By Polly x
It was Wednesday at 10:30am after the Capital breakfast show and I had been dying to see the new reboot of Halloween, so when there was an opportunity to sit back with a bucket of popcorn and pic’n’mix and watch one of a Hollywood’s most famous franchises, I was there with belles on.
I love a good horror. I was told (by the internet) to try and forget that there are already nine sequels and remakes because there isn’t anything which apparently captures the magic of the original but I was pleasantly surprised. Picture it. It’s modern day. After 40 years in a mental asylum, silent slasher Michael Myers breaks loose and returns to Haddonfield, butcher knife at the ready. Yes, he is still an absolute maniac. Michael and his fellow prisoners are transferred to a new institute and there bus only decides to crash killing the driver. They all escape. Its Halloween night. Que, blood bath. All the clichés *flashback to the garage toilet scene- vom* Michael Meyers leaves no time to start a new killing spree and making a bee-line to poor old and still traumatised Laurie Strode. This time, however, Laurie, the sole survivor of his previous Halloween-night massacre is ready for him, determined no longer to be a victim.
It is the perfect slasher thriller for anyone who loves gore around this time of year. It’s jumpy and you will have few moments when watching through your hands.
You could even play horror film bingo if you aren’t too engrossed. Victim running upstairs when they are being chased! WHY? The victim has no signal on their phone? Always. And why is there always a power cut in the victim’s house when something scary happens. Classic! I mean would it even be a horror experience if these things didn’t happen!
Even better watching it in full blown glory on the giant screen at ODEON! The amazing sound and spectacular images adds to brilliant cinematic experience perfect for a Halloween frightfest. Get ready for the blood bath scenes to really come to life!
Good Luck. Happy Halloween Michael. Tickets at www.odeon.co.uk