Review: Halloween Ends


Photography, Dylan Felty

The Halloween Ends movie poster basks in the sunlight.

I’m sure you’ve heard of the Halloween series. Jamie Lee Curtis is being forever terrorized by a madman named Michael Myers. There are 13 movies including the new Halloween Ends. I recently watched Halloween Ends and it was… interesting.


Halloween Ends made its debut on October 14, 2022. It features Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strodes and James Jude Courtney as Michael Myers. This movie includes a romantic aspect and didn’t really focus on the horror and killing spree of Michael Myers. I got to experience this movie on Peacock when it was released. While watching this movie, I found myself waiting for something more to happen. There was a possibility of a replacement of Michael Myers with a man who was accused of killing a little boy while babysitting. I wasn’t feeling the suspense like I typically had when I watched other films from the series. Although, I am a huge fan of Jamie Lee Curtis and she delivered her part just as amazing as she has for the past 40 years. 


The movie was about 1 hour and 51 minutes long and I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would. I understand where the plot was headed and where it was coming from, but I felt it didn’t fit with the Michael Myers horror stories, as it was more of a romance movie than a horror movie. It focused more on Corey and Allyson’s relationship which didn’t give me the scary effect I usually enjoy and expect from horror movies. Michael also only had around 11 minutes of screentime, so it wasn’t even focused on the character that has been in this franchise since the beginning. I was disappointed in the plot of the movie and I wish that Michael would’ve gotten a proper sendoff.


All in all, I didn’t really enjoy Halloween Ends. If I wanted to watch a cringey love story, I would’ve watched a Hallmark movie. I wish there was more suspense, and more of Michael himself. I didn’t enjoy this movie as much as I thought I would, and if I’m honest, I didn’t enjoy it much at all.