R | | Horror, Thriller
Laurie Strode confronts her long-time foe Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
The film bears strong plot & character similarities with fellow popular horror franchise instalment: Scream 4 (2011). Both feature the recurring female protagonist (Laurie Strode, Sidney Prescott) contend with the masked figure of their past targeting their 17 year old female relative (Allyson Strode, Jill Roberts), and their teenage friends. Scream has featured the original 1978 Halloween in their first instalment (Scream 1996), as various references to the Halloween film series. In Halloween H20: 20 years later (1998) Scream 2 (1997) prominently is featured, as well as references to both Scream films of the time.
Everyone in my family, like, turns into a nutcase this time of year.
Vicky: I mean, your grandmother is Laurie Strode. She was almost murdered.
Dave: Wasn't it her brother who murdered all those babysitters?
Allyson Strode: No. He was not her brother, that's something that ...
Near the end of the film the two police officers guarding Laurie's house are requesting backup after finding a murdered police man (= the doctor) near the police vehicle, which stopped a short distance from them. After the climax, with Laurie's house now on fire, Laurie, her daughter and her granddaughter hitch a ride on a pick up truck, yet backup is nowhere to be seen.
The opening and closing credits is stylized after the original 1978 version.
$76,221,545 (USA) (21 October 2018)