It’s been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack from crazed killer Michael Myers on Halloween night. Locked up in an institution, Myers manages to escape when his bus transfer goes horribly wrong. Laurie now faces a terrifying showdown when the masked madman returns to Haddonfield, Ill. — but this time, she’s ready for him.


  • Smart-ish plot (+1/2)
  • Contrived plot (-1/2)
  • Low expectations, surpassed (+1/2)
  • Good suspense/booh effects (+1/2)

I was braced for a lot of stupid people acting “appropriately stupid” in this movie, and was not disappointed. What surprised me were the bits where people were actually smart and prepared (mainly, Jaime Lee Curtis’s character, but even her daughter surprised me) and I didn’t leave the theater feeling like I’d been taken for a fool. Surprisingly better than I would have expected (but not Scream-good, sadly).

Score: 6/10

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