It is tragic that this year’s Halloween season has seen barely any worthwhile horror shaking up the box office. Sure, Robert Eggers’ “The Lighthouse” is being released here and there, but if what I’ve seen on #FilmTwitter is anything to go by, the film is still quite inaccessible to quite a substantial amount of people. So, if like me, you’re spending your Halloween on the couch of a friend’s house, with some pumpkin spice–allow me to suggest you revisit Steve Miner’s “Halloween: H20”.
Only two (arguably three) of the six “Halloween” films released prior to this are worthy of a recommendation. This film–set 20 years after the events of Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) barely escaping the hospital with her life on that fateful Halloween night–seems to have capitalized on the cultural zeitgeist of the “Scream” films (also worthy of a Halloween slasher binge). Continue reading Halloween H20: Laurie Strode, the OG Scream Queen Getting Even this Halloween