Halloween Ends, Again?
Halloween Ends is a 2022 horror movie written by Paul Brad Logan, with characters created by John Carpenter and Debra Hill. The director of the film is David Gordon Green and reunites original Halloween stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle for this latest installment in the franchise. Halloween Ends is the 13th film following the original 1978 movie with the central villain Michael Myers. Halloween Ends is meant to be the final film in the franchise and Curtis’ last time playing the role of Laurie.
The cast also includes Andi Matichak, James Jude Courtney, Rohan Campbell, Will Patton, and Jesse C. Boyd.
In 1978, John Carpenter’s Halloween introduced moviegoers to Michael Myers, a masked killer who terrorizes the town of Haddonfield, Illinois on Halloween night. The film quickly became a cult classic and spawned numerous sequels over the years.
A new character – Corey Cunningham – is introduced in this film. Corey faces accusations of murdering a child he babysat. Despite the child’s death is an accident, the townspeople harass Corey, and he ends up getting recruited by Myers. Corey begins murdering people while also getting closer to Allyson. Laurie warns her granddaughter to stay away from Corey, but their strained relationship causes Allyson to ignore her. Scarily thrilling events follow and lead to Laurie and Michael Myers having a final confrontation. Laurie can overpower Myers once and for all. Having repaired her relationship with Allyson, Laurie can finish writing her memoir.
Directed by: David Gordon Green
Written by: Paul Brad Logan, Chris Bernier, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green
Theatrical Release Date: October 14, 2022
Runtime: 111 Minutes
Jamie Lee Curtis … Laurie
Andi Matichak … Allyson
James Jude Courtney … The Shape
Rohan Campbell … Corey
Will Patton … Frank
Jesse C. Boyd … Officer Mulaney
Michael Barbieri … Terry
Destiny Mone … Stacy
Joey Harris … Margo
Marteen Marteen … Billy
Many reviewers accuse Halloween Ends of being confusing and having a hard-to-follow storyline. The social commentary angle of the film revolving around Myers being a normal man has also faced criticism from critics who view the character as superhuman. Halloween Ends has been maligned because there are already twelve previous films. Some reviewers believe that the newest film is unnecessary and covers plotlines that were featured in previous movies.
Other users say in their reviews that the movie’s conclusion was satisfying and a fitting end to the franchise. The focus on Corey as one of the main characters is criticized. Viewers with this opinion believe that Corey’s background is too frivolous. Some reviewers state that too much of the runtime focuses on Corey’s struggles, and he is not as interesting a character as he needs to be. Many users admit that the film is entertaining but feel that the plot does not have enough substance to support its social commentary.
So if you’re looking for a Halloween-themed movie to watch this year, be sure to check out Halloween Ends.