The Halloween 2018 evolves on Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode, the Badass girl. Laurie has been waiting about 40 years to kill Michael Myers, her tormentor. Laurie suffers a lot from Michael since she was a teenager. Thus, the cruel man upset her life forever and tries to damage her family and her future.
Halloween is not just a story of a 40-year old grudge game. It is also about the general damage that Michael’s violence brought upon visiting Laurie’s daughter Karen (Judy Greer) as well as granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak).
David Gordon Green writes the movie with his co-writers, Jeff Fradley and Danny McBride (Vice Principals). They pay attention to the original version in 1978 and resurface the lessons that other sequels lost. Halloween 2018 is not about deconstruction, but a slasher movie down for its knife-scraped bones. The body count is high as the knives poke out the other side when Michael stabs his way in Haddonfield, Illinois.
Michael is constant and deliberate in the latest Halloween compared to the inferior sequels. Like the original, Halloween also portrays a dangerous teenage life due to the social separation of high schoolers with adult life. The Halloween 2018 also emphasizes Allyson’s high school drama and the end of Laurie’s long-decades ceasefire with Michael.
Halloween is considered as one of 2018’s best horror movies. It is surprisingly funny and feels more episodic compared to the original. Laurie and Michael’s fist-clenching face-off overshadow the plot of the story. It is a remarkable showdown that has a sustained tension and restraint. It is a face-off that Laurie and Michael deserve after 40 years. It takes a breather and requires a character decision which many will loathe. This Halloween will remind us that Michael is the original and best Boogeyman.