Halloween Kills

Halloween Kills ★★★½

After a 2018 that was very different from the original film, this film jumps back into the palpable atmosphere that makes the first film so effective. Michael Myers GOES OFF here. There’s also some interesting dynamics this film explores, but on its own it feels incomplete. And obviously, with a second film in a trilogy, you’re gonna get that. There are a couple subpar production aspects, like some awkward framing and a few strange editing choices. But overall, I thought it was a solid time, but for completely different reasons why I enjoyed the 2018 film. If you’re looking for brutal, bloody kills in an unapologetic Halloween atmosphere, you’ll find what you’re looking for here. Just maybe check your expectations at the door.