HipZOMJoint Movie Pick of the Week 10/19/18 Halloween (2018)

Halloween is finally here! When it was first announced that Blumhouse would be resurrecting the franchise after Rob Zombie‘s polarizing adaptation, there was a hint of apprehension. Fan were then left scratching their heads when comedy tandem David Gordon Green and Danny McBride came on to help helm the film. But when the franchise creator, John Carpenter gave his approval AND came on board to compose the score, fans were instantly sold.

Set forty years after the original film, the plot follows Laurie Strode as she prepares to face Michael Myers in a final confrontation when he returns to Haddonfield, Illinois to finish her off for escaping his killing spree on Halloween night in 1978. Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle reprise their roles as Strode and Myers, respectively, with stuntman James Jude Courtney also portraying Myers. The film also stars Judy GreerAndi MatichakWill Patton, and Virginia Gardner.

The new Halloween ignores the continuity of every other film except for the 1978 Halloween. The film is set up as the final confrontation between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers.

Halloween is now playing at a theater near you.