video review : Halloween 5

video review : Halloween 5

Halloween 5 goes with 4 like 2 goes with 1. It’s just that the latter set, while easily superior to the abysmal departure of 3, is markedly worse than the former.

What started as a simple Bogeyman story is now a conceptual mess. Michael Myers, still on the hunt for Jamie, suddenly communicates via telepathy.

my rating = 2 of 5

1989

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video review : Halloween 2

video review : Halloween 2

2 is better than 1 if only because it starts, after a pointless recap, at full thrust. It’s still Halloween night (1978) in the city of Haddonfield and Michael Myers remains on the loose. Laurie Strode is his prime target and she’s still conveniently inept, at one point waiting for help to walk away to scream for help, but this time it’s revealed why he wants to kill her so bad. The best parts are the first several minutes after the beginning title sequence before the setting switches to the local hospital, where it stays to the end.

my rating = 3 of 5

1981

video review : Halloween