Opened: October 19, 2018
Directed by: David Gordon Green
Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, James Jude Courtney, Nick Castle, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner, Haluk Bilginer, Jefferson Hall, Rhian Rees, Toby Huss, Omar Dorsey, Dylan Arnold & Miles Robbins
Erasing all the sequels that come in between this the original 1978 film, Halloween is a timely horror film that brings post-traumatic stress and strong female leads to the forefront.
Forty years after his killing spree, Michael Myers (James Jude Courtney and Nick Castle) escapes from prison to track down his escapee Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis). Laurie’s spent years preparing herself for this moment, despite her daughter Karen’s (Judy Greer) reluctance.
This film is legitimately scary and evokes many frightening scenes that are reminiscent of the original. Michael Myers appears in doorways and manages to frighten with slow moves and no speaking.
Curtis is stellar in one of her best roles and plays to the strength of her once-attacked character. Greer does her best in a supporting role that is just as strong.
Final say: A mental nightmare. ★★★★☆