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Old 14th October 2021, 10:20 AM
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Halloween (2018)

A derivative whatever you want to call it that fails to acknowledge any of the Halloween sequels whilst ripping them all off at the same time. A film seemingly without an original idea of it's own.

Tell me if you've seen any of these scenes before?

Michael Myers gets visitors whilst in the asylum - Rob Zombie's Halloween

Student looks out of window of class and sees weird figure on the lawns - Halloween

The bus transporting Myers to another loony bin crashes and Michael escapes - Halloween 4 The Return of Michael Myers

Myers kills the mechanics at a roadside gas station - Halloween 4 The Return of Michael Myers

A woman is trapped alone in a roadside lavatory as Myers stalks her - Halloween H20

One character is a cool guy in a cowboy hat and boots - Halloween 5 The Revenge of Michael Myers

A woman is murdered in her kitchen on Halloween night - Halloween II

A character in a bedroom is hidden under a sheet with eyeholes cut out - Halloween

There's a new Loomis type doctor hunting Myers - Halloween and also II, 4, 5 and 6 To be fair someone says to him "You're the new Loomis then?"

New Loomis drives round Haddonfield on Halloween night with the local sheriff - Halloween, Halloween II

A seemingly trust worthy doctor goes rogue with other ideas for Myers - Halloween The Curse of Michael Myers

Plus there are a couple of role reversals from the original Halloween

Loomis searching for Myers with emphasis on a wardrobe and Myers sends Jamie Lee Curtis tumbling off a first floor balcony

Meanwhile the writers had obviously decided Jamie Lee should become a gun toting Sarah Connor with an arsenal of arms in her basement. Was Linda Hamilton unavailable? And whoever cast screachy Judy Greer must have been out of their mind.

And that's before we even start on Halloween Woke.

The only good thing about Halloween (2018) was the soundtrack by John Carpenter.

Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)

Despite being at odds with the earlier Hammer Dracula films continuity wise, Alan Gibson's film brings the famed vampire and arch nemesis Van Helsing kicking and screaming into contemporary London.

Featuring bloody black masses and groovy sounds this is a product of it's time but it does feature the best showdown between Christopher Lee's Dracula and Peter Cushing's Van Helsing in a frantic finale.

I do love how the eminent expert on all things Dracula and the Occult needs to do a line diagram to figure out that Alucard is Dracula spelled back to front.

I really need to compose a proper review for this film.
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