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

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

Necropolis Macabre Presents: The Halloween Retrospective Part 3

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So, Michael Myers has apparently died.  Where do we go from here?  Well, Halloween 3 answers that question for you.  The Halloween series was originally planned as an anthology series, in which the movie I’m about to review is just part of the plan.  However, it’s gotten a lot of hate over the years due to not sticking to the first two movies.  But is it really such a bad movie?  Well, I’ll just go right ahead and let you know what I think of it. Continue reading

Necropolis Macabre Presents: The Halloween Retrospective Part 2

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Well, here we are again.  Back when I was growing up on horror, the concept of watching horror series in order didn’t seem to be such an important detail.  I was just a kid who wanted to watch horror movies, period.  Halloween 2 wasn’t a movie I watched right away.  In fact, I’m pretty sure I watched part 4, part 5, and part 3 in that order before I even got around to watching part 2.  And it’s only been in the last year that I’ve actually gotten around to watching Halloween 2 again.  Being that I barely remembered what happened in it, it was almost like watching it again for the first time.  And today I’m going to review it with a (slightly) more mature mind and let you know what I think about it. Continue reading

Necropolis Macabre Presents: The Halloween Retrospective Part 1

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This is it!!  it’s finally October, and the countdown to Halloween has truly begun.  And what kind of blog would I be running if I didn’t do something to celebrate one of our favorite times of the year.  So this October, I’m going to take the time to look back at one of the most popular horror series ever, which has one of the most iconic horror villain of all time: Michael Myers. Continue reading

Critters 4 (1992): The Critters Retrospective

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Critters 4: IIIINNNN SPAAAACCEE!!!

Well, here we are.  The final installment of the Critters Retrospective.  It’s been a lot of fun re-watching these movies after so many years, even with the glaring flaws I pointed out.  And it’s been just as fun talking about them.  Well, let’s talk about Critters 4.  As I mentioned last review, this was shot back-to-back with part 3.  Despite this, A new director stepped in to helm the last movie.  This time, Rupert Harvey was chosen to direct.  According to IMDB, Critters 4 is the only movie Harvey actually directed (he also produced C4 and co-wrote this movie’s story with Don Opper).  He was mainly a producer for a number of movies, including Critters 1 and 3.  So he’s familiar with the movies, but does that mean this movie will work?  Let’s see… Continue reading

Critters 3 (1991): The Critters Retrospective

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AHHH, THEY’RE BREAKING THE FOURTH WALL!!! RUN!!!!

Ok, here we go again.  Critters 3 was released in 1991, and this time was directed by Kristine Peterson.  Peterson wasn’t involved with a lot of big directing projects (unless you consider Kickboxer 5 big :P), however she was an assistant director for such movies as Chopping Mall, A Nightmare on Elm St. 5, and Tremors.  So that’s a good sign, right?  Well, I guess we’ll have to get into the review and find out. Continue reading