‘Halloween Kills’ it again with terrifying sequel


A familiar spine-chilling tune reminds us it’s that time again—Halloween.

Following the story of one of horror’s most legendary killers, Michael Myers, “Halloween Kills,” directed by David Gordon Green, returns us to the town of Haddonfield, Illinois. 

According to local police, nothing exciting ever happens in this small town. 

That is until a masked murderer begins his bloody killing spree, spreading terror throughout the town. 

It all began in 1978 with the release of the film, “Halloween.” 

From there, Myers became a beloved icon of horror, spanning generations and standing the test of time. 

John Carpenter’s “Halloween (1978),” provides a backstory to Myers, giving us a glimpse into his childhood where his journey as a killer began. 

At just six years old, Myers murdered his older sister in their family home in 1963. 

In 1978, he killed again. 

And now 40 years later, Myers continues to wreak havoc across Haddonfield, his primary target being his younger sister, Laurie Strode. 

“Halloween Kills” leaves off where “Halloween (2018),” ended. 

After facing off with her older brother, Strode locked Myers in the basement of her home and set it ablaze to put an end to his killing spree. 

Despite her attempt, firefighters arrived at the scene to douse the flames only for Myers to brutally slaughter them all in hand-to-hand combat. 

That same night, we witness Myers’s carnage across multiple locations.

Throughout the film, we see survivors from the past congregate in a local bar and form a hunting party to track down Haddonfield’s Boogeyman. 

Staying true to its bloody roots, “Halloween Kills” never shies away from butchery. 

For a film like this, there is no such thing as too much gore. Besides its classic slasher-style brutality, the film is pleasant in unexpected ways. 

It takes emotional turns at times and allows the viewer to sympathize with Strode and her family. 

As Strode realizes the root of her brother’s power, Myers takes on the mob that sought to execute him.

We then see both Strode and Myers simultaneously gazing out of windows, as if they are peering at and awaiting each other’s destruction.

Because of his prominence in horror for over 40 years, it’s only natural if you find yourself rooting for Myers. 

Much like Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger in the “Friday the 13th” and “A Nightmare on Elm Street” franchises, Myers plays an important role in American horror genre. 

The film is worth the watch, especially if you’re considering relaxing with some horror this Halloween.