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Halloween Kills New Teaser Trailer

Jamie Lee Curtis returns next October for what looks like a wonderfully gruesome trip back to Haddonfield. Let’s hope President Biden has America sufficiently vaccinated by then.

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by Anonymousreply 112/21/2020

I guess the "Halloween" movies are Jamie Lee's "Mission: Impossible" movies. It pays the bills.

by Anonymousreply 212/21/2020

Christopher Guest was an adorable man.

by Anonymousreply 312/21/2020

I predict the theater situation will more or less be the same, and it will have to be released on a streaming platform. I just hope it's one that I have. I'd love to see this film, but I'm not joining a platform (even for a month) just to see it.

by Anonymousreply 412/21/2020

It’s a Universal picture so it wouldn’t be exclusive to any streaming platform (or so I believe). It would probably be made available for rent or purchase in any online video store such as iTunes or Amazon.

I do believe, however, that we’ll be sufficiently vaccinated with the virus spread curtailed such that it will be safe for theaters to re-open by October, if not sooner. We may still be wearing masks, though.

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by Anonymousreply 512/21/2020

They had better just release it online + theaters at the same time if "Biden doesn't have everybody vaccinated."

I don't see COVID-19 being resolved by then.

by Anonymousreply 612/21/2020

These aren't exactly "Jamie Lee's Mission: Impossibles."

Jamie Lee doesn't produce this series. She didn't initiate it for herself the way Tom Cruise does with M.I. and others.

Jamie Lee was put up to this by Jason Blum and all the Halloween fans, because it's BLUM'S cash cow now. Jamie will tell you she doesn't like horror films, though that's most of the roles she's played.

by Anonymousreply 712/21/2020

No continuity with anything past 1978. Not watching.

The 2018 Rambo Laurie was awful.

by Anonymousreply 812/21/2020

R1, Jamie Lee looks the Quaker Oats man now.

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by Anonymousreply 912/21/2020

R8 wanted a sequel to Halloween: Resurrection so we can find out what happened to Busta Rhymes’ character.

by Anonymousreply 1012/21/2020

What a shitty teaser trailer.

by Anonymousreply 1112/21/2020

I found it enthralling.

by Anonymousreply 1212/21/2020
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by Anonymousreply 1312/21/2020

New image of Michael from the movie.

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by Anonymousreply 1401/08/2021

Kyle Richards at :23.

by Anonymousreply 1501/08/2021
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by Anonymousreply 1601/13/2021

R16 She's also at :19.

by Anonymousreply 1701/13/2021

What kills? Michael Myers presenting Halloween hole?

by Anonymousreply 1801/13/2021

"I guess the "Halloween" movies are Jamie Lee's "Mission: Impossible" movies. It pays the bills."

Actually the last 3 movies in the series were great - and I'm NO fan of Cruise. But it's all Christopher Mcquarrie - he's a sharp, innovative writer and now, a fantastic director.

by Anonymousreply 1901/13/2021

The previews they had with test audiences for Halloween Kills were a massive success. The buzz was beyond that of the first in 2018.

Fuck, they even raved about Kyle Richard's performance.

The film is supposedly incredibly intense and violent.

by Anonymousreply 2001/13/2021

[QUOTE] The film is supposedly incredibly intense and violent.

Music to my ears.

by Anonymousreply 2101/14/2021

Jamie Lee Curtis, aka the poor man's Sigourney Weaver.

by Anonymousreply 2201/20/2021

Sigourney Weaver is the poor man’s Sigourney Weaver.

by Anonymousreply 2301/20/2021

Sight is badass, bitches, and totally undervalued.

I have arrived and now -

[bold]We have containment.[/bold]

by Anonymousreply 2401/20/2021

*Siggy is badass

Also, I can’t wait for this fucking movie.

by Anonymousreply 2501/20/2021

Let’s just hope theaters are open. I’d prefer to see it with a crowd.

by Anonymousreply 2601/20/2021

I've always enjoyed horror movies with crowds.

by Anonymousreply 2701/20/2021

Talk about beating a dead horse.

Curtis has made some bad decisions for the franchise.

Stop it.

by Anonymousreply 2801/20/2021

J. Lele Curts is doing her thang. You stop it.

Halloween (2018) was perfect pop culture/nostalgia fare. This entry looks like it is going to kick ass. I hear it’s BRUTAL.

by Anonymousreply 2901/20/2021

ANOTHER new image released yesterday shows Michael emerging from Laurie’s 2018 death trap. Sick.

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by Anonymousreply 3001/21/2021

John Carpenter calls it the “ultimate slasher.”

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by Anonymousreply 3102/04/2021

It's very tiring that Michael spends all this time obsessing about boring Laurie & her terrible hair. If they're bringing back Kyle, perhaps Michael could terrorize the *entire* cast of RHOBH, not just her. Listening to Kim drone about how Kyle stole her house might be the final straw that beats him into submission

by Anonymousreply 3202/04/2021

Why is that tiring, R32? I think the Laurie Strode storyline makes it unique among the horror field. Here we are 40 years later and she’s still in the mix. What other franchise can tout such continuity?

by Anonymousreply 3302/04/2021

Carpenter doesn’t mince words - even for a profit (he’s already getting his scut anyway) - so I believe him. I’m excited!

by Anonymousreply 3402/04/2021

I thought John Carpenter died.

by Anonymousreply 3502/04/2021

He’s alive and well, R35. Did the score for Halloween 2018 with his son.

by Anonymousreply 3602/04/2021

R32 i would love to see Michael go after Lisa and Brandi.

by Anonymousreply 3702/04/2021

Imagine if Kyle Richards gets an Oscar nomination for this?

by Anonymousreply 3802/04/2021

Fingers crossed it is the best one of the franchise.

by Anonymousreply 3902/04/2021

I wasn't crazy about 2018 Halloween but I will see this.

by Anonymousreply 4002/04/2021

This has been said many times but it can’t be said enough, 2018 should have been a sequel to H20. It would have totally worked that way.

by Anonymousreply 4102/04/2021

Josh Hartnett wanted $10 million, R41.

by Anonymousreply 4202/04/2021

R42 What? How? This was never going to be, or proposed to be, a sequel to H20.

by Anonymousreply 4302/04/2021

R42 Girl, please. You’re giving R43 an aneurysm.

by Anonymousreply 4402/04/2021

😂 I was just kidding.

by Anonymousreply 4502/04/2021

Got me!

by Anonymousreply 4602/04/2021

Kyle Richards is supposedly very good in this film. That was noted at the preview/test audience screening.

And let's face it, Michael is probably going to kill her.

by Anonymousreply 4702/04/2021

I am the only one who liked H20 better than 2018?

by Anonymousreply 4802/04/2021

Does Jamie Lee Curtis go full frontal in this one and expose her penis?

by Anonymousreply 4902/04/2021

R48 H20 sucked ass. Halloween 4 was miles better; the story, the acting, the cinematography - everything.

That’s what was so great about the 2018 reboot; getting to see Curtis in a good Halloween again and kicking ass doing it.

by Anonymousreply 5002/04/2021

H20 was good but boring in the middle. Great beginning and ending.

by Anonymousreply 5102/04/2021

H20 DID SUCK BALLS!!! (I did enjoy Jamie Lee's storyline and arc) but the movie was technically and stylistically WRONG.

The soundtrack. FUCKING HORRIBLE. An orchestra? Strike 1

The kills. FUCKING HORRIBLE Not one decent kill in the entire film. No blood. Strike 2 (The ending was stupid- doesn't count)

The cinematography- The film looked like a 90's high budget romance flick. Strike 3

The film has some charming moments, but it was BORING (minus the classroom scene when Michael throw up all the chairs/tables trying to find Laurie)

by Anonymousreply 5202/04/2021

R52 Well, I enjoy it how you like them apples!

by Anonymousreply 5302/04/2021

R48 no, you're not. Lots of anons have mentioned it on the Halloween threads.

by Anonymousreply 5402/04/2021

I actually think Halloween 3: Season of the Witch is more entertaining than 2018. It's not a great movie by any stretch, but it IS fun to watch. I thought 2018 was too dark and boring.

by Anonymousreply 5502/04/2021

H2018 was good because it was great to have JLC and Laurie back. I was pissed they “killed” her so meekly in that awful film that shall not be named. I would not have minded H2018 was a direct sequel to that. Laurie could have survived the fall and her character was already very damaged from the events of H20.

by Anonymousreply 5602/04/2021

Carpenter toured one of the art theaters in my city two years ago playing all the musical scores he composed live. It was busy.

by Anonymousreply 5702/04/2021

I stopped cheering Michael on after he killed that dog in 1978.

by Anonymousreply 5802/05/2021

Yes, R49.

by Anonymousreply 5902/05/2021

R58 Agree. No animals..

R59 What would it be classified if MM was released at a MAGAt rally? A feel good flick?

by Anonymousreply 6002/05/2021

[QUOTE] I stopped cheering Michael on after he killed that dog in 1978.

He had it coming. That damn dog kept shoveling snow onto Michael’s property.

by Anonymousreply 6102/05/2021

John Carpenter says it might release on streaming but I think theaters could really be back in business by October. The fact that they’re thinking that way, however, lends credence to us seeing the movie this year one way or another. There won’t be another pushback.

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by Anonymousreply 6202/25/2021

The original 1978 movie is the only one worth watching. All the multiple sequels are not very good. Season of the Witch really had nothing to do with the original movie. I wish they would just leave well enough alone. I thought the 2018 retcon/reboot/whatever-the-fuck-it-was turned out to be a waste of time. I couldn't believe what good buzz it was getting.

by Anonymousreply 6302/25/2021

Thank God they didn’t stop with the original film. Some of the sequels may be complete trash but they’re still fun and I enjoy them simply for the sake of watching Michael in action. I love looking forward to a Halloween movie. In my opinion they should be like James Bond where we can always count on a new one. God bless the late great Moustapha Akkad for keeping the franchise going. The legend of The Shape is owed to his perseverance.

by Anonymousreply 6402/25/2021

2018 was a solid movie. It just didn’t make sense LS was that batshit and damaged. H20 was also solid, just boring. H2 was a very good sequel. It was a little different but it worked quite successfully. The others were largely trash. Not as bad as most F13 sequels.

by Anonymousreply 6502/25/2021

Halloween 4 is far from trash.

by Anonymousreply 6602/25/2021

R66 It really isn’t all that great, though. It was a huge drop off quality wise.

by Anonymousreply 6702/25/2021

At least Season of the Witch tried to mix things up a bit. A shame that idea didn't take off. If they'd done that with part 2 instead of 3, maybe it would have worked out differently.

As is, the series is a mixed bag. 2 has a lot of the same great atmosphere of the original, but the story is weak and repetitive with that silly twist and handicapped the rest of the series. 4 was a nice return to form even if the mask looks terrible and it's missing that great widescreen photography. H20 handled Laurie the best out of all the films and gave her something to do, but the film is hurt by all the crappy masks they used, glossy overlit photography, and all that recycled music from Scream. The others need not be mentioned.

The 2018 had a great look and it was nice to have Carpenter return to do the music, but I can't believe Jamie Lee Curtis signed on to that vision of Laurie. Her character felt like a robot, not a human. I'm really hoping there's some big master plan for the other two films where everything clicks and they deliver an intense finale and flesh her out more as a character.

by Anonymousreply 6802/25/2021

R67 Actually, it really is that great; much better than Halloween 2 in terms of tone, acting, production values, and overall atmosphere. I consider Halloween 4 the best of the sequels pre-Halloween 2018; in fact, I think I still like it better than H2018, which I love.

by Anonymousreply 6902/25/2021

H2 was one of my favorites of the franchise. The whole banging on the hospital doors while Michael slow walks in pursuit is classic horror cinema. I was terrified as a kid watching that scene.

by Anonymousreply 7002/26/2021

[quote] I want Michael inside of me...

Would you settle for my machete?

by Anonymousreply 7102/26/2021

[QUOTE] Actually, it really is that great; much better than Halloween 2 in terms of tone, acting, production values, and overall atmosphere. I consider Halloween 4 the best of the sequels pre-Halloween 2018; in fact, I think I still like it better than H2018, which I love.

Halloween 4 never gets the props it deserves. It’s all due to that terrible mask, not to mention the scene in the school where Michael throws Loomis out the window and suddenly he has orange hair.

by Anonymousreply 7202/26/2021

The franchise lost me when they killed her off and then brought her back.

I need to believe that death is final in horror movies for the movie to be scary. When death is not final and can be easily undone, I stop being afraid so the "horror" movie loses its horror.

by Anonymousreply 7302/26/2021

Seriously, R72, though hardcore Halloween fans do consider it a classic.

Another sequel I rank highly, though it’s often listed as one of the worst, is Halloween 6. I definitely get the criticisms - the cult plot line never reaches its full potential and is reduced to a hokey peculiarity - but the acting and atmosphere is top-notch and saves it from being the disaster it could have been, while also making it a genuinely scary and interesting entry.

I love Halloween 5, too.

by Anonymousreply 7402/26/2021

[QUOTE] The franchise lost me when they killed her off and then brought her back.

Yeah what’s wrong with these people, killing someone off and then bringing them back...



.......... Uhh, hello. R73? You realize we’re talking about the Halloween movies, right?

by Anonymousreply 7502/28/2021

No R48 I agree with you.

The 2018 trailer had too many spoilers.

I was never scared watching the film...

by Anonymousreply 7602/28/2021

I'm excited for it. Halloween is my favorite of the Big Three horror franchises. I love the choose your own adventure aspect. Sometimes I'm in the mood for H4, sometimes H20, etc, etc. If it ends up streaming, I'm going to my rich friend's house who has a home theater.

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by Anonymousreply 7702/28/2021

I have sufficient.

H2018 was horrible enough to turn me off of all future HALLOWEEN entries.

by Anonymousreply 7802/28/2021

I just watched the above trailer again for the new film & it gives away at least 3 good scares that they should've saved for the audience.

Couldn't JLC have it put in her contract that no scares/attacks be leaked to viewers in the trailers? That it costs the films money by giving away too much?

These shots are what moviegoers PAY TO SEE a second & even a third time in the theatre.

by Anonymousreply 7902/28/2021

[quote]I think the Laurie Strode storyline makes it unique among the horror field. Here we are 40 years later and she’s still in the mix. What other franchise can tout such continuity?

WHAT "continuity," R33?

LS is a random babysitter from 1978 that MM decides to go after again in 2018, despite having ZERO connection to her.

There is ZERO continuity in this franchise after 2002.

by Anonymousreply 8002/28/2021

This teaser doesn't really spoil that much at all. It happens so fast that, unless you're decoding everything frame by frame, it's hard to tell what's going on. Of course, in a few months, they'll come out with a 2 1/2 minute trailer that will spoil just about every decent moment in the movie. A few months after that, they'll put out another trailer that spoils even more. Why does every movie have to have multiple trailers these days. One is more than enough.

by Anonymousreply 8102/28/2021

Halloween Kills is about "paranoia, misinformation, and crowd panic."

I really like the idea that they would put thought into a horror film and make it *about something.* This elevates the material and broadens the audience appeal. The 2018 Halloween reboot was not just about slashing people, it was about post traumatic stress disorder and also about the exploitative power of social media.

We could start a whole thread about movies -- particularly horror movies -- that were about something. Both Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Night of the Living Dead were about Cold War paranoia. Dawn of the Dead was about consumerism. Silence of the Lambs was about women's empowerment. The Birds was about family relationships.

by Anonymousreply 8202/28/2021

They might have thought it was about something, but they didn't do anything with it. Laurie drinks some booze and screams in her car for 20 seconds and that's about all they do to address her PTSD. There's a germ of an interesting concept in there, but the film didn't seem very interested in her trauma. She's so far removed from the Laurie we met in '78 that we needed more time to get to know her again and figure out how she came to be this way. She didn't feel like a real person. H20, for all its flaws, at least had Laurie feel like a real person. It's even more amazing when you realize H20 Laurie had even more reasons to be terrified that Michael would come back. In that film, his body was never found and he was still her brother.

The only way 2018 Laurie would make sense is if they somehow managed to tie it into H20 and Resurrection where she survived the fall for the asylum, got out somehow, and went full on survivalist, but they pretended none of the sequels existed. Perhaps a wise choice, but Laurie's character doesn't make sense this way. I know several survivors of attacks and, 40 years later, they're not going to be like that especially when their attackers have been locked up since the incident. They might do some drugs, drink, have tons of anonymous sex, trouble with relationships, go to therapy, etc. but they don't build bunkers in the woods waiting for their attacker to escape.

by Anonymousreply 8302/28/2021

[Quote] If it ends up streaming, I'm going to my rich friend's house who has a home theater.

Lucky bitch.

by Anonymousreply 8403/01/2021

The cutest shit 😂

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by Anonymousreply 8503/05/2021

Michael vs Jason

is a fan made film done for pennies & actually pretty good =

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by Anonymousreply 8603/06/2021

Thanks, R86. Watching now.

by Anonymousreply 8703/06/2021

So far, very impressive for a no-budget fan film.

by Anonymousreply 8803/06/2021

Pretty damn good!

by Anonymousreply 8903/06/2021

R89 I wonder if JLC has seen that & if so

did she like it?

by Anonymousreply 9003/07/2021

R90 Actually, JLC does not like watching horror movies.

by Anonymousreply 9103/07/2021

R83, they could still have those things happen to her even if they dismiss the sequel.

They could say she went to a mental institution saying her PTSD resulted in her believing she was always being stalked. Maybe she was? Maybe it was the PTSD? Yes to both of course.

They could show a failed murder attempt from Michael that no one believed.

Isn’t this planned as a trilogy? Hopefully they dive more into her character and what happened all those years.

However, I do worry that’s not the case and they just made her this way in a shallow attempt to show how much they respect females.

by Anonymousreply 9203/07/2021

I also believe the brother-sister angle will be explored.

by Anonymousreply 9303/07/2021

I just read this article the other day and was surprised to find out that Kevin Williamson did not intend to ignore the events of the previous sequel in H20.

Though I love having JLC in [italic]any[/italic] Halloween, H20 is one of the sequels I like least. The mask, tone, and acting are completely off, and it has almost no atmosphere. It’s like Halloween meets Dawson’s Creek meets a Lifetime movie: horrid.

That being said, Williamson seemed to be heading in the right direction originally.

[quote] Initially developed as Halloween 7: The Revenge of Laurie Strode, Williamson’s treatment connected the dots between Halloween's messy sequels. However, studio interference and feuding egos slowly led to the disappearance of many elements from Williamson’s pitch, which could have created a much more satisfying sequel that may have, in turn, kept enthusiasm high for the Halloween series prior to 2018's revamp.

[quote] Williamson’s treatment kept the trajectory of Halloween: H20 the same, but spent more time on the circumstances around the survival of Laurie Strode and her current pain. The movie retains Williamson’s idea that Laurie faked her death—to connect with Halloween 4—but he also planned to touch on the events of the previous three movies through a book report that tragically informs Laurie about the death of her estranged daughter, Jamie Lloyd. These changes to the story and Laurie Strode’s character reflect the immense love and respect that Williamson has for the horror genre, which is also very present in Scream, as well as his ability to tell a larger, more interconnected story.

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by Anonymousreply 9403/07/2021

Halloween H20 might be the oddest, most un-Halloween film in the bunch (even more so than Resurrection) but it was a necessity that prevented the franchise from veering off into straight to video hell. And it brought The Shape to a whole new generation of fans.

by Anonymousreply 9503/07/2021

R94 if Kevin focused on that. Maybe TVD wouldn't have happened.

by Anonymousreply 9603/07/2021

R89 I thought so too when

I first saw it about a year ago!

by Anonymousreply 9703/10/2021

R96 What is TVD?

by Anonymousreply 9803/10/2021

H20 had zero inventive kills, minimal surprises, that HORRIBLE orchestral score out of a 50's potboiler, a setting that was totally wrong for the film, and it truly was shot, directed, and scored like a high end Lifetime film.

However, JLC was excellent and I did appreciate Laurie's arc in that film- I just wish it was a completely different film.

And I thought that Josh was very good too.

by Anonymousreply 9903/10/2021

I loved the opening of H20 with hottie JGL.

by Anonymousreply 10003/10/2021

Sorry R99 I loved H20. The settings were all great. The "cage in front of the door" scenes as well as the "hide under the tables" scene are some of my fav horror movie scenes.

The main building was used to great effect for the offing of some major characters.

by Anonymousreply 10103/11/2021

Definitely not understanding the hate for H20. It was one of my favorites. The acting was good and the suspense was satisfying.

by Anonymousreply 10203/11/2021

H20 easily has the best finale of any of the films in the series and I think it proves that old adage that if you give them a strong ending, they'll forgive you for anything. Jamie Lee is excellent in the film, even Oscar worthy at certain moments, but the film really doesn't have any atmosphere and the mask looks awful. Then again, you could say the mask look pretty bad in most of the sequels. They could never get that fucking mask right, could they?

The 2018 gets the mask, atmosphere, and score right but forgot the suspense, scares, and character development. At least H20 had a few intense sequences here and there.

by Anonymousreply 10303/11/2021

H20 was a million times better than H40.

by Anonymousreply 10403/11/2021

I watched that at least 20 times, r85. Thanks.

by Anonymousreply 10503/11/2021

H20 was fun and entertaining, while the most recent Halloween 2018 was dreary and boring. I'm hoping that Halloween Kills is not like the last movie.

by Anonymousreply 10603/11/2021

R105 Doesn’t he dance sexily? I’ve watched it over 50 times and have tried finding the original video with the hopes of getting a peek at the face under the mask...

by Anonymousreply 10703/11/2021

From what I've been told, Halloween Kills doesn't add much character development for anyone other than the Judy Greer character and she's the closest thing it has to a main character. It's more ensemble driven and action packed with a death scene every 10 minutes or so.

by Anonymousreply 10803/11/2021

It's very sexy, r107...and fun! I just watched it a bunch more times. It's kinda frustrating because it's such a short clip, though. I wish I could dance like that. I'm dying to know what he looks like, too.

by Anonymousreply 10903/12/2021

[quote] Jamie Lee is excellent in the film, even Oscar worthy at certain moments.

I believe her monologue when she tells Will her backstory was submitted to The Academy.

by Anonymousreply 11003/12/2021

I am ashamed to say this, but I’m most interested in seeing this to see Kyle Richards. Morbid curiosity?

by Anonymousreply 11103/12/2021

[QUOTE] I am ashamed to say this

As you ought to be, R111.

by Anonymousreply 11203/12/2021

R109 Now, every time I visit this thread, I get sucked into watching it. For some reason, his socks turn me on too.

by Anonymousreply 11303/12/2021

R98 The Vampire Diaries

by Anonymousreply 11403/12/2021

I was hoping for a lighthearted musical that ends with everyone sharing Thanksgiving dinner. And Michael, carving the turkey .........

by Anonymousreply 11503/12/2021

r113: It's the ONLY reason I visit this thread. I really like how he starts off, that side ways move up and stomping his foot forward 2 or 3 times. Also like the swing of his left arm across his front at the end. Heck, I love it all, who am I kidding? I didn't realize those were socks, I thought they were snazzy tap shoes.

by Anonymousreply 11603/14/2021

R116 We’re too much 😂

by Anonymousreply 11703/14/2021

Let's agree that if either of us unmasks this Michael, r117, we'll report to the other here.

by Anonymousreply 11803/15/2021

R118 Yes! Agreed.

by Anonymousreply 11903/15/2021

You bitches are fucking beyond desperate if some horror nerd dancing in his living room excites you that much. Anywho, H20 was great schlocky horror fun.

by Anonymousreply 12003/15/2021

R120 He dances beautifully! Anywho, H20 was shit.

by Anonymousreply 12103/15/2021

r119: I'm guessing you know the way he's dancing is called the Melbourne Shuffle?

r120: r119 and I have forged a bond that cannot be broken. We are united in our quest and will not be deterred by the likes of you. Now Melbourne Shuffle on out of here.

Maybe if someone has a TiKTok account they can ask this person at the link. May have to create one myself to ask...

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by Anonymousreply 12203/15/2021

R122 Actually, I did not know that. And you just made me watch it a few more times! What an addictive little clip 😂

Lately, I’ve been paying attention to his tight, round glutes.

by Anonymousreply 12303/16/2021

"And you just made me watch it a few more times!"

Yeah? Well I just watched it at least 15 times. So now we're even.

by Anonymousreply 12403/16/2021

I hope kyle knees michael in his balls right before he plunges a knife in her head. Give it to us kyle!!!

by Anonymousreply 12503/16/2021

Enough with this stupid dancer who is probably ugly. When does the next trailer drop?

by Anonymousreply 12603/16/2021

R126 It’s going to go on and on, Dan.

Besides, what more do you want in a new trailer - the whole movie?

by Anonymousreply 12703/16/2021

Yeah, why not? Most of us don’t care about them “revealing too much” in a trailer—that’s why they keep doing it.

by Anonymousreply 12803/16/2021

R128 You’re a cutie, you know that? I can tell.

by Anonymousreply 12903/16/2021

Why Jamie Lee Curtis didn’t return for Halloween 4, paving the way for Danielle Harris’ career:

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by Anonymousreply 13004/02/2021

Decided to rewatch Halloween the other night. Can't believe i somehow missed the line from Loomis telling one of the kids to get his ass away from the house 😆 I love the way he says it.

by Anonymousreply 13104/03/2021

Dr. Loomis was the driving force behind the franchise. As a kid I felt comforted knowing that he was out there chasing the boogeyman. It was like if I encountered Michael outside somewhere, Loomis might pop out and pump him full of lead before Michael gets to me. He was one of my heroes.

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by Anonymousreply 13204/03/2021

The full trailer is rumored to be coming either May or June. Then the hype train starts! Can’t fucking wait.

by Anonymousreply 13304/17/2021

The silver shamrock song from Halloween 3 scared the shit out of me!

by Anonymousreply 13404/17/2021

Is it not true that they shot "Kills" and the third one, "Halloween Ends" at the same time?

by Anonymousreply 13504/17/2021

R135. Due to Covid, they have NOT shot Ends yet.

by Anonymousreply 13604/17/2021

Wow. Shocked at the H20 love.

I did dig the Michael fucking up the desks/tables scene- best scene of the ENTIRE film.

Sorry. That film was wrong thematically, sonically (that soundtrack!!!!!)...

Totally dug JLC's storyline , performance, and Josh as her son...

The film is WEAK as BALLS!

by Anonymousreply 13704/17/2021

It's too Scream-y

by Anonymousreply 13804/17/2021

H20 is the third-best HALLOWEEN movie and the Halloween Loon is a tasteless cretin who talks to himself.

by Anonymousreply 13904/17/2021

Dear God, please tell me Kyle’s character dies in it. It would make it halfway worth it to see it just for that.

by Anonymousreply 14004/17/2021

[QUOTE] H20 is the third-best HALLOWEEN movie and the Halloween Loon is a tasteless cretin who talks to himself.

R139 H20 is now fifth, at best, behind Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween IV and Halloween 2018.

by Anonymousreply 14104/18/2021

I would put H20 before Halloween 2018. Laurie Strode was better in H20.

by Anonymousreply 14204/18/2021

Laurie was great in H20 and she was great in 2018. It’s a wash. The question then becomes what’s the better overall picture, and that’s Halloween 2018,

by Anonymousreply 14304/18/2021

I'm glad people are finally starting to realize how decent H20 is, especially when compared to the dreadful 2018 one. Even that late 90s, Scream-ish atmosphere it had going on (which was one of the reasons many people hated it) is slowly starting to feel nostalgic.

by Anonymousreply 14404/18/2021

H20 is always a joy to watch.

by Anonymousreply 14504/18/2021

R142 Don’t engage Matt, dear. It’ll spray it’s cunt stench on you like a skunk.

by Anonymousreply 14604/18/2021

H20 has the stronger script. Even the teenage victims seem to be better fleshed out than the ones in the '18 movie and god knows they give Jamie Lee a lot more to sink her teeth into. The last 15 minutes are more suspenseful and exciting than the finale of '18 as well, but the film suffers from being over lit and lacking atmosphere, Michael's horrible masks that keep changing from scene to scene, and the Tim Burton movie music score mixed with random bits from the Scream films.

'18 easily wins in the atmosphere and score departments and Michael hadn't looked that good since the original, but the script is terrible. I can't see how anyone could have greenlit that script the way it was and I'm even more surprised to hear that audiences overlooked it just because some of the technical aspects were better than H20. The script felt like it was written by people who have never had a conversation with another human being before. Exposition feels forced, dialogue is unnatural, emotional breakdowns aren't earned, we never really get to know this new Laurie Strode and exactly how she ended up like this, and there's not a scary or suspenseful moment to be found in the entire film.

The structure and general concept aren't bad, but the execution feels like they wrote it in one day and never went back to fine tune and revise anything.

by Anonymousreply 14704/18/2021

Was the Halloween Loon committed to Smith's Grove Sanitarium after he predicted Jamie Lee Curtis winning the Best Actress Oscar for HALLOWEEN 2018?

Maybe he can get us autographs from Michael Myers.

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by Anonymousreply 14804/18/2021

H20 is like a Dawson’s Creek Halloween special. And don’t even get me started on the writing. How was it that Michael managed to discover Laurie’s secret identity and her home/place of employment again? Right.

If you’re going to have writing that bad at least make sure to bring the scares and atmosphere - neither of which it did - like Halloween 4 or Halloween 2018. I even prefer Zombie’s reboots to that WB Show clusterfuck.

by Anonymousreply 14904/18/2021

H20 scores major nostalgia points with me as it was the first Halloween movie I could see in theaters. I think that’s the case with many Millennials. And that ending was bad ass. It reminds me a lot of GoldenEye in that I believe it saved the franchise. It’s a very important film. God only knows what would’ve happened if H20 flopped.

by Anonymousreply 15004/18/2021

R149 He found out where Laurie was from the Nurse’s office. Did you not watch it?

H20 is a nice film. It had weaknesses but it also had big strengths.

by Anonymousreply 15104/18/2021

R151 Just goes to show you how much I cared to remember.

[quote] H20 is a nice film.

Uh, yeah, exactly. I don’t watch Halloween films for their niceties.

by Anonymousreply 15204/18/2021

R152 You get way too worked up over H20. A lot of people liked it. You didn’t even remember a huge point in the plot so maybe it has been too long since you’ve watched it?

by Anonymousreply 15304/18/2021

R153 I actually watched it again in 2018, just before the reboot was released. I had to stop myself from turning it off before it ended. I remember thinking, please don’t subject us to this again. I was pleasantly surprised.

by Anonymousreply 15404/18/2021

H20 was the perfect film for its time. There was no way Halloween 2018 would look or feel anything like it. H20 was perfect for its time and Halloween 2018 was also perfect for its time.

by Anonymousreply 15504/19/2021

One thing H20 had that '18 didn't was a character arc for Laurie. I prefer H20 for this reason. 2018 Laurie seems ready for battle from the start, but H20 Laurie is still scared and it's more of a film about letting go of fear and confronting your monsters. It felt more organic in the way that it built to the climax and I even found it a bit moving. I find it more interesting to see a flawed, frightened character slowly grow in confidence until the finale where they decide to stop running and stay and fight. 2018 had a much better atmosphere and it was such a treat to have John Carpenter do the music for the first time since Season of the Witch, but they did Laurie a huge disservice and made her so one note. I hope the sequels dig a bit into her backstory and what she's really been up to for the last 40 years.

by Anonymousreply 15604/19/2021

R156 After forty years of PTSD and depression, I found it a great thing that they wrote Laurie as a fighter and, as you say, “ready for battle from the start.” Would you have had her still cowering and jumping at shadows?

by Anonymousreply 15704/19/2021

I think R156 wanted her cowering and jumping at shadows at first, and then transforming into Rambo Laurie? Tacking an extra half hour onto the beginning of the movie? I don’t know. I prefer they cut to the chase, keeping it short and sweet like they actually did.

Plus if you already saw that version of Laurie in H20 then why do you need to see it again?

by Anonymousreply 15804/19/2021

R158 Plus, they did show that she was vulnerable and still disturbed by what she had survived. They revealed this through her daughter’s recounting of her childhood, her removal from the home, and her estranged relationship with her mother. Also, Laurie is still an alcoholic in the reboot.

by Anonymousreply 15904/19/2021

The issue was that this Laurie we met in the 2018 version was so far removed from the Laurie we saw at the end of the first Halloween that it would have been nice to get to know her a bit more. It doesn't seem like she works, so how does she have this big booby trapped house in the woods? Did she ever get married? Who was the father of Karen? They rush past all of this potentially interesting stuff to make room for the dumb podcasters and the evil doctor. No one cares about that crap. We care about Laurie.

Any emotional scenes with Laurie feel forced. When she walks into the restaurant and chugs her son-in-law's wine and immediately bursts into tears, it's not earned and comes out of nowhere. Was anyone moved by this scene? I found it more realistic in H20 that she's trying her best to forget about everything that's happened and is using alcohol to numb the pain until she comes to the conclusion that it's not going to work anymore and she'll have to fight it to get rid of it forever.

by Anonymousreply 16004/19/2021

The best moment in any film was in H20 when Laurie locks them in the school, grabs an axe and screams, “Miiiiichhhaaaeeeelllll”

by Anonymousreply 16104/19/2021

That was a great moment, R161, but I think it’s usurped by a moment that came shortly afterward: Michael flipping the tables in the dining hall as Laurie scrambles beneath them.

by Anonymousreply 16204/19/2021

[quote] When she walks into the restaurant and chugs her son-in-law's wine and immediately bursts into tears,

R160 I thought JLC was excellent in that scene and throughout the film. She really sold their character and wasn’t as self-aware as she was in H20, though I like her in that too.

I don’t think you need much more build-up, though, since the reboot was always planned as a trilogy, maybe they will continue adding layers to her character and her family.

by Anonymousreply 16304/19/2021

*her character

by Anonymousreply 16404/19/2021

Every one of these Halloween movies is exactly the same. How many do we need?

by Anonymousreply 16504/19/2021

R165 At least two more and NO, they’re not the same. The Halloween franchise is like a peacock plumed with iridescent feathers that shift and sparkle with varying degrees of color and depth. Each film is a morsel of horror goodness and guilty pleasures, and there is at least one catered to and representative of each fan or potential fan.

I can tell a lot about someone by the Halloween film they like best ...

by Anonymousreply 16604/19/2021

R165 As many as we want, bro. As many as we want.

by Anonymousreply 16704/19/2021

[QUOTE] Every one of these Halloween movies is exactly the same. How many do we need?

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R168 You just reminded me of the unmasked hunk dressed as Michael and dancing to “Dreams.”

by Anonymousreply 16904/19/2021

[quote] Every one of these Halloween movies is exactly the same. How many do we need?

A hundred and forty-seven, Rose.

by Anonymousreply 17004/19/2021

Halloween is one of the wackier franchises. The first three and the most recent one have a similar tone and atmosphere, but all the others are about as different as you can get from one another. They start introducing psychics and cults and Scream-era photography and humor and Busta Rhymes and, ultimately, the Rob Zombie white trash aesthetic.

The Friday the 13ths were always the ones that felt mostly the same to me. They can send him to New York or space, but the basic structure is the same.

by Anonymousreply 17104/19/2021

R171 😂 So true.

Also, Jason sucks.

by Anonymousreply 17204/19/2021

But F13s got so, so bad. I like my horror movies somewhat realistic. Yeah, Halloweens got silly, too. But Zombie Jason? Not scary.

by Anonymousreply 17304/19/2021

The reason Jason never really scared me is cause he’s always in the woods. You have to be some outdoorsy moron who seeks adventure among ticks and bears to find him. Michael stalks the shadows of the burbs, where I grew up and still live. That great scene where Allyson’s friend encounters Michael in the backyard with the motion lights looks like all the backyards in my neighborhood. It reminds me of when I used to take the trash out at night as a kid and feared I might find The Shape waiting for me, white mask glaring under the moonlight.

by Anonymousreply 17404/20/2021

Halloween is effective because Michael seemed like someone who could come after anyone. As the sequels went on and they introduced that bloodline element, it became far less frightening. Maybe this is why people seem to like the new one so much. They take away the relationship between Laurie and Michael and have it just be a random attack from 40 years ago. Unfortunately, they didn't find a better way for Laurie to encounter Michael and bring him to her bunker. It would have probably made more sense for Laurie to find him after killing her granddaughter's friend and chase him through the neighborhood instead.

by Anonymousreply 17504/20/2021

[QUOTE] It would have probably made more sense for Laurie to find him after killing her granddaughter's friend and chase him through the neighborhood instead.

Then how would he have gotten to her house, R175? The whole point of the movie was getting him in that basement. They probably thought that up first and then built everything else around it.

by Anonymousreply 17604/20/2021

Say what you want about these movies, but you can’t deny that they nailed the mask. The Halloween 2018 mask is right there with the original. I get chills just looking at this picture. I want no part of The Shape.

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by Anonymousreply 17704/20/2021

That is true about the mask. I still have PTSD from the one used in Part 5.

by Anonymousreply 17804/20/2021

The way he got to her house was ridiculous. The entire doctor subplot could have gone. It served no purpose but to get Michael to Laurie. They could have just as easily scrapped the entire booby trapped house bit and had her confront him elsewhere.

by Anonymousreply 17904/20/2021

But the booby trapped house was awesome, R179. It led to an awesome ending, and will be the centerpiece of an awesome beginning for Halloween Kills.

by Anonymousreply 18004/20/2021

If I never have to hear Jamie Lee Curtis mispronounce the word “trauma” again when discussing these films, it’ll be too soon.


by Anonymousreply 18104/20/2021

The FRIDAY THE 13TH franchise turned out more good movies than the HALLOWEENS.

There are really only four HALLOWEENS worth a damn. But eight of the FRIDAY THE 13THS were good or serviceable.

by Anonymousreply 18204/20/2021

Please. Most of the Friday the 13ths sucked. What eight movies in that crapfest franchise did you think were good, R182? And don’t name that garbage first one which didn’t even have Jason in it but instead wanted us to believe that arthritic Betsy fucking Palmer was running around on a murder spree.

by Anonymousreply 18304/21/2021

The Friday the 13th series started out interesting with the first film and then decided to build a franchise by copying Halloween.

by Anonymousreply 18404/21/2021

I think the first three Friday the 13ths were good. The rest, no so much (with the exception of Jason Lives...which I thought was one of the best next to the original). Back to Halloween, I'm still having a problem with it being, what, 1am or so at the end of the last one? Is the action going to play out in the wee hours of the morning in Halloween Kills? That seems weird to me.

by Anonymousreply 18504/21/2021

Jason absolutely appeared in the original FRIDAY THE 13TH.

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And the original F13 was intended as a copy of HALLOWEEN. Producer Sean Cunningham and writer Victor Miller admit as much.

But the original HALLOWEEN was a good film — itself copying PSYCHO, BLACK CHRISTMAS and trends in giallo filmmaking, going so far as to cast Janet Leigh's daughter.

Nobody wanted to copy HALLOWEEN 3 or later.

by Anonymousreply 18704/21/2021

F13s 1-7 plus the remake all have enough scares to redeem them as adequate horror movies.

F13s 1-4, and 6 are all good movies, even if 6 was more because of humor and action rather than scares.

HALLOWEENS 3 — 11 aren't even scary and most of them are incoherent shitshows. Some are child's play with ridiculously funny cop behavior.

H20 and 2018 have the virtues of good story, acting, character, production values and moderate thrills, so they're good movies overall. But beyond 1,2, H20 and 2018, we're looking at irredeemable GARBAGE. The reviews and box office prove me right.

by Anonymousreply 18804/21/2021

I'm going to purchase my Jason Voorhees from FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 1 action figure right now..

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by Anonymousreply 18904/21/2021

R185, I haven't seen 2018 in a while. Did they give any inclination what part of the night is? Since they originally envisioned this a trilogy, I don't think they would've have the first one end so late in the night if the second one was supposed to pick up right after.

by Anonymousreply 19004/21/2021

F13 1-3 was the best in any franchise. H 1,2 and H20 almost beats it. F13 part 1 is now fresh on RT. It is more respected as time goes on. It is a well done horror movie.

H Kills or Ends better not kill of Laurie. She needs to be the ultimate survivor.

by Anonymousreply 19104/21/2021

They never really specify what time it is. Since it gets darker earlier during the fall, the film could have ended at 9 pm or 4 am. Who knows?

I know Halloween Kills all takes place during the same night (with a few flashbacks to 1978), so I'm assuming they'll say the last film ended somewhere between 9 pm to midnight at the latest. As for Ends, I don't know if it will be more of the same night or if it'll start off as a continuation and then jump forward into the future.

by Anonymousreply 19204/22/2021

One of the things they got right about the original Halloween II was making it more of the same night and seamlessly transitioning from one film to the other. It had a great continuity with the original besides Laurie's awful wig. Visually and in terms of mood, it still feels a lot like the original. I've been told that Halloween Kills will be similar in that regard.

by Anonymousreply 19304/22/2021

Rob Zombie’s Halloween II ALMOST went the same route, R193. If he had stuck with that first intense sequence of Michael hunting Laurie in the hospital, he might have created one of the best films in the franchise. It felt like we had another Devil’s Rejects for the first 20 minutes. Then he veered off track with that stupid white horse bullshit and ruined the movie. I was shocked.

by Anonymousreply 19404/22/2021

R194 Funny enough, I enjoy Zombie’s “reboots” for what they are: alternate universe retellings. However, I agree that the first twenty or so minutes of his sequel were AMAZING. He had every component - the tone, atmosphere, and suspense - working perfectly before plunging into a horror-fueled Alice in Wonderland, which I also enjoyed.

by Anonymousreply 19504/22/2021

I do remember being very surprised by how great the opening to Zombie's Halloween II was. Making it all a dream put a bit of a bad taste in my mouth for the rest of the movie, but I liked that he made Laurie a complete wreck and I loved Brad Dourif and Danielle Harris. That's some of the best work I've ever seen them do. Had me wishing it was a movie where Laurie was killed off 20 minutes in and the rest of it focused on them.

by Anonymousreply 19604/22/2021

For me, it all boils down to which ones I revisit the most (or at all).

They are: Halloween 1, Halloween 4, H20, and sometimes Halloween 2.

The rest are poops. I hated the 2018 reboot. What a rehash with uninspired casting. JLC really needs to get her shit together with not knowing when to say enough (didn't AA teach her to say no?).

by Anonymousreply 19704/22/2021

Suck my dick, R197.

by Anonymousreply 19804/22/2021

Halloween 5 and Halloween 6 still have the presence of Dr. Loomis as their strongest redeemable qualities. I loved seeing him always ready to battle evil, that trench coat billowing like a cape.

by Anonymousreply 19904/22/2021

R199 I love 5 and 6. The only sequel I really dislike is Halloween Resurrection. H20 irks me but it does have its own little charm. The rest range from surprisingly great to guilty pleasure.

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by Anonymousreply 20105/06/2021

Why hasn't anyone ever thought to chainsaw the little fucker's legs off? Same goes for Jason.

by Anonymousreply 20205/08/2021

You think Michael’s just going to let you cut his legs off, R202?

by Anonymousreply 20305/08/2021

Shit! The official trailer will probably be here in 1-2 months!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 20405/08/2021

And then they'll probably fuck up and release yet another trailer and another and then some TV spots and a few more Instagram ads until we've seen all the best parts of the movie.

by Anonymousreply 20505/08/2021

That’s called marketing and promotion, R205. What would you have them do, release a single still-frame image and call it a day? Have nobody in the country other than us horror fans even knowing that the movie is coming out?

by Anonymousreply 20605/09/2021

You do realize there are ways to promote a film without spoiling every single death scene, right? A24's marketing team is incredible at this. They give you a taste of the tone and story of the film without spoiling everything. Blumhouse just shows you all the best parts so you don't have to go see the movie. They did it with just about every film they've put out.

by Anonymousreply 20705/09/2021

I knew De Niro was the killer in Hide and Seek from one shot in the commercial promos.

by Anonymousreply 20805/09/2021

And don't forget the awful marketing for What Lies Beneath. The trailers already told us Harrison Ford was involved and the ghost haunting them isn't the neighbor lady, so we spend over an hour sitting through a bunch of shit we know is going to turn out to be a dead end. Without seeing the trailers, it's a great piece of misdirection that would have worked really well and kept the audience on its toes.

by Anonymousreply 20905/09/2021

Halloween 5 is unmitigated garbage, especially coming off the high of 4.

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Halloween 5 is a great reminder of what happens when you fast track a sequel just to get it out within a year. It almost never ends well.

by Anonymousreply 21105/09/2021

R211 AMEN. I showed a friend H4 and 5 recently (first timer). He loved 4, was excited by the twist. 5 made him angry. Trying to get him to watch 6.

by Anonymousreply 21205/09/2021

Sometimes I think of a funny comment posted here once about H5. They referred to it as Wendy Kaplan and the Electric Boogaloo. I thought it had some good scenes, such as when Michael kills that hot chick in the barn. I thought Wendy was pretty hot, too.

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by Anonymousreply 21305/09/2021

in Friday the 13th 3 he was hanging at the very end, r203. She should have sawed those fuckers off!

by Anonymousreply 21405/09/2021

New image of Michael released.

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by Anonymousreply 21505/14/2021

I can’t wait for this.

by Anonymousreply 21605/14/2021

In spite of my not loving the last one, something tells me this one is going to be a lot better. Maybe it's just that I haven't seen a horror movie in theaters in well over a year now and I'm excited to see one with a packed house. There's nothing else like it.

by Anonymousreply 21705/14/2021

Worse comes to worst, it’s mediocre. It could be a disappointment. But it won’t be a bad movie. We won’t go see it and walk out feeling like we wasted our time and money. It will at least be a fun ride. I could never get tired of watching Michael Myers. He’s one of the greatest characters in the history of cinema.

by Anonymousreply 21805/14/2021

Leaving aside what Carpenter said about this sequel, the preview/test screenings they did well over a year ago (or a year ago?) were off the charts. It was pretty much raves and there is no doubt that the film will be better than the first.

However, I expect to read criticisms about the non stop kills and gore. It really does sound like the most violent Halloween era, which die hards will not like.

by Anonymousreply 21905/14/2021

R219, we expect you to rave worshipfully and mindlessly about it as well.

by Anonymousreply 22005/14/2021

I’ve been on an Elm Street binge and boy, those movies are mostly trash. Halloween is by far the best franchise. The worst Halloween sequels are nowhere near as bad as some of these Freddy movies.

by Anonymousreply 22105/22/2021

Yeah, Nightmare 4, 5 and 6 are terrible!

by Anonymousreply 22205/22/2021

I would also add Nightmare 2 to that list, R222. Campy homoeroticism aside, it’s a godawful movie with a terrible, incomprehensible ending. It makes Halloween 2 look like an Oscar winning film.

Grady was hot as hell, though.

by Anonymousreply 22305/22/2021

Movie theaters drop mask requirement. That means it’s full steam ahead for The Shape in exactly 140 days!

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by Anonymousreply 22405/28/2021

How ironic. We no longer have to wear a mask to see a guy in a mask.

by Anonymousreply 22505/28/2021

If there’s a Covid resurge in the fall, I’ll rent a theater for myself to watch alone.

by Anonymousreply 22605/28/2021

June 8th and nothing? Very disappointed with the marketing.

by Anonymousreply 22706/08/2021

Was something supposed to happen?

by Anonymousreply 22806/08/2021

Oh no R227 how will they ever effectively marketing the unknown property that is Halloween

by Anonymousreply 22906/08/2021

Yes, R228. They should’ve at least released the poster by now.

by Anonymousreply 23006/08/2021

I'd expect something by July or certainly August. A part of me hopes they just add a few extra clips to the teaser trailer and call it a day. They spoiled too much of the last movie in the trailers.

by Anonymousreply 23106/08/2021

Horror movies always show too much in the trailers. I like seeing them on the fest circuit or advance screenings. I saw Don't Breathe at SXSW. The theatrical trailer months later gave 80% of the twists away. I'm perfectly fine not seeing more for Halloween Kills.

by Anonymousreply 23206/08/2021

I never understood why they don’t just film extra shit specifically for trailers that won’t actually be in the movie. Throw some deleted scenes in there or something. That’s what I’d be doing.

I know there were a few scenes in TV commercials for H2018 that never appeared in the movie. They did heavy reshoots after test screenings, including a whole new ending.

by Anonymousreply 23306/08/2021

The hype for this is huge. They need not release another trailer and, quite frankly, I’d prefer it that way. There are a lot of casual and diehard fans of the franchise; it’s an eclectic group which has added even more fans since the reboot. I say, let the word of mouth and, hopefully, critics’ reviews do the work.

Considering that by October things should feel more normal than they have in a while, I think this might turn out to be an even bigger smash than the first reboot.

And remember, SPEED KILLS!

by Anonymousreply 23406/08/2021

R234- I think it will do the same business or slightly more.

Those reviews of the test screenings were glowing and better than Halloween 2018.

by Anonymousreply 23506/08/2021

R235 I think it’s going to be much more successful. Carpenter saying - and I quote - “It's brilliant. It's the ultimate slasher. I mean, there's nothing more than this one. Wow! Man,” sealed the deal for me. He didn’t even rave about the first reboot save for some comments about liking “the direction” it was headed towards. Couple this with the test screening raves and the en masse cabin fever looking for release, and I think we’ve got a huge hit, girls.

It feels so good to feel so excited about a Halloween pic again.

by Anonymousreply 23606/08/2021

R236- You actually may be right!!!! I am psyched for this one too

by Anonymousreply 23706/08/2021

Yes, you’re excited but the average person walking the street doesn’t know or give a shit about what John Carpenter said about the movie. That’s what marketing is for, and it means multiple trailers, posters, action figures, behind the scenes docs, soundtrack music, magazine articles, lots of commercials and positive word of mouth from viewers and critics alike. You don’t just rest on your laurels cause horror fans are hype.

It also doesn’t help that it’s now been three years since H2018, so the studio will feel more pressure to market the hell out of it.

by Anonymousreply 23806/08/2021

R238 I said no. Now move it along, toots.

by Anonymousreply 23906/08/2021

Today is actually the 3rd anniversary of Halloween 2018’s full trailer release. Yes, it was June 8th 2018 when they dropped it on us. And that was after the poster. So they’re definitely behind schedule.

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I didn't realize half of DL worked at Blumhouse

by Anonymousreply 24106/08/2021

[quote] It also doesn’t help that it’s now been three years since H2018

Um, why is that a problem exactly? 7 years went by between Halloween 2 and Halloween 4 and Halloween 4 was #1 for two weeks at the box office.

by Anonymousreply 24206/09/2021

R242 And the 2018 reboot was released nearly ten years after the last entry of the series (Zombie’s Halloween 2) and went on become the highest grossing film of the franchise.

by Anonymousreply 24306/09/2021

[QUOTE] Um, why is that a problem exactly?

That was in response to R234’s suggestion that they don’t need to release a full trailer because the hype for this is so huge. That might have been the case if it came out last year but after three years people definitely need marketing to remind them that another entry is coming.

[QUOTE] And the 2018 reboot was released nearly ten years after the last entry of the series (Zombie’s Halloween 2) and went on become the highest grossing film of the franchise.

Yes, and it also had millions of dollars of marketing and more in free publicity due to Jamie Lee Curtis’ return, along with multiple trailers which you all claim “spoiled everything.” My point is that Blumhouse will need to do the same in order to make Kills a success.

by Anonymousreply 24406/09/2021

R244 I said [italic]no[/italic], toots.

by Anonymousreply 24506/09/2021

Well it’s going to happen anyway, R245. Jason Blum will open the floodgates any day now.

My personal opinion: I think the holdup was internal trepidation about whether movie theaters would be humming enough to guarantee success, or if Kills still needed a simultaneous streaming release. They were probably watching the box office numbers to determine the best route, and you can’t produce a marketing plan without knowing where and how the damn movie will be released. But theaters are bouncing back and I think they’re growing confident in a theater-only strategy for Kills.

by Anonymousreply 24606/09/2021

[quote] whether movie theaters would be humming enough

Your words turn me on, R246. They make me think about lots of things…

Now, why don’t we [italic]not[/italic] stand here talking about them and get down to [italic]doing them[/italic].

by Anonymousreply 24706/09/2021

R242 Halloween 4 wasn't nearly as successful as people make it out to be

It made nearly $17 million in the US but SOLD LESS ticket's than Halloween III, it made more money but ticket prices were higher in 1988 than 1982

Halloween 5 did even worse and made HIII look like a box office blockbuster

The general public does not care about non JLC starring Halloween films

by Anonymousreply 24806/09/2021

R248 I believe H4 doubled, if not tripled, it’s budget in box office intake. And considering how reviled H3 was - I actually like it - that was no small feat.

by Anonymousreply 24906/09/2021

r5 Check your local listings for drive by shootings schedule before you commit to a theatre outing.

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HALLOWEEN Loon @ r236, you really need to get more going on in your life than waiting around for HALLOWEEN sequels.

2018's movie was mediocre and underwhelming. You have no reason to expect anything great from this team of producers again. It was mildly intriguing and nostalgic, but I wasn't scared.

by Anonymousreply 25206/09/2021

R252 You type retarded.

by Anonymousreply 25306/09/2021

McDonald's should do a Michael Myers combo meal as part of the marketing campaign.

by Anonymousreply 25406/09/2021

R252 stops by to shit on the fans here daily. They like it better if we hated H2018. I was waiting since yesterday for the arrival.

by Anonymousreply 25506/09/2021

[QUOTE] you really need to get more going on in your life than waiting around for HALLOWEEN sequels.

What the hell could be better than waiting for a new Halloween movie?

by Anonymousreply 25606/09/2021

R249 H4 cost $5 million to make and made $17.8 million

HIII cost 2.5 million to make and made $14.4 million

HIII was more successful

Also HIII was a theatrical release everywhere, 4 went direct to video in many major markets including most of Europe

Both films made money, but 4 was NOWHERE near as successful as history rewriters make it out to be and HIII was very profitable, more profitable internationally as well

The box office numbers listed was US only numbers

it wasn't until H20, $55 million US, $80 million worldwide against a robust $17 million ($5 million going to JLC to star) that the Halloween series TRULY came back big and was embraced by the general public in a big way, not just the core horror fan base who was it's audience from HIII-H6

by Anonymousreply 25706/09/2021

[quote] The general public does not care about non JLC starring Halloween films

What an idiotic statement.

by Anonymousreply 25806/09/2021

R258 how is it idiotic when its the truth?

The three lowest grossing films (adjusted for inflation) of the 11 film series are 4, 6 and 5 in dead last

HIII sold more tickets than those three films

The ONLY JLC one that did really well at the box office was Rob Zombies first remake, during the horror remake mania period

In fact, Miramax greenlit Halloween 7 in 1996 with a paltry $2 million budget and it was gonna go direct fo video and focus on Loomis' daughter , due to the back to back floppage of 5 and 6, it was the next direction for the series. Also since part 4, the series had already gone direct to video in many international countries due to lack of interest from the general public

JLC decided to do a 20th anniversary Halloween movie in 1997 and called Miramax, the H7 script waa chucked and it became a huge budget/wide release theatrical H20, with a $17 million budget and JLC earning a cool $5 million to star

She got butts back in the seats and kept the series from a Hellraiser type DTV fate

by Anonymousreply 25906/09/2021

R258 is Danielle Harris

Still bitter and preparing for her next no budget, direct to streaming horror film

by Anonymousreply 26006/09/2021

5 and 6 were both messy disorganized films. Quality of the script overall matters.

by Anonymousreply 26106/09/2021

I’ve said several times in here that Halloween: H20 was one of the most important films in the franchise, but I didn’t know how much Jamie Lee had a personal hand in the film’s creation.

by Anonymousreply 26206/09/2021

R262 Really, Curtis’ return is the only thing that makes it important.

by Anonymousreply 26306/09/2021

R262 according to many siurces, she was an "uncredited producer" she was extremely involved and there's a documentary on YouTube and you see her behind the scenes trying to come up with ideas and ways to better scenes, scenes she wasn't even in

Basically what an on set producer does

by Anonymousreply 26406/09/2021

The BTS of the franchise

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by Anonymousreply 26506/09/2021

How many of you have seen R86?

by Anonymousreply 26606/09/2021

So the HALLOWEEN LOON is still trying to polish the turds that were H4 and H5?

Where's Doctor Loomis with his pistol when you need him?

by Anonymousreply 26706/09/2021

Because R259, they still did okay for being the 4th, 5th and 6th sequels at a time when horror was not in vogue anymore. And if you've ever been to a convention, there are plenty of fans for those installments.

And as for H20, by the mid-90s all horror franchises and horror movies in general were in bad shape so it's no shocker that it was originally meant to be direct to video.

And R260, how else to expect me to pay for the fillers and surgery that have fucked up my face?

by Anonymousreply 26806/09/2021

R467 I admit H5 was a turd. You're wrong about 4

by Anonymousreply 26906/09/2021

R266 I found it rather engrossing, especially considering that it is fan made.

by Anonymousreply 27006/09/2021

R267 Oh god, you’re the “loon” LOON. Didn’t you have a breakdown in the recent Texas Chainsaw Massacre thread about some irrelevant factoid or other? [italic]You[/italic] seem obsessed with horror movies and the most irrelevant details about them. You probably love the Friday the 13th franchise, too. ::shudder::

Move it along, toots. Also, speed kills.

(To DL: Subtle, isn’t he?)

by Anonymousreply 27106/09/2021

R268 yes 4-6 has fans that leave and breathe horror and go to horror conventions

But what part of "they didn't appeal to the GENERAL PUBLIC" don't you understand?

GP as in people who know, Halloween, Michael Myers and Jamie Lee and who would be pursuaded to see JLC battle him again but aren't die hards who go to conventions

People who don't know who Danielle Harris is, in other words

I know people who saw H18 and think JLC was in EVERY Halloween film, the GP doesn't really remember 4-6, if they seen them at all

by Anonymousreply 27206/09/2021

😂 I love the debates that get sparked in this thread.

by Anonymousreply 27306/09/2021

R257 Interesting. So, H4 cost $11,287,151.31 to make and earned $40,182,258.66 by today’s numbers.

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by Anonymousreply 27406/09/2021

R274 which is shit compared to what H18 made H4is the 9th biggest ticket seller out of 11 films, only 6 and 5 sold less tickets

Damn, the horrible Halloween Resurrection sold more tickets than H4. That JLC cameo....

by Anonymousreply 27506/09/2021

H4 missed being on the list of Top 50 Highest Grossing Horror Films of the 1980s by a hair, according to IMDB.

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by Anonymousreply 27606/09/2021

Halloween 4 might be the best sequel. It rivals Halloween II in terms of quality and atmosphere, arguably surpassing it. If only the mask was better and they cut that ridiculous scene in the school where Michael suddenly has an orange afro, it would get a lot more respect.

by Anonymousreply 27706/09/2021

R277 I remember being so intrigued by and reading so much into that blonde-haired mask scene as a prepubescent boy I was like, “This oddity holds the key to all of the secrets and answers to Michael and Haddonfield, and ain’t going to find out how and why!” 😂

I later found out it was a simple mistake and oversight during production reshoots.

by Anonymousreply 27806/09/2021

Nope, r271.

That was some other Loon in Texas Chainsaw.

Maybe the same Loon because there is a Devil’s Advocate Horror Loon who always tries to aggrandize widely disliked horror sequel flops like H4, H5, H6 and Excocist 3. She melts down when confronted with anything other than his personal, shitty taste and loser status.

by Anonymousreply 27906/09/2021

I love 1995's HALLOWEEN 666! Especially the Producer's Cut!

Just watched H20 again last weekend and still hated it. NO Halloween music! Yuck!

JLC's "alcoholism" messages she forced into the script - blech!

LL Cool J doing the same role he would do the next year in that shark movie - lame!

by Anonymousreply 28006/09/2021

R280 I agree with all of your points!

by Anonymousreply 28106/09/2021

R280 = r281.

That’s what happens when you’re a fucking loon completely out-of-touch with what impresses the sane.

by Anonymousreply 28206/09/2021

LOON Troll at R282 who only worships at the altar of Jason Blum.

by Anonymousreply 28306/09/2021

R282 Leave me out of your delusions, dear.

Apparently, little Lindsay Wallace never knew what hit her.

by Anonymousreply 28406/09/2021

[quote] But what part of "they didn't appeal to the GENERAL PUBLIC" don't you understand?

Halloween 4 was the first Halloween I ever saw and I saw it in the theater. I had heard that Jamie Lee Curtis was in earlier films but never saw them. So count me in the GENERAL PUBLIC crowd.

by Anonymousreply 28506/09/2021

R285 that's sweat and I like H4, but its box office/ticket sales indicate, it didn't appeal to the general public

I mean HIII sold more tickets than H4 for godsakes

The top ones in terms of tickets sold in the US are:

1. Halloween 78

2. Halloween 18

3. H20

4. RZ H

5. HII

6. H Resurrection



9. H4

10. H6

11. H5

Notice a trend people?

by Anonymousreply 28606/09/2021

R286 I think most of us would agree that having JLC in a Halloween sequel ups the interest in said sequel.

Also, while HIII may have done better in terms of box-office, I also think it was partly responsible for the declining box office of subsequent sequels. The general public and even fans no longer could trust that Michael would be the star of the show.

Nevertheless, I adore the Halloween franchise as a whole.

by Anonymousreply 28706/09/2021

[quote] The general public and even fans no longer could trust that Michael would be the star of the show.

Hence The Return, Revenge and Curse of Michael Myers subtitles

by Anonymousreply 28806/10/2021

R288 You do have a point, lol. I still think HIII had a negative impact overall, even though I kind of love it.

by Anonymousreply 28906/10/2021

I don’t know what’s going on, but if this is pointing towards another delay for the movie I will absolutely flip my shit. I’ll go on a rampage!

by Anonymousreply 29006/10/2021

R290 Calm down, Tommy Doyle.

by Anonymousreply 29106/10/2021

You need to calm down. It's only June.

by Anonymousreply 29206/10/2021

At this time in 2018, both the poster and full trailer for Halloween 2018 had already been released! So don’t tell me “It’s only June” goddamnit! The summer is when you get the hype machine cranked up for September-October horror movie releases.

by Anonymousreply 29306/10/2021

R293 take a Xanax.

by Anonymousreply 29406/10/2021

Blumhouse is a tacky company. Jason Blum takes a big cut of his movies while paying the talent almost zilch.

by Anonymousreply 29506/11/2021

R295 bot entirely true, the big stars who worked for him got scale but negotiated a percentage of the box office

Jamie Lee ended up making between $10-$20 million for H18 when all was said and done

by Anonymousreply 29606/11/2021
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by Anonymousreply 297Last Saturday at 1:19 PM

Exactly four months (October 15th) until Halloween Kills. 🎃

by Anonymousreply 298Last Tuesday at 8:03 AM

I can't wait for summer to be over. So looking forward to this movie.

by Anonymousreply 299Last Tuesday at 10:34 AM

Yeah there is nothing redeemable about summer anymore. It sucks.

by Anonymousreply 300Last Tuesday at 6:28 PM
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