• Friday the 13th Part 2

    Friday the 13th Part 2

    ★★★★★

    My favorite of the Friday the 13th, improves on the first in many ways and is also, horror icon, Jason’s first appearance and, in my opinion, is his most effective. Going for a darker and more brutal story, it is a continuation of th first film , while it also ends that story and starts a new one. Jason sports more of a hillbilly look that is honestly creepier than the iconic hockey mask and this film also uses the twist ending with an even more shocking jump scare that still terrifies me.

  • Friday the 13th

    Friday the 13th

    ★★★★½

    Coming in after the success of Halloween, this film that spawned nine sequels, a crossover, and remake started off a trend in the slasher craze of the eighties. This film has all you would like in a slasher, creative kills, twist endings, and characters that seem more fleshed out than the normal teen characters. The twist ending is still one that many people don’t see coming and also the jump scares are also effective and like Halloween, also has a creepy atmosphere and soundtrack that is extremely effective.

  • Halloween II

    Halloween II

    Now my least favorite film in the franchise is one that does so many things wrong and it’s hard for me to see why so many enjoy it. It takes what I didn’t like from the remake and makes it even worse with all the nonsensical profanity and gore. The making of Michael into a hobo that sees visions of his mother and younger self and a white horse is very strange and feels more like an art film. The…

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★

    The remake is very divisive between fans and I definitely enjoyed it on my first watch but over the years I’ve liked it less and less. The prequel portion of the film, to me, is decent and entertaining. The remake portion is poorly rushed and poorly executed with all the violence and language. I don’t mind those two but when it’s added to the Michael Myers mythology it just doesn’t work which is why I don’t mind the prequel portion.…

  • Halloween: Resurrection

    Halloween: Resurrection

    ★★½

    Considered to be an abomination, the eighth entry is definitely on another level to the other films. It disregards the ending of the seventh film and retcons it in an inefficient and lazy way. I definitely think it’s a horrible film but I like to make fun of it every time I watch it. The found footage style it has in some scenes is interesting and the setting inside the Myers house is an interesting idea, but the characters, dialogue,…

  • Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

    Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

    ★★★★½

    The seventh entry serves as a soft reboot since it ignores the events of Parts four through six in order to set aside the cult and Jamie Lloyd storylines. This helps to go back to the roots of the franchise and focus the story on Laurie and how she has coped with her newfound life. She knew the day would come when she would have to face Michael again and it pays off in a big way as the film…

  • Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

    Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

    ★★★

    This sixth film has been seeing a newfound appreciation over the years and there’s many factors as to why. You have Paul Rudd in his starring role and you have a brutal Michael Myers who is relentless but that is basically the only things going for this film if I’m being honest. The cult plot was very convoluted and unnecessary trying to make some of the unanswered questions in part five more complicated than they should be. Many of the…

  • Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

    Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

    ★★★★

    I’m one of very few people that really enjoys this film and prefers it over part four and six. I enjoy how it gets right to the point and expands on the story set in part four. I don’t really enjoy part four because it was a slight redo of the original but this one brings new fresh ideas and has a darker more brooding atmosphere similar to the second film. I also enjoy the mask more in this film…

  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

    Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

    ★★★

    I understand why many believe this is the best sequel, it is basically a remake of the first in many ways. To me that is the reason it isn’t my favorite, because this was done already and we got nothing truly different besides the new characters and different year it is set. While many of the differences are welcome, the film does feel a little dull in scenes and doesn’t pick up until the end but it does get points for having a twist ending that rivals Friday the 13th. One big con is also the mask which looks very much like a parody mask.

  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch

    Halloween III: Season of the Witch

    ★★★★½

    I’ve always been a fan by this underrated sequel, I was never bothered by the fact that it takes place in another universe where Halloween is just a film. The supernatural, science fiction thriller is also in scenes creepy and has a creepy, synthetic soundtrack that rivals the first two in quality since it was produced by John Carpenter himself. The original route was to have every Halloween film be a separate story taking place in the Halloween season. Nonetheless I would’ve loved to have seen a continuation to this film, since it does leave with a very intense cliffhanger.

  • Halloween II

    Halloween II

    ★★★★★

    One of the greatest sequels ever made and one of the first horror films I ever saw, the continuation of Halloween 1978 feels like one with the first. Although this definitely feels more slasher than the first, it still uses tension and even creepier music to enhance the emptiness some scenes hold and truly terrifies you not knowing what’s lurking in the shadows. This could’ve been a perfect ending to Michael Myers’ Halloween massacre.

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★★

    The ultimate slasher film, John Carpenter’s masterpiece is so simple and creepy that it’s hard to believe how it’s almost 40 years old! It’s also perhaps, not only, my favorite horror film, but one of my favorite films ever made. The subtle use of gore also adds to how creepy the film uses lighting, tension, and music and atmosphere while also reminding you that this can really happen. Michael Myers is definitely the definitive horror slasher icon and rightfully so.