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Halloween is a 2011 American Psychological Slasher film written and directed by David Robert Mitchell. The film is a remake of the 1978 John Carpenter & Debra Hill classic that originally starred Jamie Lee Curtis and the is the second subsequent re-imagining since Rob Zombie's 2007 Halloween. The film incorporates elements from the second and third film installments of the original franchise, specifically the ending of the second installment Halloween II (1981) directed by Rick Rosenthal.

The film stars Alicia Vikander, Peter Stormare, Emma Stone, Melissa Benoist, Skylar Astin, Jamie Campbell Bower, Glen Plummer, Jared Harris, Julie White and Jennifer Lawrence.

The film was produced by STX entertainment in conjuncture with H. Brothers and Platinum Dunes.

The film was produced by Michael Bay, Bradley Fuller and Andrew Form who along with their company of Platinum Dunes had been responsible for the remakes of previous slasher horror icons Jason Voorhees with Friday The 13th (2009) and Freddy Krueger with A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010).

The film was released on October 31st, 2011 and was a commercial and critical success unlike the mixed reception of Zombie's previous imagining.

Plot

On Halloween night 1990, 17 year old Judith Myers is charged with babysitting her almost completely mute 6 year old brother Michael and is asked to take him trick 'r' treating.

Judith eventually abandons her charge of trick 'r' treating though is completely apologetic to a silent Michael as her boyfriend Adam she is fighting with arrives to apologize.

The two eventually set upstairs and have sex off-screen with Adam exiting afterwards and Judith on her bedroom landline discussing with her best friend the loss of her virginity and how it was magical.

Michael who had been brooding about quietly outside in his clown halloween costume returns to the house and withdraws a large kitchen knife from downstairs.

He slowly proceeds upstairs where Judith is now brushing her hair before her bedroom vanity.

Michael as he enters her bedroom announces himself by a floorboard creak and Judith attempts to usher Michael out only to be stabbed in the chest.

Michael then repeats the process 17 times all across her torso causing her to collapse to the ground dying almost instantly.

Judith's screams has the elderly couple living next door the Herrings contact 911 and their sirens are heard as Michael eventually walks out front to his arriving home parents who see his bloody knife, remove his mask and after the father enters to discover Judith upstairs he walks out blankly to the arriving officers with the mother looking on in horror.

Cast

  • Alicia Vikander as Laurie Strode
  • Peter Stormare as Dr. Samuel Loomis
  • Emma Stone as Annie Brackett
  • Melissa Benoist as Lynda Van Der Klok
  • Skylar Astin as Ben Tramer
  • Jamie Campbell Bower as Barry Simms
  • Glen Plummer as Paul Orion
  • Jared Harris as Sheriff Leigh Brackett
  • Jennifer Lawrence as Judith Myers
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