Steve Hutchison reviews 50 of the best wizard 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?
Serial Killer Film
A samhainophobic delight!
We are to ignore the events of all Halloween sequels and assume they are independent from this storyline. Big budget went into this one, the script is uncluttered and it feels like a legit, classic Michael Myers movie with superior acting, photography and a vintage structure. The protagonists are likable, fully developed and display credible chemistry.
It becomes apparent, now, that simplicity was the way to go. It has always was, yet the franchise had lost itself in the details. The original movie was about teenagers getting stalked or killed, which we gradually got less of. Things became too serious, too dramatic. Tough her now manic depressive character returns, actress Jamie Lee Curtis provides an energetic presence and a great performance.
It's one of the best in the franchise. Michael Myers not being the most eccentric of horror icons, yet a frequent favorite among fans, the confined, deserted setting plays to his advantage. This is what happens when Michael Myers leaves home and invades an old building rather than a neighborhood. It's what happens when ask the cream of acting and directing to spice up a classic.