The official novelization of the highly anticipated revamp of the classic horror film Halloween.
In 1978, Laurie Strode survived an encounter with Michael Myers, a masked figure who killed her friends and terrorized the town of Haddonfield, Illinois on Halloween night. Myers was later gunned down, apprehended and committed to Smith's Grove State Hospital.
For forty years, memories of that nightmarish ordeal have haunted Laurie and now Myers is back once again on Halloween, having escaped a routine transfer, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. This time, Laurie is prepared with years of survival training to protect herself, her daughter Karen and her granddaughter Allyson, a teenager separated from her family and enjoying Halloween festivities.
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Amazing movie adaption!
I went to theaters to watch it late on Thursday on October 18th and loved the movie. I’ve read the book and I love it. It helped me understand the movie better. But in this case it’s not Wonder or Captain Underpants where the book is as good as the movie itself. Watch HALLOWEEN first, then read the book.
3.5 stars but rounded up to 4
The Halloween book adaptation from the new 2018 movie was the perfect final horror read before Halloween night arrives. I enjoyed it and went to see the new movie in the theater after I finished. The movies are classic horror and great for this time of year. Michael Myers is an OG of this genre. So, when I saw that the book came out last week I had to get it. There’s just something so frightening about a masked killer who is extremely calm on the surface but so capable of cold blooded murder. The tone of menace and terror that the movies famously exhibit was captured well in the writing. If you don’t have a stomach for the violence and gruesomeness of the movie then I would skip the book because it’s all there. I grimaced at the descriptions quite a few times. The adaptation met my expectations and was a quick read perfect for the days leading up to Halloween night.