Halloween Reviews

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October 31, 2018
A brutal rumination on intergenerational pain, and the ways that male cruelty can make good women bad.
October 26, 2018
Rather than having the camera move implacably down a fated path, [Carpenter] seems to be flexing his muscles along with his anti-hero, as if hoping to guarantee them both a place in the horror hall of fame.
October 25, 2018
There are gaping plot holes and characters make idiotic decisions, but watching three generations of women take on Myers-with some great callbacks to the original-is irresistibly satisfying.
October 24, 2018
A solid addition to the deathless horror franchise.
October 24, 2018
It lays on the dread with finesse before turning the tables in mostly creative ways.
October 20, 2018
As Myers makes his serene way through the pumpkin-lamp-lined avenues, he is as unnerving a blank slate as when Nick Castle last played him in 1978.
October 19, 2018
In other words, like [Brad] Jones, I agree that this is the best Michael Myers-based "Halloween" movie since 1981's "Halloween II."
October 19, 2018
"Halloween" is proof that horror icons never truly die. To come back to life, they just need a little love.
Top Critic
October 19, 2018
What once seemed creepy now just seems campy. I'm sorry to report that in the 2018 Halloween, the howls sound more like giggles than screams.
October 18, 2018
Director Green isn't trying to reinvent the squeal. Halloween, the 2018 version, is the B-movie sequel Halloween, the 1978 version, has always deserved.
October 18, 2018
It might as well be James Bond behind Michael's latex mask, noticeably weathered by four decades of abuse, for all the deviation from franchise formula we see on the screen.
October 18, 2018
This Halloween highlights a question that horror films so often ignore: How does a genre that unleashes so much violence on its characters grapple with post-traumatic stress disorder, trauma and grief?
October 18, 2018
2018's Halloween isn't a deconstruction, but a slasher movie down to its knife-scraped bones.
October 18, 2018
As a horror comedy, it's not scary enough - or funny enough.
October 18, 2018
In its last 30 minutes, Halloween finally stops playing the hits and tries something really different. I won't spoil beyond that, but it works.
October 18, 2018
While the lack of originality is troubling, the lack of scares is an even bigger problem.
October 18, 2018
While drawing a straight line back to John Carpenter's original might be a neat trick, except perhaps for those who are a lot more invested in the franchise than this critic admittedly is, it's not much of a treat.
October 18, 2018
After a purposefully slow start, the movie builds and becomes relentless. Maybe you can't go home again, but in the age of fanboy auteurs, you can go back to Haddonfield.
October 18, 2018
Green reduces a character who was the ultimate mystery to an audience-prompting device that feels as worn as his perfectly aged mask.
October 17, 2018
Forget the promise of Blumhouse taking over the franchise and giving it to a respectable director like David Gordon Green: This isn't a glorious rebirth, it's a functional facsimile, and it's a wholly satisfying piece of slasher entertainment regardless.
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