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ivanben Nov 8
In horror, everything old becomes new again. Worn out tropes become, under new management, exciting explorations into genre. Tired iterations of the movie monster become invigorated when new blood derives passion for the reins with imagination and vigor find free movies online . The predictable becomes scary again when filmmakers approach these stories with respect and love. And and then we come to David Gordon Green and Danny McBride’s resume Haddonfield with Halloween, that can John Carpenter’s original film seriously enough to consider what kind of a global would are available for a person after a real traumatic experience.

Green and McBride will not be reinventing Carpenter’s wheel. Instead, they’re adding some torque and drive into it, along with the result is among the finest horror sequels in most years. It’s never dumb, always thrilling, surprisingly funny, and scary as hell when Green wants that it is. This is a satisfying movie, and don’t be blown away if this breathes new life to the slasher horror genre. Studios could be chomping on the bit to bring back some of those franchises, but when they don’t approach all of them with the level of admiration and respect that Green and McBride do here, they can well be doomed to fail.

Of course, Laurie is going to have the last bitter laugh - because, sure enough, Michael Myers (Nick Castle) breaks from an insane asylum and cuts a bloody path returning to Haddonfield. Here is where Halloween is most successful. The franchise overall slowly turned Michael Myers in to a generic, predictable slasher - someone merely readily available to quickly dispatch horny teens, and no other. This Halloween effectively reminds us of how uniquely terrifying he is able to be: a certain monster, a walking battering ram smashing his way through everyone and all things in his sight. He has no sympathy, no empathy, no humanity. He is an unstoppable killing machine, and it’s unnerving and terrifying to view.

The Laurie and Michael segments of Halloween are worth celebrating. Unfortunately, nearly the rest around them is just not. A tacked-on storyline involving Allyson and her secondary school friends is rushed and clumsy, and there to present Michael more victims to decimate. And a plotline involving Michael’s new doctor (Haluk Bilginer) borders on laughable.
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