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Halloween Reviews

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September 9, 2018
For a project that has been riding high with anticipation from "Halloween" fans, this is no way to reward them.
September 11, 2018
While it doesn't do much to elevate the genre, Halloween does tick each and every box, which should be more than enough to appease your run of the mill fanboy, but scare off anyone with half a brain.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
September 10, 2018
It's decent. It has its moments. It's enjoyable enough as supplementary material. It's arguably better than some of the other attempts to capitalize on the success of the original 1978 John Carpenter classic. It's just not quite a good film in of itself.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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September 10, 2018
Just another pale imitation, another bad Halloween sequel watering down the fear factor of the original.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 10, 2018
Green can't seem to decide whether he wants it to be gritty and lo-fi or slick and cinematic and so ends up awkwardly between the two, anything resembling an atmosphere sorely missing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 10, 2018
It's just not scary. And that's one thing you could never say about the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 9, 2018
For all of the film's attempts to get back to the sinisterly sidling Michael of the first Halloween, his stealth movements no longer terrify because his fixations are less unthinkingly instinctual, more compulsively mortal.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 21, 2018
The acting and violence are appropriately impressive, but a choppy screenplay, a lack of real-world logic and mixed messages render this less of an update and more of a glorified fanfiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
September 13, 2018
It's a mostly unspoken perversity of isolation and inherited violence that makes Halloween sing.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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 9, 2018
All in all, Halloween is a worthy entry in the franchise...the core cast is good to great, as is the violence and the gore. Everything really clicks at the finale
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 10, 2018
Wisely abstaining from answering any questions about the mythos of Michael Myers, Green's Halloween is the best iteration of the franchise since Carpenter laid down the gauntlet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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 9, 2018
Halloween pays loving and respectful homage ... while making a very bold and decisive claim for its own existence. This is the real deal and it is every horror fan's dream come true.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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