Excerpt: Halloween of 2018 does not quite have the purity and focus of the 1978 classic, but very few slasher movies do. What it does offer, however, is the best continuation of that story in the past 40 years of numerous attempts, and something fans old and new are going to devour like a particularly juicy red candy on Halloween night.
Excerpt: While paying homage to John Carpenter’s 1978 seminal classic, David Gordon Green’s Halloween successfully reignites a renewed interest to the horror franchise, picking up forty years later from the original and featuring an outstanding performance by Jamie Lee Curtis.
Excerpt: A minor fan-fiction take on the franchise’s mythology: ‘Hey, maybe middle-aged Laurie Strode likes guns LOL?’ Nowhere near as feminist or as psychologically incisive as it thinks it is. And it’s not even scary.
Excerpt: A sequel remake so like the original, they didn’t even change the name. Michael Myers hacks and slashes his way through female babysitters in the same neighborhood from 40 years ago creating nostalgia rather than scares.