Halloween 2022: Oct. 22ⁿᵈ – Smile

Since this is still in theatres I’ll avoid any spoilers and just say this: after the big name cast and splashy advertising of Halloween Ends resulted in such ridiculous disappointment, it was refreshing to walk into a theater and sit down to a movie I knew almost nothing about, starring people I’d never heard of, and be genuinely entertained.

Smile was a story I have NEVER seen before. This was original. The villain was outstanding. The female lead was never sexualized. The black supporting actor was never turned into a racist stereotype. And, except for the very, very end, all the characters made natural, intelligent choices. Unlike Halloween Ends, Smile made sense. It made me want to watch it again. But most of all it made me glad I went. And you can’t ask for much more than that.

Halloween 2022: Oct. 18ᵗʰ – One-Sentence Reviews: Halloween Ends

Watching Halloween Ends was like watching a boring Halloween reboot, but someone changed the channel halfway through to a melodramatic, made-for-TV remake of The Lost Boys with no vampires or plot, then turned it back to the weird and unsatisfying end of the Halloween movie… except less interesting in every way.

Here’s a look at our Halloween so far!

Oct. 1ˢᵗ – Draculus
Oct. 2ⁿᵈ – Coffee mate Pumpkin Spice Creamer & Roll For Burger
Oct. 3ʳᵈ – Mel-O-Cream Bites
Oct. 4ᵗʰ – Netflix’s The Haunting Of Hill House, Episodes 1-7
Oct. 5ᵗʰ – The Body
Oct. 6ᵗʰ – Burmese Crispy Beans
Oct. 7ᵗʰ – The Ring
Oct. 8ᵗʰ – Werewolf By Night
Oct. 9ᵗʰ – Friday The 13th (2009)
Oct. 10ᵗʰ – Pumpkin Everything
Oct. 11ᵗʰ – A Very Pepsi Halloween
Oct. 12ᵗʰ – Monster Mash Cereal
Oct. 13ᵗʰ – Smarties Halloween Skinz
Oct. 14ᵗʰ – Netflix’s The Haunting Of Hill House
Oct. 15ᵗʰ – Ghost Energy
Oct. 16ᵗʰ – Hot Wheels Slime + Cars
Oct. 17ᵗʰ – “What’s in the box?!”
Oct. 18ᵗʰ – One-Sentence Reviews: Halloween Ends
Oct. 19ᵗʰ – McDonald’s Halloween Pails & Roll For Burger: Take 2
Oct. 20ᵗʰ – The Ghost Pepper Whopper

Halloween 2022: Oct. 16ᵗʰ – Hot Wheels Slime + Cars

So I was running out of ideas for this day’s new Halloween experience, when I spotted these. Every year Hot Wheels releases a special batch of Halloween cars, but these aren’t them. The slime, however, could be just the thing to push this into Halloween territory. I rolled the dice and bought some. Click the pic to see if my gamble paid off.

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