As with many middle children in a trilogy, this follow-up to 2018’s stellar reboot “Halloween” serves mostly as a bridge to the final chapter, due next year. It’s great slasher fun, sure, and the easter egg callbacks (including several cameos) to the 1978 original come early and often, but there’s not a whole lot here that moves anything forward. By the end, not much has changed…except for the body count.

3/5 stars