The Curtain Call with JRC
Hola a todos/Hello All/Hallo alle,
Welcome to another installation of the Curtain Call, today we will be reviewing the 11th installment of the Halloween movie franchise. This marks the 8th sequel and 10th appearance of Michael Myers.
Halloween first debuted in 1978 and was released on October 27, 1978. It marked the beginning of the Horror franchise era. Its contemporaries, Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street would not come onto the scene for years to come. Halloween was produced on a budget of $300,000 and grossed well over $7,000,000. This was a milestone for Horror films and would set the stage of Horror films that has been hard to match up to this day.
This film begins with two journalists, Dana Haines (Rhian Rees) & Aaron Korey (Jefferson Hall) who are seeking to find what makes sociopathic murderer Michael Myers tick. They visit the mental hospital where Myers is currently residing. Their visit comes days before he is scheduled to be transported to another facility. Korey attempts to rile Myers up by showing him the mask that he wore during the murders that he committed. He is disappointed when it seems to have no effect on Myers.
We are then introduced to Laurie Strode’s (Jamie Lee Curtis) daughter, Karen (Judy Greer) and her granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak). Allyson and Karen are arguing about the awards ceremony that Allyson has invited her grandmother too. It is clear to see the tension that is visible when they discuss Laurie.
We are then shown Aaron and Dana attempting to interview Laurie Strode in hopes of convincing her to go with them to see Michael. It takes a promise of $3000 to be allowed an interview. Aaron begins to question Laurie about “The boogeyman, he begins to plead that she visit Michael so that they will be able to understand the mind of this serial killer. Laurie refuses an escorts them out of her house.
We are then later shown Michael being escorted on bus to be transferred with other patients. Strode is waiting outside of the facility to ensure that the transport occurs successful. Myers is loaded onto the bus and Strode watches as the bus rides away from the institution.
We are then shown the dinner to celebrate Allyson honors award. Allyson asks her mother if she had spoken to her grandmother. Karen tells Allyson that she had spoken to her earlier and she would be at the dinner. Laurie walks in at the moment and greets everyone then takes Karen’s glass and drinks most of her wine.
The civility is short lived and Laurie storms out of the restaurant after a disagreement with her daughter. Allyson walks after Laurie to comfort her grandmother.
The following scene shows a father in son traveling down the arguing able going hunting when the son would rather be attending his dance classes. They are suddenly forced to hit the brakes when they see strange men littering the road and bus crashed into a ditch. The father goes out to investigate and tells the son to stay inside the car. It seems that the crashed bus was the one that was carrying Myers and the other patients. The father disappears and the son grabs a rifle and goes to investigate. He walks closer to the bus and goes to investigate. At first the bus seems empty but Dr. Sartain jumps out and is accidentally shot by the son. The son attempts to get away by jumping into the car and drive away. He gets into the car and starts it but is quickly grabbed by Myers and senseless beaten against the dashboard….
This is where we will end this installment of the Curtain Call. Tune in next time as we tell you the conclusion of the latest installment of the Halloween franchise.
Tell then, sleep tight and don’t let the bedbugs bite.
Your humble servant,