Reviews Review: ‘For The Love of The Boogeyman: 40 Years of Halloween’ Documentary Published 12 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Horror Films of the Year Advertisement You may like Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.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 News9 hours ago Jason Blum Teases ‘Halloween 2’ Announcement: “Working on it” News1 day ago Evil Child Does Horrific Things in the Final Trailer for ‘Brightburn’ Blu-Ray & DVD3 days ago Own ‘Halloween’ 2018 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Steelbook Featuring Todd Mcfarlane’s Artwork News4 days ago Soska Sisters Lock Down First-Look Deal With Cronenberg Producer Prospero Pictures News5 days ago New ‘Masters of the Universe’ Movie is Scheduled for a March 5th, 2021 Release Date News4 weeks ago Rob Zombie’s ‘3 From Hell’ Receives an R-Rating for Strong Sadistic Violence News4 weeks ago New ‘Child’s Play’ Remake Image Reveals a Closer Look at Chucky’s Face News4 weeks ago NECA Shares Photo Gallery for Their New Roy Burns Action Figure from ‘A New Beginning’ News9 hours ago Jason Blum Teases ‘Halloween 2’ Announcement: “Working on it” News3 weeks ago Rob Zombie Teases ‘Three From Hell’ Trailer Debut and Shares New Captain Spaulding Image News1 day ago Evil Child Does Horrific Things in the Final Trailer for ‘Brightburn’ News6 days ago [Video] New ‘Child’s Play’ Featurette Showcases Six Animatronic Chucky Dolls News7 days ago Watch the New Restricted Trailer for Zombie Horror Comedy ‘The Dead Don’t Die’ News1 week ago Horror Icon Linnea Quigley Takes on Clowns in the Official Trailer for ‘Clownado’ News2 weeks ago Pennywise Rises from the Sewers in the First ‘IT: Chapter Two’ Teaser Trailer! 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!