As we approached Halloween, we went thematic with one of the Halloween movies. And that's how we proceeded to be bored for an hour and half. I don't have a whole lot to say about this one, other than that we didn't like it. Laurie Strode was a weak, whiny, nervous alcoholic mess for the first 3/4 of the movie. (I wouldn't begrudge anybody for being a mess after trauma- but in horror movies that's not really what we want to see from our final girls, especially not iconic ones.) The idea of Michael Myers driving a car is just...weird. There's a technique often used in horror, where we the audience see the monster walk by in a doorway, or appear behind a character- where we see the monster but the character doesn't? That got used in this movie. A LOT. I usually love that sort of thing, but the filmmakers repeated that as a way to get a scare so many times that I got bored with it. LL Cool J was mildly amusing as the security guard with ambitions to write erotica, and that was the best part of the movie.
I enjoy scary things. Well, as long as I have a pair of fuzzy socks to keep me safe from the monsters!