Halloween Kills movie review - Aussieboyreviews
IS HALLOWEEN KILLS HEAVIER ON BRUTALITY THAN EXCITEMENT?
This gory Halloween sequel strongly labels brutality, violence and slashings. Fans may find it slightly exciting, but it’s just an extension to 2018’s Halloween, which features the whole town vs. Micheal Myers.
When Laurie Strode is sent to a hospital for her injuries and other surviving residents of the town discover Michael Myers is not yet finished, they all decide to end his reign of terror tonight.
Director: David Gordon Green
Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, James Jude Courtney, Kyle Richards, Judy Greer, Dylan Arnold, Thomas Mann, Anthony Michael Hall
Writer: Scott Teems, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green
Release Date (Australia): 28 October 2021
Runtime: 105 minutes/1h 45m
Genre: Horror, Thriller
CONTENT GUIDE (WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)
The film contains horror themes that include depictions of people being terrorised and murdered. A man commits suicide after being falsely accused of being a serial killer.
The film contains scenes in which people are attacked, stabbed and killed with several weapons, often accompanied by gory injury detail and large sprays of blood.
The film contains uses of words such as “f**k”, “s**t”, “bitch” and “**shole”.
A man is depicted smoking marijuana and asking another man if he wants to “get high”.
The film contains a verbal reference to an “orgy”.
R (for strong bloody violence throughout, grisly images, language and some drug use)
Aussie boy's thoughts
Halloween Kills: a surprisingly well-functioning excuse to bring fans back for more brutality inflicted by Michael Myers. Slashing, talking, slashing, “evil dies tonight”, slashing, this is a sequel that truly lives up to the suggestion made by its title. Halloween Kills definitely won’t work out for fans who are expecting a full-on story, aside from Michael Myers killing people in brutal fashion.
This sequel’s main story connects smoothly to the happenings of its 2018 predecessor, which had an entire story. Since Halloween Kills is a direct link, there’s no real character development or introduction to other thrilling concepts. It’s just brutal slayings and the whole town attempting to defeat the seemingly-immortal villain. Overall, if you’re really anticipating more plot ideas or something similar to 2018’s Halloween, you’re better off turning away here.
There’s still the return of Jamie Lee Curtis, the leading protagonist, alongside her other related generations of heroes. David Gordon Green also returns with his excellent direction and we listen to the classic, exciting and familiar Halloween theme. Thankfully, Halloween Kills is spot-on whilst delivering what all slasher fans want: blood and guts.
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