‘Halloween Ends’ – Movie Review: Does It Really End?

Halloween Ends
Veronica Loop

Halloween Ends is the latest installment in the horror franchise that was started by John Carpenter back in the day, and is this time round directed by David Gordon Green. It stars the iconic Jamie Lee Curtis and Will Patton.

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Halloween Ends

Premise

Four years after the events of Halloween in 2018, Laurie has decided to liberate herself from fear and rage and embrace life. But when a young man is accused of killing a boy he was babysitting, it ignites a cascade of violence and terror that will force Laurie to finally confront the evil she can’t control, once and for all.

About the Movie

It is a feat that they have managed to create yet another installment thereby keeping the Halloween franchise running for decades, and many of its installments have counted on the same and original heroine, Laurie, played by Jamie Lee Curtis. Kudos to her for that accomplishment.

Now, I will admit that I went in to see this latest (not sure if I dare say “last”) movie with hesitation. But then again, it has become a sort of tradition of its own, hasn’t it? Ultimately Myers is the recurring theme, the manifestation of evil that we all fear so much, and that is time and again defeated, film after film. As with many traditions, or tales that we enjoy hearing over and over again, we know what to expect, and that is what merits its worth. Although, some traditions are tiresome.

Of course, the fact that Jamie Lee Curtis plays a Laurie now older and wiser is a plus. That her character shows some introspection in the face of adversity is positive, as we all enjoy to see the characters evolve. But it does not elevate the complexity of the storyline, and I don’t think that was in any way the intention. It is well produced within the franchise parameters, and given we are nearing the scary festivities, why not see a good old slasher movie for the scares and frights that we can safely watch in this piece of fiction?

Release Date

October 14, 2022.

Director

David Gordon Green

David Gordon Green

David Gordon Green is an American filmmaker. He has directed dramas such as George Washington, All the Real Girls, and Snow Angels, as well as the thriller Undertow, all of which he wrote or co-wrote. In 2008, he transitioned into comedy, directing the films Pineapple Express, Your Highness, and The Sitter, as well as episodes of the HBO comedy Eastbound & Down. In 2013, he returned to his more dramatic roots with the independent films Prince Avalanche and Joe. Since then, he has directed the films Manglehorn, Our Brand Is Crisis, Stronger, and episodes of the television comedy-drama Red Oaks, on which he also serves as executive producer. Green directed the eleventh installment in the Halloween franchise, which he co-wrote with frequent collaborator Danny McBride. Read More

Cast


Jamie Lee Curtis / Laurie Strode
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Andi Matichak / Allyson Nelson
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Will Patton / Frank Hawkins
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Kyle Richards / Lindsey Wallace
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James Jude Courtney / The Shape

Rohan Campbell / Corey Cunningham
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Omar J. Dorsey / Sheriff Barker
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Michael O’Leary / Dr. Mathis
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Emily Brinks / Dead Lover

Stephanie McIntyre / Nurse

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Veronica Loop is the managing director of MCM. She is passionate about art, culture and entertainment. Contact: veronica (@) martincid (.) com
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