I am so proud of Nathan right now. In a matter of less than 48 hours, he and I watched five of the Halloween films.
Since we'd already watched Halloween and Halloween II and we had no desire to watch Halloween III: Season of the Witch because it did not have Michael Myers in it, we watched:
- Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
- Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
- Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
- Halloween H2O
- Halloween: Resurrection
And watching all these was his decision. Seriously. I didn't push at all. When one was done, he wanted to start the next.
By the end, he was actually ridiculing the films for their absurdity, he was having fun with it all. Let's be honest, this is all anyone can do when it comes to slasher films such as these.
He wants to delve into the latest trilogy of Halloween films (Halloween, Halloween Kills, and Halloween Ends) as he's just as curious as I am how they can negate nine films and just jump into a 40-years-later storyline. Admittedly, I have seen two out of three of the new films, but, at the time, I didn't realize they were a new sequel trilogy and I also had not seen any of the originals beyond Halloween and Halloween H2O. So it will be interesting for both of us.
After this trilogy, we might go back and watch Halloween III: Season of the Witch, just to say we've seen it. But I'm not sure either of us are interested in the Rob Zombie reboots. We'll see.
One thing we did discover is that these movies are nothing without either Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) or Jamie Lloyd (Danielle Harris) in them. You can't have someone else playing the role (Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers) or have it just be a cameo scene to transition in a new storyline (Halloween: Resurrection). They just don't work.
He wants to check out the Scream series with me after all that is done. I just watched the whole deal a couple months ago, but I'd watch them again just to have that father-son time.