A masked killer who went on a Halloween night murder spree 40 years ago escapes incarceration, targeting the victim who got away — and her family.
Runtime: 1hr 45m
Director: David Gordon Green
Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, James Jude Courtney, Nick Castle, Haluk Bilginer, Will Patton, Rhian Rees, Jefferson Hall, Toby Huss
Information Page: https://www.newonnetflix.info/info/80993029
Halloween 2018 does what many that came before failed to do: it delivers an entertaining and worthy follow up the classic slasher.
Acting as somewhat of a soft reboot to the franchise “Halloween” (2018) gets rid of most of what came before it in favour of a more back to basics story and does so to great affect.
Set decades after the first instalment and acting as a direct sequel “Halloween” sees the now infamous serial killer Michael Myers visited in a psychiatric hospital (where he has been held for the last 40 years) by two journalists who attempt to provoke a reaction out of him by showing him his old mask. It fails but not long after Michael is being transferred to a high security prison and uses the opportunity to crash the vehicle and escape.
Meanwhile we catch up with Laurie, once again portrayed by Jamie Lee Curtis. Laurie is seen to be clearly troubled by the events that happened all those years ago and has developed a dependency on alcohol and lost custody of her daughter. Once Laurie finds out Michael has escaped then the movie becomes a typical slasher cat-and-mouse game as it builds up to a climactic showdown!
While not perfect, this dark and brooding scare flick does a lot right to recapture the charm of the original while still being accessible to those new to the franchise. The decision to streamline the story certainly works in its favour – meaning you can focus less on the story and simply go along for the ride enjoying the thrills and scares it has to offer.
While the streets may be quiet this Halloween you can still get into the spirit by checking out this better-than-expected movie.
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