- 1 hr 26 min
Little did anyone know that Halloween, which took less than 350,000 dollars to make, would spark several follow ups and millions of dollars in revenue. However, the most anticipated movie in the franchise was Halloween: H20; this movie was something that fans has been hoping and anticipating for a number of years. This factor is a large part of the movies immense success. Everyone is familiar with the original Halloween and Michael Myers obsession with killing his sister Laurie, played by Jamie Lee Curtis. Halloween: H20 finds 20 years has passed since Michael’s attempts on Laurie’s life and we learn that Dr. Loomis, Michael’s doctor and pursuer, has died. The film opens with Loomis’ nurse finding her home has been broken in to, but little does she suspect that the culprit is Michael who is searching for clues to Laurie’s whereabouts. Having cared for Loomis in her home the nurse, naturally, has his files, which attracts Michael’s attention. Unfortunately, Michael leaves no one who can know of his motives which leads to the deaths of the nurse and her two neighbors. We soon discover that Laurie has faked her death years before and moved to California to become the head mistress of an exclusive boarding school, however, Michael has also learned this fact. Laurie is now the mother of a 17 year old son, who she smothers with her protective tendencies due to the trauma that she endured at the hands of her brother. While Laurie is selective of those who lets know of her former life, those who do know feel as if she is holding on to a ghost and allowing it to control her life. However, as we soon learn, Laurie’s caution is well founded when Michael shows up for a family reunion. Those who have tried to convince Laurie that she was worrying unnecessarily soon realize that her fears are well founded as Michael quickly shows he has not mellowed with age. However, this time Laurie is better prepared to deal with her brother’s killer tendencies and decides to take control of her fear and her life by fighting back. The final result shows an incredible transformation in Laurie from a meek and timid woman living in fear to a woman who has had enough and chooses to fight back. Add to the plot a climactic ending which finds Laurie determined to see and end to Michael’s reign of terror and you have a sequel that was worth the 20 year wait.