This time last year everyone was anticipating the release of the 8th
Halloween film (although the teeny boppers thought it was the 2nd), and I
have to say I was never too keen on the idea, but went to see it anyway
like the fan I am, and boy was I disappointed!!
Apparently Michael Myers didn't really die at the end of H20 (which isn't
that surprising really), in a clever twist he had swapped clothes with a
paramedic and escaped (I know it sounds really bad, but it was executed
So after a little rest he comes back once again to terrorise his sister
(in the best part of the movie) who has been deemed insane and commited
after murdering an innocent man.
In what was the most offensive piece of cinema ever, Jamie Lee Curtis is
killed off in a ridiculous way after barely 15 minutes and it just goes
down hill from there!!
The main action starts with a bunch of annoying students finding out that
they have been selected to spend the night in the Myers house for an
At first one of the group, Sara, has doubts, but she succumbs far too
easily to peer pressure and goes ahead with it. We then spend like 30
minutes listening to them harp on about what they're going to wear and how
they can't wait to be famous (whilst the whole time the audience harps on
about how they can't wait for them to die!!).
When the kids enter the house, it doesn't get any better as they pull
stupid pranks on each other, get high and have sex, whilst Busta Rhymes
and Tyra Banks make asses of themselves.
When the killing finally starts (and I'm telling you it takes forever to
begin) it isn't even good!! There are no good deaths at all!! And, to
add insult to injury, Michael Myers is a skinny assed little weed!!
The characters are all annoying, the plot is stupid, the scares are
non-existent and the deaths are redundant!! So what does that leave us
Well, as mentioned in my 'Halloween 2' review, one of the things that was
interesting was Rick Rosenthal's use of technology, and he doesn't
disappoint here either. Making good use of new technology, Rosenthal does
help a little to keep us entertained, as it brings a fresh angle to the
franchise, but competent direction or not, your movie isn't good if all
other aspects reek, and i'm afraid they do, except for Danny Lux's very
good interpretation of the score.
There was only one good joke here, and the best jump scare was ruined by
being in the trailer, and then cut from the film (once again this film had
a troubled past, with last minute re-shoots postponing it's release by
almost a year).
Whoever thought that putting Busta Rhymes in a Halloween film was a good
idea, has hopefully been fired!! He is laughable here but to be fair it's
probably down to the silly assed script. The dialogue is quite putrid
here, and no-one comes out of this looking good.