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Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

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Laurie Strode, now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, must battle the Shape one last time and now the life of her own son hangs in the balance.

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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 Will

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,187,724 (USA) (7 August 1998)

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$55,004,135 (USA) (27 November 1998)
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The phrase "Do as I say" is spoken twice by Laurie while escorting the students to safety. This same line was spoken to the children in the original Halloween movie. See more »

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Norma Watson: Oh. Miss Tate. I didn't mean to make you jump. It's Halloween. I guess everyone's entitled to one good scare.
Laurie Strode: I've had my share.
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Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
30 June 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

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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