Nov 4, 2018
Movie Meltdown - Episode 460
This week we sit down for an extended discussion of David Gordon Green's Halloween. The latest in the series is sort of an attempt to be both a sequel and a reboot... but does it end up being successful at either?
And while we try to decide if we ourselves are suffering from PTSD from watching so many horror movies over the years, we also address… Tales from the Hood 2, survivor guilt, Fright, Judy Greer, new Loomis, Rob Zombie, comments from the audience, creepy mental asylum, what was great about the one woman that he killed that had the baby, becoming urban legend, missteps and poor choices, Black Christmas, the post-credits monster we’ve created, Snoop Dogg, amazingly well choreographed, it's like breathing for the rest of us, Donald Pleasence, it's not for the development of the characters it's for the development of the screenplay, John Carpenter, Andi Matichak, little kids watching horror movies, Jamie Lee Curtis, a killing machine, Trick ‘r Treat, well-funded podcasts, the Scream rules, P.J. Soles, this is just become way more interesting movies that could have happened - and didn't, it makes sense that she would be broken, Terminator 2, old ladies with short hair, we need this guy in that mask to go stab at her, VHS, a story based on more of the mythology and the legacy more so than trying to create a direct continuation of the story, the cult and green goo comes out of his eyes.
Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for the new “Halloween” from David Gordon Green and probably a few from Carpenter’s original movie… so just go watch both of them before you listen.
“There's so much potential every twenty minutes in this movie.”