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Universal Pictures | Release Date: October 19, 2018
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GrantD243Oct 22, 2018
Halloween picks up 40 years after the original Halloween (poor title choice for a sequel) and Michael is incarcerated for his previous killing spree, but when the prison bus that's transferring him crashes he's set up for another night ofHalloween picks up 40 years after the original Halloween (poor title choice for a sequel) and Michael is incarcerated for his previous killing spree, but when the prison bus that's transferring him crashes he's set up for another night of killing. I found Halloween to be a huge disappointment. From the first set of scenes, it was pretty clear that this wasn't quite the sequel that I was hoping for. In a lot of ways it pays homage to the original, which is fine except for the fact that in doing so it comes off as a cheesy 80s slasher. Some people dig that, and I think that's why a lot of people who have seen this film have enjoyed it. I, however, was hoping for a more modern and somewhat serious take on the story. Instead, Halloween is a film with little-to-no character development, a hollow plot, a severe lack of on-screen kills, a mediocre script, and the production value feels like that of a Lifetime TV movie. It was a disappointment on almost all fronts for me, and doesn't give me any hope for any future Halloween films. Expand
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PurekindOct 31, 2018
Not a very good movie all round, and twice as bad because they just had to make it all about female empowerment and all that crap. Only the music and Myers' look were any good, and that was because they already nailed that stuff in the original.
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tibzoidOct 28, 2018
Unsophisticated and totally absurd. I adore Jamie Lee Curtis but the movie's premise is just silly and some of the twists are so outlandish I burst out laughing. This film is a naked money-making device, nothing more. I'm happy to lineUnsophisticated and totally absurd. I adore Jamie Lee Curtis but the movie's premise is just silly and some of the twists are so outlandish I burst out laughing. This film is a naked money-making device, nothing more. I'm happy to line Curtis's pockets because she is a good thing in this nasty world, but I can't recommend this dreadful farce. Watch Halloween II instead -- at least it had some of the original's energy. Expand
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VaxkangOct 29, 2018
I gave this a 5/10, it was boring and follows the the same old formula for slashers flicks, but done badly. I love a good horror movie, this is not it. The movie pushed the limit on being able to even remotely believe what was going on,I gave this a 5/10, it was boring and follows the the same old formula for slashers flicks, but done badly. I love a good horror movie, this is not it. The movie pushed the limit on being able to even remotely believe what was going on, you really really have to suspend beief. At one point the Doctor in the movie actually states this at a murder scene " I am a Doctor, go back inside". Like who wrote this? A 10 year old? I regret going to this. Expand
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thedaywalkerOct 28, 2018
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. What disappoints in this movie is when the trailers depicted this ultimate Laurie vs Michael movie, and that got me very excited, because it was going to be something different.

The problem is, it turns into this generic heavily cliched horror movie so quickly. All the characters, except for Laurie and her daughter are just there to be killed by Michael, and that's it. All those clumsy scenes where someone is running away and slips, or gets the piece of clothes stuck on a fence really annoy me because i thought this movie would be better than that.

Whenever Laurie was on screen though, it was almost perfect, her performance was great, and her story with her daughter was a definite high point in the movie, i just wish we could have gotten way more of that.

The plot twist where the doctor is also a psycho would have been amazing, but it goes nowhere. Although that shot where he wears the mask, to emphasize how psychotic he was, was a great shot. That twist could have been better handled.

Another moment i thought was great, was when they trapped Michael set the house on fire, where they show his eyes and he's just looking at them. That shot gave me goosebumps. But in the end they wasted a good opportunity for a great and different horror movie
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amheretojudgeNov 2, 2018
isn't that sinister as the original one..

Halloween Green's take on Carpenter's scariest night, is plausible but is certainly not palpable to the tone and nor is equally scary as it should have been. And the primary reason to that is the
isn't that sinister as the original one..

Halloween

Green's take on Carpenter's scariest night, is plausible but is certainly not palpable to the tone and nor is equally scary as it should have been. And the primary reason to that is the uncertainty that was kept alive in the original installment, that is clearly the missing puzzle in here. Although, Green does get few gigs right. And by right, I mean, bang on bucks. There are few jaw dropping revelations that can leave you shook and make you think twice before moving ahead. But that's as much as thinking you are about to get in here. It takes steps that are more harrowing then the previous one even ever dared to do so. And yet it still isn't that sinister as the original one. Probably, because of the innocence and the rawness that is left untouched in this one.

The narration is gripping and adaptive but isn't layered or thought provoking as it was anticipated. And as far as answers are concerned you are still left under the shades, all the ones that were essential, were given in the '78 version of Carpenter's. The editing and the conversations, at times makes it a bit spooky and sketchy and not on terms of the genre but on terms of the practicality that it attempts to achieve. The silent pitches that used to create the glass cutting tense environment on the screen, is a big void waiting to be filled. The horrors and screams seems manipulative and most of the time is spent upon creating obvious close calls that aren't going as expected. Green is a good filmmaker and there are clear signs of that.

But it takes a much more evil mind to create the perfect horror, and that is something that can neither be learnt or taught, it comes natural and unfortunately Green doesn't have it in him. Curtis is back on the suit except this time it is armored with guns blazing on both the shoulder. She is hurt and evolved with starry eyes that can kill anyone. She oozes power to a point where it creates catastrophe on others lives too, and mind you, this character that may look bad and rough on the outer surface and is actually soft on the inner side, doesn't actually go as one might think. Greer is convincing but the rest of the supporting cast doesn't get anything beyond your stereotypical pawns of a horror genre.

The sound effects are sharp and also at times a but loud, but since Green uses it as a tool in a narration especially when he has to transition from one scene to another, it works for the most part of it. The upgraded background score on the original version by Carpenter himself, is astonishing and breathtaking that creates a dreadful impact among the viewers. Halloween is a decent feature as both an individual and a sequel, but its existence is somewhat questionable and to listen to Green for around two hours for him to convince you for its reasons that are justified, seems a bit of a stretch.
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YehorUkraineOct 29, 2018
hey everybody. Trailer was really excellent but film not.Dont interesting plot and characters.4/10
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Vadim27Oct 31, 2018
Фильм вообще не страшный,хорошо снят, прекрасно передается атмосфера тех времен. В фильме множество смешных моментов.Проблема в том что фильм позицианирует себя как драмма и хоррор и у него не вышло стать ни одним ни другим. НеплохаяФильм вообще не страшный,хорошо снят, прекрасно передается атмосфера тех времен. В фильме множество смешных моментов.Проблема в том что фильм позицианирует себя как драмма и хоррор и у него не вышло стать ни одним ни другим. Неплохая актерская игра, хорошее музыкальное сопровождение. Сюжет крайне тупой и прямолинеен. Вообщем сходить один раз в компании друзей-неплохо. Expand
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enei200Oct 30, 2018
Half of the movie is a interesting story of the antagonist, Laurie and the somewhat good character building, but the other half just kills it, filler-ish story about some romance with main, semi-main characters that doesn't even play a roleHalf of the movie is a interesting story of the antagonist, Laurie and the somewhat good character building, but the other half just kills it, filler-ish story about some romance with main, semi-main characters that doesn't even play a role later in the movie. It was freaking boring. And the ending could've been made less predictable, but oh well. Expand
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nognowOct 23, 2018
Hands down better than most if not all sequels and an overall decent but disappointing movie.
Unlike most of the sequels, it is very faithful to the tone and dark atmosphere of the original; this Michael Myers is once again an unstoppable
Hands down better than most if not all sequels and an overall decent but disappointing movie.
Unlike most of the sequels, it is very faithful to the tone and dark atmosphere of the original; this Michael Myers is once again an unstoppable force of evil rather than a regular human psychopath or part of some cult. Jamie Lee Curtis is once again the shining star whose performance single-handedly brings the movie together.
A bit too much fan service, not enough new Ideas, an overabundance of loud jumpscares, a poor second half, and misplaced humor prevent the movie from being capital G "Great".
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GCOReviewsOct 29, 2018
This movie I would recommend to newcomers watching the horror genre. There's not much gore suitable for ages 9 & over. Halloween (2018) is good, not great, not amazing, not awesome, just plain old good. I can see why people would beThis movie I would recommend to newcomers watching the horror genre. There's not much gore suitable for ages 9 & over. Halloween (2018) is good, not great, not amazing, not awesome, just plain old good. I can see why people would be disappointed at this film but I did enjoy it. For a Halloween film, it can be better I'll tell you this, there's more comedic sense than horror in the film. As far as Carpenter's score goes, it was an awesome score but I've got to disagree with Carpenter and say that the original score was better. Sorry John. Expand
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TVJerryOct 25, 2018
Even though there have been numerous sequels, this is considered a direct follow-up to the original. Jamie Lee Curtis is back, 40 years later, when Michael Myers goes on another brutal rampage. This time, she's locked and loaded and also hasEven though there have been numerous sequels, this is considered a direct follow-up to the original. Jamie Lee Curtis is back, 40 years later, when Michael Myers goes on another brutal rampage. This time, she's locked and loaded and also has a daughter and granddaughter to protect. There's nothing new this time around, another large body count and some minor tension. It'll probably be successful because fans will want to check it out, but it's purely average. Expand
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Alkash2010Oct 23, 2018
Фильм средний,как хорор абсолютно ничтожный и ужасный,напугался один раз. Фильм держит в напряжении,не в страхе,как должен. Проработаны только некоторые персонажи,Майкла абсолютно не раскрыли хотя мб и не стоило,бабку раскрыли и доктораФильм средний,как хорор абсолютно ничтожный и ужасный,напугался один раз. Фильм держит в напряжении,не в страхе,как должен. Проработаны только некоторые персонажи,Майкла абсолютно не раскрыли хотя мб и не стоило,бабку раскрыли и доктора Майкла раскрыли,а остальные бездушные чудики и все. Expand
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augustwoOct 21, 2018
Halloween the original is my favorite all time scary movie. Maybe it's because I'm getting older but I was never scared during this film. The story is a little cheesy too. It's worth seeing just to hear the music but it did not meet my high hopes.
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VinrichOct 20, 2018
Pacing issues & not enough of Laurie.
Good but not great. A lot left to be desired.
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vancityboyOct 19, 2018
This is a fun thrillride that is worth seeing in theaters. It is not perfect, but is a major upswing from anything we've got in the recent past. Jamie Lee curtis holds her own in this exciting continuation and keeps the movie entertaining andThis is a fun thrillride that is worth seeing in theaters. It is not perfect, but is a major upswing from anything we've got in the recent past. Jamie Lee curtis holds her own in this exciting continuation and keeps the movie entertaining and gripping throughout. David Gordon Green did a great job with this film and I would highly recommend that if your a fan of quality horror to check this out. This movie gave me nightmares last night. Job well done. Expand
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HectOct 20, 2018
Halloween 2018 have a great moments but sadly the movie offers only a fan service with each killing, Halloween 2 is much better. I can`t take this the truly official canon from the franchice...
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Rebecca31Oct 21, 2018
The much anticipated sequel to John Carpenter's Halloween, set 40 years later. If like me you never bothered with any of the sequels then good because Halloween 2018 made the wise decision to ignore all of them.

Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee
The much anticipated sequel to John Carpenter's Halloween, set 40 years later. If like me you never bothered with any of the sequels then good because Halloween 2018 made the wise decision to ignore all of them.

Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) lives a life away from the rest of the world, she has an estranged relationship with her daughter and granddaughter. Still haunted by the events that took place Halloween night 40 years ago. Michael Myers is in a high security mental asylum but is due to be transferred on Halloween night, the 40 year anniversary of his original killing spree. Things play out about as well as you expect and this slasher horror movie starts delivering exactly what it promises. A well made horror that isn't afraid to take some dark turns and keeps the atmosphere for the most part. This is largely due to the soundtrack, one of the best examples of using a score effectively in a horror movie. Instantly recognisable and enough to send chills down your spine. This sequel is definitely made for the fans, it's been building up to the Laurie v Michael Myers final confrontation I was just a little disappointed the story kept drifting back to the high school teenagers and their mundane problems. When we meet Laurie Strode in this movie she's unrecognisable to her character in the original Halloween. She's not going to be terrorized, she's the badass 'ain't talking no **** grandma who's spent her life preparing for meeting Michael Myers again determined to finish him off and that is all I cared about. No it's not perfect and it doesn't quite live up to the original Halloween but it's entertaining and definitely one to check out. Your perfect choice for the time of year. Recommended.
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bkristmanOct 21, 2018
I've never cared much for these Hallowe'en films but this got decent reviews so i thought i'd try again. The first 3/4 of it was ok with a lot of funny bits as you see the usual mayhem with stock teens and dumb cops getting murdered but itI've never cared much for these Hallowe'en films but this got decent reviews so i thought i'd try again. The first 3/4 of it was ok with a lot of funny bits as you see the usual mayhem with stock teens and dumb cops getting murdered but it slows down near the end as they come to the big finale that of course leaves an opening for another sequel.
The problem is that Michael Myers is so boring as a serial killer that he ads nothing to the film.Jason Voorhees,even with the mask is far more expressive and fun than Myers.
There was also no gratuitous nudity in this which is disappointing.
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CodyNewlonOct 22, 2018
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Halloween 2018 really disappointed me. I was looking forward to it and it was my most anticipated horror film of the year. In the end it became boring and uninteresting. The story had no substance. It didn't feel like it had anywhere to go, but to have random empty characters killed off. The characters don't really do anything, but run around, hide and try to be smart. Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) was the only character worth investing into, because she had a lot to bring to the story, but we don't even get enough of her. You can tell Jamie Lee Curtis was enjoying her time making this film too and it shows in her performance and the film was hurting not having her in it a whole lot. Laurie's family was worthless. They don't do anything worth caring about. The dad dies and I didn't even care, because he didn't serve any purpose. The side story with the granddaughter was poorly brought to the audience and boring. The mother is annoying and didn't really convince me that her life growing up with her mother was really as bad as she make it out to be. The atmosphere was confusing. I definitely could see that John Carpenteresque tone and look to it. It really felt like they really wanted to bring back the old feel of what made the original into a style of horror. The score was awesome. It was nice hearing the old synth sounds and theme song from John and Cody Carpenter. There was a really cool single shot scene in the movie though and it really brought a unique feel and tone to the film and it really brought Halloween back to life. It really felt like the film was elevating, but shortly it was undercutted with stupid comedic lines or a jumpscare noise. Oh my god, everytime Michael Myers shows up to kill someone theres a stupid jumpscare noise, and it really ruins the atmosphere that the film is trying to convey through out Michael's character and the film itself. Please, stop the jumpscares noises, it doesn't work at all. I honestly wouldn't see this again until it comes out on Blu Ray or something. It's boring and I would watch the original sequel over this one. But go watch it and tell me what you think about it. This is only my opinion. Expand
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SimenElvhaugOct 22, 2018
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Oh gosh darnit people, this movie gave me the hibbie jibbies! I was so scared i almost peed my poopoo filled pants. I couldn´t sleep for a month and i am 31. This movie is very not that surely scary. I am a dad married to my cousin from Alabama hippie kayaye i love Kanye. Vote trump 2020 Expand
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crankyermaOct 20, 2018
I'm a big fan of the franchise. Haven't looked forward to seeing a film in the theater like this in over a decade. That said, this "Halloween" kinda blew goats. The biggest problem is that the script didn't seem to have much drive from sceneI'm a big fan of the franchise. Haven't looked forward to seeing a film in the theater like this in over a decade. That said, this "Halloween" kinda blew goats. The biggest problem is that the script didn't seem to have much drive from scene to scene at times. There were no great dialogue moments. Laurie's character felt flat and kind've under defined. Add to that the misguided undercurrent of not feminism as much as misandry was a turn off as well. They do make it a point to show that even when you are best friends and have an emotional connection with a girl, if you are a fat or less than hot male and you try to kiss her, it's an offense worthy of a gruesome death. Love the sensitivity of the #metoo crowd. Good to know. "H2O" was a far better written and more entertaining film. As I left the theater (which was dead silent for the entire film) I couldn't help but compare my overall lack of enthusiasm for what I just sat through and the elation and total satisfaction I felt after viewing "H2O." This film was kind've a loser. Expand
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marcmyworksOct 20, 2018
Truthfully the best since the original. The latest Halloween works well mostly because it humanizes Michael Myers, he's a driven killer who is not supernatural, but simply a man. Jamie Lee Curtis becomes Linda Hamilton as she portrays theTruthfully the best since the original. The latest Halloween works well mostly because it humanizes Michael Myers, he's a driven killer who is not supernatural, but simply a man. Jamie Lee Curtis becomes Linda Hamilton as she portrays the emotional and broken Laurie Strode, dedicated in protecting her family at all costs. At times the film suffers from feeling like the horror sequel to Super Bad, but overall it works. Honestly, though I love the Halloween movies, I wouldn't mind if they ended on this note. Expand
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AxeTOct 21, 2018
Beyond reboot, beyond chronic sequelitis, beyond unnecessary. Though conventionally well made and competently delivering for its audience it's also exactly the predictable retread of gore and bore anyone of sound mind would expect and avoidBeyond reboot, beyond chronic sequelitis, beyond unnecessary. Though conventionally well made and competently delivering for its audience it's also exactly the predictable retread of gore and bore anyone of sound mind would expect and avoid including old fans of the classic original, the one that started the whole slasher thriller sub-genre and a clever deservingly praised little movie at that. It feels much longer than it actually is with the only viewers who could possibly be entertained being the young who have not seen this schlock all before and maybe the mentally retarded.
The makers and marketers are so vapid and lazy they couldn't (or stupidly chose not to) even come up with a variant on the original title which is nonsensical since it's not a remake and will only lead to pointless confusion in the future with the duplicate titles.
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deecatOct 26, 2018
Ghostbusters with Guns

Not worth the $12 admission! The only thing good about this film is John Carpenter's original score. This is not a horror movie; it's a chick flick with a guest appearance by Michael Myers. The characters are a sitcom
Ghostbusters with Guns

Not worth the $12 admission! The only thing good about this film is John Carpenter's original score. This is not a horror movie; it's a chick flick with a guest appearance by Michael Myers. The characters are a sitcom level of complexity at best, with the standard women smart - men dumb shtick. The lead women have all these kick ass combat skills, whereas the men couldn’t find their own asses with map. The plot meanders aimlessly, like Michael Myers, from scene to scene. Characters, dull and shallow, appear and disappear without rhyme, reason or entertainment. In the end, Halloween is a disjointed humourless, horrorless sleepwalk through Haddonfield, Illinois.
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pomattovichOct 19, 2018
David Gordon Green’s response to the original film leans a bit too much on recreating it. Goes in some intriguing directions, & some disappointing ones. It hits the nostalgia button a few too many times. Jamie Lee is great, but is aDavid Gordon Green’s response to the original film leans a bit too much on recreating it. Goes in some intriguing directions, & some disappointing ones. It hits the nostalgia button a few too many times. Jamie Lee is great, but is a supporting character in her own movie. The Shape is outstanding, with a strong physical presence that still delivers chills, though rarely satisfying scares. At the end of the day, it’s still just a Halloween sequel, complete with a final girl and a bevy of dumb teenagers to mow through before the final confrontation that we came to see. Expand
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wkallaoOct 19, 2018
After seeing this film, I realized how all the prior sequels missed the mark on everything. Those sequels missed dedication, passion and promise - three things that this film all included. Halloween (2018) isn't just a well made horror movie,After seeing this film, I realized how all the prior sequels missed the mark on everything. Those sequels missed dedication, passion and promise - three things that this film all included. Halloween (2018) isn't just a well made horror movie, it's a well made movie in every aspect. The cinematography is gorgeous, the lighting is eerie, the acting is phenomenal, the music is chilling...and it is scary!!!

In this film we follow Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis) who has been suffering from PTSD for 40 years following her escape from Michael Myers back in 1978. This film does an impeccable job of portraying PTSD, and how Laurie's life has been derailed by it. The film follows Michael escaping after a bus crash, and in this film - Laurie is the one hunting him down. It is a unique twist that is well done.

This film is filled to the brim with incredible references to all prior films and is done so cleverly, they work! These allusions don't feel forced or like a gimmick. They are natural and work so well with the film. This film will keep you on the edge of your seat because for the first time in 40 years, we feel how scary and dangerous Michael is. From when we first see him in action., we know he isn't not here to mess around.

Aside from some necessary expositional dialogue, this film makes all its marks. It is a film done so well with such passion and dedication. David Gordon Green, Danny McBride and Jeff Fradley made an impossible to miss movie. Finally, a Halloween sequel that feels like a MOVIE. A true story you are invested in and can follow.

This is a MUST SEE film for all Halloween fans - and all horror fanatics, and anyone who just loves good movies! I viewed this film in a special screening, and the audience there screamed, laughed and cheered their way through it the entire thing. This will go down as one of the best horror films made, and even one of the best slashers too. This film is so well done, it doesn't only outdo all the sequels, it nearly outdoes the original. YES - it is that amazing of a film.
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PanchogulOct 19, 2018
Ha superado con creces todas las expectativas que tenía desde el momento en que salió el primer tráiler hasta la fecha de estreno, esta a la altura de los clásicos slasher de antaño sin duda alguna, repleta de guiños a la película homónima deHa superado con creces todas las expectativas que tenía desde el momento en que salió el primer tráiler hasta la fecha de estreno, esta a la altura de los clásicos slasher de antaño sin duda alguna, repleta de guiños a la película homónima de 1978, los fans del terror y de la franquicia amarán esta película. En lo personal nunca en la vida había disfrutado de una película de terror en el cine como lo hice esta noche al 100% Expand
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Puggyiscool123Oct 19, 2018
I'm a HUGE fan of the entire series. I even enjoy most of the objectively bad films to varying degrees. This film was fine. Looked great. JLC was excellent. "The Shape" was as menacing as ever. That being said, this is a flawed film. TheI'm a HUGE fan of the entire series. I even enjoy most of the objectively bad films to varying degrees. This film was fine. Looked great. JLC was excellent. "The Shape" was as menacing as ever. That being said, this is a flawed film. The flaws are two-fold, but inter-related. First, with the exception of Laurie, and, perhaps, a character with limited screen time--the supporting characters are neither compelling or memorable. Part of the problem is that it almost appears that this movie had a television series narrative as opposed to a feature film. There are too many characters and subplots to sustain any interest in either of the aforementioned. Eventually, you just want some of them to get killed off--to return the focus to Laurie and Michael. My second issue is that, as are many films in 2018, the male characters are, by and large, ineffectual boneheads--leaving Laurie as the only competent person in the film. I have no problem with JLC playing the hero--but rooting for male "good guys" to get killed so as to get them off the screen (because they are so annoying) is not optimal screenwriting. I think some of the review "
inflation" is due to the fact that to some extent, the film is "woke"--especially in a #metoo respect. In my estimation, the movie would have been a solid "8" if the male characters were written with a modicum of realism and empathy.
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LamontRaymondOct 19, 2018
Saw it twice in two nights, and I liked it MUCH better the second time for some reason. The call-outs (and reversals) from the first movie are great, and the Easter Eggs (Season of Witch Silver Shamrock masks) are fun. But Curtis isSaw it twice in two nights, and I liked it MUCH better the second time for some reason. The call-outs (and reversals) from the first movie are great, and the Easter Eggs (Season of Witch Silver Shamrock masks) are fun. But Curtis is phenomenal. I liked the Home Alone aspect of the film. The teenagers are extremely well-cast, especially the girl playing Strode's granddaughter. The dialogue among the teens is especially well-written, actually. The worst part of the film is the new doctor. He can't hold a candle to Donald Pleasance's Loomis. And those podcasters...ugh! Still, I had a great with this. Highly recommended. Expand
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scot2525Oct 19, 2018
Third best in the franchise and the best sequel since '81 HII. The film has some tense moments but nothing truly scary. The humor works well in context but seems to upset some fans. Slightly dissapointed with the new soundtrack as it feelsThird best in the franchise and the best sequel since '81 HII. The film has some tense moments but nothing truly scary. The humor works well in context but seems to upset some fans. Slightly dissapointed with the new soundtrack as it feels forced in a couple spots. Expand
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dawsonvanb1028Oct 19, 2018
When I first heard that we would be getting a new sequel to the 1978 classic film, once again starring Jamie Lee Curtis and with John Carpenter on board, I began anticipating the release of this film. Now that it's finally out I can happilyWhen I first heard that we would be getting a new sequel to the 1978 classic film, once again starring Jamie Lee Curtis and with John Carpenter on board, I began anticipating the release of this film. Now that it's finally out I can happily say that Halloween (2018) Is a fantastic Halloween movie and is without a doubt in my mind the best sequel the series has had to date. There are many call backs to the original here, but whereas other series can really force them in (the pun there may have hinted at what I'm referring to) Halloween (2018) has them in ways that work as both fantastic fan service and great easter eggs. Jamie Lee Curtis is fantastic in this movie, playing a tougher, physically stronger version of Laurie but also very damaged and mentally scarred by the murders of her friends that has caused her to push aside her family. What surprised me about her performance was that she wasn't just a badass as we saw in the trailers, she is also very emotional and seeing that aspect of her in a PTSD like way, really made me feel for her. The supporting cast is mostly good such as Judy Greer as Laurie's daughter and Andi Matichak as her granddaughter Allison. Michael obviously returns and is not shying away when it comes to brutally murdering people. This film has the best kills in the whole series and unlike the original show tons of blood. You do have some typical teenager cliches, but they feel mostly at home considering the original was built all around them. The films does a great job with its cinematography, I loved the long tracking shots of Michael, they were very suspensful and were backed up by the amazing soundtrack. There is a twist near the end that is bothering a lot of people but I actually liked the twist besides one thing that happens in the scene. Otherwise the movie was absolutely fantastic and deserves all the praise it's getting. Expand
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ladymontecarloOct 20, 2018
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I get the feeling some may not have actually watched Halloween 1978 via all the reviews on various sites. They seem to say this new Halloween is the "sequel" to the 1978 original and that Michael has been incarcerated ever since. Problem: Michael got away in the original Halloween. It would work if they called this movie Halloween 3, but the body count referred to would have to be higher than "5 people". It would be feasible considering Michael "burned to death" in Halloween 2 they could have captured him then since both movies occurred on the same night. Some critics have said there was closure by the end. I say, It was left wide open and there was absolutely no closure. There were way too many valleys/painfully slow moments. It could have been so much better than it was. Die hard Michael Myers fan here, but I couldn't disregard enough of this movie to keep it interesting for me. Way too much just didn't make sense or attempt to stay in line with how the story really went. You just have to imagine that there were no Halloween movies after the original 1978. Also, Michael would not have gotten away in the original's ending. I had such high hopes for this film, but personally, I walked away disappointed. Expand
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RavenPaulOct 26, 2018
I thought it was a very poorly written film with very boring characters. It was supposed to follow the first film but way too much violence and language. It was supposed to ignore the sequels but had references to them all through it. I gotI thought it was a very poorly written film with very boring characters. It was supposed to follow the first film but way too much violence and language. It was supposed to ignore the sequels but had references to them all through it. I got bored quickly and the only tension I felt was wanting them to get to the Michael vs Laurie showdown, even though she’s “not his sister!” It seemed like I was watching a fan fiction movie on youtube. Expand
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SirupyOct 31, 2018
i enjoyed this movie from the nostalgic kills from previous movies influences the kills in this movie with a lot of jump scares ranging from the final few scenes in the house when Lorie strode checking and sealing of the house i digress toi enjoyed this movie from the nostalgic kills from previous movies influences the kills in this movie with a lot of jump scares ranging from the final few scenes in the house when Lorie strode checking and sealing of the house i digress to that but overall acting was superb and the cinematography was great camera work paid of with this film. Expand
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Kurt_KaufmanOct 23, 2018
The Movie was terrible. Why were there so many plot holes and terribly written dumb ass characters taking up all the run time? All we wanted to see was a conclusion between Michael and Laurie... Not pointless exposition on a background mostThe Movie was terrible. Why were there so many plot holes and terribly written dumb ass characters taking up all the run time? All we wanted to see was a conclusion between Michael and Laurie... Not pointless exposition on a background most people not hiding under a rock for the last 40 years would have already known. Such a bad mis-mesh of unbelievable characters doing the opposite of what any sane person would do. Expand
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EpicLadySpongeOct 19, 2018
Forty years has passed since the original movie was released to theaters and what's shocking is that this Halloween has managed to scrap every single installment that came between the original and this real follow-up. What I like about thisForty years has passed since the original movie was released to theaters and what's shocking is that this Halloween has managed to scrap every single installment that came between the original and this real follow-up. What I like about this movie is that it actually acknowledges our timeline to make a pinpoint to the plot. Tropes and clichés aside, this Halloween movie is more than just a generic sequel or a failed remake to a very boring franchise. I think this could be the exact movie where the Halloween franchise can finally be redeemed after being treated with boring sequels and a terrible remake that no one wanted in the first place for so many years. Yeah, it suffers from common horror tropes and clichés, but at least you can tolerate it more than the other installments in this franchise. This movie also makes our two main characters, Michael Myers and Laurie Strode, feel relevant again even if they are still suffered from common horror tropes and clichés. Expand
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AaronRadcliffOct 19, 2018
"We've been so deprived of a good Halloween movie for so long that we might look at this and consider it better than what it is. There's a couple laughs, but it isn't funny. There's some spooks, but it isn't scary. Rather than a bad sequel,"We've been so deprived of a good Halloween movie for so long that we might look at this and consider it better than what it is. There's a couple laughs, but it isn't funny. There's some spooks, but it isn't scary. Rather than a bad sequel, it feels like a less-than-stellar fan film." Expand
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Megajohn01Oct 19, 2018
By excising the unnecessary mythology that had been hamfisted into later installments/remakes and utilizing a back to basics approach, Halloween is the definitive sequel to the original 1978 film and a modern slasher classic
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mooviefanOct 19, 2018
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Halloween! In 2018?! I was excited. Was being the operative word. I saw the movie at my earliest convenience and what I saw left a lot to be desired. The opening credits got me right in the zone - the rotted pumpkin clearly representing the poor Rob Zombie attempts and some of the other stinkers in the Halloween series. But that was all to be forgotten, the pumpkin was reborn and re-lit and the audience sat there with me, ready to digest whatever was in store for us. What was in store, was a poorly put together mish-mash of poor acting and poor script. Now granted, Jibrail Nantambu is a young actor but his role of Julian was so poor I thought I was watching an out-take. His delivery of lines was comically out of sync with what the script-writer had intended that it sounded like something that wouldn't have made the cut in a B-movie, yet, here it was. The premise of Michael being in a mental institution for the past 40 years seemed like a strange premise, but it was just about pulled off, although the way we got to the mental institution was lame - the journalists clearly were there for cannon-fodder. And this was the problem throughout - the cast just seemed to be there to kill. There wasn't anyone I really cared about. If you cast your mind back to earlier Halloween movies, you'll remember Bernard Garrett (Halloween II). Although his screen time was relatively short, I liked Bernard. Halloween has the stereotypical love-triangle thing going on which really felt like we haven't progressed in horror movies - or rather, we have (Saw didn't feel the need to add teenage love triangles into the mix). There are glimpses of hope - Michael Myres is as violent as ever and he's on a mission to kill. The music, threat and potential is there, but just as we head towards a good scene, the pacing moves from being too fast, to super slow...really, slow. There are a couple of twists and turns but one of them I wont spoil was in my opinion, an offense to fans of Loomis. One other thing that sticks in my mind (like the smell of a rotten egg) was that when Michael killed a cop, the police response was weaker than the response you'd get for posting a controversial tweet. The ending, which I wont spoil, was rather dull and a ultimately somewhat of a let-down considering the amount of advertising i'd seen for this movie. I wanted to love this movie - I even went as far as watching several of the other Halloween movies before this one, but I suspect the rating will drop as more people view this. Unfortunately, the pumpkin is still rotten and i'm not sure if this is a series than can be revived. Expand
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MasterRileyOct 22, 2018
Halloween (2018) is finally the sequel to the original movie fans have been waiting for. It washes away all the storylines of the previous sequels and is a direct continuation of the 1978 classic. It takes place exactly 40 years later whenHalloween (2018) is finally the sequel to the original movie fans have been waiting for. It washes away all the storylines of the previous sequels and is a direct continuation of the 1978 classic. It takes place exactly 40 years later when Michael Myers manages to escape prison and return to killing. Jamie Lee Curtis gives a great performance as an older Laurie Strode and her character development feels natural and believable from the first film. Most of the other new characters are interesting enough as well, with a few standout characters that you really feel for when they get sliced by Michael. The heart and soul of this movie though is the build up and execution of Laurie and Michael's confrontation. This is the best aspect of the movie. The final act of the movie is phenomenal with great acting, suspense, and music that really keeps you on the edge of your seat. The film also has some really cool callbacks to the original that are similar yet different enough to work within the new story. If you enjoyed the first movie you will definitely enjoy this one as well. Expand
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Stephanie555Oct 20, 2018
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I was highly anticipating this one. I couldn't wait to see Jamie Lee back in action. I have to say when word got out that they would be dismissing H 2 and H20 that was hard to understand. It just seems it made for a better story this go around on how she lives now with a fortress and guns galore, escaping to come after her 20 years ago and now waiting again for this go around. But that aside , I went in with nothing but positive mind set , ready to be blown away. Well.... it was good... but there were a lot of things that were just too much. He's in a sanitarium 40 years , silent w/o a word and on Halloween night they're going to transport him to somewhere else??? I mean I get it.. you have to get him out of the hospital somehow, but there's other ways. I didn't like the role of Laurie's daughter... she played the old role of "your crazy" "this isn't real" yada yada... too much. The movie should have been scarier , like the others. Too much comic relief for a movie of this caliber. The scares were lacking for me and I saw plenty of opportunities for lots of really good scares. The music however was on point and Michael's mask and killing was good. I just think it could have been better. Jamie Lee played a good role of course , but I think her character was also lacking. She needed more. It's still worth seeing without a doubt and I hope they make another one next year, probably that one will be without Jamie Lee but the series still has plenty of life it just needs to be the scare that we know it can be and the horror that all the other films of today want to be. Step it up on the next one guys... it's Halloween after all. Expand
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Davrosdaleks1Oct 19, 2018
Walked into this film a little hesitant, but darn did I find this to be the best Halloween film since the original.

Although the constant Halloween continuity reboots have gotten a bit draining, having only the first film count and Michael
Walked into this film a little hesitant, but darn did I find this to be the best Halloween film since the original.

Although the constant Halloween continuity reboots have gotten a bit draining, having only the first film count and Michael no longer being Laurie's brother returns Michael back to this random, inexplicable force of death. None of the other films, including maybe even the original, have stressed so much the unease of not knowing what makes him tick.

The tight camerawork also may come closest to the original to Michael more of a menacing thing than man. The scares are kept pretty varied as the direction for Michael's appearances and kills shift seamlessly between subtle and in-your-face. In an age when slashers have become predictable, this movie manages to surprise at points in its ferocity.

The film looks good in general with the whole thing having this 70s look that manages to utilize darkness without sacrificing color. The opening sequence is a very effective and weird-little variation on the original into. The classic music theme is back. The script does a surprisingly good job of delving into the emotional and psychological aftermath of Michael's killings. There is a lot of setup and exposition before Michael escapes, but the dialogue is so smooth, it isn't an issue. There are actually a few funny lines spread throughout.

I really liked Jamie Lee Curtis' performance as Laurie Strode even more than her portrayal in H20, and she was already pretty good in that. Here she is a half-crazed, survivalist grandma suffering from PSTD. Curtis easily switches between tough and tormented. Credit should also be given to Andi Matichak as the granddaughter. She gives a good job of playing the new young heroine, and I kind of wished she had more screentime.

Only big knitpick is that the authorities use movie logic here, and there is some suspension of disbelief in how they handle things.
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bimmybob2001Oct 20, 2018
not really one of "The BEST" Reboots, but it is a Decent one that Is good enough to warrant Good Attention
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OneZetaOct 22, 2018
Easily the best sequel out of the sequels. Better than the remakes and second only to the original 1978 masterpiece. Halloween is a movie worth experiencing.
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AxebrossiaOct 20, 2018
Killing list: Fan service, fan service, copy paste, fan service, fan service, copy paste and final confrotation with Laurie (Kind of Home Alone movie); GREAT! (the only great from the movie)
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WizberdOct 19, 2018
An Absolutely Good Slasher and a Perfect Halloween Movie, Jamie Lee Curtis slash the movie and Myers still absolutely Terryfing.
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chughes717Oct 19, 2018
If you're a fan of the series, you won't be disappointed. A lot of callbacks to the original and it has some interesting ideas of its' own as well. Will be interesting to see what happens with the franchise moving forward...
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holydragonguyOct 22, 2018
great movie, but one thing people have to know before watching is the timeline. this 2018 Halloween movie and the first one connect with each other. the rest are left out.
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rodrigoribeiro0Oct 19, 2018
The director David Gordon Green was smart enough to abandon every installment that came after the original and create a real sequel that would look “clean” and continue Carpenter’s story, which was effective for its level of creepiness andThe director David Gordon Green was smart enough to abandon every installment that came after the original and create a real sequel that would look “clean” and continue Carpenter’s story, which was effective for its level of creepiness and simplicity. “Halloween 2018” is a good film. It is well directed, it is well written, it has great acting and the pacing is slow like the original. The “life trauma and its impacts” theme is incredibly well crafted. The development of Laurie Strode’s character and her relationship with her daughter and granddaughter is fantastic.

As a movie, it is above most of the slashers out there. As a Halloween flick, well, this is the part that the movie has its victories and also fails in several ways. This installment delivers strong fan service to die hard fans. From its opening credits that pretty much use the same formula of the original to the scenes that pay homage to the whole franchise, the movie knows how to gain the hearts of the real fans. John Carpenter’s soundtrack and scores are the best in this. This is probably his best work yet.

But the biggest lesson Carpenter has taught us, which is “don’t show too much and keep in the shadows”, well this was truly abandoned in H2018. I felt like I was watching Michael kill people, one after the other, without any supporting tension. Any suspense. The addition of comedy also destroyed a lot of the good opportunities that the movie had to scare the **** out of us. With the exception of the 3rd act that is amazingly well written and has a scene that really made me fear Michael, the rest of the movie does not scare much. Overall you will realize that you are watching a good fun movie, that is not very scary and works better for die hard fans or for people who are easy to scare.
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TrentsteelOct 30, 2018
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Reporting from Studio 35, it’s Date Night at the Movies, with Trent Steel. With date Angel Doyle. The new Halloween is a f$&$ing sh$$$how. Let me just save you the time and effort of reading further. I really feel badly that I’m devoting these 3 minutes to even recognize it as a thing that exists. It’s the worst piece of film I’ve seen in years; I couldn’t even laugh. It’s edited in the classic style of a bipolar chimpanzee with scissors and glue, and severe ADHD. What are your thoughts , Angel? “(loud laughter, followed up with a jarring snort, proclaiming to the house with an all inclusive sweep of her arm:)These motherf%%*#^s think this is a great movie!? F$&@ing idiots!” Yes Angel, we are in Clintonville, hipsters like things that suck, for the irony or something. The terrifying thing about the original Michael Myers: his absence from the screen. The Shape is a phantom, he just exudes his menace, not his visage, silently hides in the shadows, stalking, offering a split second glimpse, or was that just my eyes playing tricks? Smelling out and savoring the palpable unease he creates in his prey, until that day comes, then....BAM!!!! There he is !!! Stab Stab Stab kill Stab kill, cock head slowly to watch death settle into a victim’s pupils! Angel, hey! Angel! “Zzzzzzzzzz snort zzzz” The Shape it turns out is now a balding grey haired man with stubble. And he basically wears a camera on his back like a third person video game; It’s Grand Theft Auto without robbing the hos after you beat them to death. This is the point where I drifted off to a far off theater in my mind, and watched “Die Hard.” If I were JC I’d take every copy of that film, bury Danny McBride alive with them, set the mountain alight and throw myself on the pyre. Angel, it’s time to go. “Has the movie started yet? Hey, give me some popcorn, B$&ch!” Until next time, goodnight, and “We’ll see you at the next date night !” Expand
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hcliffedOct 19, 2018
The ending was so meh, after so much buildup. This franchise is not confident that it can tell a good story. To remove all the sequels, but make this the third Halloween II, yet ironically, the third film to be subtly named "Halloween", itThe ending was so meh, after so much buildup. This franchise is not confident that it can tell a good story. To remove all the sequels, but make this the third Halloween II, yet ironically, the third film to be subtly named "Halloween", it would have been better to have just admitted to fans that it's Ha11oween. We've seen it all and done it all before. Expand
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moviemitch96Oct 19, 2018
Released and set 40 years after the release/events of the iconic original slasher from 1978, this film does us all the great service of completely disregarding all of the unnecessary and not so great sequels to the original! That's right!Released and set 40 years after the release/events of the iconic original slasher from 1978, this film does us all the great service of completely disregarding all of the unnecessary and not so great sequels to the original! That's right! This is treated as a sequel to the very original film only (thank goodness!) The result is a frightening and bloody good time with Michael Myers for a new generation, with of course some clever winks and nods to the original as well. And I gotta say, watching three generations of Strodes (Laurie Strode, her daughter, and her granddaughter) going up against Michael Myers was pretty awesome to watch! Jamie Lee Curtis is better than ever as the older but certainly wiser Laurie Strode, and even Judy Greer as her daughter and newcomer Andi Matichak as her granddaughter both give strong performances. And it does have its campy moments, but what horror film doesn't nowadays? And besides, that's what makes it fun in a lot of ways as well! Expand
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whackjackerOct 23, 2018
Alien was the most overrated movie of all time. I hate it. Ridley Scott is a jackass and needs to get knocked out and put in his place. He is a bad director. American Gangster was his best movie. Denzel 4 Life.

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mikeydodoOct 20, 2018
Totally entertaining and watchable. It has some good scares, gore, camp and that old-style horror movie feel. packed theatre in los angeles... everyone seemed to enjoy! perfect movie to see this halloween season
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MikeyIshOct 20, 2018
Absolutely amazing, best sequel ever and the atmosphere and soundtrack are really great too, loved it so much!
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JamesQOct 20, 2018
A welcome return to form for this franchise, although not without its own problems. Brings some novel themes to the slasher framework and Jamie Lee Curtis is fantastic; the "kill the teenagers" elements can take away from that main storylineA welcome return to form for this franchise, although not without its own problems. Brings some novel themes to the slasher framework and Jamie Lee Curtis is fantastic; the "kill the teenagers" elements can take away from that main storyline (and our main emotional investment in the film), but thankfully they are mainly handled with gory aplomb: well-shot suspense sequences, startling death scenes, a nice atmosphere of eerie calmness and in my opinion the best take on Michael Myers since the 1978 original. Curious to see it again, so that's a good sign. Expand
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WiscoJoeOct 31, 2018
Halloween is a no-frills, respectful, and direct followup to the original, with just enough Danny McBride/David Gordon Green "slice of life" asides to make it seem fresh. As a slasher film, the kills on display are impressive for being bothHalloween is a no-frills, respectful, and direct followup to the original, with just enough Danny McBride/David Gordon Green "slice of life" asides to make it seem fresh. As a slasher film, the kills on display are impressive for being both practical and inventive. As a sequel, the film successfully veers between slavish devotion to the source material and winking meta-commentary. Like Michael Myers himself, the film ultimately has nothing to say except that it exists and that it is relentless. Expand
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imthenoobOct 25, 2018
This is the only time, outside of the Zombie Halloween films, that Michael is genuinely terrifying for me. I was on edge everytime he was onscreen and I absolutely love it. That was the best part of the movie for me, It was so suspenseful andThis is the only time, outside of the Zombie Halloween films, that Michael is genuinely terrifying for me. I was on edge everytime he was onscreen and I absolutely love it. That was the best part of the movie for me, It was so suspenseful and well-done while also being a respectful addition to the franchise. The cast did a great job, The story was a bit typical and the ending was cliched but everything else was spot on. Expand
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Compi24Oct 20, 2018
Speaking only as someone who's seen mere parts of the first installment, I understand that my opinion on this eleventh entry may be a bit lacking in value or context, but my honest impression still stands; I thought this was a fantastic time.Speaking only as someone who's seen mere parts of the first installment, I understand that my opinion on this eleventh entry may be a bit lacking in value or context, but my honest impression still stands; I thought this was a fantastic time. A really great, post-modern premise fits snugly beside the solid atmosphere and air established by the methodical directorial stylings of David Gordon Green. The added benefit of having to witness one of Jamie Lee Curtis's best performances is also something of tremendous note. Overall, I had a blast watching "Halloween," and I hope this acts as a wakeup call to many other studio execs looking to cash in on nostalgic brand names. You can lean on the past as hard as you'd like, but it's the narrative and invention of the filmmakers at hand that'll really keep the people asking for more. Expand
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pnoyfilmtvadikOct 29, 2018
It's official! This film makes Halloween a certified horror classic. Forget all the awful Halloween movies that followed (if u can LOL). But if you're a horror film fan all your life, this one is sooo goooooood. Watch it.
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bfoore90Oct 21, 2018
If you're a fan of the series, good and bad then this will definitely be the film for you. Easily the best sequel in the franchise, Jamie Lee Curtis is back and absolutely kills it when shes on screen. David Gordon Green and Danny McBride doIf you're a fan of the series, good and bad then this will definitely be the film for you. Easily the best sequel in the franchise, Jamie Lee Curtis is back and absolutely kills it when shes on screen. David Gordon Green and Danny McBride do a great job with this film Expand
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jrboxNov 1, 2018
The only proper sequel in the entire franchise. If you're a true fan this film will not disappoint
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jacob4Oct 20, 2018
An entertaining reboot for a modern generation that still has the same paranoia and terror of the original. Halloween has plenty of suspense, scares, and comedy to keep you heart beating and you on the edge of your seat. An amazing horrorAn entertaining reboot for a modern generation that still has the same paranoia and terror of the original. Halloween has plenty of suspense, scares, and comedy to keep you heart beating and you on the edge of your seat. An amazing horror film for both the old and new generations to enjoy. Even older viewers will enjoy the little references and scene call backs to the first original! Expand
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MattBrady99Oct 31, 2018
“Happy Halloween, Michael”.

Forget Jigsaw and Paranormal Activity, because The Shape is back and he’s taking back Halloween. At first I wasn’t sure what to expect when hearing rumors of a remake or reboot of this worn out franchise, which
“Happy Halloween, Michael”.

Forget Jigsaw and Paranormal Activity, because The Shape is back and he’s taking back Halloween.

At first I wasn’t sure what to expect when hearing rumors of a remake or reboot of this worn out franchise, which should’ve stopped in 1978. Heck, even when this was announced, I rolled my eyes. However, my interest peaked when Jamie Lee Curtis would be reprising the role as Laurie Strode and Nick Castle as Michael Myers. The new creators made it clear this is a continuation of the original, not a reboot. Plus John Carpenter returning to composer new music for the film. Everything was set and this quickly became my most anticipated movie of fall. And the results are quite interesting.

Halloween (2018) is a lot of fun and a solid return to form. Not great, just good. There are flaws and some wasted potential, especially having an identity crisis. However, it will satisfy any Halloween fan for how well they respected the source material and the characters - erasing the sequels that came before it. With all the different interpretations over the years following Carpenter vision, yet I can say David Gordon Green followed it up closely.

Jamie Lee Curtis is absolutely fantastic in this movie and probably gives the best performance of her career. Judging from the promotional material, I initially thought it’s going for the trope of strong “hard as nails” female lead without any character. Nothing could be further from the truth. We instead get a powerful look on trauma, especially the dinner table scene. This only transforms her into a strong and bad-ass lead with a fantastic character arc. By the end, she’s not the victim anymore.

Michael is back and brutal than ever. A nasty force of nature and the film works wonderfully whenever his on screen. More in line with Rob Zombie's version in terms of how he kills. Even when you don’t fully see the kill, it’s the sound work and the aftermath that leaves a horrific sight. And you feel bad for some of the victims, as the film at least gives some of them a character before biting the dust. It’s more terrifying with no context for his killings that the sequels, to put it bluntly, “f**ked up”. You really do get the sense that he is, purely and simply, evil.

David Gordon Green, best known for comedies and also dramas like “Joe” and “Stronger”, not forgetting those two. Him and Danny Mcbride, a comedy duo, making a new Halloween movie is something you never thought would happen. I mean, if you ask me seven years ago when “Your Highness” came out, that these guys future project will be the next Halloween - I would stare at you in awe for how crazy you sound - now here we are. What stood out to me is how Gordon Green went old school and made the wise choice of keeping Michael in the shadows. When unmasked, it's hard to make out his face. I also liked the reverse-parallels to the original film. This being his first horror movie, I thought this was a good attempt.

The new score from John Carpenter is the highlight of the film. The mix of retro and modern flawlessly blended. ”Michael Kills Again” and "The Shape Hunts Allyson" are instant classic. I know there's no chance of it winning, but I hope this soundtrack at least gets nominated for best Original Score at the Oscars.

Sadly, this is where my problems come in. The second act is devoted to Laurie's granddaughter and some weak teenager drama that I couldn't care less for. Along with her friends who are just bait for Michael. We’re wasting time watching these characters while the most compelling element of the film is brushed aside.

The comedic aspects didn’t work for me. I didn’t laugh at any of the humor, as it took away the suspense. When you get a scene with two police officers in a car talking about their lunch or get a line like “I got peanut butter on my penis”, it doesn't fit the tone. As I said early, this suffers from an identity crisis.

Also Dr. Sartain (Michael’s doctor) is literally one of the worst characters in the movie. Without spoiling anything, but the shift in character comes out of nowhere and the reasoning behind it is ridiculous. Nothing good came out of it.

I wish the tension and suspense was heightened up during scenes when it was needed. Because Michael seems to appear in places with no build up. No shots of him waiting or stalking, just the striking. The finale felt a bit rushed and anticlimactic, in my opinion.

Overall rating: Despite the flaws, I still think this is a solid movie and worth checking out.

Happy Halloween everyone!
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darkbloodshed13Oct 30, 2018
Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green and is the official sequel to the 1978 classic. It is about the escape of Michael Myers and his return to the town of Haddonfield. This film is okay for the most part. The story is what you expectHalloween is directed by David Gordon Green and is the official sequel to the 1978 classic. It is about the escape of Michael Myers and his return to the town of Haddonfield. This film is okay for the most part. The story is what you expect from a Halloween movie, simplistic and open for a director to play with. The characters are good. Jamie Lee Curtis comes back as Laurie Strode and as always she's amazing, Haluk Bilginer is also great in this movie as Dr. Sartain, Michael's new doctor since Dr. Loomis dead. The only real forgettable character is Allyson (Laurie Strode's granddaughter) played Andi Matichak, she's pretty much your typical shallow teen stereotype. Unfortunately that brings us to my main problem with the film since it decides to focus on the granddaughter for more than half the film. Meaning the story focuses on it weakest elements instead of the main conflict between Laurie and Michael which what we want to see. Luckily the last third of the film refocuses on that exact plot line turning the film into a chilling struggle of life and death. In conclusion though this film isn't as great as the original it's still pretty good, so if you like the other Halloween movies then you'll like this new entry to the franchise. Expand
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Jarhead335Oct 23, 2018
Halloween as a reboot accomplishes its job: It's entertaining, I had fun watching it, and it is soaked in atmosphere relevant to the holiday. A very fun theater-going experience, despite its flaws. This film flips the script between LaurieHalloween as a reboot accomplishes its job: It's entertaining, I had fun watching it, and it is soaked in atmosphere relevant to the holiday. A very fun theater-going experience, despite its flaws. This film flips the script between Laurie and Michael in an inventive way, which made for an intriguing watch. Unlike the original masterpiece and subsequent follow-ups, in this version it feels like Michael himself is the central driver of the plot. The camera follows him often, and rather than a mysterious figure who appears and disappears at will, Michael comes off more brutal murderer than mystical evil. On the contrary, Laurie herself takes the role of mythical figure, popping up at random across town in her pursuit of knowledge related to Michael's escape. Otherwise this reboot is a fairly standard visit to Haddonfield: babysitters die, no one questions the man in the mask, and teenagers make poor decisions.

Ultimately, the plot is serviceable enough to not get lost in, the kills are gory and interesting, but at the end of the day the movie just wasn't that scary. It feels like Michael has been made human, too tangible now to be downright nerve-wracking. Coupled with (surprise!) yet another open-ending leaving Michael's death unconfirmed, and I just didn't feel as strongly about this film as I wanted to.

Fun, fan-servicey, an enjoyable experience. But not something that will truly last in the public conscience.
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WhiskeyStoriesOct 27, 2018
Kinda hated it the first time around, but I decided to give it a second chance. Watched it again the very next day and wound up loving it. I realised that it's a much more clever film than I initially gave it credit for. Carpenter's score isKinda hated it the first time around, but I decided to give it a second chance. Watched it again the very next day and wound up loving it. I realised that it's a much more clever film than I initially gave it credit for. Carpenter's score is fantastic, Jamie Lee shines, the gore is wonderful and the film's satirical edge parallels Scream 2 or the the original Scream even. The Boogeyman is back! Expand
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alejandro970Oct 26, 2018
Forget all you know all about the previous sequels, this reboot is more organical than artificial, with the same haunting horror, including the original but improved score by John Carpenter. The 25 minute sequence of climax is nail-bitting.
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DatSchnizzleNov 2, 2018
So i saw Halloween today and i really want to write a constructive critic about this movie but it is really bad. The Jump-Scares in this film are so bad placed and also the main theme is so bad placed... i dunno.
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ViniciusBritoOct 27, 2018
After the events of 1978, when Michael Myers killed a lot of people and almost slay Laurie Strode, he got arrested and once again was sent to a asylum, wich he was keeped there, apparently for the next 40 years. During these 40 years, theAfter the events of 1978, when Michael Myers killed a lot of people and almost slay Laurie Strode, he got arrested and once again was sent to a asylum, wich he was keeped there, apparently for the next 40 years. During these 40 years, the other side of the event, Laurie Strode tried to go on with her life, marrying and having children, but always looking foward in her life for a possible reencounter, so she train and also trained her daughter for a possible situation. After a bus crash, Michael escape and start his slaughter once again, making possible a confrontation with Laurie. Directed and written by David Gordon Green and also written by Jeff Fradley and Danny McBride.
The storytelling did a good job in first introduce the new characters and make very clear who they are and what they think about the old events, how the trauma of Laurie did affected her later on in her life, they made this aspects very clear wich was important, you really feel that the movie of 78 is also living in here. One thing that it was very important that they build for this movie to work, is that for us to care about the characters, wich indeed happened, first i already did cared for Laurie Strode, and the situations that they placed here did me care for some other persons around the movie, of course there are some people that we just wanted to see smashed by Meyers, by there is a concern aspect in our part for the characters, they build it with dialogues and letting we feel the family. One thing that i didn't liked very much, is the fact that the movie have a more laid back moments, there are some jokes out of time that really took out the tense of some moments. There are some moments of party and relationship with teenage drama that is completely displayed in this movie, that was so anticlimatic, in the original also had these, but they didn't wasted time in showing that, just mentioning.
There is some small conversations about how the killer can influence the victim and how the victim influence the killer, they did talked a bit about the psyche of the assassin and the victim. This helps to define the personality of Laurie.
The movie isn't as scary as the original, that is for sure, but still, it does have some tense moments that are very deserving to be mentioned. The persecution in the streets of haddonfield are very well done, you can feel the despair of being hunted by Myers, there are scenes inside of houses that you just don't where he is that was very scary and tense. During the last run of the movie all of happens is a full show, they completely nailed it, the whole final sequence is great, scary, badass and even emotional.
The kills in this movie are also very creative, some of them mixing moments of fear with badass situation for Myers, it is nasty and gore in some parts, you can see how Myers is still very badass, there are scenes that he is hiding in the shadows stalking just as he likes to, there are different weapons that he uses and differents methods.
Jamie Lee Curtis did a show in this movie, for me she could completely keep the essence of her character, and still put another layer on her, i completely bought the trauma that she put on her, there are some emotional moments and some desespere moments, she did a great job, so on the concern with the others together with the hate, i found her, once again, great. Judy Greer plays the daughter of Laurie, she did a nice job, you could tell that she wanted to protect her children and had a different way to see things than her mother, in moments of action she was a badass as well in a certain moment. Andi Matichak played the grand daugther of Laurie, she is a teenager that tries to understand and put her grandma in the social with them once again, she was nice. Haluk Bilginer plays a crazy doctor, he did a nice job, he convinced me in his blindness in not seeing what he had to.
The movie cinematography was very good, the movie used references from the original movie, where we had shots of Michael doing something or just standing in somewhere, and in this one we have very similar shots, but with another one, doing or standing in the same way, implying that the hunter has now changed sides, and that was just beautiful to watch. There are some sequences without cuts that are just gorgeousl filmed, it was great.
The soundtrack of this was made by John Carpenter once again, and it is fantastic. He keeped the gentle sounding of the original, but it did had some epicness imput on that, in other moments it was just the classic, like i felt that i was watching the one from 78 once again, that was great. He also created some new themes, the new tracks are fabulous, inspiring, scary and full of adrenaline, i loved the soundtrack in here.
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JLuis_001Oct 25, 2018
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Needless to say I was quite excited to see this film. I cannot call myself a true fan of the franchise but the original film is one of my biggest favorites in the horror genre.

David Gordon Green's Halloween is the sequel we always wanted for this saga and it's hilarious that it took so long to make it and although I must mention that I don't think it's a wonder, this Halloween is worthy of the name it bears.
This film goes back to that tone of the original and is violent and dark when it needs to be and Michael Myers becomes once again that mythical and terrifying figure, completely erasing the simplistic monster it became

If there's something I really liked about this entrie, it's its atmosphere. The atmosphere puts you in the place and the environment becomes another character. The film starts quite well and has a nice enough rhythm, it shows that this time there was more effort and work in the script, also has a solid performance of Jamie Lee Curtis, returning to the role that made her a mythical scream queen.

Certainly we must give credit to the franchise because they have already undone twice their own narrative and stories but at least this time it feels that this is the right path and the most important thing is that it doesn't go to unwanted ways nor tries to give it a different meaning as they did in the fourth, fifth and especially the sixth film. Halloween goes back to basics and it works great. Was that so hard?

But I also have to mention the flaws and this film has enough, especially because it carries old vices of previous films.
One. The huge passivity they have for Michael is incredible. A dangerous insane killer is loose in the same town where he committed his terrible murders and only 3 policemen are hunting him?.
Two, the damn streets completely deserted. On Halloween, seriously?
Three, Doctor Sartain's decision is simply ridiculous and feels stupid and artificial.

Please, this film is set in 2018, you can only relay a bit on the naivete of the viewer. The film also loses a bit of pace towards the ending especially because it's incredible that Laurie Strode prepared herself for 40 years and in just a few minutes Michael completely destroyed all her preparation with the exception of her trap cage.

But the film recovers, it's quite entertaining and satisfying. The music is a crucial element and John Carpenter achieves an excellent score with his collaborators and frankly I came out quite happy from the theater.

It's evident that there will be a sequel and I'm open and eager to see it if they continue with this rhythm and tone.

It's incredibly ironic that for a franchise that spawned seven sequels and a remake with its respective sequel never had a real quality continuation. It only took 37 years to get it but finally Halloween has a sequel worthy of its name and legacy.
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Zisis151Nov 3, 2018
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. And here I thought movie critics were a bunch of frauds, but nope... 7.1 user score LMAO! 7.1 for another steretypical horror movie that throws logic out of the window and has people act retarded in order to be slaughtered in a fancy way. A kid just came running downstairs telling you that there's a weirdo that broke into his room? Better check it out alone. You see a car with 2 dead people in front of your house, what's the first thing you're gonna do? Stare at them for 30 straight seconds with an open mouth of course. Killer and cop in the same house, the killer walks slowly in front of the cop, then keeps the same slow tempo while walking down the stairs and out of the house, where he takes a turn on the garden. The cop did nothing during that time period other than missing a shot(lol) and just following him down, then suddenly looses sight of him. Lastly, there's a scene where this guy literally walks among children holding a knife and on a neighborhood where every door is unlocked. Seriously though, the murder scenes were so predictable and cliche I was actually surprised at the end that there's no deer jumping in front of someones car in the middle of nowhere.

So what's left? Well, the "plot".. There's this killer guy named Michael that slaughtered a bunch of people some time ago, with only 1 of them surviving. During his time in prison, there are characters wondering why isn't Michael talking, and what is it that drives him to kill people.. What's his connection to the last victim that survived? Why does he want to kill her so badly? Will he talk if they meet? Well nobody the **** knows because nothing happens in the end! The guy gets trapped in a cell and then they set the house on fire. Boom that's it folks.. Also, that scene where he kills a woman but leaves the baby be even though he sits on top of it for a moment made no sense. I suppose it was "inappropriate".. slaughtering people left and right, choking 12 year old kids is fine but the baby? God damn man, too much violence!

I don't care if this is a sequel or a reboot of some previous movie, because that's what I'm seeing in the comments. As a standalone, it's trash. If you watch this and think it's good or even decent, please assassinate yourselves immediately.
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whoischarlotteOct 23, 2018
Some of the best Michael kills, a fantastic score and a very intense finale. It was also real fun!
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manningn15Oct 21, 2018
This is my 3rd favorite horror movie and one of my top 10 favorite Halloween movies. The writing and story were fantastic just like in the first one. Jamie Lee Curtis's was stupendous just like it was in the first one. The performances fromThis is my 3rd favorite horror movie and one of my top 10 favorite Halloween movies. The writing and story were fantastic just like in the first one. Jamie Lee Curtis's was stupendous just like it was in the first one. The performances from Judy Greer and Andi Matichak were spectacular as well. The suspense was even more thrilling and scary than the first one. The musical score and soundtrack were amazing just like in the first one. I find it hard to pick which one I liked better this one or the original one. A+. Expand
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cameronhalmansOct 21, 2018
Halloween (2018) opens a new door for a beaten down franchise. David Gordon Green delivers the best film in this series since John Carpenter's original. With Homages and humor thrown in the mix, Green creates a successful, scary, andHalloween (2018) opens a new door for a beaten down franchise. David Gordon Green delivers the best film in this series since John Carpenter's original. With Homages and humor thrown in the mix, Green creates a successful, scary, and entertaining movie that can function on it's own, despite some flaws in the fluidity of it's story telling. Halloween (2018) is directed by David Gordon Green and is co written by Gordon Green and Danny Mcbride. These two have worked together multiple times but mainly through comedic efforts, primarily in Pineapple Express. The speculation surrounding these two made sense, but for the most part, they did a good job with this film. Starting with the direction. The three most important things to get right in a film like this is Michael Meyers, the atmosphere, and Laurie Strode. All three of these things were sent into the right direction. Michael is menacing again in this film. He's brutal, lethal, and kills with no reason, just for pure evil's sake. There isn't any confusing mythology surrounding Meyers either. The film retcons all the other sequels and goes back to the basics of just pure evil. Not to mention,the mask in this film is terrifying. The aesthetic: Green captures those October vibes better than any other sequel has before and the score added in by Carpenter and company elevates this film to a higher plateau. Lorie Strode: Jaime Lee Curtis is back in another Halloween movie, but this time she's not running, she's waiting for the evil to return. Curtis delivers an unhinged and emotional performance, the likes of which we just haven't seen in this franchise. It was big for the filmmakers to treat the Strode character right and they did just that. Moving on to other noteworthy topics of conversation, the kills in this movie are so satisfying, however weird that sounds. Green directs a scene that clearly looks like it was inspired by Carpenter where Michael walk around the streets of Haddonfield, entering random homes and murdering random people. The scene looked to be shot in one take, but focuses on the sheer brutality of Michael's evil. A huge bright spot in this film was the character of Allyison, the granddaughter to Laurie Strode. If this character fell flat, then the film loses such a huge factor. However, they casted the perfect person for the job in Andi Matichek, she knocks it out of the park. For the most part the side characters are serviceable in Halloween (2018), my favorite of which include the two investigative journalists that start our story off. They add a level a pure interest into Michael in this film and do not just seem like cast aways, they serve a purpose to this film. With all the things that make this film great, there's a number of things that hold it back from the original, and that' the screenplay. The writing in this film up until the last act is pretty good, for the exception of some pretty terrible characters (CAMERON, RAY, DR. SARTAIN.) The main issue with this film is Dr. Sartain and the direction the filmmakers decided to go with him. It's hard to grasp how David Gordon Green and Danny mcbride sat down, watched the final cut of the film, and thought the decision they made with this character fit in the film. I will not spoil anything but the writing in this moment was extremely underdeveloped and the idea really wasn't sought out at all from that point forward. There are some questionable performances in this film. Judy Greer seemed uninspired until the last act. Toby Huss, who plays Ray, the husband of Judy Greer is not good in this. His character offers noting but stupid lines of dialogue that are supposed to be humorous but fall flat. This may be nitpicking, but the child actor that plays the boy who discovers the bus crash is the worst part of this movie, he's terrible.

But, with all that being said, this film delivers despite its flaws. Halloween (2018) is a return to form for this franchise and a film that I definitely recommend everyone go see. It's a fun time. (3.5/5) (72/100)
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TestTrakOct 21, 2018
While I'm not a huge fan of horror movies, I can definitely appreciate their place in the film industry. Unfortunately most horror movie classics, such as the 1978 Halloween, get repetitive after the fifth sequel. However this movie didn'tWhile I'm not a huge fan of horror movies, I can definitely appreciate their place in the film industry. Unfortunately most horror movie classics, such as the 1978 Halloween, get repetitive after the fifth sequel. However this movie didn't make me like I was watching the same slasher film it's a sequel to. It felt more like a homage to the defining moments of the other Halloween films (which there are plenty of callbacks to) and also managed to blend in modern film styles with that classic 70's horror vibe. Tense moments are accompanied by a perfect score again based on the original but given new life so that it didn't feel repetitive hearing certain cues again. Even the most minor of characters are given decent amounts of screen time before they are killed off, which gives more weight to them in the audience eyes. Michael still is a regular psychopath, but his movements suggest something uncanny about him. Especially during a five minute long-take where he stalks multiple people through a few home, uninterrupted by cuts. Only one story beat made little sense to me, or more it felt rushed and lost any potential. It did have a reason to happen, but still felt shoehorned in more than anything. This doesn't stop the film from being a perfect sequel/maybe reboot of the franchise in the modern age. Expand
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Taylord99Nov 2, 2018
Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green and is the direct sequel to the original Halloween film of the same name by John Carpenter. This movie ignores all the sequels and tries to right the wrongs that they have done to the franchise. TheHalloween is directed by David Gordon Green and is the direct sequel to the original Halloween film of the same name by John Carpenter. This movie ignores all the sequels and tries to right the wrongs that they have done to the franchise. The plot centers around Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), who has become a bit of a hermit-survivalist after being traumatized by the events of Halloween set 40 years prior to this film. She fortified her home and trains herself seemingly every day to prepare for Michael Myers’ inevitable return. However, this has made her estranged from her family as Laurie Strode’s daughter, Karen (Judie Greer) wants little to do with her mother considering how she raised her as a child and how her behavior seems to be overly compulsive and obsessive about Michael Myers. However, Laurie Strode soon learns that she needs to reunite with her daughter and granddaughter because she fears for their safety due to Michael Myer’s escape from the mental institution via a bus crash. Overall, the writing for this movie is decent. The plot is overall well thought out and it is awesome to see Laurie Strode and Michael Myers go face to face on the big screen again. The dialogue, for the most part, is serviceable and has some great character exchanges, but I feel that the humor was a bit overdone in some points. For example, in the film, there are some scenes that are clearly meant to be taken seriously, yet jokes are thrown in kind of randomly. Some of them made me laugh, but others left me a bit puzzled as to why they would put comic relief in certain moments. As for the character writing, the standout characters are of course, Laurie Strode and Michael Myers. The rest of the characters are serviceable, but they’re nothing special. The best parts of the movie, for me, were when Laurie Strode and/or Michael Myers were on screen. Overall, though, the writing is serviceable. Not bad, but nothing special. What the movie really gets right is the entertainment value. When Michael goes on his killing spree, I was enthralled. The kills are done well and very brutally. In fact, I would say that Michael Myers is more intimidating here than he was in the original film. This film makes it extremely clear how much of a strong, brutal and unfeeling man Michael Myers really is. There are a lot more blunt and messy kills in this movie than there are in the original. The kills in the original Halloween were at times a bit silly looking, but in this film, the kills have a serious sense of weight and brutality to them that the original just didn’t have. The musical score is also done well. It kind of sounds like a modernized version of John Carpenter’s score from 1978. After all, he composed this score as well. It adheres to the classic score while adding a slight modernish edge to it and I thought it worked very well. As for the cinematography, it was well done too. The movie does look good and is lit very well and there are plenty of long takes and long shots. There are plenty of people who say this movie doesn’t have an atmosphere, but to be honest, I disagree. I think this movie has plenty of atmosphere and is very creepy at times. Although the film has a rocky first act, it hits its stride in the final two acts and is a non-stop, tense thrill ride from there on out. The final confrontation between Michael Myers and Laurie Strode is awesome, with a kind of a role reversal, as the hunter becomes the hunted. Although I do have complaints with this movie, overall, I really enjoyed Halloween. Expand
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TheRealPetrauesOct 28, 2018
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. As I walked out of the theater after seeing the Kevin James “Paul Blart” sequel, I had two things on my mind: The Wynn Las Vegas hotel and Cirque du Soleil’s “Le Reve” show, both of which get relentless product placement throughout. The rest was a blur of weak slapstick, one over-dyed moustache and vague sexism, ageism and sizeism (most of the latter directed at James, by James).

Picking up the plot of the first movie and relocating it to Vegas, “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” sees James’ obnoxious rent-a-cop attending a security officers’ conference, where his daughter Maya (Raini Rodriguez) is kidnapped by some “Ocean’s Eleven” knockoffs planning to steal artwork from the hotel with the help of a crooked NSA agent (this plot point communicated via subtle dialogue like, “Well, I’d say I bankrolled the right NSA agent!”).

But this wisp of a plot is just an excuse for James to do his one trick over and over: Bluster, then screw up humiliatingly. Is it never funny? No, it’s not never funny. It’s just not funny nearly often enough. I laughed when he ran face-first into a plate glass window like a cartoon character, and at a drawn-out gag about a man eating a horrifyingly brown banana. But that’s two minutes out of 94.

This is a movie that features a recurring punchline about hypoglycemia, and another about how beautiful women (here, Daniella Alonso) fall for Blart because he’s such an arrogant, dismissive jerk to them. One elderly woman gets run over by a truck, another gets punched in the stomach. The comic minds at work here are, shall we say, limited (director Andy Fickman also brought you the cringe-worthy Billy Crystal comedy “Parental Guidance”). The script, by James and Nick Bakay, is running on the fumes of better movies — Jim Carrey’s “Ace Ventura” series being an obvious inspiration. And I think even the spazzy Ace would call this one a loser.
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NextdoorstalkerOct 26, 2018
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. After all of the terrible sequals in this franchise, we've finally got a sequal by people who clearly understand John Carpenter's classic. This movie isnt perfect though, it has alot of writing issues, the whole break up between a girl and a boy sub plot at this Halloween party doesnt really add anything to the story. Most of the highschool charactors you dont really care about them, and all of them die except for Laurie's grand daughter. There's a twist later in the movie where Michael's new psychiatrist turns into a murderer all of the sudden and kills a cop with knife that was in his pen. Michael later kills him by stomping on his head. That twist did'nt add anything either, it was a twist that was unecessary, and then then they just throw it away by having Michael stomp on his head, what was the point? Here are the positives, the soundtrack is obviously really good since its composed by John Carpenter himself, Jamie Lee Curtis is really good in the movie. There are three scenes that I love, there is a scene where Michael is going from house to house killing people and the camera work is amazing, there is another cool scene where Michael is walking towards this highschool kid while the lights turn on and off, there is also a scene where Michael pushes Laurie off a balcony and he looks off the balcony where she lands and she's gone, its a nice callback to the ending of the original. Overall I definetly rcommend seeing this movie, even with its flaws. Expand
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IronThroneQueenOct 21, 2018
I loved how it adapted to 2018 culture! Michael gave no damns about who he needed to kill. The reunion was chilling and exciting. Thank you Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle!
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TobyFromHROct 22, 2018
I first saw the original Halloween on Halloween night when I was in 4th grade. I still remember it like it was yesterday because it really kick started my love for film. Still today, Halloween is my favorite film of all time. Even though mostI first saw the original Halloween on Halloween night when I was in 4th grade. I still remember it like it was yesterday because it really kick started my love for film. Still today, Halloween is my favorite film of all time. Even though most of the sequels are super cheesy, I still love watching all of them. When I heard they were making a sequel to the original and ignoring the rest, I was a little skeptical but also excited because I could see Michael Myers on the big screen again. I saw Halloween (2018) over the weekend and I have to say that this is best sequel since Halloween II. I loved every single moment of the film. Not only was it a true Halloween film, it was just a overall good film in general. The acting was top notch, the scares were perfect, the death scenes were brutal, and the character development was fantastic. I loved how they took out the super natural part of Michael Myers and went back to the roots and made him a psychopathic murder/stalker. I read a review somewhere that described this movie as the Terminator 2 of the Halloween series and I totally agree. Laurie Strode was bad ass and I loved that she would do anything to protect her family.

I read a lot of negative reviews on this site and other sites and I don't really get the negativity. Did people see the same movie as I did? All the negative comments and reason's why people didn't like it just seem childish to me. I think people were expecting a non stop slasher from beginning to end with tons of sex and violence, but this film is more than that. If you watch the original Halloween, the intense part of the film starts an hour in. Laurie only finds the bodies of her friends and faces Michael Myers like the last 15 minutes of the film. The first half of the original is a stalker movie, not a slasher movie. I saw the new movie with my wife and she does not like horror movies but she walked out of there really liking it. She thought it was just a overall good film. She told me "I liked it because it wasn't your typical cheesy horror movie" which I agree 100%.

If you are a true Halloween fan or you like a really good tense film, I think you will really enjoy the new Halloween film. If you go in thinking there will be tons of blood, gore, kills, and sex, then I think you will be disappointed. This was an amazing film, take it from a true Halloween fan!
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movieducationOct 24, 2018
Even if David Gordon Green's replica isn't as eerie as original, the new HALLOWEEN gives us context why these two legendary horror icons deserve another Jack-o-Lantern to be lit, filled with gore, effective cliches and role reversal.
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thecatinthewhatOct 30, 2018
If you were too young to experience the original Halloween or any old horror movies for that matter, you won't enjoy them even if your dad keeps telling you they're masterpieces. This sequel/reboot takes the original and changes it to fitIf you were too young to experience the original Halloween or any old horror movies for that matter, you won't enjoy them even if your dad keeps telling you they're masterpieces. This sequel/reboot takes the original and changes it to fit todays audience and standards and it does it very well, with it's interesting plots and genuine scary moments. There were definitely missed opportunities for more scares but most fans and newcomers will be satisfied with this version, especially compared to Rob Zombie's and even the old sequels. Expand
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LajaleaaOct 31, 2018
Se acerca Halloween, los disfraces se lucen y esta época lúgubre y oscura se siente más moderna y juvenil. Y como si fuera poco, el dios del cine decide honrarnos con su presencia en una de sus varias propuestas para ambientalizar estasSe acerca Halloween, los disfraces se lucen y esta época lúgubre y oscura se siente más moderna y juvenil. Y como si fuera poco, el dios del cine decide honrarnos con su presencia en una de sus varias propuestas para ambientalizar estas fechas. Halloween, escrita (en colaboración con Danny McBride) y dirigida por David Gordon Green; director de Stronger (2017), Our Brand Is Crisis (2015) y mi favorita de él, Joe (2013); es una muestra de cine de terror que busca recuperar esa sensación clásica de #suspenso y tensión que el cine presentó a finales de los 70s con la primera entrega de Halloween, dirigida por John Carpenter y que causó suficiente impacto como para enlistarse como una de las ambientaciones más terroríficas y llenas de suspenso del cine. Ignorando por un momento todo lo que se hizo con el nombre de esa historia en el cine, saltaremos al producto que actualmente se presenta en el cine bajo ese mismo nombre. Halloween es una exploración interesante de un personaje y su interacción con el miedo a la muerte. Gordon Green logra hacer una puesta en escena que provoca la inevitable y necesaria unión de dos cazadores que funciona como una revelación de intenciones. Logrará eliminar el factor impulsivo en sus disparos y sustituirlos por golpes de conciencia y razonamiento. Ese razonamiento intercala discursos sobre la seguridad y la inseguridad en un mundo en donde todos tienen que aprender a dominar sus propios miedos para sobrevivir. La historia, en ese aspecto, tiene éxito en recordarnos el perfil de Laurie y de Michael Myers aka The Shape: Laurie, como una persona que ha envejecido adoptando ese sentido de inseguridad para luchar en contra de ella misma y también educando a su familia sobre esa lucha. Myers, por otro lado personificará a la inseguridad misma, lastimando a todos quienes se le atraviesen en el camino. La historia continuará revelando datos y brindando pistas a su público para mantener la intriga, pero lo más relevante de esa intriga está en la forma en la que se genera esa contención y control del miedo, como se construye esa actitud de lucha y no escondite y la forma en la que los personajes logran ese ejercicio. Serán Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer y Andi Matichak quienes logren representar esa historia de empoderamiento, y cuyas actuaciones revelen la presencia de un elenco decente y que sabe interpretar el miedo pero también dominarlo.
Visualmente existe una técnica que decora muy bien la historia y que no tiene miedo de no decir nada, mientras permita a su público reconocer y observar la mecánica de los personajes para atacar y para huir. Hay un plano secuencia que se logra con mucha poética y también hay un juego de locaciones qué, por más simples y cotidianas que sean, nos permiten caer en el hecho de que la inseguridad puede ser sutil, casi invisible y con la descarada capacidad de atacar hasta en los lugares más públicos que se puedan pensar.
Halloween es la intención correcta de recuperar o crear historias que tengan un impacto relevante en la sociedad. La diferencia entre un terror fantástico y un suspenso terrorífico está en la aplicación se le pueda dar. Y The Shape representa, no solo ese acecho que nos observa y sigue a todos lados para incomodarnos y matarnos de miedo, sino esa misma intención de no dejarnos llevar por esas sensaciones, dominarnos a nosotros mismos y ser dueños de nuestro propio destino.
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Bertysimplezz47Nov 1, 2018
Halloween, by no means, is exceptional or lifechanging, but it doesn't have to be. The newest Halloween is one of the best in the series, and with no surprise. This is a true slasher, with even some extra things on top. The kills in this areHalloween, by no means, is exceptional or lifechanging, but it doesn't have to be. The newest Halloween is one of the best in the series, and with no surprise. This is a true slasher, with even some extra things on top. The kills in this are gruesome, accompanied by some very brutal imagery. One in particular including a police officers head being turned into a literal jack-o-lantern. Yeah...Rob Zombies got some non-cringy competition (lmao). The kills in this were very creative and are satisfying. Most are quite realistic and shown on screen, and most of the ones that aren't have a beautifully gory aftermath. Along with that, this feels like a horror slasher. The way its lit and shot show that they cared about explaining a visual story and communicating to the audience, rather than having a TV-sitcom-type lit movie with static normal shots. Alot of the shots have movement and certain angles or depth to them to fit the mood of the scene, along with the lighting. I also foud myself enjoying the struggle Laurie has in keeping a grounded relationship with her family. We can see both sides and it allows for empathy and understanding of the characters. However, there is one flaw among all the characters. Most of them are very stupid. Alot of the decisions made had me screaming in my head at the characters and some of the decisions even straight up took me out of the movie, wondering if anyone logical would really actually make these decisions based on 4-year-old logic and intuition. This little kid literally sees Michael, runs to the babysitter, and is somehow convinced that he's not there???? And he's not freaking out??? What the **** Or someone seeing Michael and jumping on a fence, panicking, just screaming for help, and not running around the house or something. Dumbass... There are also some unnecessary characters, such as a sheriff who could've served for a badass fight between him and Michael, but its as if, like, they forgot about him? Until the end and then they just shot some extra things and added a line of dialogue for him in the script? I don't know, but he was useless. And Michaels ethics weren't consistent at times. He kills a kid and then lets others go. Ok... Along with that, there were some stock sound effects and eh music (including a guitar cover of the Halloween theme) which ruined the simple but very disturbing footsteps and breathing of Michael. Other than that, this is probably one of the best horror movies I've seen in a while, along with Hereditary. Its effective at being disturbing, its shot very well, has awesome kills, and just understands what its supposed to be doing. Besides its stupid characters, at times unnecessary music and some other things, I'd say a solid 7/10. Go see this if you haven't! Expand
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GinaKNov 6, 2018
I had to see this movie twice because of the bad behavior of the audience – a lot of talking and mothers with small children (!) who were out of control. But I can’t blame anyone for being bored since this sequel certainly lacked the flawlessI had to see this movie twice because of the bad behavior of the audience – a lot of talking and mothers with small children (!) who were out of control. But I can’t blame anyone for being bored since this sequel certainly lacked the flawless pace and cleverness of the original classic. Also, a lot of the acting in the sequel was pretty lame. The bus crash in the beginning was well done, but then the pace sagged until it picked up again in the last half hour. The next version should be about Michael taking revenge on the director and screenwriter of this version. Expand
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BrianMcCriticNov 4, 2018
Halloween is a sequel that takes some weird chances that don't always pay off but is still a lot of fun. Not everything works with this film but what does is Michael and Laurie and that's the most important part. High 7 a B+
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AJ_Dias_ZANov 3, 2018
Although the film can be hit and miss at times, it is by far the best of the Halloween sequels... but that isn't really saying much. While I would recommend viewers should ignore the hype and temper their expectations, there is still a lot ofAlthough the film can be hit and miss at times, it is by far the best of the Halloween sequels... but that isn't really saying much. While I would recommend viewers should ignore the hype and temper their expectations, there is still a lot of tense, gory fun to be had throughout this installment.

Let me start by saying that I was glad to hear that the creators wanted to go back to the roots of the franchise and ignore all of the sequels that watered down the affects of the original that resonated so deeply with audiences at the time of its release. That being said, I came away from this film feeling as if the creators didn't have a crystal clear vision of where they were going with this movie.

At times it feels like they captured the essence of the original rather well... and then at other times they directly contradicted John Carpenter's vision and "cinema of the mind" approach to the horrible tale of Michael Meyers. One has to also question what the hell they were thinking when they shoehorned in possibly one of the stupidest and least necessary twists I have ever seen in a movie in the third act that is so dumbfounding that it has to be seen to be believed. The film also feels as if it veers into becoming one of the many Halloween rip-offs with the addition of pointlessly under-developed characters used solely for hokey exposition or padding an over the top body count for a Halloween film.

Overall, I think audiences will enjoy this installment for its tense atmosphere, cheap thrills and balls-to-the-wall portrayals of Michael Meyers and Laurie Strode.

Pros:
The mother/daughter/granddaughter dynamic adds some emotional weight to the story.
Jamie Lee Curtis is stellar and her performance is multidimensional and nuanced.
Michael is more frighteningly intimidating and imposing than he has ever been.

Cons:
Terrible, terrible twist that nearly "broke" the whole movie,
Pointless and underdeveloped side characters added in to pad the body-count.
Under exploring relationship dynamics that showed promise, but fizzle out.
Elaborate scares that try to subvert the viewer's expectations, but only do so because of continuity errors and gaping plot holes.
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wollam11Nov 10, 2018
So we're all just going to pretend Laurie didn't have a teenage son twenty years ago?
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dspnetOct 27, 2018
Хайпанули в преддверии Хеловина. Ни одного страшного момента за фильм, пару скримеров и все. Разочарован, ожидал напряженки а получил очередной проходняк. Тухленько и не логично как всегда в фильмах подобного уровня...Хайпанули в преддверии Хеловина. Ни одного страшного момента за фильм, пару скримеров и все. Разочарован, ожидал напряженки а получил очередной проходняк. Тухленько и не логично как всегда в фильмах подобного уровня...
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KayVen17Nov 12, 2018
Deutsche Review - Kritik Der folgende Test ist in 5 Kategorien zusammengefasst. Diese 5 Kartegorien ergeben die Gesamtpunktzahl von 0 - 100 Punkten. Um einen passenden Userscore zu geben wird auf oder abgerundet. Bei 84 Punkten ergibt dasDeutsche Review - Kritik Der folgende Test ist in 5 Kategorien zusammengefasst. Diese 5 Kartegorien ergeben die Gesamtpunktzahl von 0 - 100 Punkten. Um einen passenden Userscore zu geben wird auf oder abgerundet. Bei 84 Punkten ergibt das einen User Score von 8. Bei 86 einen von Userscore von 9. Falls eine 85 kommt entscheide ich ob ich es eher positiv oder negativ nehme. Regeln verstanden? Dann sind hier meine Punkte. Mein persönlicher Score = 60/100 Mein User Score = 6/10 Pro

+ der Soundtrack ist selbst 40 Jahre später einfach der Hammer
+ zwei Szenen machen wahrlich eine Gänsehaut
+ der alte Cast macht einiges aus
+ die Story bleibt im plausiblen Rahmen

Contra

- der Film brauch etwas um warm zu werden
- er hat manche Längen
- gegen Ende werden manche Charaktere selten blöd
- das Ende wirkt aufgesetzt

Fazit

Halloween hat eine signifikante Stärke. Die Musik. Dazu kommen manche Kameraperspektiven zur Geltung und verursachen eine gute Atmosphäre. Leider kommt der Film allerdings nicht gegen viele andere Horrorfilme an. Der Film hat gute Szenen, nur leider wird er mir bestimmt nicht im Gedächtnis bleiben. Das ist schade. Trotzdem kann ich den Film aufjedenfall weiterempfehlen.

Punkte: 79/100
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Trineo99Nov 9, 2018
First of all, Jamie Lee Curtis did a fantastic job as Laurie. She was able to switch from being a tough character to being more kind and open about what’s going on with her. Before I saw this movie I rewatched the original one and it wasFirst of all, Jamie Lee Curtis did a fantastic job as Laurie. She was able to switch from being a tough character to being more kind and open about what’s going on with her. Before I saw this movie I rewatched the original one and it was amazing to see her change from this innocent teenager to a tough woman who would do anything to see the end of Michael Myers. The opening credit sequence to this film was incredible. I wish I could say more about the sequence but it would be borderline spoiler territory so I won’t. This movie had some pretty good tension in some scenes as well. Mainly the ending of the film. But no matter what if there was tension or suspense in a scene in this film it was good. As much as this film had some good things about it, it also had some negative things about it. One such thing is the editing in this film. The editing from beginning to end was terrible and all over the place. There were a few scenes where it was okay, but most of those scenes were the suspense scenes. One thing that was great about the first movie was how little you saw Michael Myers which is what him so mysterious but in this one, you saw too much of him. This movie is 1 hour and 44 minutes long and you can feel it. The story isn’t interesting unless Laurie is on screen. You don’t care about the other characters in this film and just want to see them die. In the end, Halloween (2018) is a good slasher movie but if you want a good slasher and movie then watch the 1978 one. Expand
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OxagothOct 28, 2018
Me ha gustado mucho la pelicula, tiene momentos de tension y brutales asesinatos, recomendada para los amantes del genero slash
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Honest-YanNov 13, 2018
This is rather slow and dull compared to a lot of slasher movies. Some nostalgia inducing references to the original that will be missed by newcomers. A few cool moments that are all in the trailer. Strange soap opera moments where the knifeThis is rather slow and dull compared to a lot of slasher movies. Some nostalgia inducing references to the original that will be missed by newcomers. A few cool moments that are all in the trailer. Strange soap opera moments where the knife fodder discuss their relationships, and this isn't scary, it is actually rather dull. Terrible ending, makes the whole thing look like a waste of time. Expand
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GrachechkovskiNov 4, 2018
I think that it's one of the greatest sequel by cinema. It has all horror pieces: suspense, sound, closed space, cruelty. The second part of film is marvelous: massacre in the house was brilliant and intense. If this movie compare withI think that it's one of the greatest sequel by cinema. It has all horror pieces: suspense, sound, closed space, cruelty. The second part of film is marvelous: massacre in the house was brilliant and intense. If this movie compare with original work - they changed places: the first part of the sequel sags a little, but the second part breaks your consciousness Expand
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Vitor007Nov 11, 2018
Surprisingly Jamie Lee Curtis fits perfectly. The film that tells the return of Michael maintains a beautiful balance in horror, but without many moments of taking the breath away. The way to tell the events is also far from very good. It isSurprisingly Jamie Lee Curtis fits perfectly. The film that tells the return of Michael maintains a beautiful balance in horror, but without many moments of taking the breath away. The way to tell the events is also far from very good. It is noticeable a great improvement in relation to the film of 1978, but it is far from perfect. The killer's ability and intuitions are well explored, without exaggeration in scenes involving blood, without many inconsistencies. A twist plot wouldn't hurt. Expand
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KyleAlvin17Oct 20, 2018
Halloween was the first movie I ever got on DVD when I was a kid, I have always been a fan. I must say this movie is the best I have seen in the franchise since the first two movies. I really appreciated it and I will probably appreciate itHalloween was the first movie I ever got on DVD when I was a kid, I have always been a fan. I must say this movie is the best I have seen in the franchise since the first two movies. I really appreciated it and I will probably appreciate it more as it sinks in. Great acting with emotion for a horror movie. It was as perfect as we could have hoped. Expand
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AmbrosianNov 4, 2018
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This was a great sequel in the series of Halloween movies. There was the perfect amount of thrill, scare, and occasional humor to keep the movie intriguing It wasn't too long after the movie began that the two individuals who were journalists creating a podcast of Michael's story die. From there, it was easy to see that there would be lots of killing even if you least expected it. The acting was very well done. Jamie Lee Curtis did a fantastic job portraying Laurie Strode who had been intently preparing herself to revisit Michael Myers on that fateful Halloween night. The training of her daughter Karen plaid by Judy Greer was put in good use at the end of the movie where the time has come for Michael and Laurie to reunite. It was also a job well done depicting the acts of the teens; from the Halloween party, to babysitting, and the high school romance, it was humorously shown how teens can be now in this day and age. The movie was never too slow- the mix of action, suspense, and humor made it just right. It was also not too gory, as there are those out there who may like to plot of a story, but don't necessarily want the realistic gruesome detailed shots. Overall, the new movie did a very well job keeping the "Halloween" spirit alive. Expand
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valrye48Nov 7, 2018
It wasn't great, but I had fun. Fails to scare anyone, but judging by the majority of horror movies nowadays, it's still quite enjoyable.
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