After 40 years, Michael Myers escapes from his high-security compound and tracks down Laurie Strode as the 2 plan for one last showdown.
In those 40 years, Laurie has struggled to move on from that original Halloween night in Haddonfield and has seen marriages fail, her daughter got married and now has a family of her own, which she has little involvement with.
But Laurie has not been idle as she has trained in warfare, she is an expert with a gun and her house is now a fortress in the years that passed dreading Michael Myers return
Michael, it seems has just been waited to finish off what he started, but will he be able to slay this new and improved Laurie?
Director: David Gordon Green
Writers: David Gordon Green, Jeff Fradley with Danny McBride & Credit to John Carpenter and Debra Hill for the characters
Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis; Judy Greer; Andi Matichak; Rhian Rees; Jefferson Hall; Will Patton; Haluk Bilginer With Nick Castle & James Jude Courtney as The Shape aka Myers
THE BMAF REVIEW
We went into Halloween 2018, seeing this as a fan of the franchise wanting to be impressed, especially as its writer/director had made the bold claim that they wanted us, viewers, to forget everything that happened after the incredible 1978 original from John Carpenter.
And the reality is that we found plenty to like, The Shape that is now all that is left of young Michael Myers is almost like The Terminator, in his relentless quest to kill Laurie and some great scenes, especially around 2 bloggers who seem to think they can get Myers to tell his story, having never said a word.
It looks great and the soundtrack from Carpenter gives the film a star alone as it really is an extra cast member in the film
So overall we liked it, but it is not without faults, a new character to replace the Loomis character of Donald Pleasance is at times ridiculous. Also does feel a little of a let down that a film which is widely promoted on Curtis returning as Laurie, features very little screen time.
Fans of the genre and indeed this franchise will love it so if like us you are one of those we highly recommend you check it out
THE BMAF RATING
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