WHAT'S IT ABOUT

Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

What did we think

  1. Stew February 13, 2019

    I'm a BIG fan of Danny McBride. He's not only fun to watch in whatever he does, but as Vice Principals really highlighted, he's a really strong writer. Unfortunately Halloween isn't his finest work and whilst it's not a terrible entry into the franchise, Halloween (2018) is far from the masterpiece most reviewers will have you believe. A lot of words have been written about Laurie Strode's PTSD and Jamie Lee Curtis's performance, yet beyond the obvious cliff-notes type take on it (she's alcoholic, angry, withdrawn, owns lots of guns cos 'Merica, etc) there's nothing new or incredibly insightful about her or where she's at in life. I'm a HUGE fan of slashers and Carpenter's original is the fulcrum on which the sub-genre has always hinged, I came away from this with a nothing but "eh" as a feeling. It's not terrible, but it's definitely not the hype.

  2. Andrew Danyals October 29, 2018

    It’s an audacious move to make a sequel to the original Halloween ignoring all previous follow-ups. For the most part it works. Jamie Lee Curtis does a spectacular job of conveying that Laurie Strode has lived with the trauma of surviving the rampage of Michael Myers 40 years ago. As with any horror film there are plot contrivances that require a suspension of disbelief. The tension is maintained throughout the entire film interspersed with some black humour that some might find off-putting. Having John Carpenter (director of the original) contribute the score is a masterstroke as his minimalist work helps sell the intensity. A very worthy sequel (4/5)

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