Review by Steve Duffy –
Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who 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.
The great thing about this Halloween is that it sticks to its original formula: Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) versus Michael Myers (James Jude Courtney).
Curtis is fierce and a force to be reckon with. Unfortunately, even 40 years later, Laurie has never fully recovered from her terrifying ordeal. Curtis eerily twins her look from 1978.
Laurie’s estranged family includes: a daughter, Karen (Judy Greer), her husband, Ray (Toby Huss), and their teenage daughter, Allyson (Andi Matichak).
Scene-stealer Jibrail Nantambu as Julian, a little boy who is afraid that someone is hiding in his bedroom, add the perfect amount of humor to this slasher story.
As for the horror and bloody violence, this film is far more chilling than the 1978 version.
All sequels are erased giving this Halloween a fresh slate, all because of the great writing by David Gordon Green and Danny McBride.
Be prepared to be scared, because evil lurks everywhere. You never know where Michael Myers is hiding with his butcher knife.
R: for horror violence and bloody images, language, brief drug use and nudity
Runtime: 109 minutes