My main driving force in going to see this movie was derived from 2017’s IT: A movie that I enjoyed far more than I’d expected to. Between the two, it gives me hope that we can make another step in the direction of mainstream movies taking the horror genre more seriously. At least, as seriously as it’s been taken since colour was the standard.
My movie lists have always been a little more loosey goosey in comparison to my video game entries. I always felt a strong desire to get those written and posted day and date. When it came to the end of the month and time to write about movies, I would just say “hell with it” and do whatever. Which is why this is going to crawl well into January.
I might go back and do a proper best of 2018 movie list later in the year, but that’s if I manage to go back and catch up on what I’ve missed. And given my track record, that’s less than likely. anyway, let’s get back on topic.
Original plan was to get this up on Halloween itself, but you know me, I’m really not very good with deadlines at the moment. Rather than boil this down a shorter, condensed review, I realised there was more to unpack here than perhaps a quick review could cover. Watching the latest instalment/reboot of the Halloween franchise, I wonder if the slasher genre can exist anymore without being self aware.