Reviews Review: ‘Halloween’ (2018) Delivers on its Promise to Make Michael Myers Scary Again! Published 1 year ago on October 20, 2018 By Nick Bond Share Tweet I’ve never been a fan of Rob Zombie’s Halloween films, I just want to make that very clear before I begin this review. In my opinion, the franchise has been dormant since Halloween: Resurrection, 16 years ago. Now, in 2018, 40 years after the original, Michael Myers finally makes his return to the big screen in David Gordon Green’s sequel, which homages John Carpenter’s 1978 horror masterpiece while paying neat tributes to the previous installments. Halloween 2018 opens inside of Smith’s Grove Sanitarium where Michael Myers has remained in captivity for the past 40 years. Yes, he was recaptured after the babysitter murders in 1978. While visiting the Sanitarium, two British podcasters create chaos when they attempt to get Myers to speak with them, and when all else fails, they try desperately to provoke a reaction from him by pulling out the very mask he wore on that fateful Halloween night in 1978. Also, listen out for some great Dr. Loomis voice over sound bites, which were very sinister and create an atmosphere of utter dread. After a very intense couple of minutes, we are treated to a nostalgic opening credits title sequence, revealing a deflated pumpkin, which after some time, slowly inflates itself back to familiar form. Before we go any further, I just want to say that John Carpenter’s score for Halloween is truly incredible, it was such a joy to my hears to hear his new synth music playing throughout the entire movie. You get the old theme in some scenes, but a more modernized version that sounded perfect. Some of the new tracks are really emotional when used in key scenes and one, in particular, is the intense scene at the end of the movie. All the tracks used throughout are great homages to the original Halloween. When we finally pick up with Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) 40 years after that horrific Halloween night in Haddonfield, we soon find out that she’s a very recluse woman, living in the middle of god know’s where preparing herself for one more encounter with Michael Myers by setting traps and gathering weaponry for his anticipated arrival. Laurie has spent the last four decades dealing with extreme PTSD and severe alcoholism, isolating herself from any kind of real contact with her daughter (Judy Greer) and granddaughter (Andi Matichak). Curtis plays her character so incredibly well. The strode’s soon band together once the “Boogeyman” escapes and makes his way back home to Haddonfield for round two with Laurie. Once Myers gets out and retrieves his signature mask, shit gets really brutal from that point on. The first two kills in the movie perfectly set up the carnage to come, so be prepared for some very bloody and ruthless scenes of violence. The subplot seems to get a lot of negativity from viewers, but I personally loved it. Dr. Sartain (Haluk Bilginer) is so batshit crazy and funny that I couldn’t help but love his character. For me, the Dr. Sartain character is one of the highlights of the movie. Apart from the incredible tracking shot of Michael Myers going house to house killing random people, the last act is where the movie really shines for me. Once the Shape brakes inside Laurie’s house, this is where the mask created by Christopher Nelson really looks the most frightening, especially with the house being in complete darkness. I would put (James Jude Courtney’s) portrayal of Michael Myers up there with the likes of (Nick Castle) and (Dick Warlock), he’a really that damn good. I also very much enjoyed the scenes with Vicky (Virginia Gardner) and young actor Julian (Jibrail Nantambu), who basically stole the whole audience in every scene he was in. I will end this review by saying that Halloween is a sequel that delivers on its promise to make Michael Myers scary again. I truly wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it was, so please go see it in cinemas while you still can. The “boogeyman ” is finally home! 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