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Halloween : The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)

In 1995 Halloween returned with yet another new story for True Evil Michael Myers. With the only returning character (other then Michael) being Dr Loomis, in Donald Pleasance last appearance in the series after dying in February of ’95) a whole new horror was born.

It also manages to star one of my all time favourite actors in it and the only reason I’m really reviewing it as Tommy Doyle was brought back and Paul Rudd took on the role.

Babies, Halloween and Michael Myers…..

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Halloween 5 : The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

A year after we were introduced to Michael Myers niece Jamie Lloyd and her foster family Michael Myers returned to torment the child once more.

After “Return” saved the Franchise it was “Revenge” that failed to once more deliver. It was one of the worst earning films and critically panned as well.

The question is when the hulking bulk of Michael Myers had been shambling across our screens for little to no reason for the last decade anyway what exactly is he gaining revenge for?

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Friday the 13th Part 8 : Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

Our reviews of the Jason films have been a bit cruel so far, we have enjoyed ourselves though regardless.

In 1989 (the year both me and Anna were born) Jason left his normal home of Camp Crystal Lake and found himself taking a boat cruise to Manhattan.

One of the least liked films, it has been critically panned. Right now we all kind of feel like what else could go wrong?

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Friday the 13th : A New Beginning (1985)

In 1984 the legend of Jason Voorhees was meant to come to a end in the aptly named “The Final Chapter” but like all good things when you realize it is still popular you make the mistake of bringing it back.

A year after “The Final Chapter” a new team of writers and directors brought back the Friday the 13th Franchise for a film that was MEANT to start a new trilogy of films without THE Jason in them. Meant to start it because the film was a bigger flop then all the others with the money intake, whilst still high, starting to fall.

A New Beginning was truly a New Beginning for the Friday the 13th franchise but what went wrong?

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Friday the 13th The Final Chapter (1984)

In 1984 Jason Voorhees returned in a film that was meant to kill him off forever.

Ultimately he didn’t stay dead as we know. The film itself was once more met negatively but was successful enough for another Voorhees film to appear a year later.

With another new cast, a completely different feel and a creepy assed kid, Jason came back to once more add as many bodies to his body count as he possibly could. This time out it wasn’t just teens in his way, there no longer was any real reason for his attacks but boy did he go about his business.

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Freddy’s Dead : The Final Nightmare (1991)

The Sixth film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series claims to be the final installment. Set ten years after the last movie and with all the teenagers/children of Springwood dead Freddy is going to find that he needs to spread his wings if he wants any more victims.

Released in 1991 The Final Nightmare was the first Freddy film outside of the 80s and had the biggest opening weekend of all the Freddy films before Freddy vs Jason. A all new cast, same old Freddy, same old Nightmare.

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 5 : The Dream Child (1989)

I get to review the fifth film in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. By now the 80s had been deprived of sleep by Freddy, scared to watch TV, scared to sleep on water beds if Amanda is anything to go by. Plenty of teens had fallen to the hands of, or claws of even, Freddy Krueger.

It has been a patchy ride though with the first and third films being remembered as classics and the second and fourth being so-so.

The fifth is the last of the 80s outings for everyone’s favourite Nightmare.

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50 Shades of Grey (2015)

50 Shades of Grey blew out of nowhere and ended up everywhere in a very small period of time a few years ago. Since then you can’t move without people muttering of their Christian Grey.

I am one of what feels like the smallest of minorities that haven’t read the book, having not bothered after having every small detail told to me by the people at work. After suffering from a bad week my partner decided to take me to see the move for a bit of a laugh and cheer me up.

So much hype for this but was it any good?

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