Halloween Kills 2021 Movie Review
With a title like Halloween Kills, not many would probably think of this as anything more than a gore-fest to thrown on during a Halloween party.
Surprisingly, Halloween Kills has an emotionally deep story and tells it well. It’s not the cheesy slasher film of the 1980s were the acting is hit or miss and the gore gags are notably cheap. Halloween Kills is intense, brutal and realistic. The characters are strong and likable, and when they’re vulnerable you’re scared for them. The connection to the 70s and the events unfolding here are stunning, and even if you didn’t like Halloween 2018 you will appreciate it more after watching this sequel.
It’s a second part in a planned trilogy, so don’t go expecting a fully resolved plot. This is a thrilling, emotional, suspenseful, surprisingly scary and realistically violent second chapter.
I had a suspicion I’d like Halloween Kills, but I didn’t expect to love it or enjoy it as much as I have, and I can’t wait until more showings open up so I can see it or watch it on Peacock at my leisure.
When I think of the original Halloween, its simplicity is what makes it work. I was memorably upset when news of Halloween Kills broke and it was about how violent and bloody it is. For all the kills and gore it has, and it has a lot (way more than what’s shown in the trailers) I was surprised how well done it is and the seriousness of it.
Pacing is good, Carpenter returns to give us a top-notch score, and I actually want this movie to succeed at the box office. Hard work and smart film making in a slasher movie… who would’ve thought?
Definitely go watch it when it comes out on the 15th.