Episode #318: Halloween Sequels I‘d Rather Watch

October 12th, 2021

Halloween II vs. Halloween III

The 80's & the home video market that came with it was ripe for creating franchises, with horror leading the pack.  While many action, cartoon, & fantasy sequels were relegated to only being released on home video, many of the horror sequels in fact went through the theater.  The initial 4 Halloween sequels at least had a theatrical release (you can look up the rest - we can't do EVERYTHING!!).
Check your candy for razor blades (actually referred to in 1 of these flicks!) while listening to this episode talking about one of the most infamous horror series of all time that continues to thrive as we speak.

Here is the City of Geek page with a video review of Halloween '18.

Notes:  Box office for H III - 14 million on a 2.5 budget.  #II made 25 million on the same cost.  The original made 47 million on just over 300,000!!
Ratings for I, II, & III:  77%, 65%, & 50%.  A harsh decline, but many wanted more out of both sequel films.  Matt feels that some of them forget how bad a lot of the acting is in the 1st Halloween too.

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