Halloween

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Halloween
Michael Myers is back in town ... and Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

106 minutes.
No persons under 18 (Language, Violence, Horror).
Horror, Thriller.

Showtimes

Knife to see you again ...
Knife to see you again ...

Credits

Cast
Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, James Jude Courtney, Nick Castle, Haluk Bilginer, Will Patton, Rhian Rees
Director
David Gordon Green
ScreenplayDavid Gordon Green, Danny McBride, Jeff Fradley, using characters by John Carpenter and Debra Hill
MusicCody Carpenter, John Carpenter, Daniel A. Davies
CinematographyMichael Simmonds
EditingTimothy Alverson
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2018
Produced byBlumhouse Productions, Miramax, Rough House Pictures, Trancas International Films, Universal Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreHorror thriller
LanguageFrequent with Strong impact, crude language expresses swear words as well as references to other elements (such as Substance Abuse and SRA). This could be considered normal by children and therefore not suitable for impressionable younger viewers.
NudityLow infrequent Nudity is seen in the form of bare breasts of an older teenager. This was considered too low and too infrequent for consumer advice in this age category.
SexNone
ViolenceVery Strong, Very Frequent Violence is intertwined with Horror. Also thematic, it is terrifying, brutal, gruesome, graphic and gory and therefore not suitable for younger children. Violence includes all forms of violence: guns, knives, strangulation, being impaled and burnt, amongst other weaponry.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsWith Strong to Very Strong themes, Halloween is a Horror Thriller drama about an escaped mental asylum prisoner Michael Myers, deranged serial killer (the 'boogie-man') who killed his sister when he was just 6 years old. In the process of being transferred to another maximum security prison facility he escapes to go on a killing spree with his killing mask on, when he mingles amongst party goers also wearing Halloween masks. He has not spoken in 40 years and the film is fraught with threat and menace throughout. The murders are multiple and graphic, brutal, gory and gruesome. Other complex and mature themes explored are: the mind of a serial killer and predator, captivity, 'rehabilitation' and chained patients, vengeance and revenge, tying up loose ends as well as investigative journalism, family dynamics, and finally teamwork to kill the 'boogie man'. The graphic nature of the Violence could cause moral, psychological and emotional harm to children.
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USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for horror violence and bloody images, language, brief drug use and nudity
Runtime106
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
5
Jump Scenes
4
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
17 +
Positive messages
1
Positive role models
2
Violence
5
Sex
4
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Mpho Rantao quote iconHalloween is a real slasher.
10
Die Burger
Petrus Malherbe quote icon'Halloween' vir die #metoo-era.
20
24.com
Gabi Zietsman quote iconWhile Halloween remains a classic horror that presents an evil with no agenda except to create as much carnage as possible, it also becomes the survivor’s story and her attempts to triumph over trauma. One pivotal scene nails that narrative to the wall, making for the best sequel to Halloween we could have hoped for, and a rebirth of a classic terror for the modern age.
15
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconBland and instantly forgettable into the flotsam consisting of most of the rest of the flicks in this franchise/
8
Metacritic.com
46 critics
14
Rottentomatoes critics
219 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconHalloween largely wipes the slate clean after decades of disappointing sequels, ignoring increasingly elaborate mythology in favor of basic - yet still effective - ingredients.
16
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
13
CommonSenseMedia
Michael Ordana quote iconSatisfying horror sequel has tons of blood, strong language.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
87 users
15
Rottentomatoes users
4350 users
15
IMDB
14343 Netizens
16
The Movie DB
Community
13

Average .. 69%

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