JAMIE LEE CURTIS RETURNS AS LAURIE STRODE TO SEEK HER REVENGE IN THE INTENSE THRILLER
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The infamous killer Michael Myers strikes again in Halloween, which you can now view on Digital as well as on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD. Hailed by critics as “chilling and inventive” (Den of Geek), Halloween takes place four decades after Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis, Halloween (1978), “Scream Queens”) narrowly escaped the masked Michael Myers’ brutal killing spree that fateful night in October 1978.
Laurie Strode now exists in a heavily guarded home on the edge of Haddonfield, where she’s spent the past near forty years preparing herself, as well as her daughter for Michael’s potential return. After being locked up in an institution, Myers escapes when a bus transfer goes terribly wrong, leading to chaos in the same town he preyed on decades earlier. Laurie now faces a terrifying showdown when the deranged killer returns for her and her family – but this time, she’s ready for him. With this 2018 film, it chooses to erase Halloween 2 (1981) onwards, and is a direct sequel to the original John Carpenter classic. But does it work. Well yes, it works very well. Whilst people who have viewed all the sequels (now ignored from the legacy) may take a few moments to forget they exist, Halloween (2018) does a wonderful job of plugging any plot gaps that we learned from the sequels, such as ‘How did they capture him after the 1978 film”, “Where is Dr Loomis (played by Donald Pleasance), “What happened to Lonnie after Dr Loomis chased him away from the house” as well as more high profile questions such as “How does Michael Myers get his mask and boiler suit back” The writing in this latest Halloween film is very clever and not too cheesy.
The films is far grittier than the original (but that doesnt mean its better than the original) Its very hard for any new film to overshadow a film that we have seen dozens of times over the years, a very hard thing to do in any genre, especially the horror genre, but this does give you all the entertainment you need. First off Nick Castle is back as “The Shape” and he might well be playing the same role that he played 40 years ago, but he still plays it perfectly. No speech, just pure body language and menace and enough brutality to remind you why Michael Myers is still a force to be feared
Jamie Lee Curtis is also spot in with her tip toeing the line between crazy and prepared with skill. Its great to see her back in the role that started off her career all those many years ago. Her role has been compared to that of Ripley (Aliens), and Sarah Connor (T2:Judgement Day) and those comparisons arent far wrong. So if the film fun. Hell yes, is it worth watching. Very much so. Will it become a classic like the 1978 slasher? Perhaps not, but not every film needs to become a classic. When Halloween (1978) emerged on our screens back in the day, it kickstarted a generation of slasher films that to this day hasnt really stopped. When Halloween (2018) hit the screens, it was clearly made by fans of the franchise who felt the need to remind us all that Michael Myers is out there, waiting, watching, and will emerge. On Halloween. Someday.
Master of horror John Carpenter (Halloween (1978), The Thing) is back in the Halloween fold and has joined forces with director David Gordon Green (Joe, Pineapple Express) and producers Jason Blum (Blumhouse), Malek Akkad (Trancas International Films and son of Moustapha Akkad the original producer of the franchise) for this follow up to Carpenter’s 1978 classic horror film.
BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM & DVD:
o Extended Shooting Range
o Deleted Suicide Thoughts
o Shower Mask Visit
o Jog to a Hanging Dog
o Allyson and Friends at School
o Cameron and Cops Don’t Mix
o Deluxe Banh Mi Cops
o Sartain and Hawkins Ride Along
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The Original Scream Queen
The Sound of Fear
Journey of the Mask
The Legacy of Halloween