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Three generations of women fight serial killer, Michael Myers together led by grandmother, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis).

If you have watched any of the Halloween films or are simply a fan of horror/slasher films then this new movie stays true to its original form.

The story takes place 40 years after the original film in 1978, where Laurie Strode is out for revenge on the creepy serial killer, Michael Myers who is being transported to a different high security facility on 31st October (Halloween), which is the anniversary of when he murdered Laurie’s friends when they were babysitting.

Laurie has become somewhat obsessed with looking after her and her family’s safety to the point where her daughter, Karen (Judy Greer) was taken away by the child protection agency for psychological damage. Laurie is still in contact with her family though after many years, including her teenage granddaughter, Allyson (Andi Matichak).

The horror journey takes viewers around innocent victims running for their lives, blood, and gore and of course public toilets.

You can’t have a good horror movie without a nasty scene in a public toilet! Public toilets are horrible places anyway and even worse in horror movies.

When I was in grade 8, my class went to watch Halloween H20. When I watched the new movie, it brought back memories and I covered my eyes a lot in various scenes. The first scene in Halloween in a high security prison is especially disturbing. The students who weren’t allowed to watch horror movies watched Antz instead, which was actually the better film choice in 1998. Though the new Halloween makes jokes and references to past sequels, the movie is a follow on to the original, and the other sequel plots are basically like they never happened, making it for an exciting, new installment to the film franchise.

Stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer and Andi Matichak.

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Review by Bronwen Hartas