Every year, without fail, horror movies will come out during this spooky time to capitalize off the Halloween season. It is impossible to deny that the month of October casts a certain spell, urging people to immerse themselves in the magical, creepy aura that this time of year is known for. A huge part of the Halloween vibe is horror movies, especially the classics from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Movies like Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th and Night of the Living Dead all embody the perfect campy-spooky vibe that everyone chases during this time of year.
The movie Halloween from 1978 is no exception, following a group of teenage babysitters as they are targeted by Michael Myers, a crazy killer loose from an insane asylum. The movie is such a perfect embodiment of the Halloween spirit that it’s named after, making it the target of a relentless series of sequels that come out mid- to late-October.
The most recent offspring is the new 2018 Halloween, following Jamie Lee Curtis’s same character, Laurie Strode, 40 years after the events of the first movie. In this film, Michael has escaped (again) and is on the loose, going on a visceral killing spree as he hunts down Laurie, the one who got away. What sets this movie apart from its predecessors is that this time, she’s hunting him, too.
Halloween is a gory but fun walk down memory lane that pays homage to what came before it while bringing something fresh to the table, with plenty of suspense and jumpscares to keep you entertained. If you’re looking for something old yet new to get you into the spooky spirit, and you don’t mind a little graphic content, check out Halloween this season.