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First reactions to the new Halloween call it a 'brutal' and slashing good time that does right by the original

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Oct 2, 2020, 12:50 PM EDT (Updated)

The new Halloween movie enjoyed its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival last night, and you can breathe a sigh of relief, because the early Twitter reactions are really, REALLY positive.

Some are even comparing the sequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which may be troubling to some and exciting for others. Some of us disliked the fan-service rehash of the seventh Star Wars episode, while others really loved it. Still, the glowing reactions are very promising, speaking of a great and scary homage to John Carpenter that expands the mythology at the same time. 

Directed by David Gordon Green (who co-wrote the screenplay with Danny McBride), the film takes place 40 years after the 1978 original that opened the slasher flick floodgates.

Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), now with a family of her own (portrayed by Judy Greer and Andi Matichak), is still dealing with the trauma caused by Michael Myers all those years ago. When he finally escapes his mental institution and returns to Haddonfield, Illinois (something Laurie always knew he'd do), sh** hits the fan as history will repeat itself in the form of a kitchen carving knife. 

Unfortunately for Michael, Laurie's not the naive and defenseless teenager she once was. This time, she's prepared and will kill him in cold blood if she gets the chance.

Here are the early reactions via Twitter:

Halloween opens in theaters everywhere Oct. 19. 

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