The Oscar Project
Just a few weeks before the actual holiday, the long awaited sequel arrives in theaters this weekend with Jamie Lee Curtis reprising her role in the original Halloween film from 1978.
And if slasher films aren't your style, I highly recommend checking out The Hate U Give which expands to a wide release this weekend. It is sure to get buzz throughout award season due to the present nature of the subject matter.
It's been 40 years since Michael Myers tormented viewers and we first heard the simple piano theme music of Halloween. There have been a number of "unofficial" sequels but this one seems to be closest to hitting the mark of the original.
As you know if you've been reading this site for any length of time, I'm not a horror buff at all. I do however know an iconic film when I see one and Halloween is nothing if not iconic. A few years ago when visiting a haunted house at the local minor league baseball park leading up to Halloween, there was a man dressed as Myers, walking around the event with the mask and a knife and everyone gave him a very wide berth. Sure, there was no real danger, but just the visual of him slowly stalking people around the haunted house was enough to give people pause.
I'm just a film buff who wants to watch great movies. Where else to find the best, than the list of those nominated by the Academy each year?