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Halloween. It’s been worth the wait. [MOVIE REVIEW]

It’s been 40 years since the Halloween film series first began. And it’s been nine years since the last iteration. In this version, Michael Myers (Nick Castle) continues his four-decade quest to kill his nemesis, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis). But she’s ready for what she views as his inevitable return, living in a fortified cabin with an assortment of weapons at her disposal. One night when Michael’s transported from his asylum, he escapes. Of course, it also happens to be Halloween. He terrorizes the local town in search of his target, Laurie.

I have said many times before I am not a fan of the horror film genre. But I am not tricking you; Halloween is a treat!

The movie starts by laying the foundation for those who may not be familiar with Laurie’s and Michael’s history. That takes a while and you might find yourself thinking: Get on with the carnage! When it starts, Michael proves to be as bloody a murderer as you’ll see. The eerie Halloween theme music enhances those scenes.

Also, this story throws out the old rules as to who’s a victim and who is not. This is a well-written script and Jamie Lee Curtis is outstanding in the lead non-killer role. She has an intensity which adds credibility to this implausible movie type.

Halloween features the usual horror film unreasonable responses, rather than run, characters have to investigate. Then other times when they should investigate, like when a loved one is screaming, they stand looking puzzled.

Then there’s Michael Myers. Who is supposed to be a human being. After 40 years, Laurie is the grandmother of a teenage granddaughter. But all of those years’ incarcerated hasn’t aged him a bit. Also, in these films being crazy also makes villains stronger than other people. Michael must have been hitting the gym and lifting weights to maintain his strength because all these years later, he’s still able to overpower victims regardless of age or size.

Halloween gets a “B” for cast diversity. Small town America. There are African-Americans in supporting roles and in background scenes. But no other people of color.

Halloween is rated “R” for horror violence and bloody images, language, brief drug use and nudity, and is 110 minutes in length. At a production cost of $10 million, which is a bargain for feature filmmaking, Halloween is bound to be a box office success. It’s a See It!

A Halloween Treat: 100 People Will Receive a FREE RIDE to Work

No Trick, Just a Treat


What's The 411 Networks will Give 100 People One Roundtrip MetroCard

Brooklyn, NY- October 30, 2011 --What's The 411 Networks, a Brooklyn-based, digital media company will give 100 people a roundtrip MetroCard at the DEKALB AVENUE (B/Q/R) subway station at Flatbush and DeKalb Avenues (in front of Applebees Restaurant and across the street from Long Island University) at 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. on Halloween, Monday, October 31, 2011.

"Halloween is usually thought of as an occasion for children," said Ruth J. Morrison, CEO and Founder, What's The 411 Networks. "However, What's The 411 Networks is giving away 100 roundtrip MetroCards on Halloween to adults that are on their way to work. We think this is a great treat and good way to start off the workweek. And, in this economy, it may be a lift to someone looking for a job."

To kick off the holiday shopping season, What's The 411? Networks will also give those who missed out on this opportunity a chance to win a Monthly New York City MetroCard. All one has to do is "Like" the What's The 411 Networks Facebook page at Those who like the What's The 411 Facebook page, between October 27, 2011 – November 30, 2011 are eligible to participate in the contest to win a monthly MetroCard.

On December 1, 2011, What's The 411 Networks will select three (3) people from those who chose to "Like" its Facebook page,, between October 27, 2011 - November 30, 2011, and will give each of those three individuals one Monthly MetroCard. Winners who live outside of New York City will receive a $100.00 American Express gift card.

ABOUT What's The 411 Networks

Based in Brooklyn, New York, What's The 411? Networks is a digital media company redefining entertainment news and lifestyle. Creators of original video content, What's The 411 Networks celebrated its re-launch on October 19, 2011. The company had its beginning in independent television production with a weekly entertainment news program on WNYC-TV. The producers became video streaming pioneers as it integrated the power of the Internet in its operations in 1996. The company was just a little ahead of the marketplace because far too many people were without 56k modems and broadband connections were still many years away. The September 11, 2001, tragedy slowed the flow of venture capital and the company stopped production in 2006. With the advent of YouTube, Vimeo and other video sharing companies, the founder of What's The 411 Networks with urging from former correspondents, made a decision to re-boot the company. What's The 411 Networks re-launched with a new mission, look, and business model.

ABOUT Ruth J. Morrison

Not one to color inside the lines,Ruth J. Morrison is the CEO and Founder of What's The 411 Networks. She developed and launched from conception the City of New York's multi-channel cable television network and served as a senior telecommunications policy analyst for the New York City's Mayor's Office of Energy and Telecommunications. Ms. Morrison is a former Communications Director and Legislative Advisor to a New York Member of the U.S. Congress; she was the first African-American woman to cover the New York Knicks as a beat reporter and for three years, she worked in Brasil as a consultant for an American company. Ms. Morrison earned a master's degree in Interactive Telecommunications from the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and she was a Communications Fellow at the Annenberg Washington Program of Northwestern University. She also taught courses in telecommunications at Fordham University.

Ruth J. Morrison, Founder, What's The 411 Networks is available for interviews and the Halloween event will be a great photo opportunity.


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