We were very lucky to catch the brand new version of Halloween – which is actually a direct sequel to the 1978 original – at this month’s Toronto International Film Festival – and absolutely loved it. Well, you’ll be happy to learn that John Carpenter not only returns as creative consultant on the new picture, but also constributes to the soundtrack. Well, we have a treat for you ahead of its release – a very familiar track named ‘The Shape Returns’ from that soundtrack.
It’s been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack from crazed killer Michael Myers on Halloween night. Locked up in an institution, Myers manages to escape when his bus transfer goes horribly wrong. Laurie now faces a terrifying showdown when the masked madman returns to Haddonfield, Ill. — but this time, she’s ready for him.
When I caught the film, just over a week ago, I wrote – Halloween unfortunately isn’t perfect – some of the story beats are slightly predictable, but it’s hard not to have a great time. Fans of the early movies will feel rewarded with this new installment, a perfect celebration of what’s come before. You walk away feeling absolutely contented, muttering to yourself ‘enough,’ in the hope that now we can now let this franchise rest for good. The new Halloween is as good as we ever could have hoped for – a chilling, nostalgic and hugely enjoyable journey. Just bloody brilliant.
Listen to the iconic ‘The Shape Returns’ below. Read my full review of the film over here.