HALLOWEEN (2018)- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

Halloween 2018


Jamie Lee Curtis- Laurie Strode

Judy Greer- Karen

Andi Matichak- Allyson

Will Patton- Officer Hawkins


The Boogeyman is back, and Jamie Lee Curtis is ready for him, she thinks!

Danny McBride (Tropic Thunder, Eastbound and Down) and David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Eastbound and Down) have written and directed the next installment in the Halloween franchise bringing back Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode to battle the Boogeyman, Michael Meyers!

Its 40 years since the serial killer Michael Meyers killed his sister and set off a bloody rampage in Haddonfield, Illinois by the Boogeyman with only Laurie Strode escaping the knife. Strode spent 4 decades preparing for Michael’s return by training, target practice with guns and preparing her home with safe rooms, gun lockers, flood lamps, surveillance and steel barred doors to trap the monster. This Psychosis drove away Laurie’s daughter Karen and kept her from any kind of relationship with her or her granddaughter Allyson.

Michael Meyers, aka the Boogeyman, has spent the past 4 decades in a maximum-security prison without uttering a single word. True crime podcasters Dana Haines and Aaron Korey visit Meyers with permission of his new physician Dr. Sartain. Dr Sartain is fascinated by the killer just as his last Dr Loomis who paid for it with his life. Korey tries to get a response by Meyers but there is nothing even after pulling out the Boogeyman’s mask! Michael escapes during a prison transfer and makes his way to Haddonfield Illinois after a stop at a gas station killing Haines and Korey and retrieving his mask.

Halloween night, trick or treaters are flooding the streets, Allyson is at the school dance, and Laurie is loading a rifle ready for Michael to come for here. Meyers starts another killing spree with Allyson’s friends with her narrowly escaping. Karen and her husband Ray are taken to Laurie’s compound and have an APB out for Allyson. Officer Hawkins, who found Laurie 40 years ago arresting Meyers, has Dr. Sartain in his car searching for the monster. They find Allyson and then Meyers! Patton runs him down with his police cruiser only to be double crossed by the demented Dr. Sartain. Michael kills him immediately as Allyson ran into the woods toward her grandmother’s house.

Michael shows up at Laurie Strode’s house and the battle begins! This time it is Laurie and Karen playing cat n mouse around the house with the Boogeyman!

Halloween 2018 is a sequel to the 1978 original with Jamie Lee Curtis in the role of Laurie Strode but she has a character reversal from prey to predator hunting the murderer. I loved the line she says to Will Patton as Officer Hawkins, “I prayed every night he would escape.” With Hawkins confusingly replying, “What the hell did you do that for?!” She did it because she has an armory and boobytrapped house to kill Michael Meyers!

Flickanalysis-  Halloween (2018) is a great addition to your costume parties and trick or treating!                   

4/5 butcher knives


Rated R (Violence, Gore, Brief Nudity)

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