Halloween Kills (2021, David Gordon Green)

In 2018, Michael’s rampage continues: events have links to forty years earlier. The middle part of the new trilogy suffers from a need to keep its leads safe for part three. As a result, there’s little plot: effective and plentiful kills, fan service, and nods to survivor guilt and mob mentality don’t a complete movie make.

Here’s another view.

And here’s the trailer.

Amityville: The Awakening (2017, dir. Franck Khalfoun)

A dysfunctional family including a young man in a persistent vegetative state moves into a house with a past. Odd franchise reboot (plus a touch of Patrick) with an interesting meta approach and a strong cast. Some competent jump scares and one neat story idea make this worthwhile for genre fans.

Here’s the trailer. And another viewpoint.

Them That Follow (2019, dir. Britt Poulton & Dan Madison Savage)

An Appalachian pastor’s daughter hides her secret from her father. Excellent, unsentimental slow-burn drama with thriller elements. Slightly starry casting is initially distracting, but this is structured impressively, looks great, and works hard to not judge. Recommended.