For this year’s 31 Nights of Horror Challenge, the Day 15 prompt was Michael Myers. Of course, I had to choose the new Halloween Ends movie and watch it in the theater. I went in with high expectations and I will say, after watching these movies for 44 years, it was a bit of a letdown.
Four years after the events of Halloween Kills, Laurie is living with her granddaughter Allyson and is finishing writing her memoir. Michael Myers hasn’t been seen since. Laurie, after allowing the specter of Michael to determine and drive her reality for decades, has decided to liberate herself from fear and rage and embrace life. But when a young man, Corey Cunningham, is accused of killing a boy he was babysitting, it ignites a cascade of violence and terror that will force Laurie to finally confront the evil she can’t control, once and for all.
Our Thoughts on Halloween Ends
After watching these movies for 44 years, I don’t know what to think. I know this is supposed to be the smarter, newer take on horror, and on some levels, it works, but on many others, it just does not. This movie was a mash-up between The Lost Boys and an after-school special. Sure there were blood and guts, and I enjoyed the character development, but the climactic end to the Laurie/Michael saga was just blah…
There is an interesting take on ScreenRant on how this fits into the Halloween 3: Season of the Witch story in that, if you recall, when the kids put on the masks from Shamrock, they had alternate powers. Well, their theory is that Michael Myers got a hold of an early prototype of the masks, and, well, it made him into a diabolical killer. Interesting…
3 out of 10
There’s a shot of Laurie looking down from her home to see Corey near a bush looking up at her from the sidewalk, only for him to disappear, which recreates a similar setup in Halloween (1978) where she sees Michael in her backyard from her bedroom.