It’s that day of the year again! Happy Halloween to all and as a way to celebrate the candy loving holiday, your hosts are posting a review and grading to the latest iteration in the Halloween franchise! Did David Gordon Green and Danny McBride do the franchise justice? And how about the production values of the 4K Disc? Follow your eyes down the page to find out! Movie reviews and disc quality reviews are color coded for your convenience, BillChete in orange and Lady Phantom in blue respectively.
IMDb Storyline: Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers (Nick Castle and James Jude Courtney), the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
BillChete and Lady Phantom are 2 critics that lambasted this movie on several occasions. In their opinion they are only a handful of reviewers that rated this movie FAIRLY. It is overhyped and beloved by many who blatantly disregard movie making. To hear a full fledged analyzation of 2018’s Halloween sink your ears into our sister podcast, Horror Movie Weekly where we broke this bad boy down along with a raving review from Jay of the Dead. Listen to the AUDIO along with the beginning threads of HMW.
4K Disc Quality:
Thankfully this film was shot on digital cameras as to not allow grain into the picture. Funnily enough there are several bright scenes in this flick and they work! Super clear, detailed and colorful which may be a negative to some of the actors because of all the flaws in their faces shine through. On the poor is the black levels. Surprisingly for a dark horror movie the tones are more on the deep grayish side and not luscious black. The end house fire scenes are notable though. Sound should’ve of been much, much better. Dialog was overridden several times and produced on the low end decibel scale. DTS:X provided very little overhead action, but you do get surrounds at times. On the whole, the score, sound effects and music were a disappointment. It also didn’t help that jump scenes were mis-timed but that goes to the editor. For fans of the Halloween franchise this is a good disc. There are many special features and taking everything into account it is a worthy 4K transfer.
This is a decent 4K presentation for the most part. It has quite a few scenes in daylight, which funnily enough are the ones that look the most average. They look dim and not very colorful. Also, the ultra high definition is not very kind on the things that do better with less definition, such as the props and the little CGI there is. They look really fake. The night scenes look much better, especially the ones happening during Halloween night. The blacks are decent, the oranges and yellows are really bright, and when there are lights shining, they look pretty good. The fire scenes at the end look excellent; if anything pops, it’s that fire. As for the sound, it’s mostly okay. The music sounds fine, as do the sound effects. However, dialogues become unintelligible many times, especially when the characters speak low. All in all, this is a slightly above average 4K disc. If you like this movie, I think the night scenes make it worthy of the upgrade.
Breakdown of “Halloween (2018)“
|BillChete: 3 (Avoid)||Lady Phantom: 2 (Avoid)|
|4K Blu-ray Disc Grade|
|BillChete: B- (Worthy)||Lady Phantom: C+ (Worthy)|
Average 4K Disc Grade