Halloween review


Will Sieracki, Reporter

There’s no way I’m the only person who thought this was going to be bad, right? There have been so many Halloween movies before this that have been terrible, like the sequels and Rob Zombie’s attempt at a reboot in 2007. But I’m happy to say this movie exceeded all my expectations, and it’s one of the best horror movies of 2018.


Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green and co-written by Green and Danny McBride, and stars Jamie Lee Curtis reprising her role from the original for the fourth time as Laurie Strode. This movie takes place 40 years after the events of the first film, and Michael Myers is back for another murderous rampage. This is a beautiful movie, first of all. This movie may have a very low budget, but you wouldn’t know it if you look at the special effects. The gore was disgusting, which is exactly what you want it to be. If there’s bad special effects in a movie like this, the jumpscares don’t quite have the same effect. The writing is solid, but there was too much comedy for me to really love the movie. Every time it seemed there was a dramatic, huge moment, there would be some one-liner from another character in the scene. There’s one part in particular in this movie involving sandwiches that just feels so out of place, it seems like the writers threw the scene into their script at the last second because they thought it was funny, not because it actually fit the tone of the preceding scene.

Overall, despite its flaws with comedy, Halloween is still the best movie this franchise has seen since 1978. It’s slick, bloody fun, and I definitely recommend seeing it even though “spooky season” has come and gone.