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Halloween | Review


This eleventh instalment in the Halloween franchise – the third to be titled Halloween – serves as sequel only to John Carpenter’s original. It’s a retconning job not unlike that of Halloween H20; Laurie is no longer dead and Michael is not her sister – ‘that’s just a myth’ the film tells us. If this new Halloween fails to justify the continuation of slasher cinema in the twenty-first century, director David Gordon Green – the versatile American responsible for Pineapple Express, Goat and Stronger – should at least be congratulated for imbuing his take on the franchise with enough character to warrant its own existence.

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