This week I saw Halloween! And this 2018 film was my exposure to the franchise. Apparently this is the eleventh film in the series, so I’ve missed a lot. Though it didn’t feel like I missed anything at all – there was a nice succinct recap of the very first movie and it felt exactly like an immediate sequel. Well, not quite immediate, this takes place 40 years after the original film but it certainly did not feel like Michael Myers has been killing through the 9 movies in between now and then. Read more
In 1978, the horror genre was changed forever when John Carpenter came out with Halloween, but its legacy was followed by a series of sequels and remakes that ranged from watchable (Halloween II, Halloween: H20) to straight-up abysmal (Halloween: Resurrection). But with Carpenter returning as a producer, Jamie Lee Curtis reprising her role as Laurie Strode, and a team of writers including Danny McBride and director David Gordon Green, the Halloween franchise finally has a definitive follow-up that delivers with its suspenseful scares as strongly as it does with the story at its core. Read more
Remakes and reboots are often awful and sometimes even unnecessary. When it was announced last year that a new Halloween movie would go into production soon, a lot of people were skeptical. After all, the last Halloween movie we saw from Rob Zombie in 2009 was pretty atrocious to say the least. There are plenty of reasons to be excited for the reboot/sequel set to hit theaters October 19th. Read more
One could make the argument that Blumhouse is the hottest production company in Hollywood these days. Coming closely on the heels of three huge hits including Split, Get Out, and Happy Death Day, Blumhouse certainly has struck chord with audiences seeking mayhem and horror over the last year. And later this year, they plan to release a sequel to Halloween, which is one of the most beloved horror franchises of all time. All of that being said, however, production companies are not perfect and are expected to have blunders: Case in point with Truth or Dare, the latest horror movie from Blumhouse. Unfortunately, Truth or Dare is one of the company’s most forgettable titles to date and fumbles a great concept, and the result in a silly, PG-13 rated melodrama horror audiences are likely to forget within hours of seeing it.
It’s October – so what do you watch when you’re not waiting for that next episode of Walking Dead to get that sweet sweet horror fix? The FFFN staff has come together to share with you their favorite ‘October movies’. These could be focused on Halloween, or horror, or whatever – they just have that October vibe. We picked 31 so you can watch one every day if you’re psychotic. I realise half the month has already blown by so you’ll need to pull some double headers. Read more