Movie #29: Halloween (2018) First time viewing (Theater) ***1/2 (out of 5) Scarecrow Video Psychotronic Challenge Guideline: 25. INSTITUTIONALIZED: An antagonist from the funny farm. I’m only old enough to have seen this franchise from Resurrection on in the theater, so I am happy to say I’ve finally seen a good Halloween movie theatrically! This isn’t as good or as bad as I’ve heard many say. Part 4 is still my favorite sequel, but this is up there. The music was amazing, the stalk-and-slash sequences were solid, and I actually liked some of the teen characters. That said, for being the reunion of Laurie and Michael, Laurie didn’t really get as much screen time as you’d expect and stayed fairly one note. I like this interpretation of the character more, but will say that she has a better arc in H20. Also the “new Loomis” and podcaster characters grated at times. I’m listening to the soundtrack now and will have fun rewatching in the future.