Halloween 7: H20 (1998))
Director: Steve Mine
Main Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnett, Adam Arkin, Michelle Williams, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Janet Leigh, LL Cool J, Josh Hartnett
Storyline: Laurie Stroud is back and she must deal with the past of Michael Myers and her son.
Review (Spoils): Laurie Stroud (Jamie Lee Curtis) is back but under a hidden name, she is the Dean of the university. She wants to protect her son John (Josh Hartnett) from her past so she restricts him form everything. He is a rebellious teen so he and his girlfriend and friends break all the rules and Michael Myers tracks them all down. Hell why not as he wants to kill all his bloodline!
We have teenage shit, lame scares, some boring conflict between mother and son, some appearance from Michael Myers, stabbings, a nasty leg crunch and the classic ending with a beheading. Hollywood ate this series and spit out a load of crappy 90s shit.
Rating: I had excitement when this first came out as Jamie Lee Curtis returns to resurrect the series from the awful cowboy cult but instead we got a load of horror garbage. This film is barely bearable unless you can keep looking at Jodi Lyn O’Keefe…… the horror is boring!
The Fog (1980)
Director: John Carpenter
Main Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, Adrienne Barbeau, Hal Holbrook
Storyline: A small fishing town Antonio Bay built over a leper colony is being haunted by ghosts of the sea.
Review (Spoils): Simple plot for this one. We have a small town that is being haunted by their past and the dead rise from the water wanting what is theirs.We have the mother and daughter duo (Janet Leigh, Jamie Lee Curtis) working together again in this film for John Carpenter. They did a great job and the action is pretty fast pace. Now this is not award winning when it comes to gore or true scares but the mood of the scenery and the fog itself is what moves the movie. The effects of the ghost zombies is well done even if the film itself can feel like a made for TV film. The only low point of the film is once again we fall on the weakness of faith with a priest (Hal Holbrook) which I find can be over done when it comes to horror films.
Rating: Overall the film is not terrible but it is not amazing either. John Carpenter gave us something good enough to make a remake out of it later on but it does not hold strength like Halloween. Yeah for pirates!
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Main Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh
Storyline: A woman steals some money and runs from town. She stalls in an old motel owned by a strange young man and his mother. It will be her last mistake.
Review (Spoils): This film is awesome for a few reasons.The first reason is it was written and film not as a horror film but as a thriller. It makes you believe that the whole film is based around the stolen money and than BAM it’s a whole new film of horror. Alfred Hitchcock is an amazing director alone just for doing that not to mention his other great films. Janet Leigh does an awesome job playing the attractive woman who steals the company money and runs to the hills. The inner voice dialogue is a beautiful added touch. Not to mention her most classic scene in film.
Anthony Perkins plays the Norman Bates character owner of the motel with his mother and he does steal the show. The shy, strange and plays with dead animals as hobby. Oh and he is very close to his mother. The creepiness of the film is capture purely on just his character. He does one of the most memorable villains in horror film and he is handy with a knife.
Rating: Cannot dislike this film in any way. It is dark, creepy and opens the door to the classic mommy’s boy son syndrome. Grab a case and your moms dress and enjoy a great ride.