HUBIE HALLOWEEN (2020) Reviews and overview

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‘Fear. Less.’

Hubie Halloween is a 2019 American comedy horror feature film from Netflix Originals starring Adam Sandler (Hotel Transylvania movies)

Directed by Steve Brill from a screenplay co-written by Sandler and Tim Herlihy, the Happy Madison Productions movie also stars Kevin James, Julie Bowen, Maya Rudolph, Ray Liotta, Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider, Michael Chiklis, and Kenan Thompson.


Hubie Dubois (Adam Sandler) thanklessly spends every Halloween making sure the residents of his town, Salem, celebrate safely and play by the rules. But this year, an escaped criminal and a mysterious new neighbour have Hubie on high alert. When people start disappearing, it’s up to Hubie to convince the police (Kevin James, Kenan Thompson) and townsfolk that the monsters are real, and only he can stop them…

Also appearing are China Anne McClain, Paris Berelc, Tim Meadows, Colin Quinn, June Squibb, Shaquille O’Neal, Karan Brar, Noah Schnapp, Kym Whitley, Lavell Crawford, Betsy Sodaro, Mikey Day, George Wallace and Blake Clark.


Hubie Halloween is a horrific movie that lacks inspiration. Sandler and Herlihy write a dreary, unfocused plot that never engages the audience in the slightest. The comedy ventures from inducing boredom of anger at how terrible the jokes are. The scenes are unpleasant. The characters all exist to react around Hubie, who in himself cannot command a screen.” But Why Tho?

” …it seems like something pitched at children, but the jokes are often a tad crude, so Hubie Halloween hovers in a weird in-between space. Like Hubie Dubois, many of Sandler’s characters are outsiders in society, sometimes saddled with an overprotective parent because of the fear that their child will get bullied or taken advantage of.” Cultured Vultures

” …a little frustrating to see Sandler back to his old tricks again in front of the camera, muttering with an aggressive underbite and helping to dish out piss and fart jokes by the dozen so soon after proving how versatile he can be when working with talented indie filmmakers. The disappointment is compounded when so many of the jokes in Hubie Halloween fail to even land.” Den of Geek

“Somebody vomits, somebody else pees, two people get into an argument loaded with ‘yo momma’ jokes, and there’s also a conversation based on a complete misunderstanding of the word ‘boner’ and the obligatory fart gag. The fact that this all happens in the first fifteen minutes should give you a pretty good indication of whether or not you’ve got much interest in sticking around for the rest of the movie.” We Got This Covered


Netflix released Hubie Halloween on October 7th 2020.


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