It has been 40 years since the original Halloween movie was released in 1978, and even if you are not au feit with the events that took place in the original movie, you are introduced into the story by two true crime podcast reporters.
Michael Myers murdered the entire Strode family on Halloween night 40 years prior, however young Laurie Stroud had escaped. Michael was captured and has spent the past 40 years in Smith’s Grove Sanatorium, and hasn’t uttered a single word since the murders.
Aron and Dana, the two reporters travel to the sanatorium to try and interview Myers. They even bring along the mask he wore 40 years prior, but Michael refuses to speak or even show his face. He is surrounded by a yellow line and the Dr in charge warns them not to cross the line.
Laurie suffers from PTSD and has spent her entire life making her house into a fortress, learning to shoot to kill and putting the fear of G-d into her daughter fearing that Michael will one day return.
Michael is being transferred to a maximum security prison, and the two reporters visit Laurie and ask her to meet with Myres before he is transferred, to see if she can get him to talk about that night, but Laurie refuses.
Michael manages to escape when the prison bus he is being transported in crashes, and so his deadly quest to find Laurie and finish what he started 40 years ago begins. By sheer co-incidence Michael escapes on Halloween!
And so, the deadly game begins….
I wouldn’t say this movie falls into the horror genre, however it is a class A slasher/thriller movie with lots of murder and mayhem, blood, gore and suspense.
If you are a fan of the Halloween franchise, you will love this movie as it is a DIRECT sequel to the original.
Directed by David Gordon Green and written by Green, Jeff Fradley, and Danny McBride, the movie stars Jamie-Lee Curtis as Laurie and Nick Castle as Frank Hawkins, the police officer on Myers trail. The role of Myers is played by stuntman, James Jude Courtney, but the audience never actually sees his face. The film also stars Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, and Virginia Gardner. John Carpenter, known for films like Get Out, Split, The Purge and Paranormal Activity Executive produces the film in conjunction with Hollywood’s leading producer of horror, Jason Blum.
Not for the very young or faint at heart!
Released by Universal Pictures, the movie opens on 19 October at cinemas countrywide.