'Halloween' Can't Be Killed: New All-Time Favourite Slasher Movie
by Kristine Sage
5 months ago
If you’re set on putting on a violent slasher movie on Halloween night with some friends, we’ve got the movie for you. For 22 years, Wes Craven’s ‘Scream’ has ranked as the biggest slasher film of all time. And now, David Gordon Green’s ‘Halloween’ had just pushed its domestic total to US $126.9 million, and that’s more than enough even now for it to be called the biggest hit in the horror subgenre.
Michael Myers is in rehab four decades after the 1978 murders, and is transported to a new facility. His sister, Laurie, played by the infamous Jamie Lee Curtis, has developed PTSD and has spent the last 40 years preparing for Michael’s return. As Michael Myers escapes captivity, a whole killing spree occurs again.
Before this year’s release of Halloween, only two slasher films have successfully crossed the US $100 million benchmark domestically, and those were both Scream and Scream 2. Halloween is proving to be one of its kind, and well on its way to becoming one of the biggest horror movies of all time, even despite all the notable series and films that are popping up everywhere.
Andres Muschietti’s IT, the classic horror story about a deranged clown, broke records last year, ultimately making over US $700 million worldwide. But Blumhouse Productions, the company behind this year’s Halloween, the same company behind ‘Get Out’, is no stranger to success. But even CinemaScore only gave Halloween a “B+”, when Get Out got an “A-.”
They are expecting a nice spike mid-week this week, as Halloween makes landfall on a weekday, and adults that won’t be out trick or treating will find themselves something to do. It’s nice to see something so exciting happening on the actual Halloween night.