Steve Hutchison reviews 50 of the best giant movies. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?
A thematic holocaust!
This Halloween sequel doesn't feature Michael Myers, the infamous shape, and converges in no way with his storyline. This is a whole new concept. We get a darker and a highly supernatural film. Halloween celebrations are the main focus, now; not just a backdrop. It is politically incorrect and it's perfect this way.
Indeed, despite its cheesiness and fun elements, the third Halloween contemplates the concept of child genocide as main theme and, for this reason, never lets you drop your guard. No matter how funny it gets, you can't exactly laugh about it. This is delivered crudely, with striking gore but with stunning creativity. The script is flawed but is filled with surprises and well executed.
Halloween 3 may break the franchise's flow, but is remarkable as a stand alone horror movie. It has its own sonata and a legendary synthesizer score that manages to creep you out. It has quite the gimmick, quite the cast, and it is completely over the top. Don't try to make too much sense of it all. Sometimes, too much fantasy kills the story.