In the latest franchise of the Halloween films, Michael Myers escapes from a mental institution after his bus transfer crashes.
It’s been 40 years since Myers attacked Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) – and this is the night she’s been waiting for. Surviving in a state of primal animal instinct for all this time, Laurie is prepared and ready to take on Myers for a final showdown.
Her 40-year obsession with Myers has led her to have a distant and complicated relationship with her daughter and granddaughter. Staying far away from Laurie’s compound, her daughter – played by Judy Greer – is forced to return to the cellar she called home on Halloween night as it’s the safest place to hide from Myers.
The film builds up some nail-biting suspense but maintains a predictable plot throughout – apart for two apparent twists. The horror is jumpy and thrilling but does not reach the point of scary or terrifying.
Overall, Halloween is worth a view and will keep you on the edge of your seat wanting more however simplistic the plot may be.