The new Halloween is the best film in the long-running horror franchise since John Carpenter’s 1978 original.
40 years after he stalked babysitter Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) on Halloween night and murdered her friends, Michael Myers has once again escaped from Smith’s Grove Sanitarium, only this time Laurie – now a survivalist grandma – is ready and waiting for him. Wearing the trauma of the past like her own mask, Laurie has been preparing for this very night, and Jamie Lee Curtis rises to the occasion as if she’s harbouring a personal grudge. Nevermind that she killed him in Halloween H20 (1998) – this latest chapter disregards the events of prior sequels to serve as a direct follow-up to the original.
Director David Gordon Green has eschewed jump scares and cheap shocks in favour of the slow-burn suspense and shadowy milieu that distinguished Carpenter’s film. The bodycount is higher, the kills brutal without being gratuitous, and Michael’s murderous MO is as measured and methodical as that of his younger incarnation. This Halloween resurrection is a worthy homecoming for Michael, restoring his status as the screen’s ultimate boogeyman.
Release Date: January 23, 2019
Format: DVD, Blu-ray, 4K
Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak
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