Category: Halloween

ROB ZOMBIE’S HALLOWEEN 2

As divisive as the previous film was, it was a huge financial success. So in 2009 Rob Zombie was brought back to write and produce a sequel. Tyler Mane returns as Michael, while Taylor Scout-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Brad Dourif, and Danielle Harris as return as their characters. Also brought back is Sheri Moon Zombie, appearing…

ROB ZOMBIE’S HALLOWEEN

As I have said before, 1998’s Halloween H20 should have been the final chapter on the original Halloween franchise. If the studio wanted to continue, that was the time to start over from scratch. Unfortunately, instead we got 2002’s dismal Halloween Resurrection, which ended with a hint for another sequel but, thankfully, wiser heads finally…

HALLOWEEN RESURRECTION

Like I said in my review of Halloween H20. That was the perfect ENDING to the original version of the franchise, there was no need to continue. But that movie made a big profit and so all the studio cared about was making more profit, hence, another sequel was created and released in 2002. I…

HALLOWEEN H2O: TWENTY YEARS LATER

In 1998, 20 years after the first film was released, this sequel features the return of Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode. The original Survivor Girl is back to face Michael Meyers one “last” time. Written by Robert Zapia Matt Greenberg (reportedly with some uncredited help from Kevin Williamson) and directed by Steve Miner, this…

HALLOWEEN 6: THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS

Also sometimes known as just “Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers” (without the “6”), and originally advertised as “The Origin of Michael Myers”, this 1995 film was written by Daniel Farrands and directed by Joe Chappelle, neither of whom was involved with the previous film, which I find interesting because that film ended on a…

HALLOWEEN 5: THE REVENGE OF MICHAEL MYERS

Directed by Dominique Othenin-Girard, who co-wrote the screenplay with Michael Jacobs, & Shem Bitterman, and released in 1989, this film initially picks up where the previous one left off, showing Michael Myers being shot multiple times and falling down an abandoned old mine shaft. It then shows a new scene of a state trooper dropping…

HALLOWEEN 4: THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS

Written by Alan B. McElroy, directed by Dwight H. Little, and released in 1988, this film takes place 10 years after the events of the first and 2nd film. We learn that somehow Michael survived the fiery explosion at the end of Halloween 2, he was just badly burned and has been in a coma…

HALLOWEEN 2

Released in 1981, John Carpenter and Debra Hill once again write this film, directed this time by Rick Rosenthal. This sequel picks up immediately after the original film ended. So it’s still Halloween 1978. Dr. Loomis (again played by Donald Pleasence) continues to search for Michael, whom he knows to be still alive despite being…

HALLOWEEN

This is it, the one that started it all. Before Jason Voorhees and Freddy Kruger (who likely would have never been created if this film hadn’t come first) there was Michael Myers. Directed by John Carpenter, who co-wrote it with Debra Hill, and released in Oct. 1978 (just a few days before Halloween), this film…