Almost a decade after the last Halloween movie hit cinemas - Rob Zombie's wretched Halloween II - David Gordon Green attempts to retool the series once again with this direct sequel to John Carpenter's iconic 1978 original.
Even if it doesn't get anywhere close to the searing heights of the one that started it all, it smartly ditches the inane continuity of the silly sequels and returns to a far simpler and more accessible point of entry.
With its tripwire tension, killer lead performance and rejuvenation of Michael Myers as a flagship horror icon, Halloween 2018 is certainly the calibre sequel fans have long been deserving of.
It'll be interesting to see whether or not the series just falls into its old, formulaic patterns from this point on, and while this new film doesn't knock everything out of the park, it at least sets a rock solid foundation moving forward. Because of course, there's gonna be sequels...
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