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Halloween

  • Horror
  • Drama
  • 2018
  • David Gordon Green
  • 101 mins
  • 18

Summary

Four decades ago, Michael Myers terrorised the town of Haddonfield, Illinois and went on a killing spree, 15 years after murdering his sister. After a prison bus crashes, the killer is back in the wild, but survivor Laurie Strode is ready for his return. Director David Gordon Green's horror sequel based on John Carpenter's much imitated 1978 namesake movie. With Jamie Lee Curtis, returning to the franchise for the first time since 2002's Halloween Resurrection, Judy Greer and Andi Matichak

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Four decades after his rash of babysitter murders, silent super-psycho Michael Myers (Nick Castle, the originator of the role back in 1978) escapes incarceration and returns home to Haddonfield. Only this time, a still-traumatised Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) is ready for him with a hefty arsenal of weaponry and a booby-trapped house. Ignoring all previous mixed-bag sequels, director David Gordon Green takes John Carpenter's landmark slasher back to its roots with a superior continuation of the killer saga, cleverly embellishing the established mythology while adding tense tweaks of its own. Loaded with great scares, horrifying deaths, brave twists and knowing in-jokes, this film will satisfy fans and newcomers alike. Curtis excels as the survivor whose trauma has affected her entire life, while Green makes effective use of Carpenter's wonderfully repurposed soundtrack. As Halloween's go, this is an absolute treat.

Credits

Cast

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Laurie StrodeJamie Lee Curtis
KarenJudy Greer
AllysonAndi Matichak
Officer HawkinsWill Patton
VickyVirginia Gardner
Dr SartainHaluk Bilginer
Michael Myers, "The Shape"Nick Castle
Michael Myers, "The Shape"James Jude Courtney
DaveMiles Robbins
Dana HainesRhian Rees

Crew

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DirectorDavid Gordon Green

Details

Theatrical distributor
Universal
Released on
2018-10-19
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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