HAL­LOWEEN (MA15+) New signs of knife for an old blade, US, 109 min

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Be afraid. Be heart­ened. Be en­ter­tained. Then be afraid again. For this blood­stained love let­ter to the classic 1978 slasher flick Hal­loween cov­ers all bases re­quired by hard­line hor­ror fans in fine, fright­en­ing style. The first deaths are mercy killings ev­ery­one will roundly ap­plaud. Di­rec­tor David Gor­don Green has ter­mi­nated the con­tra­dic­tory mytholo­gies spawned by too many past se­quels and re­hashes. This di­rect fol­low-up to the orig­i­nal sim­ply goes back to ba­sics, let­ting the chill­ing at­mo­spher­ics and over­all body count rise in ter­ri­fy­ing tan­dem. Need a plot? You will get a darn good one if that’s what you’re af­ter. The fran­chise’s foun­da­tion hero­ine Lau­rie Strode (Jamie Lee Cur­tis) is a screw-loose her­mit waiting in her wood­lands fortress for the day that her for­mer tor­men­tor re­sumes his one-man mis­sion to kill her. En­ter the in­fa­mously un­know­able and in­de­struc­tible Michael My­ers, newly es­caped from cap­tiv­ity, and soon back to his old ways. A smart (and smart­ing) hor­ror movie out to hurt, haunt and high-five you.

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