First of all, I live for Fall, pumpkins, Halloween, leaves changing, cold breeze, leggings, cute boots, but most of all scary movies! My all-time favorite horror movie released a trailer! Halloween is back I am so excited. I am actually listening to Laurie’s Theme on Spotify now as I type this entry.
My love for horror films goes back to when I was probably about 5 or 6. I have been in love with horror movies ever since I was little. My dad and I used to rent movies at Blockbuster when my mom would have plans with friends or be out for the evening. He would rent a horror movie, and I would rent a kid’s movie. That day, my dad rented Child’s Play 1 on VHS (No DVDs in the early 90s). Of course, when we got home, I already watched my kid movie, but Dad was downstairs, sitting his chair; watching Chucky. I went downstairs and asked my dad if I could watch it with him. I think he said, “Okay, but don’t tell your mother, and just remember it is not real. It is make-believe.” I sat on the couch and watched Child’s Play 1. I remember being so scared at first. Shortly after that movie, I didn’t want dolls in my room, and my mom was not happy that I saw my first Child’s Play movie, so young.
As a preteen and maybe a little younger, it became a father/ daughter commonality between us we both shared a love for a good horror movie. I used to watch Halloween movies with my friend Amber. She had Halloween II on VHS. I remember her sneaking it over my house, and we would watch it in my bedroom, in total darkness. We were so scared. I remember trying to distinguish the differences between the Halloween movies and understand their order. I would look forward to Halloween time and they would all be on television. The AMC Network runs a program called Horror Fest. I remember it used to be much better than it is today. I feel like they showed the Halloween movies more often, then just week of Halloween. I look forward to this time of year all year long. Halloween is my Christmas.
When Andrew and I started dating, he was forced to love the Halloween franchise like I do, and adopt the love for scary movies and Halloween. As a matter of fact, our second date was a haunted house, Scarehouse to be exact. I love to be scared. One year for my birthday, he got me a Michael Myers bobblehead, and it says up in our house all year long. Michael has a permanent place in our home. Drew watches AMC Fear Fest with me every year and sits through the same Halloween movies every year for me. He is truly a good husband.
This year, Halloween is coming back. Over the years, many directors have tried to bring back Michael Myers and create more to the storyline, but nothing is as scary as the original and the second one. Halloween 3, took a break from the character Michael Myers and wasn’t all that good.
Halloween 4 & 5 Laurie Strode is not present at all in the movie but has a daughter, Jamie (Danielle Harris). So Jamie is now the niece of Michael Myers. Jamie ends up touching him at the end of 4 and the last scene she attacks her mother and starts acting like Michael.
Halloween 5, Jamie is in a mental hospital, is mute has psychological trauma, and suffers from seizures due to the events of last Halloween. After a night of trying to not be killed by Michael, they are returned safe and sound but finds her uncle’s jail cell empty. He was let out by a mysterious “Man in Black.”
The Curse of Michael Myers (Halloween 6), is the last film that Donald Pleasance (Sam Loomis) appears in. Jamie is pregnant, as her baby, Nurse helps her escape before Michael and the mysterious man and black can get to her. The mysterious “man in black” is a Druid-like cult leader. Kara Strode lives in the Myers’ house with her family, across the street lives Tommy Doyle (little boy from Halloween 1). Tommy Doyle saves the baby from a bus station, where Jamie abandoned the baby, before her death. Michael comes back to Haddonfield. Kara, her son Danny, and the baby are taken to Smith’s Grove Sanitarium by the Mysterious Man in Black, who goes by the name of Wynn. Tommy Doyle and Dr. Sam Loomis save the day. Michael is dead for now, but will come back! I remember being so scared when I saw this movie.
Halloween H20, the viewers finally see Jamie Lee Curtis, she goes by Keri Tate, not Laurie Strode. She is a professor and headmistress for a prep school where her son John (Josh Hartnett) attends. John has a girlfriend, Molly (Michelle Williams) and is a normal teenage boy, who thinks Michael Myers is dead and his mother needs to get a grip. Laurie is still haunted by the events that happened 20 years ago on Halloween night. The students in the academy attend a field trip to Yosemite, but John, Molly, and friends stay behind on campus and plan a romantic Halloween night. Laurie and her boyfriend remain on campus grounds to keep an eye on the children, who decided not to go to Yosemite. Michael arrives, and Laurie ends up chopping his head off. Josh, Molly, and Laurie survive.
Halloween Resurrection, Laurie is in a mental institution for chopping off the wrong man’s head. It was a father of 2 dressed up like Michael Myers for Halloween. Laurie is sent away for treatment, but she knows she is not insane and knows Michael will come for her. He does, eventually and she is stabbed in the back by Michael and falls off the sanitarium roof, she is dead right?
Meanwhile, back in Haddonfield, everyone at Haddonfield University is excited for the taping of a reality show by an entertainment production company, titled Dangertainment. Busta Rhymes and Tara Banks star as the people in charge of the production of the reality show, that will take place inside the Myers’ house. They need to audition 6 people to stay in the Myers’ house on Halloween night. They will be wearing cameras, that will stream live footage to the people watching on their computers at home (this is the beginning of reality television when this movie was made).
Eventually, inside the house, all goes wrong, and the people watching on their computers, try to help Sara (the main character) and her friends escape the house alive. Sarah receives messages on her palm pilot from a boy she has been chatting with online, named Decker, who is watching the horror take place on his computer with his friends. Sarah is the only one to survive, everyone else who was in the house and the crew of Dangertainment do not survive. Michael’s body is taken to a medical examiner’s office, and when the doctor opens up the body bag, his eyes open and the credits start. Michael is alive!
Finally, 16 years later we have Halloween 2018! The one thing to keep in mind is that this is a whole new take on the franchise. You can’t consider any of the movies except for Halloween 1 and 2. This is it. As long as you are familiar with the main characters that is all you need to know when going to see this movie. I must have watched the trailer a dozen times. Let me know what you think. I am so excited. Andrew and I are thinking of taking a day off of work to go see it.