Halloween Kills (18-10-21)

So I watched Halloween Kills.

I think my experience is going to be different to a lots of peoples, because I have seen every Halloween sequel, and indeed every Halloween film, reboot, remake, whatever, and so by this point it’s a blur of nonsensical storytelling and increasingly risen stakes that don’t mKe any sense whatsoever, down to multiple timelines and universes and Michael may or may not be human and Laurie has one kid and then another kid and then another kid who has a kid and she’s related to Michael but she’s not and she kills him but she doesn’t and he’s part of a Nazi death cult but he’s not…

I mean by this point, the franchise can’t make me angry because I’m just so confused already.

So a sequel like Halloween Kills, which is by no means a good film, works for me as a Halloween sequel. It’s loud, it’s violent, it’s kinda mean spirited, and it tries to build a mythology on ground that’s ready to collapse at any moment.

And I dug it.

Those who know me know I like schlocky horror franchises. Friday The 13th, Hellraiser, Halloween, they all increasingly fall in on themselves with plots which sound great in description but are ludicrous bollocks in execution. Shit, just look at my own horror franchise as proof, Barbatachtian is from that mould, right down to the villains motivations being non existent.

So I liked Halloween Kills. And I also find the backlash hilarious given the entire film and the “evil dies tonight” thing is literally telling you that angry mobs are idiotic and they get riled up over things which don’t make any sense.


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