Tis the season! The first Halloween movie is one of the few horror movies that is widely recognised as a classic by film enthusiasts from beyond the genre. The theme music is instantly recognisable to even the most casual cinema-goer and man in the mask is unquestionably iconic.
While Halloween has had a telling influence over some of the finest horror movies of the last thirty years, its own follow-ons have never been able to step out of the originals shadow. You’ll notice from the reviews that I liked the remake. If you all disagree, take it to the comments section. I just enjoyed the film and am not at all precious about the original, which is a classic but certainly flawed (please see the end when Michael Myers removes his mask to reveal that he is just a sort of awkward looking guy).
HalloweenExceptional early slasher. Overly romanticised by fans, but essential viewing none the less.
Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael MyersMore like an action movie. Had some interesting ideas that don’t really pan out. Good ending, mind.Halloween 5: The Revenge Of Michael Myers
Halloween: The Curse OF Michael MeyersConspiracy theory about Michael Myers being the controlled by an ancient cult. Painfully stupid.Halloween H20: 20 Years Later Not the return to form it was billed. Wasted strong cast with a weak story brought to the screen with little life.
Halloween (2007)Interesting remake. Not as good as the original, but brutal and featured a cracking ending.