Halloween Kills

Halloween Kills ★★★½

Haddonfield is a town that can't stop talking about how they survived and made it through the brutal murders of 1978, but consequently they clearly haven't properly processed the massacre. It's a community on edge and when provoked, they go into full on chanting mob mode.

There are two parallel paths of chaos in this film - the one forged by Michael himself and the one caused by the hysteria he inspires. There's no subtlety to the way it explores our society's irrational reaction to evil and violence, which isn't a bad thing. At its best when it skewers the myth of the good guy with a gun saving the day. There's nothing you can do to stop this force but run, anything else is hubris.

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