Mike / October 29th, 2011
October 29, 2011 at 12:04 am
Great!! to bad you didn’t do one w/ Friday the 13th!
Good Review James!
October 29, 2011 at 12:16 am
The stock laughter at the end of the videos has never been more appropriate as it was with this one.
October 29, 2011 at 12:17 am
LOL Fuck you cliffhanger
Genius James I just joined but i have been a fan for 2 years
Keep up the good work dude can’t wait for the AVGN movie I will donate as soon as I can.
October 29, 2011 at 12:20 am
Wonderful review James! Saw this movie in the theater too and yes people were cheering movie theater as well. Especially the ending. Definitely a great and memorable theater experience. And yes, I totally agree with you, this is how it SHOULD have ended.
Well you wont like Resurrection then since they bring back Michael Myers with a dumb excuse that she chopped off the wrong persons head. I loved Halloween H20. Its the best sequal since number 1.
I agree about the eye thing.
This, in my opinion, was the least intimidating Michael of the whole series. It was just hard to take him seriously for some reason. The way he lazily swung that knife around just didn’t seem right. Makes me wonder if it was even really him. Maybe a copycat.
October 29, 2011 at 12:21 am
would have really loved to see friday the 13th
October 29, 2011 at 12:25 am
Oh shit, fucking Resurrection.
October 29, 2011 at 12:26 am
Should have ended is right. Halloween and Busta Rhymes in the same movie…shudder.
October 29, 2011 at 12:31 am
I like your theory about this one taking place after 1, as opposed to 2. However, if that were the case, how would Laurie even know that Michael was her brother? All of that information is revealed in the sequel. Plus, in the credits montage at the start, they show pictures of Laurie being led out of the hospital the morning after (scenes from the 1st one). Plus, in Halloween: Resurrection, which is a direct sequel, the nutbag in the beginning references the nurses/doctors Michael murdered (taken from Halloween 2).
Once again, I think they’re just insulting our intelligence by suggesting that the human torch just got up and walked away. At least that’s where 4 made sense…they made some effort to explain where he’s been for the last ten years…my biggest beef with 5 (other than it absolutely blowing) is that he’s got no burns from that barbecue, when clearly, Loomis still does.
October 29, 2011 at 12:35 am
The rest of Monster Madness will be reviewing TERRIBLE movies. I really hope James doesn’t like EITHER of the Rob Zombie Halloween movies, but I have a feeling he does. :/
October 29, 2011 at 12:37 am
This is a great moster madness .. jaja I know all those movies and seen must of them . but Yeah!! Seen reviews of the Friday the 13th from you , it will be cool !!!
Well said, James. In my opinion, fuck 4 through 6.
October 29, 2011 at 12:38 am
Don’t eat when watching a James Rolfe video. “In a touching moment brother and sister reach for each other.. AND THEN LAURIE CUTS HIS FUCKING HEAD OFF!” I nearly choked on my mac and cheese.
October 29, 2011 at 12:39 am
Actually, on Halloween 2 the scene where Michael is walking and burning to death. Supposedly that wasn’t Michael it was some guy wearing a Michael Myres mask.
October 29, 2011 at 12:42 am
I loved this movie i actually seen this 1 first actually being 12 when i watched my first horror (American werewolf in London: john landis) it took me a while to get used to horrors. My brother ended buying this so this is the first 1 i actually seen. Good review james thankfully u didn’t resort to using the tiny clip u had of this in your top 10 cliches as the review.
I can’t wait for the rant of how Michael survives for resurrection and the fact that it is called resurrection lol.
October 29, 2011 at 12:47 am
James, this is the first time ever to log, just to give a comment.
I have been comming here for at least 3 years now. There is a special part of the year we all plead to come, October.
We all know how much do you work on the videos you gave away for all your followers. We know how much do you love movies.
Today I saw a piece of trivia I though it was “ok” but then I think “wait a minute…” did i just came to have some fun, a few laughs and bleed nostalgia from my eyeballs ? then it hited me.
“Did I just learned something from the highest point of the internet today?” Shall I pretend I knew that, shall I ignore that it was something I probably I would never know. WOW, how did you figure that out?
Only big movie fans might know. And I know for sure you are the biggest movie fan in the world. I admire you and the passion and effort you place in all your work.
Thanks for making the world a better place.
I always saw it that Michael came back as a ghost of sorts.
That’s how I see his lack of burns.
October 29, 2011 at 12:52 am
IN 1988, HALLOWEEN 4 REKINDLED THE SERIES, THEN IN 1998, H20 ONCE AGAIN BROUGHT THE SERIES BACK TO LIFE.
October 29, 2011 at 12:53 am
Great Review James. And I agree with you. It should have ended right there. But I must point out something when you said you think its a direct sequal to the first one and ignoring the second because it made no connection. “All they said his body was never found.” But there is a connection. When Laurie Found John and his friend in town after sneaking off campus, She and John get into a heated Argument. John Quotes, “You told me yourself you watched him burn.” Laurie Quotes, I didn’t exactly stay to see his ashes.”
Here is the clip I found on youtube to confirm it. Titled MICHAEL MYERS IS DEAD!
The quote starts at 1:39 into the clip.
But other than that, again great review. Look forward to see the next review on the followup that I think everyone agrees was a waste of time. LOL. HAPPY HALLOWEEN
October 29, 2011 at 1:03 am
Good Review as always….I really liked how this ended.
I do so enjoy watching this film. Laurie Strode, who we thought was long gone is back, and the absence of Dr Loomis makes Michael more dangerous than ever. Great comeback to the series, awesome climax, and Janet Leigh s apearence is the best tip to the hat!
October 29, 2011 at 1:10 am
I do agree that should of been the last. The finale with brother killed by his own sister was the best way to put Michael to his grave. Great ending!
October 29, 2011 at 1:13 am
I still remember seeing the part where she steals the car. I was like holy crap they let the character have common sense. This is how it should have ended like you said. Insted they fucked it all up with the next train wreck on spit on the sereies again.
October 29, 2011 at 1:24 am
It s almost like the director for this one said “Ill make sure I end this shit once and for all, nobody can make a sequel after this”……aw fuck
October 29, 2011 at 1:35 am
I thought this one is pretty weak. If we’re going to pretend 4-6 never happened, then Michael shows up after twenty years of nothing just so he can have a final showdown with Lori and she can have closure. Why? It all happened at the end of Halloween 2 when he was indisputably dead anyway. It feels unnecessary. The action doesn’t start until an hour in and the thing’s only 90 minutes long. It could be a good thing right? Set up a complex story, give us a reason to rout for the characters. But no, instead its an hour of, “I’m looking forward to hanging out in the empty school while we drink, take drugs and have sex! I sure hope Micheal Myers doesn’t show up!” And during the set up they can’t seem to go five minutes without clumsily referencing another popular horror franchise. Watching the Thing on TV in the original felt like a tactful tribute. The avalanche of goalie masks and stuffed cenobites in H20 felt forced.
What you get in the end you get a by the numbers slasher followed by the climactic final battle where Lori finally puts an end to his twenty year reign of terror…which was apparently spent doing nothing in hiding…after somehow not burning to death the last time Lori defeated him “once and for all.”
So we basically get a color by numbers slasher
October 29, 2011 at 1:38 am
I had to chime in and say that the fire at the end of part 2 was actually mentioned. During the scene were she is arguing with her son while they are in front of the store window he mentions it and says something to the effect of ” You saw him burn to a crisp” probably not exactly how he said it but its in there so part two had to have happened.
Other then that part the review was right on.
October 29, 2011 at 1:48 am
Oh by the way I am glad they skipped the whole thorn trilogy because aside from part 4 I despise those movies with a passion. I even saw part 6 in the theaters yeah even after the horrid 5th I had not given up on the series yet but 6 almost changed that. Now the one after H20 is where I finally said fuck it and yeah I saw that thing in the theaters too, I must like pain.
You know there is a moment at the end of H20 where at the end when he is stuck in the tree he grasps at his mask as if he is wondering why the hell he is wearing it which makes it seem that the stupid opening to Resurrection was already planned even then which actually utterly ruins H20’s seemingly awesome ending.
October 29, 2011 at 1:59 am
Those “Gotcha!” jump moments are all modern horror has. That and being so gross and depraved that you actually regret watching it (IE Saw).
Which is precisely why I am not a fan of modern horror.
The last good modern horror I ever saw, was the FIRST Jeepers Creepers, which was actually done very well, was genuinely creepy, and had a bit more of that classic horror feel to it. Unfortunately, the unnecessary sequel came along and totally shit all over it. Big surprise, right?
October 29, 2011 at 2:10 am
Let me guess Halloween Resurrection SUCK move on to Halloween Rob Zombie’s Remake
October 29, 2011 at 2:36 am
@Devil_rising Don’t see why u regret watching saw, it’s a great fuking series even though after 4 it is just about how people die. But still the story in 5 to 7 is more about the guy running the traps rather than the person going through them.
October 29, 2011 at 2:48 am
I have been thinking about halloween for a while now and I think that the 1&2 halloween of course comes right after eachother. But then they decided to make halloween an anthology series.Audience wanted Michael back. They made the “thorn” halloween: 4,5 and 6. Then H20. I´m thinking that they´re all different kinds of ways to continue the franshise, like 1&2 belongs to H20 and i think that in the “thorn” thing toally ignores the events of the second movie. Anyways they tried to but they stilled fucked up. If anyone disagrees then i´d like to hear what you think because i can´t ever say that i´m right about this.
October 29, 2011 at 2:52 am
Ah yeah, H20, a finale that should have happened, and sort of did. If only they would have let it die here. I don’t mind the reboot,, and I’ll take it and this over what I know is coming next.
October 29, 2011 at 3:05 am
Great review 😀 I must say that I am looking forward to the Rob Zombie remakes if you are going to review them.
As I find them awesome! With the wider focus on Michael’s childhood and the fact that he is one huge giant.
October 29, 2011 at 3:06 am
I didn’t think this one was too bad, and it’s definitely a satisfying ending to see Laurie absolutely destroy Michael after all the shit he’s put her through, but the sequel to this has one of the absolute worst explanations for anything, EVER.
Halloween H20 was a good place to end the series with a conclusion like that, but they fucking ruined it with an entirely laughable excuse that makes no sense in the next part.
October 29, 2011 at 3:13 am
Endless horror in endless sequels… Hollywood is for making money, not for making movie art. That’s why there are so many bad movies.
October 29, 2011 at 3:31 am
I thought H20 was fine, they really stripped it from it’s soul IMO though. A lot of it takes place in the daylight, the music isn’t creepy it almost has a more action feel to it, generic suspenseful music. The kills are weak, all in all, it’s a good addition, doesn’t come close to the original though, Halloween 4 is still 2nd best.
October 29, 2011 at 3:45 am
This was the first Halloween movie i ever saw. I saw it on TV when our channel here in sweden showed horror movies all through out october (most like monster madness and monstervision) and i remember seing the commercial for it and on top it said Halloween H20 and it showed clips on all the horror movies they where going to show in october month so i thought it was one whole movie with all the series killers in it so when i saw this movie i was sad and then my brother had to explain to me it was going to show diffrent movies.
Do I like H20? well actually I like it better than Halloween 5 & 6 and don’t get me started on Resurrection….
October 29, 2011 at 3:53 am
This movie is awesome and is a perfect send off with references and a complete story line. 4 was sick because that cliff hanger was amazing and left me almost begging for 5. Then 5 came out and it sucked badly, seriously, I mean way to fuck up an amazing storyline that no one expected and number 6 just sucked. The remakes are pretty good being original in their own right. the squeal to the remake is completely balls to the wall fucked up and works in it’s own right.
October 29, 2011 at 4:02 am
Wow, I never actually saw this, cause I was so put out by the thron series. Now I know it’s worth watching >^^<
Thank you James, Master of Massacre :3
October 29, 2011 at 4:08 am
This one actually looks good, I might check it out.
James I’m sorry but I have to disagree with you on this one. This is the best of the squeals and I too saw this in the cinema and it was also my first Halloween in the cinema. The crowd was whooping and cheering too. I do agree they should have finished it there and then and not make Halloween Resurrection but heyho it made money and you know what Hollywood is like rehash the same ideas then when the fans are tired of it remake the original.
October 29, 2011 at 4:26 am
They also make no mention of where he’s been or what he’s been doing for the last 20 years. Sure it’s presumed he was hunting Laurie but what else, man’s gotta eat after all.
I also have to say this movie is another fine example of why LL Cool J should not be in feature films. Don’t get me wrong it’s not that he’s a bad actor, he’s just a not a movie actor.
On a side note it’s an odd coincidence that Jamie Lee Curtis and Danielle Harris both got their starts in the Halloween franchise and both would return to it around 20 years after their original performances. Granted Danielle Harris came back as a completely different character in a remake but hey who’s complaining. I’m really surprised it took them so long to get her back since she stated more then once in the 18 year gap between #5 and the remake that she wanted to do another one.
October 29, 2011 at 4:32 am
Heh, the funny thing is that when I was a tennager and watched this movie for the first time, I thought it was a sequel to the 1978 movie. It was the first time i’ve ever heard of Michael Meyers franchise and I couldn’t even think of this movie being like the 7-th 🙂 By that time I’ve watched the whole Scream trilogy (it was like 2000-2002, can’t be sure) and I was kinda getting started with the whole slasher genre thing and I really liked this movie. Actually it’s kinda sad this movie has THAT shitty sequel – if it wasn’t for him i’d still love horror movies. I mean come on, shashing guy’s head with your own bare hands – that doesn’t look scary, that looks stupid 🙂
October 29, 2011 at 4:39 am
They are going to make “Halloween 3”. Now they had the chance to turn it into an anthology series about halloween but they fucked it up AGAIN and its going to be another Micheal Myers kill a thon. Sad really but thats hollywood for you
October 29, 2011 at 5:21 am
Now, I agree with James on this one being just mediocre. It’s not terribly scary, and if there are any scares, they’re all cheap scares. I love how he said “why do people keep sneaking up on Laurie?” The characters definitely felt throwaway at times. They just didn’t really seem to contribute much to the film, or to the audience in any meaningful way.
The movie was all about a showdown between Laurie and Myers. The final fight sequence was pretty cool, and I think that the ending was also very slick and intelligent. I really feel like this is EXACTLY what Laurie would have done if this stuff happened in real life. Because that’s exactly what I would have done.
The little homages paid in the movie are, kinda neat I suppose. The one with her mother was the best. Everything else I probably could have done without, but I’m not going to fault the film for it.
Unfortunately, as a whole, the movie missteps quite a few times. The suspense isn’t there at all anymore. We saw him in the first scene. What should have happened was not having that scene establishing Myers is back, in fact, don’t firmly establish anything. Only little things that can be misinterpreted at Myers. Then all those cheap scares don’t feel quite so cheap, they feel like they’re adding to the buildup. And Laurie’s paranoia is coming to a head and the audience starts to question her sanity and questions their allegiance to Laurie. Then slowly introduce Myers somehow and when that final battle comes around, it feels oh so good for Laurie, and the audience (especially the audience members who never gave up on Laurie) to be vindicated and they get to say “I told you so!!” Keep the ending where Laurie finishes it once and for all.
I know that was a quick and dirty rewrite, and hindsight is 20/20, but seriously, I hate color by numbers, cookie-cutter, formulaic horror/slasher/torture-p0rn films. Like certain shots and lines of dialogue are filmed only for plugging into the formula to get maximum returns on our investment.
This one is okay. I like it better than part 2. So my Halloween franchise includes Halloween, (Halloween 2 only if my gf wants to watch it) then Halloween H20.
October 29, 2011 at 5:24 am
There is actually a direct reference in H20 to Halloween II. John is talking to Laurie while they’re fighting early on in the movie and he says something along the lines of, “you told me that you watched him burn”. There’s no way that’s referring to the first film. H20 may be 20 years after the original Halloween film, but it’s the third part in a trilogy that is: Halloween, Halloween II, and H20.
This was the first Halloween film I saw in the theater as well. I recently revisited it after listening to the podcast you did with Welshy and that other dude. It’s still not that good. Having said that, I still would take it over Halloween: Resurrection any day of the week.
October 29, 2011 at 5:35 am
October 29, 2011 at 5:53 am
he all ways come back dont look back RUN!!!!
October 29, 2011 at 6:16 am
I’ve only seen this once when it came out in 1998 (most of the sequels I’ve seen atleast twice). Somehow I was disappointed by it back then because it seemed too much like one of those irritatingly self aware horror flicks of the late 90’s that came after Scream. Maybe I should give it another chance but I just find 90’s horror so damn boring and mediocre most of the time.so I don’t see much point in watching this again. It’s still better than Halloween: Resurrection tho. Which on the other hand isn’t saying much. Eating dog shit with donkey piss for drinks would be better than Halloween: Resurrection.
October 29, 2011 at 6:18 am
Anybody know what movie that is at 00:05?
October 29, 2011 at 6:32 am
I got shivers when you said “I repeat, should’ve ended.”
October 29, 2011 at 7:30 am
If you watch The Bride of Chucky, in the scene where they are stealing the pieces of Chucky to be ritualistically put back to gather, you can see Michael, among other horror greats, making a small cameo appearance. I don’t necessarily recommend The Bride of Chucky but the scene alone is worth checking out. It’s in the early portion of the movie, so check it out and have a laugh.
October 29, 2011 at 7:33 am
Eh, Halloween and the SUPERMAN movies have a bit in common, i found. Both had sequels that were made 20+ years later that BASICALLY want to be direct sequels to the original, but steal some plot elements from the second films while ignoring others.
You can say it’s a direct sequel to 1, except the whole brother-sister dynamic was introduced in 2.
H20 was pretty standard SCREAM fare, for the most part (with the kid from LITTLE MAN TATE getting killed! Yay!), but i do have to admit that the final showdown between Laurie and Michael was pretty awesome. I agree, Laurie stealing the ambulance and preventing the cliffhanger was a really cool moment, and the end when she knocks his head off was bad-ass.
Rest of the movie suffered from being PG-13.
October 29, 2011 at 7:45 am
AWWW just 2 more days of monster madness 🙁 this was like the only thing that got me through October
October 29, 2011 at 8:13 am
Here’s how I picture a safe way to watch the franchise without watching the bad sequels.
1, 2, 4, and H20. (3 is the odd man out)
I’m sure it makes more sense when you see him burned at the end of 2 and then seeing him fall down at the end of 4 before moving on to H20.
Get ready guys because tomorrow we’re going to hear some ‘Angry Nerd Rage!’
October 29, 2011 at 8:16 am
lol for once a horror movie female lead who’s NOT a total ditz!
October 29, 2011 at 8:28 am
This is probably the coolest ending in a slashing film ever and Laurie is a great main character. I think the name Halloween H20 is also quite cool and I do not think they even thought of h2o beeing water. It was made 20 years after the original and therefore it is H20 and thereby disregarding all sequels or it would have been called Halloween 7. You could also read it as H2.0 and would therefore be a logical sequel to Halloween 1.
October 29, 2011 at 8:30 am
James, I’m suprised you became a fan of the Halloween franchise so late, never saw that one coming.
To me this one was a sweet suprise back when it was released and now. I don’t philosophise on whether it supposedly ignores 4-6, but Jamie Lee Curtis’ character DOES mention the fire. Regardless, to me it’s a sequel that was good to watch after all the mess in between.
It feels a little like a Michael Myers Halloween movie, alot more than anythig else that came before it, yet it’s something else. There isn’t much creepyness, but al least you don’t have a barrage of stupid characters, and the third act is great.
For me, it is still good to watch after all these years. Not something awesome, didn’t consider it that even back then, but it’s a good Halloween movie. Still, I’d loved it if the Halloween franchise had gone the Season of the Witch way and either made Myers a seperate thing, or left him to rest.
Can’t wait for tomorrows review, I hope you get a little pissed about it James!
October 29, 2011 at 8:38 am
I quite liked this movie, as you said a good ending to the series. They took a bold move having Laurie take out Michael like that. Sadly they had a major cop out the next movie basically shitting all over this ending.
The thing I hated the most about the next movie was how Busta Rhymes felt too good to be killed off by Michael, he just stumbles out at the end and just leaves you with a feeling of “really…Michael killed off everyone good but with this character he just happened to get sloppy”
October 29, 2011 at 9:05 am
I think it’s alot better than just “alright.” Maybe it’s not great, but I still like it a good deal. I’d give it a B (in contrast to Curse of Michael Myers and Ressurection which I’d give a D to both).
October 29, 2011 at 9:18 am
I can see how mad you’re going to be tomorrow when you review “Halloween: Resurrection” and how Hollywood tries to milk the franchise by making the whole ending to H20 false, it pissed me off. I refused to see “Resurrection” as a kid, not because i was afraid of Michael, but because i didn’t want to think that H20’s ending was bullshit, then i saw it on tv one time, and what’ya’know, one of the worst ones (i still think “curse of M.M” is the worst. and if you count remakes then the second halloween remake)
October 29, 2011 at 9:29 am
4:22 almost blew my soup on my screen!!!
October 29, 2011 at 9:32 am
This movie sucks plain and simple. The beginning an d the end are ok, but the rest is a drag. A bunch of characters doing a bunch of things that we could care less about. Maybe 4, 5 and 6 were not as good as 1 & 2, but at least they entertaining for more than 15 minutes. Just a boring ass overrated Halloween movie..I’m glad it didn’t end here, that would be so disappointing to end it with this blah mess..this movie sucks
October 29, 2011 at 9:33 am
but in the next halloween movie you see michael is still alive he just took another outfit and disaperd in the woods review that one cant remember whats the movie title but review it anybody ho knows
October 29, 2011 at 9:41 am
this is good and all but why dont you ever talk about the movie nightbreed.
its full of diferend monsters and it is a awsome movie.
October 29, 2011 at 9:54 am
You hit the nail on the head man. This was a good theater movie, but there’s nothing in me that wants to throw it in the dvd player and give it a watch, even with friends.
October 29, 2011 at 10:19 am
and she’s like fuck you cliff hanger
October 29, 2011 at 10:25 am
Yeah, it has to take place after 2 because they used that stupid plot device where they’re brother and sister. See, that to me is why Halloween 2 sucks. It makes Michael’s motivations less scary, just like that stupid Thorn trilogy.
Anyway, this one is OK. Again, we have a shitty looking mask in this one. And I don’t like that it’s set in CA. Michael driving cross country in some old truck just sounds stupid. Does he ever stop for gas or snacks along the way?
Aside from Laurie, the other characters are pretty useless. It’s too bad Donald didn’t make it to be reunited on screen with Laurie, that would have been cool.
And up next we have a sequel that’s even worse than parts 5 and 6 combined.
October 29, 2011 at 10:26 am
Haven’t watched this yet but I did see this movie about a week or two ago and I really do like it. It starts off really nice, sure the whole middle is boring and sucks ass but when Michael start taking people out near the end it becomes pretty awesome again.
One more thing that came to my mind. Halloween 3 often gets undue amount of hate but in some sense it’s the only true sequel. 🙂 John Carpenter has often mentioned that he never intended Halloween as a “Michael Myers Show”. Instead he wanted to make a series of movies that would be released on Halloween, each with a different story.
October 29, 2011 at 10:27 am
Hey James. Fix your god damn fucking video for Halloween 7 H20. It keeps freezing up and skipping.
Good effin job. NOW FIX THE DAMN VIDEO
October 29, 2011 at 10:37 am
I didn’t have any problems.
Money talks, and they had to ruin the John Carpenter classic not one more time after this but three. Unnecessary remake that ruins the character of Michael Meyers by making him something other than an unstoppable force of nature and a sequel to that remake.
October 29, 2011 at 10:49 am
Wow now you only have to do Halloween: Ressurection and and 1 & 2 remakes by Rob Zombie
October 29, 2011 at 10:54 am
Holy crap. This actually looks pretty awesome!
a post-DOTM Transformers movieverse fanfic
October 29, 2011 at 11:05 am
I completely agree with you James.
October 29, 2011 at 11:09 am
I’m glad the unfortunate trend of using rappers for comic relief in this series only lasted for two movie.
October 29, 2011 at 11:25 am
Because no one can understand movie endings unless you’re James Rolfe.
October 29, 2011 at 11:40 am
Oohohoo, but we all know it doesn’t end there! Still, thanks for the review of that one. Looks like I need to see 2 and this one. I’ve only seen 1, Resurrection, and the remakes.
October 29, 2011 at 11:59 am
I don’t think they skipped II because it is know that Michael is her brother.
October 29, 2011 at 12:19 pm
As someone mentioned earlier the movie references the sibling connection between Michael and Laurie which was not established until HALLOWEEN II, and there is a mentioning of her son that she “Watched him burn” with her response “I didn’t exactly see his ashes” or something along those lines.
October 29, 2011 at 12:56 pm
I think you’re wrong, James, H20 is a sequel to “Halloween II”, because it wasn’t established until the second film that Michael Meyers was her brother.
October 29, 2011 at 1:11 pm
@Darthleather – Unless you count Weird Al Yanchovich in the 2nd Rob Zombie movie.. sigh.. -_- Nothing could save that shitty movie..
October 29, 2011 at 1:15 pm
I think a lot of people forget that Michael and Laurie were not oriiginally intended to be brother and sister, but it’s become such a huge part of the lore of the franchise that’s it’s easy to make that mistake.
October 29, 2011 at 1:54 pm
@snipershot325 No, there’s Resurrection in the way. Then the remakes.
October 29, 2011 at 2:04 pm
James says that Laurie and Michael share a brother and sister moment, but they are in fact uncle and niece…
March 1, 2012 at 12:39 pm
No they are not. Michael and Laurie are brother and sister as established in the second movie. Jamie was his niece. Halloween H20 established a recoton that ignores 3-6
October 29, 2011 at 2:09 pm
Good review but I gotta note that in the movie Laurie Strode’s son, John, is upset when Laurie is getting panicattacks etc from the memory of Michael and says over and over that
“You saw him burn mom! He is gone, he is dead!”
or something like that. So Im pretty sure they were thinking about the second movie while making this one. So it’s not an ending to the first one, but instead the second one.
October 29, 2011 at 2:50 pm
FIX THE DAMN VIDEO. IT DOESNT EVEN LOAD UP RIGHT
October 29, 2011 at 3:17 pm
In all seriousness, I own all of these films, but I only ever watch the first two and H20. I definitely agree that those are the only films a fan/viewer really needs. That being said, I hate, loathe, and despise the unholy abomination that follows this one. To me, the ultimate review would be to sit back and watch James tear that motherfxcker apart for a good 45 minutes, Nerd-style. I know the review on it will be awesome no matter the length, but it is a nice thought.
There’s still the Rob Zombie versions, review those 😀
October 29, 2011 at 3:42 pm
Oh man i have a feeling i’m gonna have a lot of defending to do when Zombie’s Halloween 2 comes up for discussion. (Come on, guys, that’s the best halloween flick since the original!)
October 29, 2011 at 4:08 pm
You’re the only one with that problem, so you better fix your computer.
October 29, 2011 at 6:03 pm
If you’re having trouble with the video, there’s an alternate link below each video to watch it on Blip.
October 29, 2011 at 6:06 pm
My favorites are Halloween 1978, Halloween 4, and Halloween 5(can’t believe all the hate on this one..probably my second favorite)
I really didn’t like H20, and yet it got such good reviews. It’s probably my least favorite in the series.
October 29, 2011 at 6:11 pm
I am actually suprised that you didn’t mention the tribute to Plan 9 From Outer Space. It plays in the background during the first killing scene. You are the kind of guy who would pick up on something like that. Or, maybe you did but just didn’t mention it. What do I know?
October 29, 2011 at 6:15 pm
james james they explain everything….in a comic book series apprently they explain that he was really waiting jstu trying to get new info torturing loomis and shit look at that one its actualy a pretty cool series
October 29, 2011 at 6:26 pm
H20 Stands for Halloween 2.0
October 29, 2011 at 6:30 pm
This I a good/bad finish to the myers franchise. It’s a great movie, I love the action, and the story. It’s a bad movie because it dont explain how he didnt die from burning. Nor come back from being shot in both eyes and being able to see. I could live with him being shot and coming back. He could have wore something to block bullets from the hardware store, fine. Fall out a 2 story building, still plausable. him being shot in both eyes, no. him burning, no. That was a good ending. Both monster and nemisis/protector/keeper dieing. That is a classic story. Then the trash after that. Then this. I like this movie. I like how laurie fights back from 20 years of pened up anger and fustration. She takes matters into her own hands and finishes him. It’s a better finish than in the 2nd, but it makes michael superhuman, instead of a psycho. Which was what he was intended. I would love a reedited version with 1,2, and this one. Just drop the eye shooting and buring. Make the 2nd one end with the explosion, not him melting down. Because from what the son says in the movie, she watched him burn to ashes. You dont come back from that unless your wolverine. It’s a huge plot hole.
Other than a few plot holes you could drive trucks through this with the first 2 are a great triligy.
“Halloween: H20” is the 7th film in the series. H20 is the chemical symbol for water which has a pH balance of 7.0.
October 29, 2011 at 6:34 pm
I know Friday the 13th couldn’t have been included in this Sequel-A-Thon it would have taken up half the month by its self. But after all the attention and care that went into the reviews for these greats could it please get a bit more detail than a top 13 best moments for Spike TV?
October 29, 2011 at 7:27 pm
John tells Laurie: “You told me yourself you watched him burn.” and that’s when she says: “They never found the body.” So it’s pretty clear H20 doesn’t ignore 2. In my opinion, it doesn’t even ignore 4, 5 and 6, it just doesn’t acknowledge or mention them. Resurrection, however (worst film in the series if you ask me) definately and stupidly ignores 4, 5 and 6.
October 29, 2011 at 7:32 pm
I like the mask used in this and in ressurection, it was the best one, not including the first. I feel that the best way to experiance halloween is to watch halloween 1978, halloween 2, halloween h20 and maybe 4, jsut to be a freak. 3 is a seperte film to me. also, did anyone else think he’d be involved with water in this movie?
October 29, 2011 at 7:56 pm
Holy fucking shit titties. James actually fucking fixed this damn video for Halloween 7. Fucking LL COOL James lover actually fucking finally fixed the damn video. Hip fucking hurray.
October 29, 2011 at 9:42 pm
so is James finished with thiis series. The remakes/revisons of halooween haven’t been covered. He covered the freddy remake.
October 29, 2011 at 9:48 pm
I like to watch Halloween, Halloween 2 and H20, pretending that 4, 5, 6 and ESPECIALLY 8 don’t even exist. I really like part 3, but I look at it as its own individual movie. Being lumped up in the franchise is what killed it in the public eye in the first place. If they had made it as the second film and continued with the anthology idea, Halloween III would been much better received. Don’t even get me started on those godawful Rob Zombie remakes.
October 29, 2011 at 10:18 pm
Imao they tried to make Michael Myers from Halloween a Jason from Friday the 13th an invincible and unkillable monster (forget the psycho part of Myers). If you listen to Friday the 13th you’re gonna find some discontinuing and reboot in the story too … I think maybe almost all sequel of horrors movie have some inconsistency…some likes it… and others don’t …. H20 wasn’t all that bad it makes a good sequel if you forget about some parts of Halloween 2 and forget all about the rest of the crap (4-5-6) .. The third movie for me, is in a different category of the crap franchise Halloween had become.. can’t wait for the 2 final sequel -o- thon Monster Madness
October 29, 2011 at 11:05 pm
@Fett204 H20 stands for halloween: 20 years later 😛
October 29, 2011 at 11:07 pm
So, this movie is basically Laurie Strude taking a level in badass, that actually sounds awesome to watch.
The part with the slapstick music made me laugh so hard xD
I agree that Michael Myers looks scarier when you can’t see his eyes.
I’ve been watching this year videos along with the older Monster Madness videos. I believe this year’s Monster Madness had been the best of all. You do a great job, James. You’re really good at doing reviews…of movies, vidogames, boardgames, anything. Now I’m waiting patiently for the final Monster Madness videos 🙂
October 30, 2011 at 12:00 am
Personally I think it it would’ve been great if this was the sequel to the first movie and continued on as an anthology series the idea would not have gotten stale. But you can’t change history
October 30, 2011 at 1:10 am
So I’m guessing tonight will be Resurrection and then after will be the remakes. Cool =) great review, yeah this was one of the better ones and I really enjoyed it.
October 30, 2011 at 1:12 am
90s horror usually sucks…… 99% of the time, 2000s horror is about as bad.
October 30, 2011 at 1:41 am
If anybody is interested, Joseph Gordon-Levitt from Inception, is in this movie. Weird how James didn’t mention it.
October 30, 2011 at 3:00 am
I’m guessing James is a little later than usual posting because he is still trying to force himself to rewatch the turd that is Halloween: Resurrection so he can do the review. 😛
October 30, 2011 at 8:23 am
I never like masks in 4-5&7-8. Just like they don’t get that Myers in first one isnt just a guy in mask, and his mask isnt just a scary rubber mask. 50% of good scare is the work of camera and light director.
October 30, 2011 at 9:02 am
IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT, H20 HAS TO BE AFTER H2, CAUSE LAURIE DIDNT FIGURE OUT SHE WAS MICHAELS SISTER UNTILL HALLOWEEN 2
October 30, 2011 at 9:09 am
Loomis must have talk with her after that night, and of course police did the investigation.
October 30, 2011 at 11:35 am
I agree with James, 2 through 6 never happened. After the 2nd, then the movies just got BAD! Just watch 1 and H20,because thats the way it should have gone.
October 30, 2011 at 9:56 pm
Why couldn’t they just have made one of these sequels be GOOD?
They had great potential and they screwed it up.
The people responsible for 3-6 suck!!
And 7 isn’t as good as it could have been either.
October 31, 2011 at 7:15 am
Hey I’m gonna watch this movie tonight! :p
October 31, 2011 at 8:49 am
Man, I’m a HUGE fan of you James and I really value your opinions on movies, but I really don’t agree with you on most of these sequels. I was fine with the fact that they took on the slasher movie style, but why did you hate that? Other series like, Friday the 13th, are always the same story but (as far to my knowledge) liked those movies. So why did you really stomp these sequels into the ground? You do have good points and if you look at it critically, there are some serious flaws, but you don’t need to look at them critically. I love them for the character of Michael (my fav horror icon); I love the atmosphere in these movies, since I love the holiday of Halloween and I love how Michael plays the phantom killer; he watches from the shadows and stalks his victims. If you just watch them from a slasher movie perspective, they are very entertaining. Michael will always be a great, entertaining character.