Tue. Feb 18th, 2020

‘Halloween’ Is A Hit, But What Are Fans Saying About Their Theater Experience?

So, “Halloween” is officially a hit at the box office, breaking records along with Columbia/Sony’s “Venom.” Both films broke the typical sleepy month for Hollywood, leading up to the awards season.  However, this year “Halloween” accomplished what 2017’s “It” did for Warner Brothers.  So, critics weighed in and fans flocked to theaters across the U.S., with the film opening in Europe and Russia on Halloween day, not this weekend. And it goes without saying that the box office in China will be huge, but no release date has been offered yet by Universal or the Middle Kingdom.Dp6gZ08UcAAfviR
It’s easy to promote this film, since it really pays homage to the original horror feature, but what are fans thinking as they venture to the theater this weekend?
Mark and Mike watched from a Georgetown theater in the D.C. area and they were longtime fans of the franchise.  Telling Highlight Hollywood of the moviegoing experience after work on Friday night, Mark opined, “I loved it! Well acted, suspenseful, and strong women!” 
Yes, he gets it. In the #metoo era, this was the story to tell. Laurie Strode, no longer a victim, she is a survivor dealing with PTSD, after almost being killed by the demonic serial killer in 1978.
Halloween (2007)Directed by Rob ZombieShown: Tyler Mane, Scout Taylor-Compton
Mike Deestro in Nashville said of the flick, “Just watched and it’s great. Best since the original. Michael Myers is brutal and it’s awesome start to finish.”
Twitter’s The Blair Bitch said, “THATS WHAT THE FUCK IM TALKING ABOUT. That moved me way more than I could have ever anticipated.


Adding, “anyway, I LOVED it, everyone in the theatre was laughing, screaming, I’ve never seen THAT active of a movie theatre before.  Never ever.  It was like the excitement of when you get on a roller coaster (which I don’t do), all together and everyone was so ‘In sync’ together!”
Now, if you haven’t seen it, we won’t spoil it for you.  But head to the theater, it’s a wild experience for horror fans, that you won’t regret. 

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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