A new addition to the Halloween franchise hit theaters in October 2018, and those who have sat through several disappointing sequels over the years are wondering what Halloween 2018 gets right. Producer John Carpenter has released several memorable horror films since he introduced audiences to Michael Myers in 1978. From The Fog to Christine, Carpenter set the standard for creative monsters, but none of his later films quite lived up to the success of Halloween.
Since Carpenter's Halloween was so successful, studios began pumping out sequel after sequel. Although some of the Halloween sequels resonated with fans of the franchise, most of the films were nothing more than slasher fodder. The best Halloween movies are the ones that stay true to the original, which is exactly what the 2018 sequel does. Clearly, fans were pleased with the outcome, as the David Gordon Green-directed movie became the highest grossing slasher film ever.
Writers David Gordon Green, Danny McBride, and Jeff Fradley avoid many of the worst film mistakes of the franchise, which is why Halloween 2018 is better than some of the other reboots.
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