Looking Back and Forward: Mike Thorn and A.M. Novak on the ‘Halloween’ Franchise

Vague Visages


In 2017, the Halloween franchise remains relevant for a number of reasons. This October, Rob Zombie’s divisive remake turns 10 years old, and David Gordon Green was recently announced as the director of a reboot to be produced by Jason Blum and the original mastermind himself, John Carpenter. With this news in mind, horror enthusiasts Mike Thorn and A.M. (Anya) Novak decided to have a talk about the previous entries in the series.

Mike: Anya, I’m really intrigued by your appreciation of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995). That’s a film that I didn’t connect with on a first viewing, but found strangely fascinating on a second watch. Could you say a little more about this commonly dismissed sequel?

Anya: I get a lot of flack for enjoying this film, but I don’t care. For me, it’s a fun departure from the usual Myers narrative. I found the Cult…

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