FILM OF THE WEEK: Halloween
There’s the old saying ‘better late than never’, which rings true for this sequel film. Four decades after Michael Myers embarked on a killing spree in Haddonfield, the masked murderer returns to finally seek out the one that got away, Laurie Strode.
With both of the original actors from the 1978 classic – Nick Castle and Jamie Lee Curtis – reprising their roles, it’s the horror movie follow up slasher film fans have been waiting for.
Sweeping any previous follow-up narratives to the story conveniently under the rug, the film picks up forty years later with hungry journalists visiting Michael in prison to try and pin down exactly why he carried out the bloody crimes all those years ago, with little fruition. They then turn to Laurie, bribing her for an interview, in which she reveals she’s spent all these years waiting to seek vengeance.
Laurie states:“He’s waited for me, I’ve waited for him.” So when Myers escapes during transferral from one prison to the other, with a nosey journalists being the first of his victims to meet a grisly end – Laurie comes face to mask once again. The original movie is one of the most iconic horror movies of all-time, so this revenge story understandably has a lot to live up to. It has all the ingredients to become a classic, but at the same time, the pressure to perform just might blunt its success.
Anyway, hardcore horror fans are in for a treat this Halloween.
In cinemas October 18
Iconic horrors across the decades
Legendary film director Alfred Hitchcock is known as the Master of Suspense, which is most personified in the 1960 classic Psycho. That shower scene, huh?
Based on a true story, it’s no wonder the 1973 blockbuster became the stuff of nightmares for a generation and pushed the genre in a new direction.
Stephen King wrote some of the greatest thriller novels of all time, and as the quotable 1980 film proved, they translated tremendously to the big screen.
The Blair Witch Project
Seen through the lens of a jolting camcorder as teens take to the woods to investigate a spooky legend made this 1999 film all
the more terrifying.
Many nights sleep were lost this 2007 sensation. Cameras caught the realities of previously unexplainable events happening in a house overnight
What else is in the cinemas over the next week
Bad Times at the El Royale
A star-studded cast, Chris Hemsworth and Dakota Johnson included, play strangers with secrets who meet at a run-down hotel in 60s California.
Former stars who now get most of their income from signings at conventions decide to group together to steal a jackpot from a crooked promoter.
Based on the survival horror video game, the film likewise shows a world over-run with bloodthirsty zombies after a mysterious virus infects billions.
Patterson and his best friend Raf were born on the same day and live next door to each other. The two are inseparable, despite the fact that Raf is a giraffe.