Michael Myers returns: The newest movie in the Halloween series

Michael Myers returns: The newest movie in the Halloween series

Ozias Covington, Staff Writer

It’s been sixteen years since Halloween Resurrection and Micheal Myers rose again to knock the competition out of the park. The film Halloween opened October 19.

The movie has one main character from the original movie, Laurie Strode played by Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael’s sister. This movie takes place forty years after the original.  It should be viewed as a direct followup to the original movie, as it contradicts the plots of the remainder of the series.  When seeing this new film, viewers should disregard all of the movies other than the original.  There are no references to his niece Jamie, for example. And of course it doesn’t reference Resurrection in which Strode is the victim when Laurie and Michael have their final fight.

According to fans and critics, this Halloween ranks as the best chapter since the original. It maintains the basic story line; it shows Micheal in some kind of mental institution and has him escape from its bus. He dawns the same old white mask and blue mechanics suit.

If you have never seen the original Halloween movie here’s a small summary: On the night of Halloween, a six-year-old Michael Myers murders his 17 year old sister, Judith. He is then sentenced to 17 years, but on October 30, 1978, while being taken for a court date, a 21 year old Michael steals a car and escapes Smith’s Grove. He returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, where he looks for his next victims. Specifically, Michael had a two year old sister, who has now grown to be a teenager.  He sets out to kill her and anyone who gets in his way.

With the addition of this movie, the entire Halloween story can be re-imagined with new sequels/prequels.

“I met him,fifteen years ago:I was told there was nothing left;no reason,no conscience,no understanding:and even the most rudimentary sense of life or death,of good or evil,right or wrong.I met this six-year-old child,with this blank,pale,emotionless face,and the blackest eyes…the devil’s eyes.I spent eight years trying to reach him,and then another seven trying to keep him locked up because I realized that what was living behind that boy’s eyes was purely and simply…EVIL!””

— Dr. Sam Loomis

Halloween still stands as an all time classic for most people, and finally having a continuation to the series has made many fans happy.