HALLOWEEN ENDS MOVIE REVIEW
We really weren’t expecting when we went in to see the final chapter of David Gordon Green’s Halloween trilogy that it would end up spawning such a lengthy review. But that’s how Highly Suspect Reviews go sometimes. There was a surprising amount to discuss about this film including whether it’s the best or worst of the trilogy and trying to dodge around spoilers for the first half of the review. Of course, after an announcement, we go full hog spoiler, because, as you’ll see, you kinda have to. The story picks up four years after the last film. Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) have settled into a relatively normal life in town in a new non-survivalist-compound house while Laurie writes her memoirs. While Michael is whereabouts unknown, Laurie and Allyson have decided to move on with their lives. Meanwhile, a new character named Corey (Rohan Campbell) we see has become a town pariah after an unfortunate accident left a child dead that he was babysitting and everyone believes it was no accident. As Corey, Laurie, and Allyson’s paths cross, there’s a sympathy and an understanding between them. Unfortunately, Corey’s path also crosses with someone else and there’s an understanding there too. Chris, Wright, Alan, and Marco take a stab at Halloween Ends and find that it’s different enough that it requires a rethink of the entire trilogy.
DIRECTED BY: David Gordon Green
STARRING: Jamie Lee Curtis, Andi Matichak, James Jude Courtney, Nick Castle, Will Patton, Rohan Campbell, Kyle Richards, Michael O’Leary, Omar Dorsey
Christopher Lawrence Cox (Founder, Da Boss)
Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas in 1992 where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal” turned into a full-time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this community of critics. While Brian eventually followed his heart to a new family, Chris continues on with a cast of colorful folks from all over the country (and a few others). You can also check out Chris in his videocast, along with Martin Thomas and Danni Danger, that One Of Us does with our friends at Bell of Lost Souls: Crossover Event. He also regularly guests on the video game website Rage Select. Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook and check out his Amazon Wish List.
Alan Galinsky (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Deliberations of Doom)
Born and raised in Texas, Alan Galinsky is a lifetime movie fan. As a youth, he would rent multiple movies every weekend and go to the theater for the latest releases, and that pace has remained steady. When Alan isn’t watching movies, you can find him talking about movies. When he’s not talking about movies, you can find him playing music in the band Delicate Boys.
Marco Noyola (Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Audio Editor)
By day, Marco is a mild-mannered office worker, but by night he is a mild-mannered movie watcher. He does other mild-mannered stuff too.
“You don’t need to follow me. You don’t need to follow anybody!”
Wright Sulek (Screener Squad, Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Trash in the Can, Audio Editor)
Wright hails from the northern suburbs of Dallas, Texas. His passion for filmmaking brought him to Austin to study and make movies. Since then he’s had his hand in acting, writing, and directing his own short films with numerous like-minded film geeks he’s met along his journey. His newest interest has brought him into the podcasting world. He co-hosted a few different movie related podcasts such as ‘And Now This’ and ‘The Match Cut’. He currently co-hosts with longtime friend, Eric Samaniego, where they talk shop about the grimiest, trashiest, lost gems of movies on their show, ‘Trash in the Can’. Wright also guests and hosts reviews on Screener Squad and Highly Suspect Reviews as well as co-hosts Digital Noise with Chris Cox.
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