HALLOWEEN 1978 vs 2018


  The “Halloween” series is a well loved Halloween movie. People watch “Halloween” to get in the mood of Spooky Season yearly or just loves a good scary movie. People all over are excited for the release of the new “Halloween” which came out on Oct. 19. The new movie was advertised to be different from the rest of the series and has scary movie lovers at the edge of their seat.

     The new movie of the sequel pretends like the last nine films in the franchise don’t exist.  It picks up 40 years after John Carpenter’s original 1978 slasher movie. This new “Halloween” movie is said to be the final one of the sequel. In it, antagonist Michael Myers continues to haunt his mother, Jamie Lee Curtis, since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

  The movie delivered plenty of fresh suspense, however despite this, I in fact didn’t enjoy the new “Halloween.”  I found that I couldn’t pay attention because of how boring it was. Freshman, Hannah Wolfe felt otherwise stating, “It seems like a very good comeback because Jamie Lee Curtis has been in the movies and now 27 years later.” Jaxon Scrutchins say the movie and said, “It was really gory and disgusting.  I don’t know how Michael Myers is still alive. He must be made of steel.”

  Instead of going spending the money to see the new “Halloween,” I would suggest watching the 1978 version of “Halloween.” This original movie introduces us to the story of serial killer Michael Myers who stalks and kills teenage babysitters on Halloween night after escaping a psych ward.

 “I really liked the old one because it was the beginning of something great. It was super detailed and had an actual plot, unlike other movies from the 70’s,” stated senior Stephanie Bailey. She continued, “I’m really excited that the new one is coming out because I’ve seen all the ‘Halloween’s,’ and I want to see if this [new] one is as great as the older ones.”

    The “Halloween” horror franchise consists of eleven films, novels, comic books, merchandise, and a video game. Seven sequels have since followed. Michael Myers comes back to life in every movie because he is a force of evil except Halloween III. “I like the “Halloween” series because they’re so predictable which makes it fun to watch,” remarked sophomore Jared Iavarone Campbell.

  Although I didn’t care for the new release of “Halloween,” it debuted at number one at the box office and received a rating of 77 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.  So you if you are feeling spooky, you may want to check it out for yourself. In his review, New York Post critic Jerry Oleksinski stated, “Finally, Hollywood has made a good “Halloween” sequel. It took them only 40 years.”