Halloween: H20

Halloween: H20

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Director: Steve Miner

Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Adam Arkin, Josh Hartnett

     
 

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This is the seventh movie in this horror series and a 20th anniversary follow-up to John Carpenter's Halloween (1978), arguably the most influential horror film of the '70s, a film that set the standard of horror for the next two decades and catapulted the career of Jamie Lee Curtis. Newspaper clippings review the murders 20 years earlier by Michael Myers,See more details below

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This is the seventh movie in this horror series and a 20th anniversary follow-up to John Carpenter's Halloween (1978), arguably the most influential horror film of the '70s, a film that set the standard of horror for the next two decades and catapulted the career of Jamie Lee Curtis. Newspaper clippings review the murders 20 years earlier by Michael Myers, including one stating that Laurie Strode (Curtis) died in a car accident. Actually, she faked her death to hide from Michael, changed her name, and became headmistress at a Southern California boarding school attended by her son, teen John (Josh Hartnett). On Halloween, with most of the school staff and students away on a Yosemite camping trip, John plans a "romantic" evening with several of his classmates -- his girlfriend, Molly (Michelle Williams); Charlie (Adam Hann-Byrd); and Sarah (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe). Laurie, meanwhile, has her own date with school counselor Will (Adam Arkin); on their date, she reveals some of the secrets of her past life to Will. Meanwhile, masked Michael (Chris Durand) evades security guard Ronny (LL Cool J) -- and the nightmares begin anew. Curtis' mother, Janet Leigh, appears in a cameo role as the school secretary. The music score by John Ottman features orchestral variations on the 1978 score composed by Carpenter.

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Michael Myers, the psycho with nine-plus lives, miraculously returns, this time 20 years after the original Halloween massacre. While the film plays reasonably well, taking some visual cues from Wes Craven's Scream films, there are a whole lot of jagged edges. The most glaring is Myers' ludicrous road trip, in which the killer makes it from Illinois to Southern California in less than 24 hours. The original scream queen, Jamie Lee Curtis, also returns and puts up a respectfully convincing performance in the lead role. The film is terse and to the point, aided by some swift direction and visual bells and whistles. The original Halloween still stands as a seminal horror film, and H20 pays adequate respect to the masterpiece. Though its story concept has had more makeovers than most Hollywood debutantes, this culminating act is certainly not the worst in the series.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/03/2011
UPC:
0096009014513
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
R
Source:
Miramax Echo Bridge
Time:
1:25:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jamie Lee Curtis Laurie Strode/ Keri Tate
Adam Arkin Will
Josh Hartnett John
Michelle Williams Molly
Adam Hann-Byrd Charlie
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe Sarah
Janet Leigh Norma
LL Cool J Ronny
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Jimmy
Nancy Stephens Marion
Branden Williams Tony
Chris Durand Michael Myers

Technical Credits
Steve Miner Director
Moustapha Akkad Executive Producer
Malek Akkad Associate Producer
Steve Boeddeker Set Decoration/Design
Ross Brown Casting
Deborah Everton Costumes/Costume Designer
Paul Freeman Producer
Ed Gerrard Musical Direction/Supervision
Matthew Greenberg Screenwriter
Patrick Lussier Editor
Daryn Okada Cinematographer
John Ottman Score Composer
Beau Peterson Set Decoration/Design
Thomas Reta Set Decoration/Design
Christine Sheaks Casting
Dawn Snyder Art Director
Dawn Swiderski Set Decoration/Design
Jim Tanenbaum Sound/Sound Designer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
John Willett Production Designer
Kevin Williamson Executive Producer
Robert Zappia Original Story,Screenwriter

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