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I nearly walked out.
I was very excited for this movie, though I wasn't expecting any kind of masterpiece. I thought Halloween 2018 would be engaging enough to make up for its weaknesses, but I was wrong. Laurie Strode is portrayed as a weak and incompetent version of Terminator 2's Sarah Connor. The story is awkward and contrived, and the characters make every poor decision possible. But putting aside the laughable story and obnoxious characters, the truly unforgivable weakness of this film is the lack of tension. Yes, it is simply boring!
When it comes to sequels and alternative timelines, I'll gladly stick with Halloween II (1981).
History of Horror (2018)
Zombie episode was a letdown.
I was very disappointed by the first episode, which is about Zombies. Much of the episode was devoted to AMC's shameless self-promotion of their Walking Dead tv series. As for the history of the Zombie sub-genre of horror, this show really lacked substance. The film-makers took all the credit, never mentioning the writers who were the real creative forces. How can they completely ignore the fact that THE WALKING DEAD tv show is based on a comic? They later discuss RE-ANIMATOR without ever mentioning the original story by HP Lovecraft. Worst of all, there is not a single mention of Richard Matheson's 1954 novel I AM LEGEND, which laid the groundwork for modern zombie films, including George Romero's NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.
A Quiet Place (2018)
I had high hopes for "A Quiet Place" after reading so many positive reviews, but this movie turned out to be a huge disappointment. As in many horror films, the plot is full of logical issues and it revolves around one-dimensional characters who make ridiculously poor decisions. But the unforgivable shortcoming of this movie is that it's simply boring. The concept of staying quiet/still in order to survive worked very well in movies like "The Descent" and even horror-comedy "Tremors," but it just wasn't well executed in "A Quiet Place." This movie had the potential to be really tense, but it felt more like the filmmakers were trying to put me to sleep.