Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later is a 1998 American slasher film directed by Steve Miner, and starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Adam Arkin, Michelle Williams, and Josh Hartnett. It is the seventh installment in the Halloween franchise. The film is a direct sequel to the first two films and follows a post-traumatic Laurie Strode, who has faked her death.
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Halloween H20: 20 Years Later is a 1998 American slasher film directed by Steve Miner, and starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Adam Arkin, Michelle Williams, and Josh Hartnett. It is the seventh installment in the Halloween franchise. The film is a direct sequel to the first two films and follows a post-traumatic Laurie Strode, who has faked her death in order to go into hiding from her brother, Michael Myers. Released in the United States on August 5, 1998, Halloween H20 grossed USD 75 million worldwide on a budget of USD 17 million, and received mixed-to-positive reviews from critics, with many considering it to be the best sequel in the series. A sequel, Halloween: Resurrection, was released four years later. The original idea for the seventh Halloween film began as a treatment written by Daniel Farrands during production of the sixth film entitled Michael Myers: Lord of the Dead. The plot was changed a couple of times, changing the title to Halloween: Blood Ties, thereby keeping the continuity of the previous six films. The screenplay was based on a story by Kevin Williamson, with the original title for the film being Halloween 7: The Revenge of Laurie Stro de. The movie has been compared to Silence of the Lambs by many fans to compare the plot to that of the Silence of The Lambs, as they involved a copycat killer, eventually revealed to be Michael Myers, and the story was situated as a sequel to Halloween 6: The Curse of the Curse of Michael Myers and Halloween 5: The Return of the King of the Screams.
In the movie, Laurie is far from happy, as the tragic events from 1978 still haunt her; she lives in fear that her brother may return for her. Michael, meanwhile, arrives with a stolen old panel truck at Hillcrest and kills Charlie and Sarah, who are chased by Michael through the school grounds. Later that night, Laurie reveals her true identity to Will and realizing that Michael has most likely returned to kill her upon realizing that John is the same age she was when the murders from 1978 happened. Laurie manages to get John and Molly to safety, and realizes that she’ll never be safe from Michael as long as he’s alive, starts fighting Michael face to face. Laurie stabs Michael numerous times and pushes him over a balcony, She prepares to stab him again, but Ronny, who survived the shooting, convinces her to stop. The authorities arrive at the scene and as Michael is loaded into a coroner’s van, Laurie steals the van to kill him for good. Michael awakens and attacks Laurie, who stops, causing Michael to fly through the windshield, and she proceeds to drive off the road, down a steep hill, and Michael is pinned between the van and a tree.