Halloween ★★½

Really soured on this one. It’s got all the formal simplicity of Carpenter’s original but just none of it’s elegance. The narrative is sloppy and fails to say anything about trauma that the series hasn’t done better already, especially in Zombie’s overhated Halloween II. As a standard slasher though, it’s passable, there’s not much beyond a few decent kills and some brutal gore, though that oner following Michael through the neighborhood is still thrilling as hell. Would probably be even harder on this if it wasn’t for that new Carpenter score. I’ll just take what I can get from the guy now.

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