14 October 2022

Halloween Ends (2022) - REVIEW


The sequel everyone has been waiting for or maybe not for that matter considering Halloween Kills wasn't really that good.  I remember the director saying when Halloween Kills came out that they intended to take the movie in a new direction.  I also remember me thinking to myself: How can they really do that?  The final showdown between Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and Michael Myers (James Jude Courtney).  It seems like it has been done before, quite a few times actually.  Is it really the end this time?

"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." IMDB.com

First, I want to say that whatever expectation you have going into this film.  You can just squash it!  This is completely not what I expected to watch. The direction they took this story in is very different and not the traditional Halloween movie that is expected.   This may be where all the bad reviews I have been seeing pop up for this film.

 I think this was really well written and as original as it could be considering it is the 13th movie in the franchise.  It starts off just a bit slow but does gain momentum pretty quickly.  Once it does, I found myself getting more and more into this movie because I couldn't predict how it was going to end.  Jamie Lee Curtis gives a great performance as well as the newcomer to the franchise in 2018, Andi Matichak as Laurie Strodes Granddaughter. 

You may agree with my review or you may not and that's OK but I really enjoyed watching this.  I thought the best part was the ending.  The ending gave me a sense of closure to the series and I really hope they don't make anymore.  As great as Michael Myers films are, it's old and tired.  Much like Michael appears to be.  I enjoyed this trilogy as a whole but lets be done now. Stay Twisted everyone!


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