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Friday, October 26, 2018
A Horror for All
Michael Myers has his target laid on Jamie Lee Curtis’ character Laurie Strode.
A Horror for All
By Amie Moore
Halloween is right around the corner and thriller lovers are obsessed over the latest addition to the classic “Halloween” series. Released on Friday, October 19th, Halloween has left its mark on audiences in all theaters.
Centered around Michael Myers, played by Nick Castle and James Jude Courtney, the plot of the story revolved around Jamie Lee Curtis’ character named Laurie Strode. Forty years before, Michael haunted Laurie and even attempted to kill her. Now in the sequel, he has escaped from prison and has his eyes set on killing anyone who enters his path, most importantly Laurie.
Despite its spooky music and edge-of-your-seat suspense, Halloween does in fact have mixed reviews from its audience. It is not horrifyingly scary and it is not just an adventure. The overall mood switches from an eerie feel, to moments of unadulterated gore, and even to moments of joy and happiness.
In the words of Zachary Miller, a student at Stockton University who watched this feature Thursday night AND Friday night, Halloween is,“A great spin on one of the most iconic films in the horror/thriller genre.”
As established by Justin, there is an original version of this blockbuster. Released all the way back to 1978, the original movie stains holds a special place the minds of thriller lovers.
Justin Spusta, another student at Stockton University, watched the movie on the night it was released “If you’re into cheap thrills then [you should] watch it but it’s not as good as the original obviously.”
All in all, Halloween is a classic and all audience members would enjoy it in their own ways. Whether it be laughing, screaming in sheer terror, or crying at the jump scares, Michael Myers will always be known for his legendary series.