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Halloween (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Halloween largely wipes the slate clean after decades of disappointing sequels, ignoring increasingly elaborate mythology in favor of basic - yet still effective - ingredients.

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Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who 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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Jamie Lee Curtis
as Laurie Strode
Judy Greer
as Karen Strode
Nick Castle
as Michael Myers
Will Patton
as Hawkins
Andi Matichak
as Allyson Strode
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Critic Reviews for Halloween

All Critics (69) | Top Critics (12)

[It] faithfully adopted much of what so resonated in Carpenter's genre-creating film -- the stoic killer, the gruesome executions, the suburban nightmares -- what makes his Halloween such a thrill is how it deviates from its long-ago predecessor.

October 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Is this promise of scariness fulfilled? Only in flickers and fits.

October 15, 2018 | Full Review…

A new coat of paint, even on a storied house of horrors such as "Halloween," can do wonders.

September 18, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The result is almost the Platonic ideal of a slasher-reboot -- it's fierce, it's lean, it's mean, and it has at least three first-pumping "Hell, yeah!" moments.

September 11, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

It's just not scary. And that's one thing you could never say about the original.

September 10, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

That's a great reason to remake it: Everyone's waving around a gun these days, and the idea that the survivor of the so-called "Babysitter Murders" is, 40 years later, a militia-worthy nut with murderous instincts of her own has a sad symmetry to it.

September 10, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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