Forty years ago, movie-goers experienced Laurie Strode and Michael Myers’ rivalry for the very first time. Though there have been other films, other instances in which the quick-witted Strode came up against the babysitter-stalking madman, both John Carpenter and the stars themselves—Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle—identified 2018’s sequel as the supreme showdown, the slasher-villain-versus-final-girl battle to end all battles. And if you were one of the millions of fans that flocked to theaters during the month of October to witness it, you will likely understand why.
2018’s Halloween (yes, the ultimate Strode-vs.-Myers sequel has the same, simple name as the 1978 original) has more of everything that made the first installment in the franchise so memorable: more suspense, more grinning jack-o'-lanterns, more of a certain eerie, infamous piano melody, and more fearless females (Laurie Strode is a grandmother now, and has taught her daughter and granddaughter everything they need to know to survive an All Hallow’s Eve in Haddonfield with Michael Myers on the loose).
If you have not seen the newest Halloween yet, and you are a fan of the franchise, or even the genre in general, give it a go. For those of you who remember the 1978 film’s tagline, just remember... now, October 31, 2018 is truly the night that HE came home.