At this point in the evolution of the teen-slasher genre, there are no more scares, shocks, or surprises. We know there’s a faceless evil on the loose. And we know that one by one, the faceless evil will kill almost everyone until the heroine (and it’s always a heroine) takes a stand. What makes Halloween: H2O, a bookend to the movie that set teens screaming, worth a look is Jamie Lee Curtis, who, in returning as its tattered, haunted, alcoholic heroine, Laurie Strode, electrifies the movie. Her final confrontation with Michael Myers is a redemptive treat worth the 20-year wait. C+

Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later
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