Halloween is a hauntingly enticing horror film

Emily Davis, Staff Writer

Revenge runs through the veins of most ruthless killers. Forty years time and the boiling point is hit.

Michael Myers is back this Halloween season of 2018, exactly 40 years since he was introduced in 1978 in the original Halloween. directed by John Carpenter. With multiple movie appearances and hopeful near-death experiences, Myers proved to be still alive at age 61.

Because as most know, horror icons never truly die.

This new reboot of a story with a less than happy ending was brought to life by director David Gordon Green. Adapting the same title name as a cult classic, Halloween had a big shoes to fill.

In a classic tale known by most, Michael Myers was a 6-year old boy who viciously stabbed and
murdered his older sister Judith on Halloween night in 1963. Fifteen years later, Michael (portrayed by Nick Castle and Tony Moran) escapes from the mental hospital keeping him captive, to return to his hometown Haddonfield, Illinois for his next kill. Laurie Strode (portrayed by Jamie Lee Curtis) and a few other teenage babysitters are his target in the gory thriller.

In the new version of 2018, it’s been 40 years since these attacks, while Laurie Strode remains the only survivor, who is now a vengeful, paranoid grandma. Myers (now portrayed by Nick Castle and James Jude Courtney) has been locked up in an insane asylum in which he was being transferred and just so happens to escape.

The truly remarkable part about this new motion picture is the sheer body count Michael has caused. The original was never about mass-murder killings, but more planned execution; this movie entertains both phenomenons.

The part of the movie that sealed the fate for a Halloween fanatic like me, were the shocking character developments and the haunting parallels between the killings in this movie and the original.

At this point, I don’t know who I feel worse for — Sidney Prescott, the lead protagonist of the Scream series who was maliciously targeted by five different people; or Laurie Strode, a woman who was targeted by one man, who is the source of all her paranoia.

Any horror film fanatic will leave the theatre fulfilled beyond belief with a haunting sense of wanting more Myers.