Halloween: A New Take on an Old Classic

Remake of 1978 film "Halloween" hits theaters

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Halloween: A New Take on an Old Classic

Lawson Green, Staff Writer

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The 1978 horror film Halloween, directed by John Carpenter, was a truly terrifying movie that has haunted viewers for years. The film, which revolves around teenagers being attacked by a mental asylum escapee, inspired 11 other sequels beginning with Halloween 2 and ending with Halloween H20. The much anticipated 2018 Halloween made its debut on October 19. With no regard to the lesser sequels, this new Halloween takes place 40 years after the original.

Murderer Michael Myers, played by Nick Castle and James Jude Courtney, has been in a mental institution quietly living out his life in incarceration. Long time fans will be happy to see Jamie Lee Curtis resuming her role as Laurie Strode, the fixation of Michael’s rampage. Laurie has used her 40 years of anticipation of Myers’ return to prepare her family and turn her house into a homemade security compound; she has made it her ultimate goal to protect her and her loved ones from “the Shapes” inevitable return to Haddonfield.

The many nods to the original film provided just the right amount of nostalgia for past viewers, while also creating a new type of story. The viewer gets the eerie thriller type feeling while watching Michael stalk his prey. I, personally, was on the edge of my seat as he slowly walked through the innocent crowds of trick-or-treaters; however, not all of the movie was just hack-and-slash horror and gore: the movie used multiple jokes and inappropriate humor to lighten the mood. Director David Gordon Green perfectly captures the horror of the citizens Haddonfield with his thoroughly thought out plot and camera angles. For lovers of horror movies, this movie is definitely a must-see. After watching Myers’ and his path of terror, you are left with a unsettling feeling that leaves you looking over your shoulder for days.

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Lawson Green, staff writer

Lawson Green is a junior and the HHS drum major. He also plays tennis and runs cross country. He plans attending East Texas Baptist University and going...

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