Twenty years after escaping Michael Myers, Laurie Strode
once again finds herself being hunted by her murderous brother.
Halloween H20, despite its absolutely abysmal title, represents a welcome return to form for franchise fans. It brought Jamie Lee Curtis back to the role that made her famous, and abandons all the cult bullshit the previous three films had built up as canon. Here we see Michael Myers find out where Laurie moved to after their last encounter, prompting him to drive to California and fuck up her friends and family once more. We get a weird scene where Michael's mask is briefly CGI, but other than that, it isn't terrible.
It's been twenty years since Laurie Strode (Curtis) escaped the clutches of her evil, murderous brother Michael Myers (Durand). In that time, she's gone under the alias of Keri Tate, become headmistress of a prep school, and had a son named John (Hartnett). Michael tracks her down, forcing Laurie to confront her tormentor one last time. It was done so much better in 2018, but for the longest time, this was the final battle fans had been looking forward to for decades. And most of it is set-up. It's mostly forgettable, with the occasional moment, such as Laurie's final fight with Michael.
I had low expectations for Halloween H20 following all that Cult of Thorn nonsense, but it's a back-to-basics Halloween film that tells a complete story. Sure, it could've been better, as we would later find out, but it's a decent watch for what it is.