David Gordon Green directs Rohan Campbell, Andi Matichak and Jamie Lee Curtis in this horror sequel that explores a new killer emerging to take the Michael Myers mantle.
Genuinely surprised about how much I liked this one. Felt legacy but not beholden, closer to the Rob Zombie reboots but still mainstream. Scuzzy, sexy, unrestrained. Exemplary central performance by Rohan Campbell as the troubled young man ostracised by the Haddonfield community. Lots of memorable kills amongst the sensitive drama… the cold open is pretty damn shocking and there’s a tongue related moment that is cheeky gore nirvana. Laurie and The Shape take a few steps back until the finale… the conclusion is definitely a little less convincing, especially as a full stop to the franchise. But I think we all know the old big knife and boiler suit haven’t been fully retired by Universal just yet. Score, credit sequence, mad underpass bums, teens worth killing, cute girls, nasty deaths. Why aren’t Freddy and Jason still getting it served this hot?
Perfect Double Bill: Halloween Kills (2021)
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