Man, to think that a few years ago I saw the 4th and 5th Halloween movies back to back on the big screen. Fathom Events went obscure and did that for one night only at various locations across the country. At least where I was at, the attendance wasn't too great. But it was my first time seeing those two movies so it was nice to see it that way. From what I remember, I definitely enjoyed 4 more than 5; the latter just had some off-putting elements, like some failed comic relief and what have you. Plus, not going with the obvious idea of little Jamie now being evil was unfortunate.
Oh crap, I just remembered... Michael also drove someone's Camaro! It's kind of hard taking it serious after you see that. But, at least it's better than 6. Speaking of that, I remember hearing in an interview once that it was the director of 5's idea to include some things, including that mysterious man in black who factored into the ending. From there they created the story of 6, and unfortunately there were many problems with production and whatnot so that's a big reason why 6 was so bad. Them drastically changing the original script and Disney suits literally being on set at times (remember, they owned Dimension at the time) didn't help either.
But onto something more modern. I saw another recent horror movie; this time I picked out something at random that was an After Dark Horrorfest film; yes, I realize that more often than not, a film put out by them isn't worth seeing. But I took a chance and saw something that I couldn't mind a mention of in this thread before. It happens to be a modern Ozploitation film (if only I can track down some of the classic ones of that genre) called Dying Breed. The plot is about some people going into rural Tasmania to look for proof of the Thylacine; from looking at some cryptozoology stuff in the past I know it's legit that the marsupial with that name went extinct in 1936 but after that there have been alleged sightings once in a blue moon and of course there's been no concrete proof to go along with those sightings. Also included is another thing from legit history, which is Alexander Pearce, a convict in the 19th century known for becoming a cannibal as he escaped from a prison that was on the island.
All that backstory I provided... I say it was more interesting than the actual movie. As the back of the DVD revealed much of the plot, I'll say that current-day cannibals get involved and you see what I'll call Australian versions of Rob Zombie white trash; I guess the main difference is that you hear the phrase "Oi!" used a few times.
My problems with it was that it took a hell of a long time to get going. And, one of the main people you follow, Jack... he's rather off-putting. He's the smart-ass of the group but I was real turned-off by the boorish act he put on. I mean, he was an unlikable asshole instead of a charming one. And he was played by the guy who starred in Wolf Creek.
Then, there were some confusing/badly told story elements that at times left me puzzled and not sure what exactly was going on. And the final 15 minutes or so are just silly; I mean, I laughed at something which was supposed to be THE scary entity of the movie; that is a problem.
It's a shame, as the Tasmanian scenery was rather pretty and what violence and gore you saw was well-done. It's also mean-spirited. The general idea sounded pretty cool but the off-putting stuff and the boredom sunk it for me. It's not awful; it just should have been more as it could have been a lot of fun. Instead, the movie just wasn't about too much and I thought it wasn't really worth seeing. But, I've come across praise for it at some places so you may feel differently.