Rated 1.0

Psycho killer Michael Myers escapes from the insane asylum and goes on yet another killing spree; as a result, the survivor of his 1978 rampage (Jamie Lee Curtis), half crazed with paranoia, braces herself for one more battle. And meanwhile, her daughter (Judy Greer) and granddaughter (Andi Matichak) roll their eyes at each other—Grandma’s going bonkers again. Plus, there’s an obsessive psychiatrist (Haluk Bilginer) who thinks he can control Michael. Those who consider John Carpenter’s original a classic, or who embraced the eight or nine sequels and reboots since then, will no doubt be satisfied with director David Gordon Green and his co-writers Danny McBride and Jeff Fradley’s repackaging. But it was never a classic: it was sadistic schlock in 1978 and it’s more sadistic and schlockier than ever now.