An outsider’s take on the ‘Halloween’ saga: ‘Halloween H20: 20 Years Later’ (1998) (Movie review)

Although I’ve seen some of the “Halloween” films, I haven’t seen them recently enough to remember them. So this watch/rewatch of the saga marks my first time thinking about them as a movie reviewer. Armed with categories suggested by “Halloween” superfan Michael (Olinger, not Myers), here’s my review of the seventh entry, “Halloween H20: 20 Years Later” (1998).

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An outsider’s take on the ‘Halloween’ saga: ‘Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers’ (1995, 2014) (Movie review)

Although I’ve seen some of the “Halloween” films, I haven’t seen them recently enough to remember them. So this watch/rewatch of the saga marks my first time thinking about them as a movie reviewer. Armed with categories suggested by “Halloween” superfan Michael (Olinger, not Myers), here’s my review of the sixth entry, “Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers” (1995, 2014).

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Strong leading lady, intriguing house make ‘Malevolent’ a decent horror diversion (Movie review)

The new Netflix horror movie “Malevolent” is arguably cashing in on the fact that viewers love haunted house yarns (see also the Netflix series “The Haunting of Hill House”), but it undercuts that right off the bat. Four young – and shady – entrepreneurs in 1986 are themselves cashing in by pretending to be ghost hunters. While 100 percent of viewers will correctly guess that the faux-ghost hunters will encounter real spirits in “Malevolent,” the movie has enough worthwhile elements on top of that to be a decent diversion.

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An outsider’s take on the ‘Halloween’ saga: ‘Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers’ (1989) (Movie review)

Although I’ve seen some of the “Halloween” films, I haven’t seen them recently enough to remember them. So this watch/rewatch of the saga marks my first time thinking about them as a movie reviewer. Armed with categories suggested by “Halloween” superfan Michael (Olinger, not Myers), here’s my review of the fifth entry, “Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers” (1989).

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An outsider’s take on the ‘Halloween’ saga: ‘Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers’ (1988) (Movie review)

Although I’ve seen some of the “Halloween” films, I haven’t seen them recently enough to remember them. So this watch/rewatch of the saga will mark my first time thinking about them as a movie reviewer. Armed with categories suggested by “Halloween” superfan Michael (Olinger, not Myers), here’s my review of the fourth entry, “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers” (1988).

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An outsider’s take on the ‘Halloween’ saga: ‘Halloween III: Season of the Witch’ (1982) (Movie review)

Although I’ve seen some of the “Halloween” films, I haven’t seen them recently enough to remember them. So this watch/rewatch of the saga marks my first time thinking about them as a movie reviewer. Armed with categories suggested by “Halloween” superfan Michael (Olinger, not Myers), here’s my review of the third entry, “Halloween III: Season of the Witch” (1982).

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An outsider’s take on the ‘Halloween’ saga: ‘Halloween II’ (1981) (Movie review)

Although I’ve seen some of the “Halloween” films, I haven’t seen them recently enough to remember them. So this watch/rewatch of the saga marks my first time thinking about them as a movie reviewer. Armed with categories suggested by “Halloween” superfan Michael (Olinger, not Myers), here’s my review of the second entry, “Halloween II” (1981).

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‘Hold the Dark’ blends striking Alaskan wilderness with a stark portrayal of evil (Movie review)

If you have patience on par with that of people carving out an existence in remote Alaska, “Hold the Dark” is a meditative blend of wilderness Earth porn and a serial-killer pursuit, loaded with talented actors. Although I heard about this Netflix movie from Entertainment Weekly’s Fall Horror Preview, viewers who look for scares or intense psychological drama will be disappointed. It definitely has violence, but if it’s a horror film, it’s also a war film and certainly a Western.

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An outsider’s take on the ‘Halloween’ saga: ‘Halloween’ (1978) (Movie review)

Although I’ve seen some of the “Halloween” films, I haven’t seen them recently enough to remember them. So this watch/rewatch of the saga will mark my first time thinking about them as a movie reviewer. Armed with categories suggested by “Halloween” superfan Michael (Olinger, not Myers), here’s my review of the first entry, “Halloween” (1978).

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Leigh Whannel’s film an ‘Upgrade’ over most summer sci-fi fare (Movie review)

Writer-director Leigh Whannel’s “Upgrade” – now available for streaming – blends sci-fi elements we’ve seen before into a fresh yarn that’s gripping as a thrill ride and a near-future mystery. Most remarkably, it’s also darkly funny, making it one of the hidden gems of the summer movie season.

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