Today we’re featuring Halloween: The Rebirth of MichaelMyers, a very impressive short film that has the look and feel of John Carpenter’s original Halloween while presenting a sequel that does exactly what it should do. The Shape is back and there is no motive or explanation, and that works perfectly fine for me.
Released last week, this is definitely one of the best short fan films we have seen, using some great camera angles, what feels like an actual Panaglide camera that Carpenter would die for, slow burn suspense, and a killer performance from leading actress Suzee Dunn playing “Jamie”, who is stalked by Myers for no apparent reason (other than it’s Halloween).
Lots of great atmosphere and some pretty brutal kills also help elevate this Rebirth to far better-than-average status, as I enjoyed each carefully composed frame and really appreciated how it takes its time getting where it’s going, just like Carpenter’s 1978 original.
Halloween: The Rebirth of Michael Myers is directed by Brandon Jarrett Lawrence, from Tower 10 Productions.
Watch the film in the player below, and then give us your thoughts in the comments!