Movie Review: Halloween Ends

Full disclosure. I’m a horror fanatic and the entire collection of Halloween movies (minus the weird #3, Season of the Witch) has always been my favorite. The storyline, the characters, the villain… what’s not to love?

You can imagine how excited I was when they announced the 2018 version. One of the few times I rushed to the theater to watch a film. Then, they followed with Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends.

This past weekend, I finally got to watch Halloween Ends. I had seen quite a few negative comments made, but those didn’t stop me. I had been waiting anxiously for this release, and it did not disappoint.

Halloween Ends is such a unique take on what we’re accustomed to in this series. There are some fantastic surprises! And I absolutely loved the flashbacks to the original films. All. The. Feels.

And can we just appreciate how incredible Jamie Lee Curtis is? She is an icon. A legend. A bada$$ like no other.

So do yourself a favor if you’re a lover of all things horror. Watch the movie. Watch all the movies! And be open to the awesomeness that it is.


The Blurb:

Four years after her last encounter with masked killer Michael Myers, Laurie Strode is living with her granddaughter and trying to finish her memoir. Myers hasn’t been seen since, and Laurie finally decides to liberate herself from rage and fear and embrace life. However, when a young man stands accused of murdering a boy that he was babysitting, it ignites a cascade of violence and terror that forces Laurie to confront the evil she can’t control.


The Cast:

  • Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Andi Matichak
  • Rohan Campbell
  • Will Patton
  • James Jude Courtney
  • Kyle Richards
  • Omar J. Dorsey
  • Michael O’Leary
  • Nick Castle
  • John West Jr.

Credits:

  • Director – David Gordon Green
  • Producers – Jason Blum, Malek Akkad, Bill Block
  • Music Composers – John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, Daniel Davies

4 thoughts on “Movie Review: Halloween Ends

  1. Halloween is the only slasher series I’ve seen every installment of. Most series are boring and redundant, but I always found something new to appreciate in this franchise. (Well, Season of the Witch… maybe not.) But this lastest trilogy didn’t do much for me. Of the three, I thought the first one was the strongest. I loved the family dynamics. The second one had my expectations high because of Anthony Michael Hall, but Laurie didn’t really factor into the story at all. Certainly not with respect to Michael. And the third had a lot of plot issues that bugged me. Michael’s strength levels. The focus on (for lack of a better term) the copycat. The granddaughter’s emotional roller coaster. And how did the whole town know to assemble at the end? I enjoyed the movie from a “yay, another Halloween movie” standpoint, but I kind of wanted a lot more from the trilogy. I guess it’s a good think the franchise never really ends. We MAY get another down the road, and who knows what it could entail?

    I do agree that the callbacks to the original and the return of a certain character warmed my heart.

    Nice to find a fellow Halloween fan, Mar. Sorry I couldn’t 100% agree with you. But I’m certain fans of the franchise will find things to like in the film.

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  2. I’m so glad you stopped by, Staci! I love learning I’m not alone with this series!

    I definitely see what you’re saying with this last movie. You’ve made some excellent points! The granddaughter wasn’t my favorite character but I liked her role. Her difference of opinion. Well, hers & Corey’s. I kind of always wondered why the people didn’t get further away from Haddonfield. But anywho, again, great points! I agree with them all!

    Now, I need to back and rewatch these last 3 to give myself a refresher course!

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  3. I always think that, too. If I’d lived there when the first killings began, I would have left the instant I realized Michael wasn’t killable. And if for some boneheaded reason I’d stayed, you can bet I’d have traveled out of state every Halloween. Craziness!

    It’s been a blast chatting about this with you. You’re the only person I know who’s seen them all. (I would have loved to have said more, but I was walking the “spoiler” line as it was.)

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  4. Yes, exactly!! Why stick around when he’s predictable timewise?

    I could talk for hours about the movie series. Well, anything spooky related. lol

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