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Halloween Is Over Novel Review - A Much More Satisfying Story

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halloween ends The Shape has come and gone, taking in the hopes and dreams of multiple generations of fans.

You can love it, you can hate it, but you better learn to love the fact that we live in a legitimate Michael Myers moment. What better way to absorb it all than with a new novel adaptation from Titan Books?

Released Tuesday (10/18), Halloween Is Over: Official Novel described by the author, Paul Brad Logan, as ‘very own thing’. It breaks out of the movie in episodes, adds many supporting characters, and has creative spin-offs on everything from the Thorn cult to the Tramer family.

Yet there is so much more to this book. this halloween ends The novelization is a case study in which a ‘do-it-yourself’ adaptation transcends its source material. It’s the rare case that a novelization has become too powerful to be contained as its own thing anymore, except that everything becomes a thing… but better?

This is the most effective way to describe the prose version. halloween endswhich takes the complex premise of the movie and turns it into a haunting conclusion that fans don’t know what they want. The dynamic between the novel and its source material is similar to that of the novel. alien 3 and elongated segment. Essentially the same thing, but one expanded to the size of a mansion, while the other is caged in a hastily put together, one hour and forty-five minute small house.

Fans who display a deep disdain for Michael’s penultimate battle can well be won over with Logan’s approach to summarizing the story. To be honest, halloween ends As a novel, it’s a much more satisfying version of the story than the version that moviegoers finally got.

If you’re a hungry fan of more Michael Myers, you’re in good hands here. where exactly do you get it Halloween Kills After leaving, Michael, who seeks shelter the morning after All Hallow’s Eve, is given plenty of creepy and creative bonus kills. These series are great. Bride of Frankenstein It’s the energy that makes me want an entire movie where Michael Myers kills indiscriminately in rural Illinois trying not to bleed to death.

With these sequences, Logan fills in the gaps between Karen’s culmination of death. kills and Michael’s first encounter with Corey. Told through the eyes of citizens unlucky enough to encounter The Shape almost exclusively on the morning of November 1, these episodes establish Michael as a sort of sleeping dragon dwelling (both figuratively and literally) beneath the surface of a dying Haddonfield.

Michael’s return has restored the town. In the absence of the boogeymen inherited from Smith’s Grove, Haddonfield goes the Alex Jones/QANON route and scapegoats survivors of the previous spree, such as Allyson and her grandmother, OG’s last daughter, Laurie Strode. Ultimately, Haddonfield finds his new favorite Boogeyman in the form of Corey Cunningham, a precision 24-year-old mechanic who accidentally kills his post while babysitting on Halloween night.

Despite not committing any wrongdoing, our suspect, alliteratively named hero becomes the pariah of the town. He’s not Michael Myers, but who cares? In the traumatized eyes of many of his compatriots, Corey is the next best/worst thing.

Unfortunately for many viewers, the movie version halloween ends it fails to make those live connections, but instead becomes a sort of remake of John Carpenter. Christine With The Shape instead of a car.

In the context of this wildly uneven franchise, Corey Cunningham’s anti-hero story has been described as a “wild swing” by avid fans and a “barely bum” by disillusioned others. In the sports ball idiom, if Halloween (2018) was successful with the audience and Halloween Kills shot out, halloween ends The movie takes a hard hit in the stomach and only tours the bases. It gets the trilogy where it needs to be, but only at the expense of fan expectations.

Mileage varies, but most fans ends dissatisfied with its cinematic form. But when you give it a little more room to breathe? When can you get inside the character’s head and better understand their thoughts and feelings? In the hands of a very talented novelist unhindered by the style and structure of your more traditionally connected novel? The result is a Halloween It’s a very easy novel to love.

Since Richard Curtis’ 1978 adaptation of Carpenter’s original, the series has provided fertile ground for horror novelists. Here, as elsewhere Halloween Novels, The Shape is a shapeless villain that lends itself perfectly to a third-person omniscient narrative. Logan undoes the disturbing new layers within The Shape by looking at Michael with a god’s eye. It’s not the last unstoppable machine we encountered. Halloween Killsbut a rabid dog whose bloodlust was barely satisfied. Then with so much damage to your body Halloween Kills (and additional blows early in the novel), it’s easiest to expect this version of Michael to die.

But fate has something different for our sexiest slasher. There are new friends to be made, old accounts to be settled. Logan forges a psychic vampiric relationship with Corey and Michael that organically turns from misunderstood respect to fierce rivalry between the characters.

Like humans anthropomorphizing dangerous animals, the characters encounter Michael and project their own humanity into The Shape. They get too close and get killed or Corey (and in Allison and Laurie’s case) infected.

as a movie halloween ends It mocks the idea in its first third, then practically shatters the entire premise for the climax of an action movie. While it has the same timeline of events as the movie, the novel reinterprets them as the darkest conclusion to a Michael Myers story since then. halloween 4. Reading it again, I can only assume that this is the original ending, which David Gordon Green and company vetoed for being too dark.

Unconstrained by mainstream audience expectations, Logan is fully committed to a coda that is implied only in the final take of the finished movie. It’s a surprisingly obvious twist that ties the reboot trilogy together in a deliciously bloody, bittersweet arc. Thanks to Logan for sticking with this ending that turned Frank and Laurie’s endearing last encounter into an even more ominous omen for Haddonfield’s next big boogeyman.

If you love Michael Myers, Laurie Strode, or any part of the David Gordon Green trilogy, you really should give it a go. halloween ends romanizing a reading. Where the movie has polarized fans of the series, the novelization smooths out the rough edges of the story and will undoubtedly win its fair share of disgruntled fans.

Without a doubt, Paul Brad Logan’s take on Haddonfield in decline is an invaluable addition to any slasher fiction or link library. For extra franchise fun, check out the audio version of Jamie Lee Curtis, read by the like(!) Linda Jones.