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‘Halloween Ends’ vs ‘Only Killers in the Building’


At first glance, you might think that a killer sequel and the second season of the hit comedy series might have very little in common. But murder is only the beginning of the common terrain between Halloween is over and There are only murders in the building. With the third installment in David Gordon Green’s trilogy currently being released Peacock And in the cinemas, there’s no better time to reflect on how these two very disparate works are squaring off surprisingly squabbles of mess, killing, and even flavored fashion. autumn taste.

Halloween is over compare to There are only murders in the building: Knitting needles as a murder weapon

Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and Michael Myers (aka The Shape) in


Credit: Ryan Greene / Universal Pictures

When bullying old biddy Bunny (Jayne Houdyshell) is found dead with a knitting needle stuck in her chest, the knitter known as Mabel (Selena Gomez) has become the prime suspect of the NYPD. Faced with fleeting memories and past trauma, Mabel herself isn’t even sure she’s innocent, especially after using a needle as a self-defense tool on the subway.

Manhattan, Haddonfield, Illinois, miles and miles from Manhattan, has become a place of seasonal terror and rumors swirl about Michael Myers and his Last Surviving Girl, Laurie Strode. Among the stories that overlook the town as a trick or treat high-fuel candy is the anecdote of Laurie skewering Michael with her knitting needles. back to 1978. In End, the change is reasonable; this time, as Laurie tries to settle down with her knitting gear, Michael turns the makeshift weapon back to our heroine.

Who wears it best: Halloween is over. Props to Only murders to set up knitting needles in Part 1 with Mabel’s imagination turn the tide of a murderous intruder with her crafting tool. However, Laurie Strode’s stab is even more thrilling.

Sure, in this sequel, it looks like she’s finally healed her heart, picking up cozy hobbies like baking and knitting (again). But underneath the colorful dresses and colorful bras, Laurie is still a warrior through and through. A plunge of the needle proves that point. Then there’s the way the stab wound is depicted on screen, which is not only visually annoying, but also mentally annoying as the needle squeaks when it hits their Last Girl face. ta.

Halloween is over compare to There are only murders in the building: The hero faked his own death to find the killer

Oliver (Martin Short), Charles (Steve Martin) and Mabel (Selena Gomez), perform.


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In the final part of Part 2, “I know who did it,” Mabel, Oliver (Martin Short) and Charles (Steve Martin) pull a Clue, which gathers all suspects in one space to automatically reveal the killer’s identity. Amid slow-motion antics and clever misdirections, the seemingly-confessed Alice (Cara Delevingne) then quickly stabs Charles, seemingly to death. Despite Oliver repeatedly berating Charles, the TV sold for what it was worth, making a follower of podcaster artist Cinda Canning (Tina Fey) and her duplicate assistant, Poppy White (Adina Verson). In the grieving that ensues, the real killer breaks loose, unleashes a bitter confession, and reveals how they had faked their own death before!

At a low point, Laurie Strode feared that she would lose her granddaughter. The town has turned its back on her, and perhaps the path to healing will never lead her out of The Shape’s dark shadow. So she called the police and heralded a suicide, overheard by her intruder. Laurie picked up a gun and moved out of view of the camera – and her intruder. A gunshot rang out, and something visceral hit the wall. But the bloody gore wasn’t Laurie’s; that’s the contents of one of her pumpkins. It was a plot to attract the killer she knew lurking in the halls, and it worked.

Who wears it best: There are only murders in the building. It’s not just Charles (and Martin’s) convincing performance, but also this fake death that happened right before the commercial took a break. Viewers had to sit with the implications and seem confused before revealing the ruse. They even covered him with a towel! Plus, a meta clue happened before the episode when Martin suggestions he may retire soon. Fans who watched that story would have watched the finale later with a heavy heart as Charles fell, a hero in an attempt to save his friends.

Opposite, Halloween is over‘false suicide is just such a short blow that few people can believe it. Plus, after everything we’ve seen Laure live through, such an ending would not only feel forced, but it would fuel riots from the fandom. Plus, Laurie didn’t even use that gun to finish off her attacker! LAURIE, HAVE YOU LEARNED?!

Halloween is over compare to There are only murders in the building: Outerwear dies because

Andi Matichak as Allyson in


Image supplier: Ryan Green / Universal Pictures // Craig Blankenhorn / Hulu

Although it happens in the summer, Only murders makes us crave Sweater Weather with an enviable collection of knitwear and outerwear. Whether it’s a turtleneck sweater, a thick woven pullover, or a mustard faux fur coat from Mabel’s Season 1 introduction, this comedy show knows recipe for a cozy crime watch is fashion so fierce and fuzzy that you can practically feel it wrap around you like the warmest hug.

Clear, Halloween is over intended to be different from its fashion. Instead of using clothing to paint an unusual scenario of crime in the Big Apple, this costume designer had to create a small Illinois town that feels painfully real. Teen bullies are given tie-dyed hoodies and jackets of different colors. Laurie’s tenacious niece Allyson enjoys a boxy leather jacket that seems like a defense against the cold judgments of Haddonfield’s residents. But newcomer Corey (Rohan Campbell) wears a cozy-looking sweater that proves to be a perfect fit for a Halloween party, gets raves from hot-tempered youngsters and meets a horror icon.

For her part, Laurie Strode favors hard-lined coats that show she’s a hard cookie. But when she tries to sweet talk Corey’s mom for information, she shows off a softer side with an extremely stylish color block cardigan in orange and blue. Of course, when it comes to the final showdown, she’ll ditch her outerwear for a simple blue button-down, which is a clear allusion to her outfit in Original 1978 Halloween.

Who wears it best: Literally There are only murders in the building Wear their autumn fashion at their best. Celebrate for Halloween is over to create a look that resembles their story and is a bit blah and even disparaging, but it’s hard to imagine fans pulling together a fashion signage from heroes or villains in this movie.

On the other hand, OMITB boasts a bold fashion sense for every character, bringing color and intrigue to the story of murder and conspiracy on the Upper West Side. From overzealous fans and silver foxes to tough neighbors and a cheeky killer, every look has a bit of a runway. So even as we screamed because Charles was stabbed, some of us winced at how embarrassing it would be to ruin such a great suit.

How to watch: Halloween is over Now showing in theaters and on Peacock. (opens in a new tab)

How to watch: There are only murders in the building Currently streaming on Hulu. (opens in a new tab)

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