Necropolis Macabre Presents: The Halloween Retrospective Part 8

Halloween: Resurrection

So here we are, the final Halloween review for the year.  In case I haven’t mentioned it, I’ll not be including Rob Zombie’s Halloween movies with this retrospective, though I may share my thoughts sometime down the road.  Halloween: Resurrection was released in 2002 and directed by Rick Rosenthal, who also directed Halloween 2.  So that’s pretty promising right there.  Jamie Lee Curtis even returns to reprise her role as Laurie Strode.  So this has all the makings of another classic, right?  Well… Continue reading

Necropolis Macabre Presents: The Halloween Retrospective Part 7

Halloween H20

The year is 1998.  It’s been 20 years since Michael Myers escaped Smith’s Grove Asylum and terrorized Haddonfield.  Today I talk about Halloween H20, directed by Steve Miner and stars Jamie Lee Curtis and a young Josh Hartnett and Michelle Williams.  Let’s not waste any time and get right into it. Continue reading

Necropolis Macabre Presents: The Halloween Retrospective Part 6

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Well, here we go again.  After giving myself a little break after suffering through the atrocity that was Halloween 5, I’m back at it to continue the path I set for myself.  Halloween 6 was released in 1995, and takes place six years after the events of Part 5.  Directing this time was done by Joe Chappelle, who later went on to direct in a number of TV shows, including Fringe and CSI NY and Miami.  Does Chappelle have what it takes to put the series back on track? Continue reading

Carrie (2013): A Macabre Review.

Carrie 2013 Poster

Greetings.  I finally got around to seeing Carrie this week.  To be honest, I wasn’t exactly chomping at the bit to see it.  It didn’t seem like it was going to suck per se, but it looked to be no different from the original from the 80s.  But the horror part of my brain (which actually makes up about 80% total brain usage) got the better of me, and I gave in.  Can director Kimberly Peirce one-up Brian De Palma’s version?  Let’s find out. Continue reading

Necropolis Macabre Presents: The Halloween Retrospective Part 5

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Hello again.  Last time we got Michael Myers offing quite a large number of people, yet somehow was unable to kill a ten-year old kid.  Since Halloween 4  did make a profit, logically another one had to be made.  With the number of flaws Part 4 had, and director Dominique Othenin-Girard running things, the series can only go up from here, can’t it?  Well let’s get right into Halloween 5, and see what direction it did take. Continue reading

Necropolis Macabre Presents: The Halloween Retrospective Part 4

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Well, the people cried out for it, and they were heard.  Halloween 4 meant the triumphant return of Michael Myers.  And his return was well-timed too, as Halloween 4 was released ten years after the first Halloween.  It has been a while since I’ve seen the movie I’ll be discussing today, so we’ll see how it holds up in my eyes after all this time. Continue reading