Second Opinion – Halloween (2018)

Halloween, 2018.

Directed by David Gordon Green.

Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, James Jude Courtney, Nick Castle, Haluk Bilginer, Will Patton, Rhian Rees, and Jefferson Hall.

Synopsis:

Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Retconning the entire Halloween franchise was a ballsy move, but the 2018 version of Halloween – which acts as a direct sequel to the 1978 original – succeeds because of it. It’s been 40 years since Michael Myers attacked Laurie Strode (Curtis) and he’s back again. After escaping during a transfer to a new mental hospital, Michael comes back to Haddonfield and significantly ups the body count.

The original Halloween set the tone for every slasher film that came after it. Other than the original Scream (1996) which reinvigorated the genre for a moment, the
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