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Halloween (2018)

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Laurie Strode confronts her long-time foe Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

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David Gordon Green

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John Carpenter (based on characters created by), Debra Hill (based on characters created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Laurie Strode
Judy Greer ... Karen
Andi Matichak ... Allyson
James Jude Courtney ... The Shape
Nick Castle ... The Shape
Haluk Bilginer ... Dr. Sartain
Will Patton ... Officer Hawkins
Rhian Rees ... Dana Haines
Jefferson Hall ... Aaron Korey
Toby Huss ... Ray
Virginia Gardner ... Vicky
Dylan Arnold ... Cameron Elam
Miles Robbins ... Dave
Drew Scheid ... Oscar
Jibrail Nantambu ... Julian
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Storyline

In October 2018, forty years after the massacre in Haddonfield, true-crime pod-casters Aaron Korey and Dana Haines travel to Warren County Smith's Grove Sanitarium to visit Michael Myers. They briefly interview Michael's psychiatrist Dr. Ranbir Sartain, a former student of Dr. Samuel Loomis, before meeting with Michael in hopes of gaining some insight into his past actions before his transfer to a new facility. Aaron brandishes Michael's mask at him, to no effect. In Haddonfield, Illinois, Laurie Strode is living an isolated life, having been divorced twice, developed a strained relationship with her family and turned to alcohol. Laurie has prepared for Michael's potential return through combat training. The following night, Michael's transport crashes. Michael kills a father and his son who stumble upon the crashed bus on the road, and steals their car. The following day, on Halloween, Michael resumes his killing spree, killing several people at a gas station, including a clerk, a ...

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Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and bloody images, language, brief drug use and nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Halloween See more »

Filming Locations:

Charleston, South Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$76,221,545, 21 October 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$159,342,015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$254,342,015, 11 January 2019
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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Initial promotional photos for the film displayed Jamie Lee Curtis with the same short haircut she had worn in previous roles, including Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998); in the finished film, she has long hair as Laurie had in the original Halloween (1978). See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Sartain lies on the floor after he is being pulled out of the van by Michael his head is smashed to pulp by Michael his foot. When the cops investigate his body his head is more or less recomposed back together. See more »

Quotes

Laurie Strode: Michael Myers killed 5 people. And he's a human being, we need to understand. I'm twice divorced, and I'm a basket case.
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Crazy Credits

The opening and closing credits is stylized after the original 1978 version. See more »


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Written by Tito Larriva & Steven Hufsteter (as Steven Michael Hufsteter)
Courtesy of Universal Pictures
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The best film with Michael Myers since the original
27 January 2019 | by ojadran4See all my reviews

The first Halloween terrified audiences when it came back, and this film has successfully done it again, in a much more modern way which fully captures the joy of any filmmaker or even any modern cinema goer.

It's a way which I didn't want to see since it was announced, but man did it beat my expectations!

The new variation of the theme music is awesome, John Carpenter serves as executive producer and Laurie's iconic hair from the original is back (!)

I swear this is one of those movies which words cannot serve justice to how great it is, and this is all coming from someone who's seen every Halloween to date. BUT, if you really want to enjoy it even more, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE watch the original first!!!


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