Reviews Review: ‘For The Love of The Boogeyman: 40 Years of Halloween’ Documentary Published 1 year 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Horror Films of the Year Advertisement You may like Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.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 Advertisement Facebook Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNZEMdODcq4 Advertisement Latest Popular Videos Editorials2 days ago Cannibal Holocaust: Who Are The Real Cannibals? News3 days ago [Trailer] John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Returns to Theaters This Fall! News3 days ago First Set of Official Imagery from Rob Zombie’s ‘3 From Hell’ Tease Bloody Carnage News4 days ago ‘Candyman’ Begins Filming, Colman Domingo and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett Join the Cast Blu-Ray & DVD6 days ago Arrow Video Bringing ‘Hellbound: Hellraiser II’ to (UK) Blu-Ray This September News3 days ago [Trailer] John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Returns to Theaters This Fall! News4 weeks ago Michael Myers Set for Big Return in ‘Halloween Kills’ and ‘Halloween Ends’ Sequels! Blu-Ray & DVD3 weeks ago Arrow Video Releasing Epic Limited Edition of Clive Barker’s ‘NightBreed’ on (UK) Blu-Ray News3 weeks ago David Gordon Green Talks ‘Halloween Kills’ and ‘Halloween Ends’ Saga Conclusion News4 weeks ago New ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Trailer Awakens the Jangly Man News3 days ago [Trailer] John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Returns to Theaters This Fall! News2 weeks ago Shudder’s “Creepshow” Series to Get Its Own Maze at Universal Studios Hollywood News3 weeks ago [Trailer] Woody Harrelson and Crew Battle the Undead in ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ News4 weeks ago New ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Trailer Awakens the Jangly Man News4 weeks ago Shudder Presents the Monster-Filled Trailer for Greg Nicotero’s “Creepshow” TV Series! 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!