HAL­LOWEEN (18) Three stars

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The boo­gie­man does ex­ist and for decades, he has taken the tow­er­ing form of masked ma­niac Michael My­ers in a se­ries of blood-drenched thrillers, which be­gan with John Car­pen­ter’s sem­i­nal 1978 slasher Hal­loween. Di­rec­tor David Gor­don Green ca­su­ally dis­re­gards the nine films which fol­lowed for a com­fort­ingly old-fash­ioned re­turn to the scene of the orig­i­nal crime: the sleepy com­mu­nity of Had­don­field.

Jamie Lee Cur­tis (pic­tured right) and Nick Cas­tle reprise their roles as ul­ti­mate sur­vivor Lau­rie Strode and Michael My­ers for a cli­mac­tic show­down that will ap­pease fans of the se­ries, set to the chill­ing strains of Car­pen­ter’s repet­i­tive syn­the­siser score.

“What are we gonna do? Can­cel Hal­loween?” de­spairs a sher­iff (Omar Dorsey), who is on the trail of the knife-wield­ing ma­niac. Thank­fully not, oth­er­wise au­di­ences would be de­nied one of the stronger in­stal­ments of the lon­grun­ning se­ries.

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