A terrifying horror movie, Halloween is a solid sequel and great tribute to the 1978 classic. It knows perfectly well how to build up tension, and get viewers invested by setting a proper atmosphere all while being pure evil as it’s infamous serial killer, Michael Myers.
I have to start out by saying that this was the most entertaining slasher film I’ve seen in recent years. It is able to balance all its elements to deliver something that mirrors the original 1978 version yet feels so fresh and energetic! ‘Halloween’ follows Laurie Strode as she comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the serial killer who has haunted her ever since she survived his confrontation forty years ago.
The movie also serves as a direct sequel to the original, disregarding all those lackluster sequels and remakes in between. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode and does an excellent job at showing how her traumatizing encounter with Michael affected her and how she evolved during this forty year gap. The movie resembles the original in its flow of events through its three act structure and keeps viewers on the edge of their seats thanks to an intense atmosphere and some great jump scares.
Another thing that just amplifies the movie is that haunting soundtrack that is instantly recognizable. It has the ability to make you check your surroundings for a deranged serial killer whenever it’s played. The movie flows so smoothly while maintaining its menacing tone and brutal violence. The climax is vastly satisfying and memorable, fans of the franchise will surely approve of it. Make sure to catch this one over the weekend and keep an eye out while seated in your theatre!