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At Theaters: 10/19/2018 On Video:
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 49 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 601259
Studio: Universal Pictures Inc.
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Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
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Horror Thriller - This is another installment in the long-running slasher horror series, but it's a direct sequel to the 1978 original, ignoring all of the other sequels that have been released over the last 40 years. Fans of the original, returning star, Jamie Lee Curtis, will definitely enjoy, while those of other recognizable faces here such as Judy Greer may be disappointed by their much smaller roles. Language and brutal, bloody violence make the film not for kids.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Jamie Lee Curtis SPARE PARTS, YOU AGAIN, BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA
Judy Greer THE 15:17 TO PARIS, GRANDMA, CARRIE
Wri/Dir: David Gordon Green STRONGER, OUR BRAND IS CRISIS, MANGLEHORN
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 25 F-words; 7 S-words; 1 GD; a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: Brief non-sexual nudity.
VIOLENCE: Bloody, brutal fights and killings.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and marijuana, including by teens.
ACTION: Fights, chases, fires.
COMEDY: Some comic lines and exchanges, often dark.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Good This is the sequel Halloween fans have been awaiting for four decades. With John Carpenter whispering in his ear (the original director returned in an "advisory” capacity and as co-composer), David Gordon Green has taken the series back to its roots. Terror and horror have replaced bloodlust.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Average ...do you know the biggest sin of the new "Halloween”? It's just not scary. And that's one thing you could never say about the original. Worst of all, Green bungles the ending. ..."Halloween” just doesn't deliver when it needs to most of all.

USA Today Full Review
Good By staying true only to the initial narrative, this "Halloween” solidly ranks as the best chapter since the first – not exactly the highest bar – mostly by making Laurie (a remarkable Jamie Lee Curtis, whose last appearance in the series was 2002's "Halloween: Resurrection") anything but a victim.

NY Post Full Review
Good Finally, Hollywood has made a good "Halloween” sequel. It took them only 40 years. "Halloween” recovers its long-lost gravitas and self-respect. ...Curtis, who is more intense and badass than ever, and acts the hell out of this part. Performances in this genre don't come any better.

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