Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog with a look at the latest incarnation of Michael Myers in the new movie “Halloween!”
In 1978, director John Carpenter pretty much defined the slasher movie with “Halloween” pitting a masked psychopath against a group of high schoolers in the ultimate game of survival! (Bob Clark’s “Black Christmas” was probably the first “slasher film” but Carpenter’s film really refined the concept.) Since then there have been a bevy of sequels and two reboots, each film varying in quality and in what these films added to an increasingly convoluted mythology. In this new film, writer/director David Gordon Green and frequent collaborator Danny McBride have basically wiped the slate clean, creating a direct sequel forty years in the making, and the film is all the better for it.