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.
Laurie uses a Winchester to defend herself against Micheal. It is interesting to note, in the original 1978 film, the young Laurie and the children she babysits are watching Howard Hawks' 1950 classic film version of The Thing (which John Carpenter would remake in 1982). Winchester is not only Hawks' middle name, but he also named his production company Winchester Films. In the 1978 version, Carpenter shows the Winchester Films logo before the opening credits of the 1950 The Thing. Carpenter acknowledges Hawks as a major influence.
I saw someone in the hallway standing outside my door!
Dave: What's up, buddy?
Julian: There was a fucked up face watching me from the dark!
Dave: Ghosts and goblins, little buddy?
Julian: Shut up, Dave! I heard the breathing and then a thump. He's in here! The Boogeyman's in ...
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.
At the end of the closing credits, Michael Myers' distinctive breathing can be heard.
$76,221,545 (USA) (21 October 2018)
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