Reviews Review: ‘For The Love of The Boogeyman: 40 Years of Halloween’ Documentary Published 11 months ago on June 1, 2018 By Gareth Paterson Share Tweet This low budget UK documentary features a collection of talking heads made up of contemporary indie horror filmmakers. They give their praises to the film and Carpenter’s direction. They and the documentarians are all clearly hardcore fans of Halloween. Unfortunately that creates an issue. There is a clear reluctance to talk about the film’s flaws and this prevents enough insightful critical analysis. When Halloween is talked about it is mostly surface level stuff that has already been heard before in past documentaries. In between the extensive talking heads is a reenactment of an off-screen Halloween scene with an English garage doubling as a Haddonfield gas station. This helps to break up portions of the documentary. It could do with a tighter, more organised structure. Another issue is that the documentarians clearly do not have the rights to use clips from Halloween which would have given this film a more professional look. They do however get around this issue by creating sequences of Michael Myers themselves which should be commended. It would have been interesting for them to have tracked down someone involved in the original production of Halloween. Instead they delve into what makes it an effective horror movie. Despite having “40 Years” in the title this short documentary does not examine the long history of the Halloween franchise. Instead it states what makes the first film great. This is a good watch for those who are not too familiar with the 1978 classic. However, decade long Halloween fans may find it to be just more of the same stuff heard in other Halloween documentaries. There is better insight in Red Letter Media’s commentary track for Halloween. Give this doc a watch though if you want to watch genre experts give their interesting thoughts on the movie. Related Topics: Up Next Review: ‘The Strangers: Prey at Night’ Descends into Revenge Thriller Territor Don't Miss Review: ‘Terrifier’ is One of the Most Unnerving, Pure Horror Films of the Year Advertisement You may like Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNZEMdODcq4 Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News19 hours ago ‘The Young Cannibals’ Trailer and Poster Summons an Unrelenting Supernatural Creature News2 days ago Chucky Plays a Game With Andy in New ‘Child’s Play’ Image News2 days ago NECA Shares Photo Gallery for Their New Roy Burns Action Figure from ‘A New Beginning’ News3 days ago Chucky Carves Up the Easter Bunny in New ‘Child’s Play’ Teaser Art Editorials3 days ago 10 Goriest Horror Movies You Need to See From the Last Three Decades News3 weeks ago Halloween Movies Digs Deep and Finds the Long Lost “Dr. Death” Opening to ‘Halloween 5’! News3 weeks ago Jamie Lee Curtis Might Be Ready for Another ‘Halloween’ and Wants Micheal Myers to Return News4 weeks ago Blumhouse Productions is Producing ‘The Craft’ Reboot, Shooting This July! News3 weeks ago [Photo] ‘Jason Lives’ Icon CJ Graham Returns in Fan Film ‘Friday the 13th: Vengeance’ News4 weeks ago David Howard Thornton Says ‘Terrifier 2’ is Going to Be “Bigger and Crazier” News19 hours ago ‘The Young Cannibals’ Trailer and Poster Summons an Unrelenting Supernatural Creature News6 days ago [Trailer] Hear Chucky Speak in Lars Klevberg’s ‘Child’s Play’ Remake Video Games1 week ago [Video] We Play and Review Indie Horror Game ‘The Padre’ from Shotgun With Glitters News1 week ago [Trailer] Memorial Documentary on Jason Voorhees Actor Steve Dash to Debut on YouTube News2 weeks ago [Trailer] ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Documentary Explores Alvin Schwartz’ Book Series Advertisement Trending Editorials3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News2 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News2 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD2 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News2 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News2 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News2 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News2 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!