Halloween Ends Review


The Halloween film franchise is one of the most well-known slasher movie franchises of all time. The series includes 13 movies. The films feature masked serial killer Michael Myers as he terrorizes the town of Haddonfield, Illinois. In the movies, Michael is depicted as pure evil. He first appeared in John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978). When Micheal was a ten year-old boy, he brutally murdered his mother’s boyfriend, his sister, and his sister’s boyfriend. This was the start of his reign of terror. That same night, Michael spared the life of his infant sister, Laurie, whom he became obsessed with killing after that.


The newest edition to the Halloween franchise is Halloween Ends. This movie was released on October 14th, 2022 and was directed by David Gordon Green. This was said to be the final movie in the series. 


In the beginning of the movie, Corey accidentally kills a young boy that he is babysitting. This completely ruined his reputation and he became isolated from the rest of the town. He lived his life completely lonely. Until, one day, he meets Allyson and they fall in love. Allyson starts to draw Corey back into the world, but this is where the plot starts to take a turn. Corey stumbles upon Michael Myers, who has been hiding in the sewer for four years. Michael had the perfect opportunity to kill Corey, but he didn’t take it. Instead, Michael and Corey have some sort of psychic connection between the two of them. Michael’s mind corrupts Corey. He leaves the sewer seeking vengeance towards everyone that has hurt him. He kills several people while working together with Michael. While all this is going on, Allyson still has no idea of the monster that Corey has become. The two plan on running away together, but Laurie can see the evil in Corey’s eyes. She tries to warn Allyson, but Allyson doesn’t listen. One night, Corey comes to kill Laurie, but Laurie was ready. She pretends to commit suicide in her room and gets Corey to let his guard down. She shoots him in the chest, and he falls over the railing and lands on the first floor. Shortly after, Michael comes to kill Laurie, too. But after a brief scuffle, Laurie stabs knives through Michael’s hands and feet. He is unable to move and Laurie slits both of his wrists and lets him bleed out


I recently went and watched this movie in the theaters and I was very disappointed with how the movie turned out. I came into the movie with very high expectations and I left completely underwhelmed. I found the plot to be very confusing and completely unlike the rest of the movies in the franchise. I felt like the film focused more on the love story between Laurie’s granddaughter, Allyson, and Corey. The writers kind of used Michael and Laurie as supporting characters in what is supposed to be THEIR movie. This enraged me because there was so much time spent building up tension between Laurie and Michael throughout the movies and they barely shared any screen time in the final film. It seemed like the writers used Corey as more of a bad guy than Michael. I was hoping to see Michael go absolutely crazy in his final movie and kill a bunch of people, but he didn’t even get 10% of the entire movie. Overall, I was very disappointed with this movie and would give it a 4/10.