Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions screened Halloween for the first time at the Toronto International Film Festival last night and the mostly positive reviews are coming in. We’ve gathered some of the Halloween reviews and you can read the full articles by clicking the tweets below! Have a Halloween review you would like to see added? Don’t hesitate to contact us.
Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. The film co-stars Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner, and Nick Castle. Halloween opens in theaters on October 19.
Master of horror John Carpenter executive produces and serves as creative consultant on this film, joining forces with producer Jason Blum (Get Out, Split, The Purge, Paranormal Activity). Inspired by Carpenter’s classic, filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film, and Green also directs.
Halloween is also produced by Malek Akkad, whose Trancas International Films has produced the Halloween series since its inception, and Bill Block (Elysium, District 9). In addition to Carpenter and Curtis, Green and McBride will executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner. Ryan Freimman also serves in that role.
Toronto Film Festival: ‘Halloween’ https://t.co/WUY6uqcmiw
— Variety (@Variety) September 9, 2018
‘Halloween’: Film Review | TIFF 2018 https://t.co/mfFKruTmuK
— THR Movies (@THRmovies) September 9, 2018
#HALLOWEEN: Messy and overloaded with fan service, but Jamie Lee Curtis charges through it as if she never stopped running 40 years ago. There are two moments that lift images from the ’78 version to brilliant effect. It’s OK. https://t.co/ezck7vNsfd #TIFF18
— erickohn (@erickohn) September 9, 2018
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) September 9, 2018
— Collider (@Collider) September 9, 2018
— JoBlo.com (@joblocom) September 9, 2018
— Nerdist (@nerdist) September 9, 2018
My review of @halloweenmovie after its world premiere at #TIFF18! The biggest of congratulations go out to @blumhouse, @jason_blum, @_RyanTurek, @TheHorrorMaster, @jamieleecurtis, and @ncastlez! You did it!
TIFF 2018: HALLOWEEN Review – The Shape is Back! https://t.co/gTllMOXrQQ
— Jonathan Barkan (@JonathanBarkan) September 9, 2018