was this big scene where Laurie and Michael come face to face and she knew that all of those years of preparing paid off. There were multiple parts in the scene where I thought “oh this is going to be the end” until something new would pop out at you and gave the scene more effect. There was never a part where I wasn’t interested because it was like you were on a rollercoaster ride, taking you one way and then out of the blue you would go the complete opposite direction.

I would personally rate this movie 4 out of 5 stars and is something that I would recommend watching. If you enjoy watching scary movies then this is one you need to go see. You will not regret seeing Halloween.

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