Halloween Is An Eerie Spooky Venture
Regardless of whatever people have to say Halloween is still a movie that gives you the chills. There are definitely a few R-rated elements, yet the movie delivers sufficient scares with fine subtlety and taste. David Gordon Green’s movie is a bit all over the place, much unlike John Carpenter’s. It would not be wrong to call it a fan service in the guise of a big-budget horror flick. However, it is still remarkable that David Gordon Green made a sequel to John Carpenter’s work. And that too while pretending that the other miserable remakes and sequels never happened. Why choose between tricks and treats when we can have both? The Michael Myers slasher saga is back to its roots, and it’s pretty much a fair Halloween watch.
The Movie Tightly With Halloween The First
Green was fairly aware of the fact that several teens are investing into his Halloween watch, not caring much about Michael and Laurie Strode ‘s (Jamie Lee Curtis) unfinished business. Hence, he has crafted grisly creative scenes to suit these young audiences. The suspense does not run on old gags and has an adequate sense of freshness to it. The mythology Carpenter established in his original work is pretty much intact. And plot-lines branch out from the basic abstract, much to our likeness.
Green shows great respect for Carpenter’s imagery and tempo in his edition of Halloween. Carpenter’s son Cody, and Daniel A. Davies have also spruced up the mannerism of the score-tracking-camera-music which invokes the hidden tracker. Green additionally shows even a greater admiration for Michael Myers. He knows very well that he can project almost on Michael Myers’ obscure presence and his obsession for kitchen knives. Hence, he is able to fashion an iconic boogeyman out of the formal ‘Shape’.
Jamie Lee Curtis As The Older Laurie Strode
Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode is now a bespectacled grandma. Still unable to recover from the 78 trauma, Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode reflects moments of sheer skill. Jamie Lee Curtis’ joy was palpable in performance. After all, she finally got the creative justice she wanted from a Halloween remake. As mentioned by Jamie Lee Curtis herself, this version of Halloween was more of a #MeToo Halloween as it deals with trauma. The body never forgets the trauma of assault, and the movie signals this on a loud note. Andi Matichak plays Laurie Strode’s granddaughter Allyson. Probably the only character who benefits from Laurie’s over-preparedness in this ensemble. The other characters don’t live as long as to make sound conclusions, they are killed at the same frequency at which they are brought in.
Though some characters get a fair length of footage. It is either to create hype around Michael Myer or help David Gordon Green expose the sadistic elements of Michael’s psyche. Police officer (Will Patton) and the British podcast reporters (Rhian Rees and Jefferson Hall) achieve this effect with sophistication. Despite being experimental pawns on The Halloween, they turn in tour de force presentations. Their most applause-worthy presence is when they return Michael Myers his eerie William Shatner mask. Eventually, they sign off for good too.
Michael Myers Has Some Problems Too
Several of the elements around Michael Myer ‘s characterization are confusing. They show a lack of invention and quite often return back how the first Halloween dealt with his character. The body count in his murder spree is hard to keep track of. And David Gordon Green gets a little too surreal when he demonstrates Micheal on the loose with a butcher knife intimidating babysitters.
The Jamie Lee Curtis vs Michael Myers confrontation sequence is beyond what we call iconic. It regenerates the true essence of Halloween while turning in great sensations of nostalgia. The goosebumps, will-o-wisps, swelling back of life, all serve as a great metaphorical show- a must Halloween watch.