“Halloween Ends:” the end of Michael Myers’ story


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The ending to the saga of the famous halloween serial killer, Michael Myers.

Ryder Richardson, Staff Writer

While “Halloween Ends” was an adequate ending to the “Halloween” series, it could’ve been much better if they spent more time on production and writing.

“Halloween Ends” is the finale of the Michael Myers saga and picks up four years after the previous film, “Halloween Kills” where Myers is still chasing his sister and her granddaughter. The final movie of the Myers story did not live up to the expectations surrounding it.

The movie is directed by David Gordon Green, who is known for creating other “Halloween” films. This was also produced by Blum House and Universal Pictures. The production for this film could have made it gorier and more intense, instead, it felt like the feature film was made to resolve the entire story quickly and not rememberable. 

The story starts in the town of Haddonfield, Ill. The audience is introduced to two survivors of Myers, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), the younger sister of Myers, and Allyson Nelson (Andi Matichak), the granddaughter of Strode. Myers hasn’t been seen for the past four years and no one knows where he went. 

Corey Cunningham (Rohan Campbell) who is a 21-year-old trying to find a job, passes by a convenience store and runs into some high schoolers who ask him to buy them some alcohol. After he refuses, the teenagers beat him up. Strode then drives up to the convenience store and finds Cunningham and helps him take revenge on them by popping one of the high schooler’s dad’s car tires.

Cunningham later goes with Nelson to a Halloween party after seeing her at Strode’s house. After running into some conflict, he left the party and ran into the teenagers who beat him up. They then throw him off the bridge and think he is dead. Cunningham is dragged off the screen and is woken up in a sewer grate and finds Myers watching him.

The movie has one major issue with the pacing of each scene to the next. It constantly transitions from fast to slow scenes rather than building up to the climax of the movie. The final fight scene only lasted seven minutes long, even though it will be the last fight that the audience will ever see Myers in.

The film still had lots of great quality moments: the gore was especially one of the most significant parts. Another pronounced part of the film is the music choice, it was chosen to have early 90’s music which goes sensationally well with the movie. 

Overall, the latest “Halloween” was not a memorable ending to the movie series and left me disappointed.

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