Halloween Kills offers scares with a message

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Jayden Wisniewski , Club Member

Halloween Kills proves that horror movies can be scary while also sending an important message about society.The film takes place on the same night as its predecessor 2018’s Halloween, where the vicious Michael Myers was trapped in the basement of Laurie Strode and left to burn alive. Michael, the seemingly immortal predator, escapes into the night.

The mob scene in Halloween Kills does share a depressing resemblance to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, showing how fear triumphs over reason in situations where information is a privilege instead of a right. Yet it is important to note that this film was made and finished before the events of Jan. 6 took place.

This modern take on the classic horror film shows how there is a little Michael Myers in everyone. The Shape, the face of evil, the Devil — however he’s called, he rubs off on the citizens of Haddonfield, and that poses a provocative question: Can evil ever die?

Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her role as Laurie Strode in a captivating and emotional role, with supporting actresses Judy Greer and Andi Matichak as daughter Karen and granddaughter Allyson respectively. The three “Hallowomen” hunt Michael down in this second installment in a three-part series of films.

The third installment, Halloween Ends, is set to release in October 2022. As for now, Halloween Kills is a horror movie that anyone can enjoy so long as they have the guts to watch.