“Halloween Kills” begins where 2018 “Halloween” ended.


“Halloween Kills” was released on October 15, 2021 and is filled with gory situations. It is still in movie theaters across the valley.

In David Gordon Green’s “Halloween Kills”, Jamie Lee Curtis returns to the big screen with other well-known actresses like Kyle Richards and Judy Greer to continue the story of Michael Myers’ murderous acts through the town of Haddonfield, Illinois. 

The 2018 “Halloween” ended with Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), Karen Nelson (Judy Greer), and Allyson Nelson (Andi Matichak) creating a trap in the ground of their home to burn Michael Myers in and the audience is left thinking that he is dead for good. But the release of the trailer for “Halloween Kills” ensures that the community’s fight to end Myers’ life will be a challenge. 

The film mostly surrounds the perseverance and team-work it would take to stop more lives from being lost. And although there were many gory scenes with blood and limbs, it caused a further uproar in the town to kill Michael Myers themselves. 

The film also recaps the story of how Michael Myers came to be a murderer with the story of him killing his sister at the age of 6 as well as his escape from a mental hospital that eventually led to the start of his crimes. 

Laurie Strode was the main  character for the 1978 and 2018 “Halloween” movies but she did not play as big a role and, truly speaking, nobody really did. Myers went on a killing spree every 10 minutes or so in the film and that was the main focus of the plot. Curtis does not show up in the movie until the scene of Michael Myers surviving the fire set upon Laurie Strode’s house. 

The moment that Myers walks out of the burn home is a cinematic masterpiece with the slow motion effect of his walk down the stairs. That specific scene instills a fear for someone who should be feared. There were times where it seemed that Michael Myers was not going to be killed, and he almost seemed invincible.  

Like every horror movie, the audience feels a natural frustration with the characters who make irresponsible decisions like walking into the house where the murderer is or not running away from the murderer; this movie was no exception. Those exact things were happening in “Halloween Kills” and the results were not good for all. 

The movie was carried by the violence that did not hold back. Everything from the limbs to the wounds looked realistic and could make any audience member cringe. 

Overall, the film was entertaining for those that enjoy the gory details but not so much for those that enjoy a good jump scare. The only thing that contributed to the jump scares were the sudden changes in background music.

This film is highly recommended for those that have been following the story of Laurie Strode and also for anyone that prefers realistic horror.