A decades old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day, turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer's order and people start turning up dead.
Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror.
On Halloween in 1963, Michael Myers murdered his sister, Judith. In 1978, he broke out to kill his other sister, Laurie Strode. He killed all of her friends, but she escaped. A few years later, she faked her death so he couldn't find her. But now, in 1998, Michael has returned and found all the papers he needs to find her. He tracks her down to a private school where she has gone under a new name with her son, John. And now, Laurie must do what she should have done a long time ago and finally decided to hunt down the evil one last time. Written by
I don't usually approve of sequels that disregard other entries in its own series, but this one was welcome. It was a smart return to form after dealing with all sorts of alternating story lines in past sequels. For this one, lead actress Jamie Lee Curtis went on record as saying she wished to give something back to the fans for the 20th anniversary of the first HALLOWEEN, and to find some kind of closure for her Laurie Strode character. It was decided that parts 3 through 6 would be ignored, and that HALLOWEEN H20 would instead take up from where HALLOWEEN 2 left off, as though the other entries had never existed. So in this one we have grown single mom Laurie Strode still mentally suffering from the memory of the horrors she endured that fearful Halloween night when she was just 17. She has taken on a position as the headmistress of a school, changed her name and faked her own death to avoid an encounter with her murderous brother, Michael Myers, who still torments her memory. But this Halloween her teenage son John also turns the same age as she was when the masked madman stalked her two decades ago... It's refreshing to have Curtis back in the storyline, with the idea of having Laurie struggling with her own personal "Frankenstein Monster" demon that she constantly tries to contain. The climax at the last 30 minutes or so is well worth the wait, with Laurie gaining back her confidence. And the ending (which will not be revealed) was an excellent way to bring complete satisfaction and a fitting end to the first Trilogy. *** out of ****
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