Today I will review the movie Halloween Kills for you guys. The film continues the story of Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, with dark colors, the cases are even more gruesome than what you have seen in the previous parts. Halloween Kills expands on the Carpenter original, focusing more on the town of Haddonfield and characters that have appeared in the Halloween universe since 1978.
Halloween Kills begins with a flashback, which shows you what really happened to Michael after what he did. Director David Gordon Green and cinematographer Michael Simmonds did a great job of recreating the original look of Michael Myers, even bringing back the old characters one after another.
The main story takes place right after the events of Halloween 2018, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), Judy Greer (Karen) and Allyson (Andi Matichak) leave the burning house, they truly believe that Michael is done with the movie. . And of course, like many other horror movies, the villain never really “fades”.
In this part, the director put into the film more characters like the Strode women, innocent bystanders. Additionally, several characters from the 1978 original also appear, including Tommy Doyle (Anthony Michael Hall), Lindsey Wallace (Kyle Richards), Lonnie Elam (Robert Longstreet), and even former Sheriff Leigh Brackett (Charles Cyphers).
Halloween Kills is a movie filled with anger, darkness, and violence that is a lot more violent than the 2018 version. Following that, the cases became more horror, watching my goosebumps. The film’s shocking image is probably the scene where Michael Myers walks through his victims, scarier than any Silver Shamrock production.
However, that doesn’t mean that Halloween Kills is completely without fun moments. The film balances fear with lighthearted sequences, especially bringing in laugh-inducing characters played by Scott MacArthur and Michael McDonald.
The only problem Halloween Kills have is that some characters act really without cause and appear rather quickly. The whole movie is a preparation for the final confrontation between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, the ending is so sudden that I feel like this is only half of the story.
Although there are still some limitations, but I can’t deny Halloween Kills is on the right track. First, the film honors the original but adds extremely reasonable details with the existing material. Second, the film’s tone feels darker than previous films, delving into the murders and its effect on the town of Haddonfield. Therefore, it seems that it is too early to conclude, let’s wait until the next part to see if director David Gordon-Green can solve the remaining holes in this movie.
Halloween Kills, despite being the second installment in the Halloween series, still delivers an epic performance and fun touches from John Carpenter. The film satisfies Carpenter fans, while expanding the plot around Michael Myers and the logical town of Haddonfield, worthy of being added to the list of movies worth watching this Halloween season.