- Director: David Gordon Green
- With: Jamie Lee Curtis, Will Patton, Judy Greer, James Jude Courtney, Andi Matichak, Halik Bilginer, Nick Castle, Toby Huss,
- Duration: 1h46
- Music by: Cody Carpenter, John Carpenter, Daniel A. Davis
- My rating: 8/10
It’s been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack from crazed killer Michael Myers on Halloween night. Locked up in an institution, Myers manages to escape when his bus transfer goes horribly wrong. Laurie now faces a terrifying showdown when the masked madman returns to Haddonfield, Ill. — but this time, she’s ready for him.
This movie discards all of the sequels we’ve been seeing all these years past ever since the first movie… (even the second one, with Laurie in hospital)… This is a direct sequel to the first Halloween movie, the original…
40 years after Michael rampaged through Haddonfield, killing three teenagers and hunting for Laurie Strode, he manages to escape imprisonment… again! And he’s on his way back home… where Laurie lives secluded in her compound. Her daughter, Karen, is married and has a daughter of her own, Allyson. Mother Laurie and daughter Karen are estranged from each other, resulting from social services taking Karen away from her when she was twelve years old, living on the compound and being trained to defend herself…. In case Michael should ever return. Now that day has come!
This is the start of a new trilogy: Halloween, Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends. (Halloween kills is next on my marathon, Ends has not yet been released when watching and reviewing this)
After a whole bunch of decent but mostly bad to worst Halloween movies, sequels not integrated in the true legacy and a reboot with its own (awful) sequel, Blumhouse finally took over and together with Malek Akkad (son of Moustapha) they created a whole new legacy for Michael and Laurie that will end in this trilogy. (Whether that will be the last Halloween movie, I’m not so sure!)
This movie is brutal (its sequel even more brutal!) and the kills are incredibly vicious! And I love it. This is what a Halloween movie should be: creating fear of the Boogeyman, not being able to escape him and him not being able to be killed!
I won’t spoil anything for those who haven’t watched any of these movies yet but do me a favour: don’t watch the Halloween movies like I did, in chronological order… No, start with the original, then this one and then the two sequels (Kills & Ends) and then maybe go watch the rest… that way you will have the real Halloween experience!
Soon ‘Ends’ will be released and I can’t wait!
It was nice to see Jamie Lee Curtis back as Laurie Strode! She remains the ultimate final girl, thé scream queen!
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