|Duration||1h 46m||Rating (UK)||18|
|Source of story||The original 1978 film (Important, despite all the others)|
|Director||David Gordon Green|
|Writers/Script||Jeff Fradley, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green (characters John Carpenter, Debra Hill|
|Starring||Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, James Jude Courtney, Nick Castle, Will Patton, Jefferson Hall|
Elevator Pitch: It is forty years since Michael Myers attacked the population of Haddonfield. Laurie Strode is alienated from her family due to her obsession with protection against the killer, now in a high security establishment. But because of the anniversary an investigative reporter and his assistant arrive, surprisingly with the Myers mask, but are unsuccessful in an attempt at an interview. Thereafter on 31st October while Myers and others are being transferred elsewhere the bus carrying them crashes, releasing him again. He finds his way to a gas station where he kills the reporter and his assistant and recovers his mask. Thereafter Laurie’s fears may be realised.
Content: There is a flashback to Michael killing his sister who is naked. Thereafter we see Laurie preparing for a possible attack which includes telling her daughter off a lot and shooting at manequins with different firearms. The reporter visits the high security establishment. Once the killer is on the loose many people are killed in a variety of ways mostly in the dark. He seems to have a preference for young people, but no-one is exempt.
A View: Because I have not really liked slasher films the Halloween franchise is new to me, and honestly this film, and the previous one I saw which was the tenth, has not changed my view, but in pursuit of my task of providing info about movies I will try to see the others. But lets have a look at the numbers for this outing. It is estmated to have cost $10 million to make and made $76 million on its first weekend, eventually grossing $255 million worldwide. So there have already been further sequels. It is a much better film than No. 10 so if you decide to watch it, you know what to expect.
Additional Info: This must be something of a record. I usually source a photo from those presented on the IMDb site. For this film there are 577 of them.