Halloween (2018) Review

Carolyn McAndrews, Reviewer

Release date: October 25, 1978 (USA)
Director: David Gordon Green
Based on: Characters; by: John Carpenter; Debra Hill
Producers: Malek Akkad, Jason Blum, Bill Block
Screenplay: David Gordon Green, Danny McBride, Jeff Fradley
Production Companies: Blumhouse Productions, Trancas International Films, Miramax, & Universal Pictures
Genre: Mystery/Slasher
Rating: R (Restricted)
Length of Film: 1h 44m

Film Description:
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.

My Review:
WARNING: THIS IS A HORROR MOVIE, THERE ARE OVERLY BLOODY AND GRUESOME DEATH SCENES! BOO! Happy Halloween, this is a time of year to go trick-or-treating, go to parties, and have fun! That is unless you’re Laurie Strode, or anyone else in the movie Halloween. In Halloween we get to see Laurie Strode’s character 40 years since her last encounter with Michael Myers, and lets just say everyone in Haddonfield is in for a wild ride. In the beginning of the movie we are introduced to two reporters looking for the true story behind the brutal murders that went on in the town 40 years ago. After interviewing Michael and Laurie they realize that this investigation is going to be bigger than they expected, that is until Michael escapes. Once Michael escapes we, once again, start to see a string of brutal murders taking place. Laurie takes it upon herself to save her family and the town of Haddonfield from Michael. Laurie, her daughter Karen, and granddaughter Allyson faceoff in a final showdown with Michael… or is it the final showdown? Laurie, Karen, and Allyson think they have finally washed their hands of Michael Myers, but have they?
Phenomenal continuation of the story line! This is a must see movie if you know the story line and have seen the previous movies, and even if you haven’t seen the previous movies you will still be able to follow along with the movie. The acting is also outstanding: Jamie Lee Curtis once again puts on a breathtaking performance as being Laurie Strode. Judy Greer (Karen Strode) and Andi Matichak (Allyson) wow everyone with their astonishing and believable acting. Nick Castle, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner, James Jude Courtney, and many more also put on the performance of a lifetime. Not only is the acting wonderful, but the sets are very eerie and creepy along with gruesome and gory death scenes. Is this a horror movie? Yes, but it’s not full of jump scares and stupid animations like most horror movies of the 21st century. This movie does include a few jump scares, but they will truly make you jump. I would consider the original Halloween and its sequels all classics. Halloween (2018) definitely fits in with the classic Halloween movies. I would definitely recommend giving this movie a chance, although if you don’t like creepy, eerie, death, blood, or anything scary you should sit this one out. As much as I highly recommend watching this, it isn’t for the faint of heart and it’s not filled with lollipops and roses. If you want to take a chance and walk on the wild side, I would suggest watching this (if horror movies normally aren’t your thing).