Though far from an unqualified success, David Gordon Green successfully rejuvenated the Halloween franchise with by far the best sequel of the bunch.
The new film understands what made Michael Myers so terrifying in the first place, while paying-off Laurie Strode's (Jamie Lee Curtis) character arc and undoing all those wretched sequels at the same time.
Gory, stylishly shot and beautifully scored by John Carpenter and his son Cody, Halloween 2018 is a spirited rendition of classic material. Though fans have to suffer through a few arbitrary subplots and characters too many, the film remains deliciously taut all the way up to its inevitable ending.
As a fair compromise between radical reinvention and nostalgia-fuelled homage, it delivers the goods.
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