A priest with a haunted past and a novice on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.
Circa 1968, several strangers, most with a secret to bury, meet by chance at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one night, everyone will show their true colors - before everything goes to hell.
Much like Scream 4 (2011) , this movie features the main series heroine Laurie Strode return to her hometown where she attended high school, and where her high school friends were killed. Laurie's teenage female relative and her mother are prominent characters, and killings occur again. In Scream 4 (2011), franchise protagonist Sidney Prescott had returned to her hometown, where her teenage cousin Jill and her friends are targeted by the killer get-up of Ghostface, which Sidney had dealt with before. Scream pays heavy homage to Halloween. See more »
When Sheriff Hawkins enter the house on the domestic disturbance call, he yells out "Haddonfield Sheriff's Department". The patch on his jacket says "Warren County Sheriff". Haddonfield is an incorporated municipality and would not have a county sheriff patrolling but rather a police chief, as sheriffs are county level law enforcement and the municipal police would be the Haddonfield Police Dept. See more »
I half expected the usual, cheap thrills, jumpy moments, and liberties taken with the legacy of Michael Myers, but....
....a total and utter surprise, this was a quality film, one that felt as if it had a level of respect for its original, it respected its roots, but forgot all those that came between, perhaps no bad thing.
Michael Myers the man, he transformed years back into some kind of superhero villain, unable to die, able to die and come back life, here he's treated as just a man, very well done.
The writing is fantastic, I loved the story, and how it played out, if only previous films were this standard. The music was absolutely fantastic, I loved it, the best of the original.
Gripping, well acted, exciting, intriguing. Ranks second after the original. 8/10
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