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.
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.
Mike Deestro in Nashville said of the flick, “Just watched
#HalloweenMovie 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.
Braden Herrington stated, “The new
#HalloweenMovie was a great call back to the original, and has tons of great kills… Loved it. Long live the shape.”
Fan Kris Wall added, “
#HalloweenMovie is a brilliant return to form for the franchise. Jamie Lee Curtis is absolutely fantastic and Michael has been made to feel like an unstoppable & frightening force of nature again.”
Chef Dan was the first in line at his local Pennsylvania theater. “Ok, in my book, there is only two (Halloween) movies and it was exactly how this one intended. It was AWESOME, even if it was the only other one made in forty years, it was so well worth waiting for. I came home, thought about the whole thing, and think I already know how the next movie is going to start out. I hope it’s not the case, but I think I already know,” said Dan.
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.
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