November 18th, 2014

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Movie Reviewed: Halloween H20 [part i of ii] ... also winter's here.

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Hello, readers! First, you should know that you’re getting this review just because I want to complete my Halloween reviews. The original and this one are the only two I own or am interested in owning. Second, I apologize that it’s randomly stuck in here now. I actually wanted to do a Special Halloween Double Feature post where the original was to be posted on Devil’s Night and this one would be posted on Halloween. However, God is apparently in this mood right now where none of my plans run smoothly… not a single, frickkin’ one… *sigh*. So, instead I had another power outage. Thankfully, this time I noted the windstorm we were getting and shut down the computer. Even after the power came back up, the internet wasn’t though so the timing just wasn’t going to work out. My life is like being pecked to death by hens… slow, more irritating and stressful than actually painful… and constant and unrelenting.

Anyway, enjoy the review.
Spoilers ahead - especially Laurie and Michael’s fates since Halloween: Resurrection was only a bad fever dream and doesn’t actually exist. Only one of our screen caps has gore.



Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later
(1998)

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Adam Arkin, Michelle Williams, Josh Hartnett
DIR: Steve Miner

Blurb: Now the headmistress of a private school, Laurie Strode is still struggling with the horrifying, 20-year-old memories of the maniacal killer Michael Myers… when he suddenly reappears with a vengeance! And this Halloween, his terror will strike a whole new generation! Laurie’s rebellious son, his girlfriend, and the school security guard will become Michael’s newest victims unless Laurie can conquer her greatest fears and put evil in its place once and for all!

My Blurb: The exclamations! The blurb referring to “a hot cast of hip, young stars!” The effusive critic quotes on front AND back of the DVD case! The slightest hint of desperation?[!!] Ugh. I didn’t have a good feeling going into this, fearing that Jamie Lee would get a five minute cameo and then disappear from the rest of the movie - but thankfully our filmmakers weren’t that completely stupid.[!] But, is Laurie Strode returning to finish her story worth the effort… [and oh yes, her tale DOES finish here]?[!] Let’s find out.[!]



Scene 01: We open on “Mr. Sandman”, the sugary song about a girl begging to dream about her one true boy. Under this, a knife flashes as a woman with a group of unruly brats jabs the top of a pumpkin.

Would it shock you to learn it’s Halloween? We pan a few houses down the block. We’re in Langdon, IL and focus our attention on a car pulling up to a curb. It’s October 29th, and the person we’re so interested in is Nurse Marion Chambers Whittington, the same nurse who was menaced by Michael briefly 20 years before on a stormy night.
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Movie Reviewed: Halloween H20 [part ii of ii] ... also winter's wind is blowing.

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Scene 41: In her apartment, Keri is straddling Will and sharing Candy Corns. As they start making out, Keri decides now is the time to come clean about Laurie Strode. She starts by telling him that she’s not who he thinks that she is, which he takes as a sexual game of naughty nurse or sexy spy or whatever.

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