Halloween Kills Review

Fellow movie-goers: While not horrible, it was a letdown after the fantastic 2018 film.

Here’s the premise:  Halloween Kills takes place moments after Laurie Strode (Curtis), her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) left masked monster Michael Myers caged and burning in Laurie’s basement, Laurie is rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, believing she finally killed her lifelong tormentor. But when Michael manages to free himself from Laurie’s trap, his ritual bloodbath resumes. As Laurie fights her pain and prepares to defend herself against him, she inspires all of Haddonfield to rise up against their unstoppable monster. The Strode women join a group of other survivors of Michael’s first rampage who decide to take matters into their own hands, forming a vigilante mob that sets out to hunt Michael down, once and for all.

I have not enjoyed a Halloween movie in a while, and then Halloween 2018 came in and blew me away; with the writing, acting, and return of Jamie Lee Curtis, it was the best in the series for quite some time. My problem is I had very high hopes for the follow-up, and I was let down. Just to be clear, I still enjoyed it, but I was hoping for the level of excellence of the 2018 movie, and it missed it. With that being said, I would still recommend Halloween Kills, it is after all, an iconic Halloween movie. It’s full of great slasher kills, people making bad choices, and comedy (one part I wished they had toned down.) If you are looking for a good mindless horror movie for Halloween, you will not be disappointed.

Russell Lockhart

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