Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Great Scenes #2 - Halloween H20

For the second installment of Great Scenes,
I have Halloween H20: 20 Years Later,
when Laurie and Michael come face-to-face again after so many years.

What do I like here? Well, to start, the tension and suspense is great, with Michael in pursuit of the teens, especially the bit where they are trying to get into the courtyard foyer as Michael slowly advances on them. Molly struggles with the keys and John has been stabbed by Michael, which is quite the homage to the first film, where Laurie had been stabbed and was desperately trying to get back into the Doyle's house as Michael slowly crossed the street.

And then Michael and Laurie come face-to-face,
with just a single pane of glass separating them. Chilling.

The one problem I have is the mask Michael wears in this film. It has too much of an "evil expression" on it. I wish they had gone with a simpler mask, like he wore in parts 1 and 2.

Anyway, a great scene that was much anticipated and which delivered on the tension.

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  1. Agreed! This is one of the many suspenseful moments in what is, to me anyway, the best Halloween sequel. It is so faithful to the original in terms of tone and style. And that it has such a great story at its heart is what appeals most.

  2. James: Agreed! If you just take parts 1, 2 and H20 as a trilogy, it works quite well. Many great scenes in this, the opening itself is great!