By: Alison Chodak
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NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. – On October 19, 2018 the movie horror fans were waiting for finally was released into theaters. This movie was “Halloween.” “Halloween” was directed by David Gordon Green and starred everyone’s favorite: Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode. Nick Castle also returned as Michael Myers or “The Shape.” John Carpenter also helped compose the musical score and was the executive producer. He did a beautiful job with the score, it made the movie terrifying and made you feel like you were watching the original Halloween.
This movie did a fantastic job going back to the basics with horror. Horror is supposed to be scary not tacky. Scary movies these days are all about gore and exorcisms, which is in my opinion getting annoying. This was completely different and was about a man killing innocent people because he liked to. There was no reason and nobody knows why he wanted to kill. Nobody can change The Shape.
This movie follows Michael Myers, Laurie Strode’s family, two podcasters, Allyson’s friend’s (Laurie’s granddaughter), Hawkin’s (the police officer), and introduces Dr. Sartain. He is referenced as the “new Loomis,” which Laurie calls him in the movie. Everybody was thinking it and she said it, another reason why people can relate to Laurie Strode.
The movie kept an eerie vibe throughout it. There was one scene where I was really terrified and that doesn’t happen. I can usually tell when there is a jump-scare or what will happen next however, this scene caught me off-guard. It was super erratic, which is what makes a horror movie petrifying. Also during this scene, it was completely silent except for the footsteps and breathing. There is also a huge plot twist in the movie which is totally unpredictable, which is something I love in films. Halloween was a great movie from the camera shots, to the characters, to the musical score. I would recommend this amazing film to anyone. Go see Halloween before it’s too late!