Bolder than anyone expects yet another “final” entry in a horror franchise to be, David Gordon Green’s Halloween Ends is bound to divide opinion, and in this case, that’s probably a great thing.
Jamie Lee Curtis
David Gordon Green’s heavily hyped and anticipated remake of John Carpenter’s 1978 horror movie classic Halloween takes an old standard, makes some intriguing tweaks, slaps on a new coat of blood red paint, and serves up a nifty balance of old school slasher movie shocks mixed with admirable, post-modern upgrades.
Eclectic director and co-writer David Gordon Green proves to be a great fit to reignite the Halloween franchise with this sufficiently spooky, admirably gory, and exceptionally polished chapter in the ongoing battle between an unstoppable killing machine and the now eternally damaged woman who stopped his rampage forty years earlier.
New releases this week on Blu-ray and DVD include: the steamy Tamara Drewe, starring Gemma Arterton as a journalist looking to say goodbye to her home town; Middle Men, with Luke Wilson as a problem solver trying to make a fortune off of the early days of Internet pornography; the light drama, The Romantics, with Katie Holmes and Anna Paquin; plus a look at the comedies You Again, and Life As We Know It.
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