How Halloween Really Ends: Spoiler-Discussion
As of writing this, I have seen “Halloween Ends” twice. Upon both viewings, my opinion has not changed. I walked away satisfied with the conclusion of David Gordon Green’s trilogy. It’s far from a perfect movie and I definitely have a plethora of issues with it but, I overall enjoyed it. Before I dive in on the issues I have, I would like to warn you that this article will be filled with heavy spoilers for the film. If you’d like to hear my thoughts on the film, Check out my Spoiler Free review. From here on out, I will be disclosing my thoughts on “Halloween Ends” and discussing key elements of the film.
A New Beginning
Right out of the gate, we are introduced to a 21-year-old babysitter named Corey Cunningham. He is being assigned to watch Jeremy, a bratty kid who still has nightmares after Michael Meyers returned in the events of both “Halloween (2018)” and “Halloween Kills”. After Corey and Jeremy watch “The Thing” (A really neat easter egg), Jeremy stages a prank that goes awry: staging a home invasion that leaves a frustrated Corey locked in a room. As Corey kicks the door open, the door hits Jeremy, sending him a few stories down to his shocking demise. This strong start to the film sets in motion both Corey’s arc and the theme of “Halloween Ends”.
Aside from how shocking the first death in this film is, It made me feel awful for Corey. Not only was this an accident but, it resulted in the entire town viewing Corey as guilty in the court of public opinion despite the court of law saying otherwise. A theme that is very relevant in today’s world. Throughout most of the film, I really liked Corey and understood where he came from. While I welcome him to the franchise, Corey ends up taking over a majority of the movie, for better or worse.