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Halloween (2018)

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Laurie Strode confronts her long-time foe Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

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David Gordon Green

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John Carpenter (based on characters created by), Debra Hill (based on characters created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Laurie Strode
Judy Greer ... Karen
Andi Matichak ... Allyson
James Jude Courtney ... The Shape
Nick Castle ... The Shape
Haluk Bilginer ... Dr. Sartain
Will Patton ... Officer Hawkins
Rhian Rees ... Dana Haines
Jefferson Hall ... Aaron Korey
Toby Huss ... Ray
Virginia Gardner ... Vicky
Dylan Arnold ... Cameron Elam
Miles Robbins ... Dave
Drew Scheid ... Oscar
Jibrail Nantambu ... Julian
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Storyline

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 ...

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Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and bloody images, language, brief drug use and nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Halloween See more »

Filming Locations:

Charleston, South Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$76,221,545, 21 October 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$159,342,015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$253,688,035, 6 January 2019
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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Halloween (2018) was the biggest horror movie opening with a female lead, biggest movie opening with a female lead over 55 and biggest opening for any of the Halloween franchise films. It was also the second biggest horror movie opening ever - after It (2017.) It was also the second biggest October opening ever (after Venom.) (Stats as of October 22, 2018.) See more »

Goofs

There's a sign in the background at the jail in the beginning where the word "insure" is used instead of "ensure". See more »

Quotes

Laurie Strode: Why are you all just standing here? Do something, dammit!
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Crazy Credits

The opening and closing credits is stylized after the original 1978 version. See more »


Soundtracks

Close to Me
Written by John Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Aron Michael Marderosian and Robert J. Marderosian
Performed by Heavy Young Heathens
Courtesy of Twelvesixty, LLC
By arrangement with Jack O'Lantern Music Publishing, Inc.
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The best film with Michael Myers since the original
27 January 2019 | by ojadran4See all my reviews

The first Halloween terrified audiences when it came back, and this film has successfully done it again, in a much more modern way which fully captures the joy of any filmmaker or even any modern cinema goer.

It's a way which I didn't want to see since it was announced, but man did it beat my expectations!

The new variation of the theme music is awesome, John Carpenter serves as executive producer and Laurie's iconic hair from the original is back (!)

I swear this is one of those movies which words cannot serve justice to how great it is, and this is all coming from someone who's seen every Halloween to date. BUT, if you really want to enjoy it even more, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE watch the original first!!!


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