Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, James Jude Courtney
Director: David Gordon Green
Runtime: 1 hour, 46 minutes
Horror | Thriller | 2018
When I first heard that they were making this movie I was pretty excited. Halloween has grown into a huge franchise with a ton of movies, some of which I’ve seen and some of which I haven’t. This movie in particular I thought was a good idea because it includes the original actress (Jamie Lee Curtis) and shows how the original slayings have affected her life in the past 40 years. It’s really interesting to me since typically, when movies do this sort of thing, it’s way less than a 40 year difference.
Michael Myers is at it again with causing chaos on the little town where Laurie is still living. Due to the trauma he caused her 40 years ago, she has become on of the paranoid people that have bunkers and safeguards just in case he ever comes back to get her. Well, this movie is just that. He comes back for her and she’s ready. With the inclusion of her daughter and granddaughter, I actually really enjoyed this movie.
The ending sequences in her home were good and thoughtful on the creator's part. It also was full of thrills and the known music from all the Halloween movies. I kind of want to go through the entire list of movies to see which ones I’ve actually watched. I found out that my husband hasn’t even seen the first one, so that’s happening really soon even though I’ve seen it multiple times. I remember watching one a long time ago that was just so strange it was hard to forget. I think it was one of the ones that didn’t get much press or following, but I never forgot it. Perhaps that’s why I don’t like wearing Halloween masks? (nah, it’s the smell… definitely the smell).
I’ll give this movie a “liked it” but I still can’t help but wonder if it’s really over… (4/5).
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