HALLOWEEN 2018- Here we Go Again, Again
Halloween 2018- Here we Go Again, Again
He’s waited for this night. He’s waited for me. I’ve waited for him.
I’m going to start out by saying that I’m a long time fan of the Halloween franchise, and to say that Michael Myers is my favorite slasher genre character would be quite an understatement. I stuck through the absolute confusion that was Season of the Witch, toughed out Resurrection which always came off as a completely different movie that they slapped Mikey into for ticket sales. Hell, I even stayed awake through Rob Zombie‘s Halloween 2 and if you’ve ever seen what he tried to pass off as a Halloween movie you’d understand the accomplishment that really is.
When John Carpenter announced that he was producing a new Halloween movie that is to be a direct sequel to the original, thus erasing all of the subsequent films from the Halloween canon (well except for 3 I suppose, since that happened outside of the Michael Myers story line), I remember actually saying “oh god-fucking-dammit” loud enough for my boss to actually stop and ask what was wrong as she passed my office. It was all around horrible news and with the bad taste of Terminator Genisys still in our mouths, this Halloween sequel had the same flavor.
Although I didn’t take to the internet in a blind rage, I did bitch about it randomly for a couple days. But then I just decided to ignore it, and in doing so, it lost it’s power over me (wait, wrong franchise). Plenty of news about the production was reported on, and I’d turn a blind eye to it. But, being as this is the business I’m in, I couldn’t ignore the trailer drop, and figured the in the very least I could come on here and make fun of it for a paragraph or two. But I was wrong , so goddamn wrong.
Truth be told folks, without exaggerating even a little, this trailer was just amazing. It hit on a lot of levels that effectively killed any doubt I had about this weirdly timed and placed sequel. Seeing Laurie Strode going full on Sarah Connor leaves and impression with me of what H2O could have been if it actually had some balls.
Halloween 2018 will premier on 10/19
starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle
directed by David Gordon Green