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Halloween Reviews

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September 21, 2018
While not without flaw, Green and Curtis have given the original the bookend it deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 21, 2018
t traffics equally in dread and McBride humor...it doesn't always work. But I admire its big swing of that damned knife.
September 21, 2018
Ultimately one of the very best horror sequels in the genre
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
September 20, 2018
Though there's certainly a little fat around the edges-the film doesn't skimp on laughs amidst all the scares-it's a small price to pay for the truly galvanizing finale, in which three generations of Strode women throw down against the boogeyman.
September 18, 2018
A new coat of paint, even on a storied house of horrors such as "Halloween," can do wonders.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 18, 2018
H40 is actually a gift to a fan of H20. Now I get to see two movies where Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) is a survivor with PTSD finally confronting Michael Myers! What other franchise gives you your favorite entry twice!
September 14, 2018
Grabbing the Scream Queen herself Jamie Lee Curtis, who shows what owning a franchise means, Gordon Green pays homage to 1978 original while still taking risks to reinvent the franchise for a new generation of admirers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 13, 2018
Halloween doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it takes the best parts of all the films in the franchise, and delivers the ultimate companion piece to Carpenter's 1978 masterpiece.
September 13, 2018
It's a mostly unspoken perversity of isolation and inherited violence that makes Halloween sing.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 13, 2018
Myers isn't the scariest thing in town anymore. Instead it's Laurie's paranoia and alienation that is the film's real horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 11, 2018
It is gore and action-packed fun and the perfect October release. See it with an audience that will appreciate the chills and thrills of Halloween.
September 11, 2018
When Michael Myers returns this Halloween, Laurie Strode will no longer be the victim; she is the reckoning.
Full Review | Original Score: A
September 11, 2018
The result is almost the Platonic ideal of a slasher-reboot -- it's fierce, it's lean, it's mean, and it has at least three first-pumping "Hell, yeah!" moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 11, 2018
While some of the in-jokes and nostalgic mood-setting come off as a little too pleased with their own cleverness, the real effectiveness of this iteration of Halloween is the engagement with the franchise's treatment of PTSD.
September 11, 2018
An intriguingly modernist and artful start before settling into a more traditional and crowd pleasing slasher movie mode.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
September 11, 2018
As 'Halloween' begins to play out onscreen, it quickly becomes obvious that this story was not about Myers and Strode-it was a much more important look at how surviving isn't living, and trauma can poison a family for several generations.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 10, 2018
It ultimately feels like a decent movie that could have been a very good movie, if only Green had been able to modulate his tone more effectively.
September 10, 2018
Curtis' 40-years-on return to the role is no cash-in; she gives an emotionally raw performance that makes Laurie the heart of the film.
September 10, 2018
While no entry in the franchise has surpassed the original film, this Halloween sequel is truly a cut above the rest and a great piece of horror entertainment even for those unfamiliar with the series.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
September 10, 2018
Like most long-running horror franchises, the Halloween series has seen its share of ups and downs over the decades. But those skeptical of the newest incarnation, directed by David Gordon Green, can put their fears to rest. This one's good. Really good.
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