Halloween: The Perfect Slasher Turns 40

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Like the great Michael Myers himself, you can never really kill a horror franchise. This month, 40 years after the original slashed its way onto movie screens and into our hearts, Halloween returns.

Pointedly disregarding the seven sequels that came before it, this new outing by David Gordon Green has made a point of only linking itself to John Carpenter’s original. But what is it about the…