The “Hubie Halloween” horror


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Makinzy Todd, Memorial Staff Writer

Oct. 7, “Hubie Halloween” was released on Netflix for an early glimpse into spooky season. Produced by Adam Sandler, the movie gave the audience a Halloween vibe mixed with Sandler’s humor and strange take on Halloween traditions and madness.

The movie has an incredible cast line up, featuring Sandler as Hubie, Noah Schnapp as Tommy Valentine, son of Hubie’s love interest, Violet Valentine (Julie Bowen), and a large variety of ex Disney actors. Along with these, the cast also includes Rob Schneider, Steve Buscemi and Kevin James, actors who frequently have roles in Sandler’s movies such as “Billy Madison” and “Grown Ups.”

Hubie is the laughing stock of Salem, Mass. he is the brunt of every prank, joke and cruel jab that the town has, yet he takes it all with ease. While he may be a bit on the slow side, Hubie makes up for that with his kind heart and constant incessant need to keep his town safe from things lurking in the shadows.

Even though Hubie knows everyone hates him, he does everything in his power to save those who have constantly hurt him in the past. On Halloween, many go missing and it’s up to Hubie to solve their disappearances and well the rest is a mystery one can only find out by watching the film.

With such a stacked up cast, one would assume that the movie would have an incredible amount of humor and a good plot, however, this was not always the case. While there were some occasionally funny moments, such as a Shaquille O’Neal cameo, the movie fell slightly short and it felt as though many jokes could have made an impression, some seemed uncomplete.

The film followed a decent plot, but at times the movie did seem to jump from scene to scene with no real relevance to the previous moment, which is part of the reason for the movies 49% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Overall the movie would have been a perfect kids movie, without some of the more adult innuendos, considering the plot was a little childish and the humor fell a bit short.

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