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The Halloween Franchise

Discussion in 'TV + Film' started by silkandskin, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. Seems silly to make people avoid the horror film thread, so I thought I’d make a separate one.

    Suffice to say, I CANNOT WAIT.
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  2. Tribal Spaceman

    Tribal Spaceman Oh, OK.

    I'm such a wuss I don't know if I could handle this in the cinema, but Jamie Lee.
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  3. It doesn't come out here until November so I'm happy to not have to avoid the horror thread until then. Thanks!
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  4. I have seen it - it's a fun experience at the cinema with a packed crowd
    but I'm hesitant to call it a classic. It doesn't really create its own identity. It feels like a greatest hits of previous Halloween films and other horror films like Hell Night and early '80s slashers. Aside from the kids and, of course, Laurie, none of the characters are very interesting or well-developed. But the movie is still good fun.

    Jamie Lee is, of course, amazing. If Best Actress wasn't so stacked, I don't think it would be a stretch to nominate her. In fact, it's hard to believe she has never been nominated.
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  5. Seeing it tomorrow night and can’t wait!
  6. Tribal Spaceman

    Tribal Spaceman Oh, OK.

    When does Season of the Witch get a sequel though.
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  7. I can't function. 3 hours and 57 minutes to go.
  8. And fucking typically, the closer, was-closed-until-this-morning cinema is playing it at a better time just as I finish booking tickets for the further away have-to-cycle-to-it cinema. Fuck you, Odeon.
  9. Sis, this has been utter agony for you... Have you done something bad that karma's treating you this way??
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  10. Oh yeah, fuck loads.

    It's up there with watching Jurassic World in Spanish and understand 4% of it..
  11. Excited to see it tonight, though I've seen some disappointed people on Twitter saying they felt underwhelmed.
  12. The ballsiest move they could do at this point would be to remake this next. This one was entertaining but it feels like they’re really running out of interesting angles to take on this story.
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  13. Thus far (via Rotten Tomatoes);

    Halloween - 93%
    Halloween (2018) - 81%
    Halloween H20 - 52%
    Halloween II - 31%
    Halloween Resurrection - 12%
    Halloween 6 - 6%

    Nothing on there for 4 and 5 oddly.
  14. Got an unexpected half day at work so you bet my ass is currently in the cinema about to watch the 2.15pm showing.

    I don’t trust myself not to go online and completely spoil it or download some dodgy online version with Swedish subtitles if I don’t go early!

    Slay me Laurie!!!
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  15. I remember 20 years ago getting my mum to take 13 year old baby gay me to the cinema so I could see ‘H20’ in theatres and 20 years later I’m about to watch Jamie Lee Curtis beat Michael Myers ass again in theatres.

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  16. I was supposed to see this last night, but the group I was going with waited until last minute to tell me they couldn't go, so I missed out. But I'm going today and again tomorrow night with another group... I'm sooooooo excited!

    It'll be my first Halloween experience in theaters and I still can't believe it!
  17. Mine too, actually, I just realised.
  18. I need to see it again to assess entirely. For the most part it didn’t go as I expected but the last 20 minutes fixed most of that doubt.

    Smiled at a lot of the nods to the original and LOVED the credits styling - right down to that font in that colour.
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  19. I never thought I'd see the day. Halloween has always been my favorite horror/slasher franchise... so the fact that I finally get to experience it in theaters is mind-boggling to me. I'm so pumped.
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  20. It was so fucking good girls. I jumped about three times and there is one sequence where I was like ‘Don’t you fucking dare Michael!!’

    Where he kills the mother and then he stands over the baby crying. Bitch don’t!

    Two deaths surprised the shit out of me!

    The babysitter closet kill. I was sure by the trailers it was a fake out and it would be the boyfriend in cahoots with the boyfriend to scare her so when it turned out to be real, I was surprised.

    The big one though was killing the boy in the car. Like holy shit! And that poor boy just wanted to dance and his dad made him go hunting. Homophobia kills girls!

    I would rank it 4th. The wigs of the holy trifecta of ‘Halloween ‘78’, ‘Halloween 4’ and ‘Halloween H20’ remain unbothered but fuck was it amazing to see a well put together, smart classic 80s style horror in the cinema again.

    Now if we could get to work on an Robert Englund led ‘Elm Street’ sequel girls.....
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