It's been eleven Hallowe'en Films of a very varied quality: here is a classification of each film, from the worst to the best. the Hallowe'en The series turns forty years this year, which is quite impressive, considering that its creator John Carpenter never wanted a sequel. The original Hallowe'en It was not the first Slasher movie, but it established a plan that would define the genre. A series of low-budget films, increasingly bloody, appeared Friday the 13th Y A nightmare on Elm StreetAnd many of the archetypes in these films go back to Hallowe'en; the shaky point of view from the perspective of the murderer, the virgin heroine and the idea that sex, drink or drugs led to instant death.
Of Halloween The effect on the landscape of terror can not be underestimated, so there was an impulse for a sequel. Carpenter written reluctantly and produced Halloween II, which takes literal seconds from the end of the first movie. Halloween II It was not that acclaimed but it had a healthy benefit. With Michael apparently dead forever at the end of the sequel, Carpenter tried to turn the series into an anthology with the 1982 Halloween III: Season of the Witch, but the rejection by the audience of a free entry by Myers was paid to that idea.
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Michael was brought back to the aptly titled Halloween IV: The return of Michael Myers and the series has branched into unpredictable and frankly strange avenues since then. Subsequent sequels would introduce increasingly complicated aspects of the story, only for producers to periodically press the reset button again to clean the board. Hallowe'en It has so many timelines that it is possible to classify the series by favorite continuities, without mentioning the individual entries.
David Gordon Green & # 39; s Hallowe'en 2018 erases the board one more time, ignoring each movie bar in the original, and aims to recover the spirit of the Carpenter game changer. How is it classified? Let's take a look at all the Hallowe'en Saga, and classify them all from worst to best.
11. Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
Fans of the Hallowe'en The franchise is a passionate and opinionated crowd, and will defend even the smallest quotas with vigor. Few, if any, can find much merit in Halloween: resurrection, but nevertheless. The movie is, simply, atrocious; The script and the concept are terrible, the characters absolutely uninteresting, the suspense non-existent and even undoes the fantastic end of Halloween H20.
Jamie Lee Curtis is brought back for a cameo linked in the opening sequence to reconfigure H20 the end, one that will surely offend the fans of the character of Laurie, before jumping into a reality show that takes place in the old house of Myers. The only thing worse than the first ten minutes of opening. Resurrection It's the end of the 80s, which follows a group of uninspired idiots hit by Michael.
Halloween: resurrection He pretends to be making some kind of comment about the nature of reality shows and the Internet age, but it's just a cynical theft of money creatively bankrupt. The whole company can be summed up better with the visual image of Busta Rhymes Kung-fu fighting with Michael Myers and overcoming it twice, which can also be a metaphor for the treatment of the character by Dimension.
10. Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
Halloween IV It was a rejuvenating success of the franchise, so a sequel lit up immediately. Unfortunately, the era of slasher movies was shrinking at this time; the fifth part came out the same year that A nightmare on Elm Street 5 Y Friday the 13th: Part VIII., and all three were notable financial and critical disappointments. Halloween 5 It was also a hurried production, which was written, recorded and edited less than a year after the last film.
This results in a strange sequel with many tonal oddities. While Jamie Lloyd is the nominal protagonist, the story jumps to different characters for long periods, creating a tense rhythm. The infamous character in Man in Black also makes his presentation, in a secondary plot that feels almost disconnected from the rest of the film. While Michael has had to suffer some bad masks throughout the series, the one that is affected in Revenge It is possibly the worst.
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Not all is bad news. Donald Pleasence returns once again as Dr. Loomis and is a hammy delight, the film has some interesting stylistic elements and a prolonged chase involving Jamie trapped in a laundry duct is, honestly, one of the most intense elements of either of the aftermath.
9. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
There was a big gap between Revenge Y The curse of Michael Myers, which was a production with famous problems. The previous movie created several mysteries. Damn He had to address himself, namely, the Man in Black and the tattoo symbol he shared with Michael, in addition to attracting audiences burned by the latest film.
The curse of Michael Myers therefore, it seeks to answer the question of what made the Form bad, an answer that encompasses an ancient Celtic cult and a constellation of stars. The whole explanation is pretty ridiculous and was rejected by the fans. The movie also begins with the unnecessarily graphic death of Jamie Lloyd, which sets an unpleasant tone. Paul Rudd made his film debut as the hero of the movie Tommy Doyle, while Pleasence returns for the last time as Dr. Loomis.
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers it has some atmospheric images, a couple of effective stalking sequences and occasional inventive murder. However, the complicated plot and the unpleasant tone work against it, and it's never scary once. The film has a well-publicized alternative version called The Producer's Cut, but although some fans favor it, honestly there is not much difference in quality, apart from a noticeably slower ending.
8. Halloween (2007)
The fans of the series had been burned by Halloween: resurrection before the new version of Rob Zombie, but since the filmmaker had recently directed the acclaimed The rejected ones of the devil, a new version of Michael seemed to have potential. Zombie is a director very inspired by the raw evil of cinema of the seventies as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and his style is a total 180 degree turn from the measured pace of Carpenter's movie.
Zombie reimagines the background story of Michael, who grew up in an abusive house and begins to hurt the animals as a way out of his anger. His impulses soon turn into murder, and the film shows his gradual sliding from Michael to The Shape. This first half is the strongest, but while the performances are mostly good and the violence really brutal, the mockery, the dialogue at the top and "nervous"Tone are discordant." Several cameos of gender luminaries also feel somewhat forced.
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The second half is basically the original movie played in fast forward, reproducing many of the key rhythms and iconic moments (with an appearance by Jamie Lloyd's original actor, Danielle Harris). Zombie feels a bit on autopilot during these sequences but comes back to life when he colors off the lines. Zombies Hallowe'en it has flashes of grandeur but it feels as if I would have preferred to make a Texas Chainsaw restart that a Hallowe'en Film, which hurts the final product.
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Key release dates
- Halloween (2018) Release date: October 19, 2018.
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