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!
30 Days of Night (2007)
Director: David Slade
Main Stars: Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Danny Huston
Storyline: An Alaskan town is held in darkness for a month and it becomes a haven for vampires.
Review (Spoils): A small isolated Alaskan town sits in darkness for a month while it is being haunted and attacked by a tribe of blood thirsty vampires. Sheriff Eben Oleson (Josh Hartnett) and Deputy Billy Kitka try to narrow down what is really happening. We have lots of blood, decapitations, neck ripping, dead dogs and flying vampires. The survivors try to keep their sense and lives by hiding till the next sunrise which is 30 days. The vampire’s leader Marlow (Danny Huston) meets his match against the sheriff.
The film is different compared to other vampire’s films. We have vampires out in the cold, in the dark full time and nothing rocks better than blood on white snow. The storyline is very interesting and I’m amazed the concept of vampires up in the north where it is dark for longer periods of time has not been done till then.
Rating: Not the greatest vampire film but the idea works well and it is fresh and new. This film is worth for good beer drinking, so grab some friends and 30 pints (of beer not blood) and drink it up!