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Halloween II (2009)

Rob Zombie continues where he left off, delivering a stunning film that belongs to that rare category of sequels which are better than their predecessors. After shooting Michael (Tyler Mane), Laurie (Scout Taylor-Compton) walks off and is picked up by Sheriff Brackett (Brad Dourif). His daughter Annie (Danielle Harris) and Dr Samuel Loomis (Malcolm McDowell) are severely…

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Halloween (2007)

Rob Zombie‘s Halloween is part remake, part re-imagining, striking a balance between the old and the new, keeping enough of the original without letting it impede his own vision of the story. Michael (Daeg Faerch) is a neglected ten year-old boy who is bullied at school. Having had enough, he bludgeons a bully to death on…

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Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

Director Rick Rosenthal returns on board to direct the final installment of the Halloween franchise, 21 years after he helmed the first sequel to John Carpenter‘s classic. Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) is in a mental institution, struck by guilt at having killed an innocent man whom she believed to be her serial killing brother Michael Myers (Brad…

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Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

Steve Miner‘s contribution to this tired franchise is a stylish, well-paced film, combining a high production value with slick direction and a solid script. Enlisting Bob and Harvey Weinstein (and Kevin Williamson) as producers paid its dividends. Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) has faked her own death and is now living under an assumed name at…

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Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)

Joe Chapelle‘s film piles schlock upon schlock upon schlock, delivering a deliciously preposterous tale that contains the right amount of tongue-in-cheek to counter the awkward, bland seriousness of its predecessors. Jamie Lloyd (J C Brandy), Michael Meyers’s (George P Wilbur) niece, was abducted by a ‘Man in Black’. While still in captivity, she gives birth…

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Halloween II (1981)

Rick Rosenthal‘s Halloween II picks up immediately where its predecessor left off and follows Michael Myers’s second killing spree during the night of October 31, 1978. Dr Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasence) storms in on Michael Myers (Tony Moran) as he is about to kill Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis). He shoots him several times but when he…