Six years after Michael Myers last terrorized Haddonfield, he returns there in pursuit of his niece, Jamie Lloyd, who has escaped with her newborn child, for which Michael and a mysterious cult have sinister plans.
Three years after he last terrorized his sister, Michael Myers confronts her again, before traveling to Haddonfield to deal with the cast and crew of a reality show which is being broadcast from his old home.
After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby sister, Laurie. Anyone who crosses his path is in mortal danger.
Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the infamous place is stalked by an unknown assailant. Is it Mrs. Voorhees' son Jason, who did not really drown in the lake some 30 years before?
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
This seventh entry in the wonderfully eerie Halloween series brings back a familiar face in Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), and continues Michael Myers' killing spree on the dreaded holiday. 'Halloween H20' takes parts three through six and chucks them out the window, so we are supposed to forget all about the Jamie Lloyd storyline. We find out that Laurie Strode, after escaping the hospital massacre in 'Halloween II', faked her own death and went into hiding changing her name in the process to Keri Tate. It's twenty years later from that horrible Halloween night in 1978, and Laurie (now the head of a large school and with a teenage son) is feeling those old familiar feelings of fear. Fear that Michael is going to come after her and her child. Those fears are of course proved true as Michael tracks her down and slaughters EVERYTHING that gets in his way of killing his sister once and for all.
Halloween H20 features quite the star studded cast. We get Curtis of course, but also Josh Hartnett, Michelle Williams, Janet Leigh and LL Cool J. So the acting in this one is safe to say better than the previous six films. I sort of liked the fact that H20 got away from the Thorn storyline in 'Halloween 6'. This film takes Myers back to his psychotic roots, makes it as though he is simply a madman. It's also great to see Laurie again after all these years, and watching her fight Michael again brought back lots of memories from the original films.
There are a few murders in this one, but the number has definitely dropped from the previous sequels. Gore was well done, and the scares were plentiful. A flaw was the location/setting. It really lacked the same eerie atmosphere that only the desolate streets of Haddonfield could provide. Taking place in the giant school didn't do it for me, but 'Halloween H20' is a treat for any horror fan. It's great to see the scream queen Curtis back where she belongs, fighting Michael Myers.
8/10 - Highly recommended!
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