Michael Myers’s return



Audra Gullquist, Layout and Design Editor

On October 15, the saga of Michael Myers continued with the new “Halloween Kills” movie. The movie is now streaming on the Peacock app and in theaters. It is said to be just as full of thrills and scares as the other eleven movies in the saga. Critics reported that the movie had the most on screen kills than any other Halloween movie. 

The storyline of the new movie continues right where the last movie left off in 2018. After Laurie, her daughter Karen and granddaughter Allyson left Michael Myers caged in their burning basement, Laurie believed her long-lasting torment from the killer was over. However, Myers manages to escape and resume his psycho rituals. Laurie prepares herself to face the killer once again in order to defend herself. While doing so, she inspires all of Haddonfield to rise up against the persistent beast that is Myers. The Strode women join a group of survivors from Myers’s first attack. They then form a mob together to end Myers’s reign of terror once and for all. Just as all the other movies in the saga, the end sets up the storyline for the next chapter to pick up. 

The movie stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak and many other well known actors and actresses. Director David Gordon Green also directed “Halloween (Ⅰ)” which was released in 2018 and is directing “Halloween Ends” which is currently in post-production and is said to be released in 2022. 

The movie is already nominated for a Venice Film Festival award. Critics have mixed reviews on the movie, as some think it does not live up to the expectation that the Halloween saga entails. It is rated a 6.5 out of ten on IMDb and a 41% on rotten tomatoes. Reviews on Rotten Tomatoes ranged from reports such as, “Halloween Kills is one of the better sequels (put it alongside Halloween 4 and H20 and a shade below the 2018 production) and contains all the elements to make it popular among horror film lovers regardless of their ages.” to “This lurching, directionless corpse of a film relies far too much on the knowledge that it has one more installment – next year’s Halloween Ends – in which to figure out what the whole blasted trilogy should be about.”

Regardless of the mixed reviews that critics left, the Halloween series is worth a watch in order to get into the spooky mood for Halloween. So ignore the critics and produce your own opinion after watching the new classic movie, or maybe just binging the whole 12 movie series!

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