It should come as no surprise that Michael Myers goes back to Haddonfield in the new Halloween movie. When the escaped lunatic can, he always makes it home for the holiday. He’s a creature of habit, and so, too, is the apparently immortal Halloween series, which returns repeatedly—like a mindless, unstoppable force of evil—to the same place on the same night of the year to run through something close to the same plot. By now, October 31 should be a day of martial law in Haddonfield. How many horny teenagers have to die before the sleepy, fictional Midwestern town bans trick-or-treating, outlaws William Shatner masks, and puts a small army on every leaf-covered street corner? We’re meant to look at this new Halloween and see more than just another inferior sequel. We’re meant to see the sequel, the worthy one that John Carpenter’s 1978 slasher par excellence never spawned. It has been made by a real director: David Gordon Green, the genre hopper who follows his muse wherever it takes him, from arty Southern character dramas to dopey stoner comedies. Green, who co-wrote the screenplay with goofball buddy and comedy star Danny McBride, commissioned a brand-new soundtrack from Carpenter—an implicit… Read full this story
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