Hard Howler wrote:
Spookman Spiff wrote:
Halloween 4 is an example of that. I hear people slag on it just for being a Halloween sequel, even though, when you watch it, it surpasses all of the other sequels, and on many levels, is right up there with the original.
I still have a soft spot for Halloween II as far as the sequels go. Although you're probably right in saying that 4 is the superior film.
Just barely, I think. I like Halloween II
as well. I like to watch it immediately after the original, given the continuation.
Exorcist III has a somewhat soft positive rating of 62% on Rotten Tomatoes, but it fares much better in Amazon reviews. Several of the negative reviews are complaining about the DVD, not the film. (And rightly so.)
Yeah, the DVD is weak. It's a shame too because the film deserves better. Not only is it intelligent and thoughtful, but it has one of the scariest scenes ever committed to film. You know the one I'm talking about.
Oh yes. I may have to throw it into the DVD player later, come to think of it.
As for favorite Hallowe'en movies that haven't yet been mentioned, I like to watch Something Wicked This Way Comes
, which has an October-ish feel to it. I also enjoyed the heck out of Trick 'r Treat
, which will join my annual Hallowe'en viewing cycle.