“Halloween Kills:” a review

Spoiler warning ahead

“Halloween Kills,” a movie about the infamous Micheal Myers, carries on the series of the inhumane killer. This movie takes place immediately after “Halloween,” which came out in 2018. In the 2018 movie, Laurie Strode, played by Jamie Lee Curtis, lights a house on fire with Micheal Myers inside of it; believing that he is dead, she finally feels a weight lift off her shoulder. The fear disintegrates from her body as she is on the way to the hospital due to a face-to-face encounter and fight with Myers. 

In the most recent movie, the viewer finds out that Micheal actually did not die. During the film, just as any other Halloween movie, Myers goes on a ravenous, bloodthirsty killing spree as people try desperately to take him down. This movie shows Myers’s past and how he “snapped.” As well as highlighting the survivors or others who have encountered Myers. “Halloween Kills” ends just like every Halloween movie, Micheal simply does not die. 

The viewer may find these movies repetitive and cliche. Many believe trying to kill Micheal Myers is a waste, however, the true waste was two hours of the viewers’ time. Mixed with bad acting and scenes that are too predictable where one is basically screaming at the screen for the character to stop yelling “Hello! Is someone there,” these horror movie cliches make the movie look trashy and poorly executed. Scenes, where people are angry and yelling, seem very amateur, nearly cringeworthy.

The movie was just too predictable, pleading for a plot twist to happen just to be disappointed by the fact that it was consistently boring the entire time. Not only was the movie repetitive, but there was also no thrill. 

The only reason one was looking away was not out of fear or questioning if there was going to be a jumpscare, but out of disgust. The addition of gory blood and guts does not make up for the loss of adrenaline, which is a reason many go to see horror movies. People genuinely do enjoy the masochistic ways of a heart-thumping, anxiety-inducing movie. Gore did not add anything positive to the film, the stomach-churning carnage was nothing short of a simple shock factor, however, it truly did get old. 

On a more positive note, there were a few scenes that actually added a lot to the movie. Myers typically sets his victims in intricate and creative positions. Although this is very disturbing, the ways he moves his victims is definitely interesting to say the least. For example, he murders this couple that lives within his childhood house, then proceeds to set them up sitting by each other while a record is playing. To viewers, this can be seen as “till death do us part,” Micheal makes a mockery of the couple in love. There were a few more scenes with Myers’s captivating placements of his victims. 

However, the positives, in no possible way, do not weigh out the negatives. There are too many rookie mistakes for this movie to be enjoyable.