A documentary that follows the evolution of the 'Halloween' movies over the past twenty-five years. It examines why the films are so popular and revisits many of the original locations used in the films - seeing the effects on the local community. For the first time, cast, crew, critics and fans join together in the ultimate 'Halloween' retrospective.Written by
Halloween: 25 Years of Terror: Does exactly what it says on the tin
Recently I binge watched all of the Friday 13th movies I hadn't seen (Which was most) followed by the documentaries. I always found them underwhelming but watchable.
Halloween however I've never liked, not a single one of the entries did anything for me at all so what chance did a documentary stand? Crystal Lake Memories was the pinnacle of Friday 13th documentaries standing at 5hrs and was a fantastic piece of work. 25 Years Of Terror emulates that but on a smaller scale.
It covers the first 8 movies, gives you a small background on each before moving onto the next so it might not enlighten you as much as you'd hope.
With backstage footage, horror-con access and more there is certainly plenty of material for fans but nothing as ground breaking as they did for Friday 13th.
Essentially viewing for fans? Not really, but it's harmless enough if only for the Danielle Harris interviews.
Some interesting background on each film
PJ Soles narration is awful
Some of the fan videos are cringe inducing
Things I Learnt From This Documentary:
Halloween fans are lunatics
Michael Myers was a lot funnier as Austin Powers
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