Saturday 31 October 2020

HALLOWEEN: The Official Movie Novelization by John Passarella


Halloween: The Official Movie NovelizationHalloween: The Official Movie Novelization by John Passarella
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

We watched this movie when it came out in 2018. Also bought the paperback and Kindle versions shortly after, but I didn't want to read it until I got a bit of distance.

Fast forward to Halloween season 2020. The world is a very different place and a few years have passed since Michael returned to the big screen. So, here we are.

We all know the story. In 1978, Michael Myers stalked and tormented Laurie Strode, killing quite a few people along the way. But now, forty years later, he's in an institution and Laurie has become a hermit with the survival skills she lacked when she was a teenager.

This Halloween, The Shape is going to tear through Haddonfield once again...

What a fantastic book! I enjoyed this hell of a bloody and violent ride so much.

This is a great novelization because it was exactly like the movie, yet adds to it in the best way possible. I particularly enjoyed the extra bits and pieces because they added a lot more depth to each character. Revealing important info about their motivations, struggles and insights that weren't expressed with this much detail on screen.

Another thing this book does perfectly is tackle a bunch of POVs. Usually, when a story includes more than three/four POVs, I start to lose interest because I start to feel a distance building between myself and them. But this book kept me hooked all the way through because the different relationships are further explored, and each POV moved the story along at an awesome pace.

A LOT happens in this excellent story and the sense of dread and terror doesn't stop. It's a fantastic slasher that captured the essence of the Halloween movies better than I imagined.

The Shape's POV was especially cool because it confirms what any true Michael fan already knew about this silent menace. 😱

Anyway, this was great and I enjoyed everything about it. Including how well three generations of women, and the people in their lives, are portrated. Some terrific writing within these pages, that's for sure.

Happy Halloween! 🎃 

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