David Gordon Green directs Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer and Nick Castle in this redacted sequel that imagines what happens 40 years after the original Halloween if you ignore all the follow ups and reboots. What happens: lots of masked murder.
Perfectly adequate if rarely very scary. There’s a good reintroduction to Myers and his first new suburban massacre viewed through a series of windows and doorways is neat. But Jamie Lee (the real selling point) feels under utilised in the middle section. And all the kids look the same. Really… they all have the same cheeks and noses and complexions. Cut them up, Michael. Cut them the fuck up! John Carpenter’s retooled score does a lot of the grafting here.