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Cinemark Coming Soon. Regal Coming Soon. By opting to have your ticket verified for this movie, you are allowing us to check the email address associated with your Rotten Tomatoes account against an email address associated with a Fandango ticket purchase for the same movie. A brutal rumination on intergenerational pain, and the ways that male cruelty can make good women bad. Josephine Livingstone. Rather than having the camera move implacably down a fated path, [Carpenter] seems to be flexing his muscles along with his anti-hero, as if hoping to guarantee them both a place in the horror hall of fame.
Jake Wilson. There are gaping plot holes and characters make idiotic decisions, but watching three generations of women take on Myers-with some great callbacks to the original-is irresistibly satisfying. Andrea Thompson. A solid addition to the deathless horror franchise. Rafer Guzman. It lays on the dread with finesse before turning the tables in mostly creative ways.
Ty Burr. As Myers makes his serene way through the pumpkin-lamp-lined avenues, he is as unnerving a blank slate as when Nick Castle last played him in Matthew Norman.
After four decades, "Halloween" finally gets the sequel it deserves, providing a scary good time for slasher horror fans by faithfully following the formula. This 11th installment asks us to forget the silly sequels and pretend like they never happened. Jason Fraley. Matt Cipolla. Halloween gives us the family reunion that we've been waiting for. Scott Phillips.Halloween is a holiday celebrated each year on October 31, and Halloween will occur on Saturday, October The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhainwhen people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts.
Soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes and eating treats.
The Celtswho lived 2, years ago, mostly in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred.
On the night of October 31 they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to make predictions about the future. For a people entirely dependent on the volatile natural world, these prophecies were an important source of comfort during the long, dark winter.
To commemorate the event, Druids built huge sacred bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities. When the celebration was over, they re-lit their hearth fires, which they had extinguished earlier that evening, from the sacred bonfire to help protect them during the coming winter.
By 43 A. In the course of the years that they ruled the Celtic lands, two festivals of Roman origin were combined with the traditional Celtic celebration of Samhain. The first was Feralia, a day in late October when the Romans traditionally commemorated the passing of the dead. The second was a day to honor Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit and trees. The symbol of Pomona is the apple, and the incorporation of this celebration into Samhain probably explains the tradition of bobbing for apples that is practiced today on Halloween.
On May 13, A. Pope Gregory III later expanded the festival to include all saints as well as all martyrs, and moved the observance from May 13 to November 1. By the 9th century, the influence of Christianity had spread into Celtic lands, where it gradually blended with and supplanted older Celtic rites. In A. The celebration of Halloween was extremely limited in colonial New England because of the rigid Protestant belief systems there.Looking for a movie the entire family can enjoy?
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For even more, visit our Family Entertainment Guide. See the full list. The residents of Haddonfield don't know it yet Sixteen years ago, a ten year old boy called Michael Myers brutally kills his step father, his elder sister and her boyfriend.
Sixteen years later, he escapes from the mental institution and makes his way back to his hometown intent on a murderous rampage pursued by Dr Sam Loomis who is Michael's doctor and the only one who knows Michael's true evil. Elsewhere a shy teenager by the name of Laurie Strode is babysitting on the night Michael comes home Written by TheSteph.
Like many of the horror fans out there I went through my phase of being angry and disgusted that they would remake Halloween and especially that Rob Zombie would be the director to do it. This eventually wore off and I came to terms with it.
I am a fan of Rob Zombie and as it got nearer to the release date I came to believe that I would probably enjoy the movie, although I figured it still wouldn't compare to the original.
Unfortunately, I was pretty disappointed with what I saw. For the most part, the first half of the movie was interesting and held my attention but once it became night time, the whole film went downhill. Essentially, like many "slasher movies" today, the last 30 minutes or so of the film turned into a string of boring chase sequences.
Don't get me wrong, chase sequences are essential to these kinds of movies, but they can't carry a movie for half an hour. It seemed to me that one of the main problems was that Zombie seemed to drop the ball when Michael Myers completely turns into a silent killer. His talent as a writer is in creating interesting characters i. Rob Zombie is not a suspense director and the attempts he made at it during this film were pretty lame.
It wasn't scary and none of the "jump scares" worked. This isn't to say that he is a bad filmmaker, he just seems to be out of his element with this movie.It is the eleventh installment in the Halloween film series and a direct sequel to the film of the same name while effecting a retcon of all previous sequels.
The plot follows a post-traumatic Laurie Strode who prepares to face Michael Myers in a final showdown on Halloween night, forty years after she survived his killing spree. After the release of Rob Zombie 's Halloween IIthe sequel to the remake of the originaltwo consecutive follow-ups went into development from former rights holder Dimension Filmsrespectively, but neither achieved fruition.
As a result, the studio lost the rights to the intellectual property, which were later obtained by Blumhouse Productions with John Carpenter 's involvement. Carpenter, who disagreed with the remake's portrayal of lead killer Michael Myers, planned on helping the studio to make the next Halloween film into what he believed to be more terrifying than the preceding sequels.
It was accepted and developed into a direct sequel to the original, with Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle reprising their roles as Strode and Myers, respectively. The film received generally positive reviews from critics, with many considering it to be both the best Halloween sequel and a return to form for the series, and particularly praising Curtis' performance. Two sequels, Halloween Kills and Halloween Endsare scheduled to be released on October 15,and October 14,respectively.
On October 29,Michael Myerswho has been institutionalized at Smith's Grove Psychiatric Hospital for 40 years following his killing spree in Haddonfieldis being prepared for transfer to a maximum security prison. True crime journalists Aaron Korey and Dana Haines visit the hospital and, during their encounter, Aaron presents the mask that Michael wore in to him, to no effect. The following day, as he is being transferred, Michael purposely crashes the bus, kills a father and son for their car, and returns to Haddonfield.
In Haddonfield, Laurie Strode Jamie Lee Curtis is still living in fear of Michael; she is drinking heavily, rarely leaving her fortified house and alienating herself from her daughter Karen Judy Greerwhom the state took away from her at age The only person she keeps in contact with is Karen's daughter, Allyson Andi Matichak. He follows them to a gas station where he kills them both, as well as a mechanic for his coveralls, and then recovers his old mask from Aaron's car.
Deputy Frank Hawkins Will Pattonwho arrested Michael intries to convince Sheriff Barker about the danger Michael poses after learning that he has escaped. Laurie also learns of Michael's escape and attempts to warn Karen, but Karen dismisses her concerns, urging Laurie to move on with her life. Later that night, at a costume party, Allyson finds her boyfriend Cameron cheating on her, and leaves with his friend Oscar.
Meanwhile, while babysitting Julian, Allyson's best friend Vicky and her boyfriend Dave are attacked by Michael.
Vicky sacrifices herself to protect Julian. Deputy Hawkins and Laurie overhear the incident on the radio and go over to the house. Laurie sees Michael, coming face-to-face with him for the first time in 40 years. Laurie shoots Michael in the shoulder before he flees. Meanwhile, on the walk home from the party, Michael finds and kills Oscar, and Hawkins and Sartain arrive just in time to rescue Allyson.
Hawkins then tries to kill Michael but Sartain — who has become obsessed with Michael's enigmatic motivations — attacks and leaves Hawkins for dead, and it is revealed that he orchestrated Michael's escape in order to be able to study him "in the wild".
However, Michael kills Sartain and Allyson flees from the scene. Michael then ambushes and kills two police officers arriving at the scene. Michael drives the dead officers' car to Laurie's house, where she and Karen have gone to meet with Allyson. When Laurie's son-in-law Ray goes outside to greet who he believes are the two officers, Michael strangles him to death. Laurie manages to get Karen to safety before she engages in a showdown with Michael.
Laurie severely injures Michael, but then he stabs her in the abdomen and pushes her over a balcony.Happy Halloween! Ghosts team up and compete to see who can collect the most wandering spirit flames before the moon is gone Players around the world join forces on one of two teams of four in the Great Ghoul Duel.
Exploring one of several spooky maps, players must collect as many wandering spirit flames as they can in two minutes and return them to their homebase. But beware! As an added BOOOOnus, ghosts who collect the most spirit flames will unlock special powers such as speed boosts, night vision, and much more! Players can also share personal superlatives awarded to them at the end of the match based on their scary good - or just plain scary - performances.
In a Doodle first, players can choose to host a game with up to seven friends and family via a custom invitation link OR just play with randomized players around the globe.
The team built several systems to enable this multiplayer gaming, all running on the Google Cloud Platform, including integrating Open Matcha highly-scalable, open source matchmaking framework cofounded by Google Cloud and Unity.
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This day in history.Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
View in iTunes. Critics Consensus: Halloween largely wipes the slate clean after decades of disappointing sequels, ignoring increasingly elaborate mythology in favor of basic - yet still effective - ingredients. Trailers See All. Trailer 2. Information Studio Universal Pictures. Genre Horror. Released All Rights Reserved. Accessibility CC Closed captions CC refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.
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Dracula Untold. The Wolf Of Snow Hollow. Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula.Halloween 's ending brings a stop to 40 years of Michael Myers - or does it? Halloween follows on from the original movie, picking up decades later. Meanwhile, after a visit from two podcast journalists, Michael Myers is transferred from Smith's Grove and breaks free.
He stalks Haddonfield once more, killing anybody unlucky enough to cross his path before locking in on Laurie and Allyson, setting the stage for a cross-generational showdown.
Related: Our Halloween Review. The ending of Halloween had a lot to do. It needs to serve as a cap to a story that's had many tellings over the past four decades while also leaving the closet door ajar for more sequels down the line. The third act of Halloween is kicked off when police officer Frank Hawkins Will Patton comes across Michael Myers and runs him down with his cruiser. When inspecting the body, his companion Dr.
Sartain kills Hawkins who identifies himself as a survivor of the original Halloweenhauls Michael into the cruiser with Allyson and drives to Laurie's house. Of course, things don't quite go to plan for him - Michael curb stomps Sartain and heads to the house unmonitored. He eventually comes out of the shadows, they fight, then she falls off the balcony to the ground below, disappearing unseen just as The Shape did in the original.
Allyson arrives in the house and Michael switches focus, breaking into the basement to attack her and her mother. The three women escape as the house goes up in flames, although a cut back to the basement shows no sign of Michael. Halloween ends on Laurie and her family hitching a ride in a pickup silently recovering from the ordeal.
Related: Halloween's 5 Timelines Explained. The big question intentionally left by Halloween is whether Michael Myers is really dead or not. The last time we see him, Michael is trapped in the cage just as Laurie's house starts to burn.
Did he escape? Things are further darkened by the end of the creditswhere Michael's unmistakable heavy breathing can be heard.
For all intents and purposes, Michael Myers is both dead and alive. Indeed, Halloween 4Halloween 5Halloween: Resurrection and Halloween II all had to contrive ways for Michael Myers to have survived an unambiguous, brutal death in the previous entry, in many cases undoing the narrative and thematic closure in the process. Halloween avoids needed any such problems by not reveling in his defeat.
It's not just Michael Myers' fate that's in question at the end of Halloween Laurie Strode is injured during their final confrontation, and in the final shot of her in the truck is shown to still be bleeding rather profusely. Although the film doesn't spend much time on this aspect before cutting to the credits, the possibility of the series' hero dying is very much on the table. And, all things considered, this would be a rather fitting end to Laurie's journey.
Even though Halloween retcons the brother-sister relationship between Michael and Laurie, the pair are still intrinsically linked, and this shared death day would be the ultimate underscoring of that. This wouldn't be the first time this has happened. If the Halloween reboot timeline does go this route, hopefully, it'll be done with more grace and weight than either of these cases. Like many things with the character, it surely depends entirely on Curtis' interest in the franchise. Despite a brief jaunt in Mathematics at Durham University, film writing was always his calling.
He's covered a wide range of movies and TV shows - from digging out obscure MCU Easter eggs to diving deep into deeper meanings of arthouse fare - and has covered a litany of set visits, junkets and film festivals.