You’re not afraid of the bogeyman? You should be!
What can you say about a dream movie that no HALLOWEEN franchise fan thought would happen?
For all intents and purposes, the original saga of films ended following the poor feedback from Halloween: Resurrection in 2002 which saw the end of Jamie Lee Curtis’s titular character Laurie Strode. Rob Zombie did his take on the original story with two films that are held in mixed regard but they didn’t carry the weight that the original series had. Enter 2017, with Producer Malek Akkad (son of original producer Moustapha Akkad) getting the green light with Blumhouse Productions to bring on the team of director David Gordon Green with writers Danny McBride and Jeff Fradley to give a revitalized taste to the Michael Myers flavor. The key ingredient that sold the concept to many, including this writer, was in September 2017 when Jamie Lee Curtis announced she would be making her return for one final confrontation with Michael Myers. News sites lit up and fan base hearts starting beating. Not all was glorious when it was revealed that Halloween II (1981) through Resurrection were being completely discarded (there are Easter eggs though!); the story reverting back to the simplicities of an evil being committing a random act of terror on an innocent teenage girl and how, over 40 years, that girl’s post-traumatic repercussions have influenced her life.