Halloween is nearly here, and that, of course, means it’s due time for a new addition to the Halloween movies franchise.
Halloween villain Michael Myers has been frightening us for years, and when the queen of horror, Jamie Lee Curtis herself, joins the equation, it was only expected we’d see something terrifying.
So terrifying, that people are actually wetting their pants from fear, apparently.
The movie was released on October 19 and managed to gross a record-breaking $77.5 million in the box office in its first three days. It also became the highest grossing horror with a female lead.
OK. I’m going for one BOAST post. Biggest horror movie opening with a female lead.
Biggest movie opening with a female lead over 55.
Second biggest October movie opening ever.
Biggest Halloween opening ever #womengetthingsdone @halloweenmovie pic.twitter.com/DhUBy82z3U
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) October 21, 2018
The new Halloween movie follows Curtis reprising her role as Laurie Strode, the only survivor of the attacks in the original 1978 film, forty years later. It is a direct sequel to the original, completely disregarding the two previous sequels.
Laurie has now become paranoid, constantly believing that Michael will escape the mental institution he’s been locked in to go on another killing rampage. This has seemingly cost her to compromise her relationships with people close to her.
But as it is in horror movies, the paranoid ones end up being right, and in the end, Michael does escape, and he does go on another terror spree.
And apparently, it’s pretty scary…
Not even joking i cried from fear watching halloween, such a baby
— Ellie (@hughesyxox) October 21, 2018
The new Halloween movie didn’t scare me at all when I saw it, but yet I am having nightmares about it and can’t sleep, was the point of the movie was to scare you when you weren’t watching it
— Aaron Singer (@singerboo21) October 24, 2018
we just saw the new halloween and i nearly pissed myself like four times that shit was spooky
— abbey (@abbbeey_) October 20, 2018
I talk big spooky game but I saw Halloween in theaters and cried
— kareena (@bwobell) October 25, 2018
If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the trailer:
Source: Universal Pictures
It currently has a 7.5 on IMDb and a 79 percent on Rotten Tomatoes with the critical consensus claiming:
Halloween largely wipes the slate clean after decades of disappointing sequels, ignoring increasingly elaborate mythology in favor of basic – yet still effective – ingredients.
So, when are you watching it?