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Halloween Ends Review! "Ends" With A Whimper

Halloween Kills is out now, on Peacock and in theaters. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Andi Matichak, Rohan Campbell, Will Patton, and more, we finally see the final chapter of Haddonfield survivor Laurie Strode and Michael Myers! SPOILERS AHEAD!!! CONTINUE AT YOUR OWN RISK


The film mainly covers the main characters, Laurie Strode, who's a writer now and living with her granddaughter, and newcomer Corey, a former babysitter who accidentally killed a child one Halloween night. Ever since, the entire town has turned on him, giving Corey grief for what happened. Laurie happens to befriend Corey and even sets him up with her granddaughter, Allyson. Also, with the exception of a local DJ whose style is still in the 70s (Keraun Harris), the town of Haddonfield is trying to either forget about Michael Myers or pin any murder that happens in town on him. The overall theme of this film seems to be overcoming fear and the PTSD that came with the massacres of the previous films. As for Michael aka “The Shade”, he’s hiding in the sewers. Apparently, he’s still injured, from the town’s beating during the last movie. But, when Corey stumbles across Michael, he’s still the same killer he always is. A sort of team-up is formed between Corey and Michael, as Corey descends into madness, becoming a killer in his own right. Michael still has a score to settle with Laurie, and the killing begins again!


Alright, let me get this out of the way…this movie is bad. Not “so bad, it’s good” bad, just bad. Not “so bad, it’s un-watchable”, but…bad. A great idea was created, but they failed to execute that idea. The characters’ grief and pain were truly felt, in the performances, but I feel they spent too much time on Corey, and not enough time on Laurie (who, by the way, was barely in Halloween Kills!) Corey’s pain was certainly shown and well executed, and while I can kind of see him go off the deep end, it was poorly written. With four writers attached to this picture, I feel it’s a case of “too many cooks in the kitchen”. What I did enjoy was the final confrontation with Laurie and Michael. Laurie has always been expecting Michael to come back. During the confrontation, Laurie, at one point, actually wants Michael to just end it, and kill her. All the pain and loss she’s suffered can be seen, through her face. Losing friends, family, and time, Laurie just wants it to end. As Laurie and Allyson finally kill him, they decide it’s not enough to just kill him. They want the entire town to not be afraid of him, anymore. So, the cops escort the body to a junkyard, where everyone is watching, and put Myers in an industrial shredder.

While I won’t say this movie is the best in the franchise, it’s not the worst. That honor goes to Halloween: Resurrection! Remember when Busta Rhymes fought Michael Myers? And WON?! Insanity!!! Anyway, I give Halloween Ends a 5 out of 10. While the performances, iconic score, and gore are there, the setup to it is lacking and serves as a weak end to the trilogy. What did you think? Post your comments below, and till next time fellow blerds.

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