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Halloween (18)


US horror film in which a serial killer escapes prison and hunts down the woman who evaded him forty years earlier.

The critical consensus

The latest Halloween instalment is fun while it lasts, but unlike its predecessor, it’s not a classic for the ages.

***(*)(*)Matt Maytum, Total Film, 09/09/2018

While it doesn’t capture the magic of the original, this Halloween brings much-needed closure to a troubled franchise, with Curtis excellent and Michael Myers pleasingly terrifying again.

***(*)(*)Chris Evangelista, Empire Online, 09/10/2018

Green has turned in a straightforward stalk-n-slash that sticks true to the tone of the original — and, in the grand tradition of the franchise, leaves the door open for more Myers mayhem.

***(*)(*)Nikki Baughan, The List, 15/10/2018

An elegant blend of comedy and horror which respects the source material while carving out its own niche.

****(*)Hannah Woodhead, Little White Lies, 15/10/2018

Its main purpose is to startle and frighten its audience. This is a goal it achieves just as effectively as the John Carpenter original to which it pays such affectionate homage.

****(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 17/10/2018

After four decades of diminishing returns, the fact that a guy in a mask can still take an entertaining stab at a somewhat jaded audience is oddly reassuring.

***(*)(*)Mark Kermode, The Observer, 21/10/2018

Lacking tension, scares and coherent characters, it’s as hollow as a jack-o’-lantern.

**(*)(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 23/10/2018

Features about Halloween (18)

Exploring the monstrous desire between Michael Myers and Laurie Strode.

Kimberley Ballard, Little White Lies, 15/10/2018

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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