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Halloween

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6.51 h 45 min2018X-RayHDRUHD18
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.
Directors
David Gordon Green
Starring
Jamie Lee CurtisJudy GreerAndi Matichak
Genres
HorrorSuspense
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
English
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Supporting actors
Will PattonVirginia GardnerNick Castle
Producers
Malek AkkadJason BlumBill Block
Studio
Universal Pictures
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4.5 out of 5 stars

2525 global ratings

  1. 71% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 16% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 8% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 3% of reviews have 1 stars
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DCLReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 February 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Disappointed 😣
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I've been a huge, huge fan of the Halloween films for many years.
There's only one word which springs in to my head. Disappointed.
In Halloween H20, Laurie was a mature Head Teacher of a rather prestigious private school. She had a new identity and a new name, Kerry Tate. Plus she had a SON, called John.
All of a sudden all these years later and she has a daughter (no sign or mention of John?!). Quite a lot of references are made during the film about how Laurie had trained her daughter in all sorts of self defence etc., from a really young age. So how did she manage to do that whilst having a son and was head of posh boarding school??!!
Real let down. Felt as if it had been thrown together by some media college students. Shame.
43 people found this helpful
P. HurwoodReviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 March 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
An almost perfect follow up to a film that has already had so many sequels.
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*** Minor Spoilers Ahead ***

I can honestly say that reading the articles about this film prior to its release, I was dubious and a little nervous. The idea that every film that occured after the original film had been retroactvily erased from existance as far as the this new film is concerned seemed so much of an abuse of power that I almost did the stupid thing of not bothering with this film. I should know by now that listening to “journalists/reviewers” is a bad thing as they usually have some alterior motive behind their review or article.

The concept that Blumhouse and Carpenter developed was a masterwork. I am amazed that it hadn’t been thought of before. The idea that Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis) Strode had spent the forty years after that Halloween night preparing herself and her family for what she saw as an inevitability - Micheal Myers back on the streets one day.

We aren’t hampered by scene after scene of flashbacks of what happened, the few flashbacks that did happen were crucial to the plot and would have made the film a lot worse had they not been there. The whole cast are very good and take us into modern day Haddonfield. I have to mention Jamie Lee Curtis once more, just because she is... well... Jamie Lee Curtis.

The things horror fans need to know about this film.
1. The kills are well filmed and are plentiful
2. The score to the film is classic Carpenter - nothing is overblown or out of place.
3. There are a couple of jump-scares that will get your heart racing and remember why the original Halloween became the classic of the genre it did.

I really want to give Halloween more that just the five stars, but Amazon tell me I can’t. So, I’ll just say it. This film deserves more thann 5 stars... once you have watched it, tell me you don’t agree.
32 people found this helpful
Dr Debbie TranterReviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 February 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Michael is back ...brutal film in parts
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This was a great attempt at reviving the feel and atmosphere of the first two films from the late 70s. Jamie Lee Curtis reprised the role by transforming Laurie into a middle aged loner with PTSD. Nice to see an actor unafraid of playing characters of their own age, unlike so many male actors who are still fighting and chasing young criminals despite being a rickety 70+ year old. The film does a good job of recreating the John Carpenter feel and manages quite a few scares; some scenes are gory. It's not a film for people who are easily unnerved. Nick Castle, who played Michael in the original 1978 film, is back as Michael. Michael is back for sure and is as bad and mad as ever. The only criticisms I have is that Laurie's daughter looks old enough to be her sister and Laurie's son-in-law looks old enough to be her older brother. I think that they should have cast actors of more appropriate ages! Moreover, Laurie's son from Halloween H20 no longer seems to have existed. That created confusion.
24 people found this helpful
TrafficReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 March 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Scary, Suspense and Gore - but an anti-climax
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Good, because it’s part of the Halloween franchise. Vary confusing if you take the previous 7 (?) Michael Myers movies as canon, as this movie seems to be the sequel to the original 1978 movie, i.e, Halloween, and disregards even the original Halloween II sequel. Though I was puzzled as to why this was also called Halloween. I wondered if it was a second re-make of the first Halloween movie, following Rob Zombie’s offering. But no, it was a sequel.

Laurie Strode faces Michael Myers again after 40 years. A good movie, lots of suspense and thrills, but ... when the end credits came up I was feeling a little disappointed. It was a bit of an anti-climax. However, one of the creepiest parts of the movie is at the start where two investigative journalists go to visit Michael in the sanitorium. You see him in broad daylight secured to a concrete block in the middle of the hospital courtyard. No mask, just a hospital gown. You don’t actually see his face but you do get to see that he is what must now be 60 years old+ (he was 21 when he escaped in the first movie, right? And this movie takes place 40 years after that). Anyhow, this 60-year-old guy would scare the poop out of me, so I am not insulting his age here :-)

I think true fans will love this movie, but, as I said, I was disappointed by the ending - an anti-climax for sure.

Jamie Lee Curtis was fantastic in this, and I believe the guy who played Michael Myers was also the original guy.

I watched this 4K version on a 4K TV (via my XBox1x) - truely beautiful picture.

A few interesting extras included too.
9 people found this helpful
alanReviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 March 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
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A true sequel from the first 1978 movie. This is a sequel story from the first movie forget the other Halloween movies and that godawful stranger with tattoo crap story in the middle of the halloween so called sequels. This hands down beat the other sequels it dose justice to the original forget h20 and the rest the whole lot of them put together has more flaws than this Halloween. A genuine true sequel from the first Halloween movie definitely want to watch this movie again because it was very enjoyable had some funny moments cheesey moments moments of making you go why did you do that you deserve it you idiot and moments of rooting for a character. In fact of what a great movie does then watching something and saying that was a good movie graphics was amazing and so was the soundtrack but then not wanting to watch that particular movie again. Which seems to be majority of the new so called Hollywood blockbusters watch them once and then meh. So five stars for this Halloween sequel watched this twice now and still entertaining.
8 people found this helpful
David GarsideReviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 March 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good effort B+
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This is mooted as a direct sequel to the first film in a timeline switch so that Michael had only killed the five people in the first film and has been locked up ever since.Laurie Strode traumatized by these events has now become a Sarah Connor clone who has estranged her daughter by taraining her to be ready for the apocolyse to come when Michael returns which in turn has caused problems with her relationship with her daughter and Lauries relationship with her grandaughter.Is it any good? The answer is yes and no,the look and atmosphere is as it should be,Jamie Lee Curtis is absolutely superb as always and makes this version of Laurie believable.The little nods throughout to other films in the franchise are fun but overall the film feels a little flat and lacklustre which is a shame.The main problem is that you just don't care about any of the other characters and spend the entire film just waiting for the confrontation between Laurie and Michael.After this I watch the original Halloween ll again and found it to be a far more satisfying sequel.
6 people found this helpful
Niall ClarkeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 May 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
A great modern slasher, but not a great Halloween movie
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I will start this review off by saying that i am a Halloween fan, and the original is one of my favourite horror movies of all time. I was excited for the 2018 sequel, even if i felt like it was not needed, though i tempered my expectations based on some of the disappointing remakes/reboots we have seen over the years.

Halloween 2018 is a great modern horror/slasher movie, but it is not a great Halloween movie. Now people may see this an think 'how is that possible'. Well i can explain with a little help of some spoilers.

Halloween 2018 is well acted, well shot, the kills are overall great and the soundtrack is amazing. Jaime Lee Curtis reprises her role as Laurie Strode here and steals the film in many ways. She is convincing in portraying a woman that has been haunted by the events of the first movie and as a Sarah Connor like badass at the same time. James Jude Courtney is the best Michael Myers since Nick Castle, and given another chance he could even surpass him. Michael is menacing and brutal in this movie, and is the the closest to the original portrayal in any of the sequels. Andi Matichak does a good job as Allyson, the grand-daughter of Laurie in this movie, and Judy Greer is fine as Laurie's daughter.

This movie is well shot and blends well the gore and brutality of the Rob Zombie movie with the subtlety of the Carpenter original. The scene where Michael wanders through the houses and kills two women all in one take is very well done and one of the stand out moments in the movie.

Despite all that though there are some issues. The comedy in this movie is sometimes forced and misplaced. The twist with Doctor Sartain does not lead anywhere and merely acts as a plot device. In fact there are a few contrivances that lead to nothing such as Allyson's fall out with her boyfriend leaving her without a mobile.

Where this movie disappoints though is within a Halloween context. Michael never went around in the first movie and just murdered people. He chose Laurie as a victim and stalked her and her friends throughout the movie before finally going for the kill. This movie has barely any of that. Michael does not stalk his victims in this movie and just seems to kill randomly. It could have been any random killer in a mask and it would have made no difference because what separated Michael from the rest was sadly missing from this movie. This results in the pacing being a little off and all over the place at times instead of the slow burn of the original. The simplicity is missing, and even though you can not fully replicate that with a modern desensitized modern audience, there are ways to do that and keep some of the brutality. I think with the kills they do it well, but the movie lacks atmosphere and that is the strength of the original and even Halloween II.

If this was not a Halloween movie then i would be giving this a higher rating, but when it comes to sequels you can not help but compare them to other entries in the franchise. This movie elected to be a direct sequel to the original, meaning if you want to follow this timeline you need to ignore the other movies. The issue is that this movie is no better than the 1981 sequel which despite having issues of its own felt like a Halloween movie. In fact i prefer Halloween II to this, and think 2018 is the third best entry and that is not far ahead of H20 which handled Laurie's character slightly better even though it feels very 90s.

Halloween 2018 has a lot going for it, but there are frustrating elements that prevented it from being as good as it could have been. I could talk for hours about this movie because there is a lot of good and a lot of missed opportunities at the same time. I often think about how i would have taken this story and what i would change and keep to give this a more Halloween feel. That is not where i wanted to be with this movie, so despite being an enjoyable experience it does not live up to it's potential. 7/10
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christinaReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 February 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Old time same ol horror...Nothing new
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I was so looking forward to seeing this anniversary addition but SO dissapointed. In parts, the film played honour to the past and Jamie looked the part of an aging tormented women of many years. BUT where was the reference to her son AND when previously did we see her educating and preparing her daughter for Myers return which according to laura she had spent many years doing. But the worst crime of this film was the ending. Poised on the edge of my seat ready for a real 'heart stopping scary moment' ' instead all I got was 'is that it' moment. Disappointed or wot!!! Obviously they left the 'trap door' open for another secquel. And if that's so then I hope the film is brought up to date with may be the granddaughter taking her revenge n leave miss Jamie Lee Curtis to sit in an old rocking chair with gun poised on her lap, having a nap coz after 20 mins into watching i felt i needed one.
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