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.
Halloween Kills New Teaser Trailer
|by Anonymous||reply 300||Last Tuesday at 6:28 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||12/21/2020|
I guess the "Halloween" movies are Jamie Lee's "Mission: Impossible" movies. It pays the bills.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||12/21/2020|
Christopher Guest was an adorable man.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||12/21/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 4||12/21/2020|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||12/21/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 6||12/21/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 7||12/21/2020|
No continuity with anything past 1978. Not watching.
The 2018 Rambo Laurie was awful.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||12/21/2020|
R1, Jamie Lee looks the Quaker Oats man now.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||12/21/2020|
R8 wanted a sequel to Halloween: Resurrection so we can find out what happened to Busta Rhymes’ character.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||12/21/2020|
What a shitty teaser trailer.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||12/21/2020|
I found it enthralling.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||12/21/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 13||12/21/2020|
New image of Michael from the movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/08/2021|
Kyle Richards at :23.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/08/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/13/2021|
R16 She's also at :19.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||01/13/2021|
What kills? Michael Myers presenting Halloween hole?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/13/2021|
"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 Anonymous||reply 19||01/13/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 20||01/13/2021|
[QUOTE] The film is supposedly incredibly intense and violent.
Music to my ears.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/14/2021|
Jamie Lee Curtis, aka the poor man's Sigourney Weaver.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||01/20/2021|
Sigourney Weaver is the poor man’s Sigourney Weaver.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||01/20/2021|
Sight is badass, bitches, and totally undervalued.
I have arrived and now -
[bold]We have containment.[/bold]
|by Anonymous||reply 24||01/20/2021|
*Siggy is badass
Also, I can’t wait for this fucking movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||01/20/2021|
Let’s just hope theaters are open. I’d prefer to see it with a crowd.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||01/20/2021|
I've always enjoyed horror movies with crowds.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||01/20/2021|
Talk about beating a dead horse.
Curtis has made some bad decisions for the franchise.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||01/20/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 29||01/20/2021|
ANOTHER new image released yesterday shows Michael emerging from Laurie’s 2018 death trap. Sick.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||01/21/2021|
John Carpenter calls it the “ultimate slasher.”
|by Anonymous||reply 31||02/04/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 32||02/04/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 33||02/04/2021|
Carpenter doesn’t mince words - even for a profit (he’s already getting his scut anyway) - so I believe him. I’m excited!
|by Anonymous||reply 34||02/04/2021|
I thought John Carpenter died.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||02/04/2021|
He’s alive and well, R35. Did the score for Halloween 2018 with his son.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||02/04/2021|
R32 i would love to see Michael go after Lisa and Brandi.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||02/04/2021|
Imagine if Kyle Richards gets an Oscar nomination for this?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||02/04/2021|
Fingers crossed it is the best one of the franchise.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||02/04/2021|
I wasn't crazy about 2018 Halloween but I will see this.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||02/04/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 41||02/04/2021|
Josh Hartnett wanted $10 million, R41.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||02/04/2021|
R42 What? How? This was never going to be, or proposed to be, a sequel to H20.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||02/04/2021|
R42 Girl, please. You’re giving R43 an aneurysm.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||02/04/2021|
😂 I was just kidding.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||02/04/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 46||02/04/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 47||02/04/2021|
I am the only one who liked H20 better than 2018?
|by Anonymous||reply 48||02/04/2021|
Does Jamie Lee Curtis go full frontal in this one and expose her penis?
|by Anonymous||reply 49||02/04/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 50||02/04/2021|
H20 was good but boring in the middle. Great beginning and ending.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||02/04/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 52||02/04/2021|
R52 Well, I enjoy it how you like them apples!
|by Anonymous||reply 53||02/04/2021|
R48 no, you're not. Lots of anons have mentioned it on the Halloween threads.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||02/04/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 55||02/04/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 56||02/04/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 57||02/04/2021|
I stopped cheering Michael on after he killed that dog in 1978.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||02/05/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 59||02/05/2021|
R58 Agree. No animals..
R59 What would it be classified if MM was released at a MAGAt rally? A feel good flick?
|by Anonymous||reply 60||02/05/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 61||02/05/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||02/25/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 63||02/25/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 64||02/25/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 65||02/25/2021|
Halloween 4 is far from trash.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||02/25/2021|
R66 It really isn’t all that great, though. It was a huge drop off quality wise.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||02/25/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 68||02/25/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 69||02/25/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 70||02/26/2021|
[quote] I want Michael inside of me...
Would you settle for my machete?
|by Anonymous||reply 71||02/26/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 72||02/26/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 73||02/26/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 74||02/26/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 75||02/28/2021|
No R48 I agree with you.
The 2018 trailer had too many spoilers.
I was never scared watching the film...
|by Anonymous||reply 76||02/28/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||02/28/2021|
I have sufficient.
H2018 was horrible enough to turn me off of all future HALLOWEEN entries.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||02/28/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 79||02/28/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 80||02/28/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 81||02/28/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 82||02/28/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 83||02/28/2021|
[Quote] If it ends up streaming, I'm going to my rich friend's house who has a home theater.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||03/01/2021|
The cutest shit 😂
|by Anonymous||reply 85||03/05/2021|
Michael vs Jason
is a fan made film done for pennies & actually pretty good =
|by Anonymous||reply 86||03/06/2021|
Thanks, R86. Watching now.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||03/06/2021|
So far, very impressive for a no-budget fan film.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||03/06/2021|
Pretty damn good!
|by Anonymous||reply 89||03/06/2021|
R89 I wonder if JLC has seen that & if so
did she like it?
|by Anonymous||reply 90||03/07/2021|
R90 Actually, JLC does not like watching horror movies.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||03/07/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 92||03/07/2021|
I also believe the brother-sister angle will be explored.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||03/07/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||03/07/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 95||03/07/2021|
R94 if Kevin focused on that. Maybe TVD wouldn't have happened.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||03/07/2021|
R89 I thought so too when
I first saw it about a year ago!
|by Anonymous||reply 97||03/10/2021|
R96 What is TVD?
|by Anonymous||reply 98||03/10/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 99||03/10/2021|
I loved the opening of H20 with hottie JGL.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||03/10/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 101||03/11/2021|
Definitely not understanding the hate for H20. It was one of my favorites. The acting was good and the suspense was satisfying.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||03/11/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 103||03/11/2021|
H20 was a million times better than H40.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||03/11/2021|
I watched that at least 20 times, r85. Thanks.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||03/11/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 106||03/11/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 107||03/11/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 108||03/11/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 109||03/12/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 110||03/12/2021|
I am ashamed to say this, but I’m most interested in seeing this to see Kyle Richards. Morbid curiosity?
|by Anonymous||reply 111||03/12/2021|
[QUOTE] I am ashamed to say this
As you ought to be, R111.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||03/12/2021|
R109 Now, every time I visit this thread, I get sucked into watching it. For some reason, his socks turn me on too.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||03/12/2021|
R98 The Vampire Diaries
|by Anonymous||reply 114||03/12/2021|
I was hoping for a lighthearted musical that ends with everyone sharing Thanksgiving dinner. And Michael, carving the turkey .........
|by Anonymous||reply 115||03/12/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 116||03/14/2021|
R116 We’re too much 😂
|by Anonymous||reply 117||03/14/2021|
Let's agree that if either of us unmasks this Michael, r117, we'll report to the other here.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||03/15/2021|
R118 Yes! Agreed.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||03/15/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 120||03/15/2021|
R120 He dances beautifully! Anywho, H20 was shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||03/15/2021|
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...
|by Anonymous||reply 122||03/15/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 123||03/16/2021|
"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 Anonymous||reply 124||03/16/2021|
I hope kyle knees michael in his balls right before he plunges a knife in her head. Give it to us kyle!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 125||03/16/2021|
Enough with this stupid dancer who is probably ugly. When does the next trailer drop?
|by Anonymous||reply 126||03/16/2021|
R126 It’s going to go on and on, Dan.
Besides, what more do you want in a new trailer - the whole movie?
|by Anonymous||reply 127||03/16/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 128||03/16/2021|
R128 You’re a cutie, you know that? I can tell.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||03/16/2021|
Why Jamie Lee Curtis didn’t return for Halloween 4, paving the way for Danielle Harris’ career:
|by Anonymous||reply 130||04/02/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 131||04/03/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||04/03/2021|
The full trailer is rumored to be coming either May or June. Then the hype train starts! Can’t fucking wait.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||04/17/2021|
The silver shamrock song from Halloween 3 scared the shit out of me!
|by Anonymous||reply 134||04/17/2021|
Is it not true that they shot "Kills" and the third one, "Halloween Ends" at the same time?
|by Anonymous||reply 135||04/17/2021|
R135. Due to Covid, they have NOT shot Ends yet.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||04/17/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 137||04/17/2021|
It's too Scream-y
|by Anonymous||reply 138||04/17/2021|
H20 is the third-best HALLOWEEN movie and the Halloween Loon is a tasteless cretin who talks to himself.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||04/17/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 140||04/17/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 141||04/18/2021|
I would put H20 before Halloween 2018. Laurie Strode was better in H20.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||04/18/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 143||04/18/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 144||04/18/2021|
H20 is always a joy to watch.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||04/18/2021|
R142 Don’t engage Matt, dear. It’ll spray it’s cunt stench on you like a skunk.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||04/18/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 147||04/18/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||04/18/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 149||04/18/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 150||04/18/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 151||04/18/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 152||04/18/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 153||04/18/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 154||04/18/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 155||04/19/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 156||04/19/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 157||04/19/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 158||04/19/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 159||04/19/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 160||04/19/2021|
The best moment in any film was in H20 when Laurie locks them in the school, grabs an axe and screams, “Miiiiichhhaaaeeeelllll”
|by Anonymous||reply 161||04/19/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 162||04/19/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 163||04/19/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 164||04/19/2021|
Every one of these Halloween movies is exactly the same. How many do we need?
|by Anonymous||reply 165||04/19/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 166||04/19/2021|
R165 As many as we want, bro. As many as we want.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||04/19/2021|
[QUOTE] Every one of these Halloween movies is exactly the same. How many do we need?
|by Anonymous||reply 168||04/19/2021|
R168 You just reminded me of the unmasked hunk dressed as Michael and dancing to “Dreams.”
|by Anonymous||reply 169||04/19/2021|
[quote] Every one of these Halloween movies is exactly the same. How many do we need?
A hundred and forty-seven, Rose.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||04/19/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 171||04/19/2021|
R171 😂 So true.
Also, Jason sucks.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||04/19/2021|
But F13s got so, so bad. I like my horror movies somewhat realistic. Yeah, Halloweens got silly, too. But Zombie Jason? Not scary.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||04/19/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 174||04/20/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 175||04/20/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 176||04/20/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||04/20/2021|
That is true about the mask. I still have PTSD from the one used in Part 5.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||04/20/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 179||04/20/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 180||04/20/2021|
If I never have to hear Jamie Lee Curtis mispronounce the word “trauma” again when discussing these films, it’ll be too soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||04/20/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 182||04/20/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 183||04/21/2021|
The Friday the 13th series started out interesting with the first film and then decided to build a franchise by copying Halloween.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||04/21/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 185||04/21/2021|
Jason absolutely appeared in the original FRIDAY THE 13TH.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||04/21/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 187||04/21/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 188||04/21/2021|
I'm going to purchase my Jason Voorhees from FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 1 action figure right now..
|by Anonymous||reply 189||04/21/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 190||04/21/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 191||04/21/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 192||04/22/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 193||04/22/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 194||04/22/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 195||04/22/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 196||04/22/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 197||04/22/2021|
Suck my dick, R197.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||04/22/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 199||04/22/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||04/22/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 201||05/06/2021|
Why hasn't anyone ever thought to chainsaw the little fucker's legs off? Same goes for Jason.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||05/08/2021|
You think Michael’s just going to let you cut his legs off, R202?
|by Anonymous||reply 203||05/08/2021|
Shit! The official trailer will probably be here in 1-2 months!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 204||05/08/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 205||05/08/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 206||05/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 207||05/09/2021|
I knew De Niro was the killer in Hide and Seek from one shot in the commercial promos.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||05/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 209||05/09/2021|
Halloween 5 is unmitigated garbage, especially coming off the high of 4.
|by Anonymous||reply 210||05/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 211||05/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 212||05/09/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||05/09/2021|
in Friday the 13th 3 he was hanging at the very end, r203. She should have sawed those fuckers off!
|by Anonymous||reply 214||05/09/2021|
New image of Michael released.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||05/14/2021|
I can’t wait for this.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||05/14/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 217||05/14/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 218||05/14/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 219||05/14/2021|
R219, we expect you to rave worshipfully and mindlessly about it as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||05/14/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 221||05/22/2021|
Yeah, Nightmare 4, 5 and 6 are terrible!
|by Anonymous||reply 222||05/22/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 223||05/22/2021|
Movie theaters drop mask requirement. That means it’s full steam ahead for The Shape in exactly 140 days!
|by Anonymous||reply 224||05/28/2021|
How ironic. We no longer have to wear a mask to see a guy in a mask.
|by Anonymous||reply 225||05/28/2021|
If there’s a Covid resurge in the fall, I’ll rent a theater for myself to watch alone.
|by Anonymous||reply 226||05/28/2021|
June 8th and nothing? Very disappointed with the marketing.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||06/08/2021|
Was something supposed to happen?
|by Anonymous||reply 228||06/08/2021|
Oh no R227 how will they ever effectively marketing the unknown property that is Halloween
|by Anonymous||reply 229||06/08/2021|
Yes, R228. They should’ve at least released the poster by now.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||06/08/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 231||06/08/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 232||06/08/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 233||06/08/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 234||06/08/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 235||06/08/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 236||06/08/2021|
R236- You actually may be right!!!! I am psyched for this one too
|by Anonymous||reply 237||06/08/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 238||06/08/2021|
R238 I said no. Now move it along, toots.
|by Anonymous||reply 239||06/08/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 240||06/08/2021|
I didn't realize half of DL worked at Blumhouse
|by Anonymous||reply 241||06/08/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 242||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 243||06/09/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 244||06/09/2021|
R244 I said [italic]no[/italic], toots.
|by Anonymous||reply 245||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 246||06/09/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 247||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 248||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 249||06/09/2021|
r5 Check your local listings for drive by shootings schedule before you commit to a theatre outing.
|by Anonymous||reply 250||06/09/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 251||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 252||06/09/2021|
R252 You type retarded.
|by Anonymous||reply 253||06/09/2021|
McDonald's should do a Michael Myers combo meal as part of the marketing campaign.
|by Anonymous||reply 254||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 255||06/09/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 256||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 257||06/09/2021|
[quote] The general public does not care about non JLC starring Halloween films
What an idiotic statement.
|by Anonymous||reply 258||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 259||06/09/2021|
R258 is Danielle Harris
Still bitter and preparing for her next no budget, direct to streaming horror film
|by Anonymous||reply 260||06/09/2021|
5 and 6 were both messy disorganized films. Quality of the script overall matters.
|by Anonymous||reply 261||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 262||06/09/2021|
R262 Really, Curtis’ return is the only thing that makes it important.
|by Anonymous||reply 263||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 264||06/09/2021|
The BTS of the franchise
|by Anonymous||reply 265||06/09/2021|
How many of you have seen R86?
|by Anonymous||reply 266||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 267||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 268||06/09/2021|
R467 I admit H5 was a turd. You're wrong about 4
|by Anonymous||reply 269||06/09/2021|
R266 I found it rather engrossing, especially considering that it is fan made.
|by Anonymous||reply 270||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 271||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 272||06/09/2021|
😂 I love the debates that get sparked in this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 273||06/09/2021|
R257 Interesting. So, H4 cost $11,287,151.31 to make and earned $40,182,258.66 by today’s numbers.
|by Anonymous||reply 274||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 275||06/09/2021|
H4 missed being on the list of Top 50 Highest Grossing Horror Films of the 1980s by a hair, according to IMDB.
|by Anonymous||reply 276||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 277||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 278||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 279||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 280||06/09/2021|
R280 I agree with all of your points!
|by Anonymous||reply 281||06/09/2021|
R280 = r281.
That’s what happens when you’re a fucking loon completely out-of-touch with what impresses the sane.
|by Anonymous||reply 282||06/09/2021|
LOON Troll at R282 who only worships at the altar of Jason Blum.
|by Anonymous||reply 283||06/09/2021|
R282 Leave me out of your delusions, dear.
Apparently, little Lindsay Wallace never knew what hit her.
|by Anonymous||reply 284||06/09/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 285||06/09/2021|
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
4. RZ H
6. H Resurrection
7. RZ HII
Notice a trend people?
|by Anonymous||reply 286||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 287||06/09/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 288||06/10/2021|
R288 You do have a point, lol. I still think HIII had a negative impact overall, even though I kind of love it.
|by Anonymous||reply 289||06/10/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 290||06/10/2021|
R290 Calm down, Tommy Doyle.
|by Anonymous||reply 291||06/10/2021|
You need to calm down. It's only June.
|by Anonymous||reply 292||06/10/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 293||06/10/2021|
R293 take a Xanax.
|by Anonymous||reply 294||06/10/2021|
Blumhouse is a tacky company. Jason Blum takes a big cut of his movies while paying the talent almost zilch.
|by Anonymous||reply 295||06/11/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 296||06/11/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 297||Last Saturday at 1:19 PM|
Exactly four months (October 15th) until Halloween Kills. 🎃
|by Anonymous||reply 298||Last Tuesday at 8:03 AM|
I can't wait for summer to be over. So looking forward to this movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 299||Last Tuesday at 10:34 AM|
Yeah there is nothing redeemable about summer anymore. It sucks.
|by Anonymous||reply 300||Last Tuesday at 6:28 PM|