Halloween 🎃 🔪🔪 2018: Truth be told I saw this film twice already and I have to say it’s a fun ride. The original 1978 film directed by horror mastermind John Carpenter is still one of the scariest films I’ve ever seen. Watching Michael Myers with his white William Shatner mask (btw still a shocking fun fact lol) standing silently in the background made me paranoid for years. 40 years later and things haven’t changed. I still feel uneasy the moment I see Michael Myers. And in a lot of ways, given our political and emotional climate as of late, this new sequel - which purposely pretends that the other sequels never existed and is better for it - has a new, relevant to our times, surprisingly profound meaning. Michael Myers is once again back to wreak havoc on the residents of Haddonfield (dude is fucking unstoppable lol) but our last girl standing heroine Laurie Strode is now a mother and grandmother. It’s no surprise that our Laurie - a gun-toting, paranoid, home-security obsessed, deeply traumatized survivor - faces the Boogeyman once again in a final showdown for the ages that is both tense and fucking badass. Jamie Lee Curtis, 59 and still absolutely gorgeous, delivers an emotional, fearless, no-holds-barred, badass performance. Jamie is one of those underrated actresses who is so adept at both comedy and drama that it’s inspiring to see her reprise this role with such gusto. By the end of it, there’s a scene that resonates so deeply, you can’t help but think of and Laurie’s assertion of taking back the night - not only with herself but with her daughter and granddaughter. It’s a powerful message.