“Hubie Halloween” makes for Halloween fun

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Want a Halloween movie but not a fan of horror? “Hubie Halloween,” rated PG-13, is the perfect mix of comedy with a little bit of horror!

Leah Boone, Co Editor-in-Chief

On Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, Netflix released Hubie Halloween, a comedy horror film. The movie is rated PG-13 and scored a 51% on movie critic site Rotten Tomatoes. Viewers so far have had extremely mixed reviews.
Personally, I think it was just the right amount of stupidity on your screen to be a fantastically entertaining movie. It was released at the perfect time, a time in which everyone needs to feel a sense of calmness and comfort in such a chaotic nation.
Hubie Halloween was directed by Steven Brill, written by Adam Sandler and Tim Herlihy and starred Adam Sandler, Julie Bowen, Kevin James and many more. There were multiple former Disney stars in it as well, as the movie was a tribute to Cameron Boyce.
At the end of the credits, there is a picture of Cameron with a message saying, “In loving memory of Cameron Boyce. Gone way too soon and one of the kindest, coolest, funniest, and most talented kids we know. You live on forever in our hearts and are truly missed every day.”
Hubie Halloween follows the journey of Hubie Dubois (Adam Sandler), a man who is ridiculed by the entire town for being an outcast, and his theory that there is a murderer loose in the town. It takes place on Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts.
It is seen at the beginning of the movie that a man has escaped from an insane asylum, and heard around Salem throughout the next part of the film. Hubie also gains a new neighbor, Walter Lambert (Steve Buscemi), and immediately starts having speculations that he is not who he says he is.
Hubie is ridiculed by all the citizens in his town except Violet Valentine (Julie Bowen), his lifelong crush. Violet sticks by his side through everything and defends him to all those who make fun of him.
As Hubie tries to convince citizens as well as his town’s police station of his theory that there is a murderer on the loose, he realizes nobody will believe him and decides to take investigating into his own hands.
When I first started it, I was fully convinced it was going to be absolutely horrible. It was very childlike humor that at first screamed stupidity to me. However, instead of giving up, I powered through and found this to be a great decision.
“I had very low expectations for the movie,” said University of North Carolina at Charlotte sophomore Alex Lee. “But after seeing the comedic side of it, it exceeded all of my expectations and I really enjoyed it.”
There were definitely multiple parts of the movie that made me cackle, and some on the opposite end of the spectrum that made me roll my eyes. The funniest character was definitely Hubie Dubois’ mom, who was the classic clueless and sarcastic old lady you see in half the movies you watch.
Whether you are 10 years old or 17 years old, Hubie Halloween is a movie for you. While there are definitely some parts of it that will leave you cringing like nobody’s business, there are also many parts that will leave you cackling.
I highly recommend watching this movie if you need a break from all the chaos in our nation right now. While watching Hubie’s struggles cannot solve everything going on, it can definitely give you a break from worrying about it. I give Hubie Halloween a 9.5/10!