Forget the sequels, Halloween gets back to its roots with even more gore than before!

Placed 40 years after Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and Michael Myers (Nick Castle/James Jude Courtney) came face-to-face, this was the redemption movie that could have been, but sadly just did not.

With an amazing cast, as well as some excellent screen time from Judy Greer and Andi Matichak, you can expect some serious female strength and wise-cracks.

Think more blood and gore than tension, this is one not for the squeamish.

Unfortunately, with so many directions to go with this film, they couldn’t stick with just one, so be prepared for a multitude of un-answered questions.

A few of the characters did not feel up for the part, so as usual, the saving grace – Jamie Lee Curtis – swoops in and carries a lot of the film.

Her portrayal of Laurie is perfection. Michael Myers is as always, the creepy and mouth-breathy Boogeyman from your nightmares.

Points definitely go for nostalgia, and it is a must-see for those who enjoyed the original, and those who like a slasher around Halloween.

Leave the kids at home for this one though, it’s still spooky enough to give night terrors!

2.5 stars