Halloween 2018: A Movie Review

With a barrage of Netflix shows to choose from, picking a good movie may seem like a cakewalk. Well, not if you’re a thriller fan. Thrillers or Slashers have been hard to come in recent years, at least good ones that don’t make you doze off. The poorly produced renditions of Friday The 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street a few years ago did anything but put us on the edge of our seats. However, the latest installation of the infamous Halloween film series has done wonders to restore the lost faith in the slasher genre.

Not only was if none chilling for the avid thriller lover, but the synchronisation of the gory scenes cemented a sense of chill and trembling among the average moviegoer. The psycho killer Michael Myers wreaked havoc all over again, and the two-hour movie is a perfect time capsule that takes you back to the 80s. Jamie Lee Curtis revives her role Laurie Strode who plans to finish Michael once and for all.

The creepy background score adds to the chills, while the gruesome murder scenes — heads being smashed to the walls, knives pierced through the neck — makes one cringe at the edge of their seats. The movie has excellent cinematography for a slasher with less of manufactured fear and more of actual terror.

Michael Myers played by Nick Castle is loose on the night of Halloween carrying out his freak show, and the ultimate battle royal takes place at Laurie’s house. Turns out to be a trap and the audience is left guessing as Laurie, her daughter Karen, played by Judie Greer and granddaughter throw the matchstick on Michael Myers.

We don’t see him actually burnt alive and that’s the perfect way to end the story. Plot twist could be he is still alive. That would be the perfect setting for another Halloween, to which, according to sources, Jamie Lee Curtis has already shown interest on returning.

The latest movie is produced by Malek Akkad, and also pays tribute to his father Moustapha Akkad, who produced the original.