The folks a Screen Junkies have amassed legions of followers for their snarky yet spot-on assessments of today’s biggest genre offerings in the form of “Honest Trailers”. How many times have moviegoers felt misled by a promo that promises boatloads of excitement for a film that turns out to be extremely lackluster? The irony of “Honest Trailers” is that they arrive too late to give us a truly objective look at the films we spend our hard-earned dollars on.
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Their latest subject (victim?) just so happens to be the top grossing slasher film in history: Halloween 2018! While the film did manage to please the bulk of franchise fans, it’s wasn’t universally lauded. Look, no one is saying 2018’s Halloween wasn’t an excellent film, but nothing’s perfect!
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Give Screen Junkies’ “Honest Trailer” for Halloween 2018 at the top of the article. If you missed the film while it was in theaters, it’s now available to stream or own on Digital HD and/or Blu-ray/DVD. We’ve included the film’s trailer and synopsis below.
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.
Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay he co-scribed with his frequent collaborator Danny McBride. The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, and Andi Matichak; the film was further bolstered by a throbbing soundtrack from John Carpenter that put a 21st Century spin on the classic score.