A priest with a haunted past and a novice on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.
In October 2018, forty years after the massacre in Haddonfield, true-crime pod-casters Aaron Korey and Dana Haines travel to Warren County Smith's Grove Sanitarium to visit Michael Myers. They briefly interview Michael's psychiatrist Dr. Ranbir Sartain, a former student of Dr. Samuel Loomis, before meeting with Michael in hopes of gaining some insight into his past actions before his transfer to a new facility. Aaron brandishes Michael's mask at him, to no effect. In Haddonfield, Illinois, Laurie Strode is living an isolated life, having been divorced twice, developed a strained relationship with her family and turned to alcohol. Laurie has prepared for Michael's potential return through combat training. The following night, Michael's transport crashes. Michael kills a father and his son who stumble upon the crashed bus on the road, and steals their car. The following day, on Halloween, Michael resumes his killing spree, killing several people at a gas station, including a clerk, a ...
There's a way to do horror in a manner that is compelling. This is not that.
So much of the dialogue and "teenage" situations in this sequel are cringeworthy. I found myself rooting for Michael because some of the characters behaved so ridiculously. Now I understand it's hard to make a slasher horror picture since its been done hundreds of times at this point but look to recent films like It Follows or A Quiet Place, it can be done. These films bring the suspense and don't rely on forty-year-old nostalgia franchises to sell tickets.
I'd recommend skipping this one. There's plenty of great films being made, no reason to waste almost two hours here.
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