100 Movies before we move: #21
Gripping story with great tension and timing. Wonderful performance by Danielle Harris. Terrible work by the foley artist really lets down this film. 8/10.
The return of Michael Myers brings a return to form. While not involving John Carpenter at all, this film adequately uses the playbook he created with the first film. Tense set pieces, realistic decisions in the moment … what this franchise does well: that Myers isn’t dead is the only thing that we need to suspend disbelief for, the rest makes perfect sense. Great acting from the newcomers to the series, and Donald Pleasence continues to be the rock this series is founded on. 8/10.