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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.

©2018 John Passarella (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing

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wow, wow, wow!

Absolutely amazing! The suspense kept me up literally all night. I didn't go to sleep until 07:00, until I'd finished the book. Scary, violent, and a damn good read. I haven't seen the film, but seriously thinking about it now. Only thing I wish, that we'd found out exactly what happened that night 40 years ago. As soon as it came up for pre-order, I grabbed it. Couldn't wait for it to come out. We've all heard of the nutorious Michael Myres if we're horror fans, even if we haven't seen the film. This was a finished in one sitting book. I hope we get 2nd book... Brilliant! Can't rate it high enough. I love horror, and this satisfied my cravings! If you love horror, read this!

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Halloween 2018

I’m a huge fan of the original even went on a date when I went into see it. Now that was scary...the mother of all slasher films, maybe the first.

Although I enjoyed this book it’s not a mass of tingle, screaming situations which had me on the edge of my seat.

It’s really a standard bunch of instances which are quite predictable - lots of people die in various ways mostly on Hallowe’en.

I also felt that some of the choices made by some of the characters were just plain ...well stupid...rather like the female in one of the horror spoof films who has a choice at a cross roads A) go right to safety, police and family or B) go left certain death, serial killer. She of course goes left. I personally would be running in the general direction of off .. not investigating.

As an insomniac,I finished it overnight but I was left feeling kinda...meh! Mike Myers does what he does again and again.

The narration was exactly right for the book.

I don’t think I will be running out to see the new film on which this book is based rather I’ll go and dig up the Donald Pleasant version.

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absolutely brilliant

loved the book from start to finish,just like the movie you can completely picture the movie as the story unfolds

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Fantastic!

The book was fantastic! I loved it as much as I love the Halloween films but let's talk more about the narrator.

I normally have difficulty understanding accents but Emily Sutton-Smith spoke so clear that could easily understand without having to go back and relisten. You can really hear her passion for creating audiobooks.

I'm very picky when it comes to narrators but I can honestly think Emily Sutton-Smith will be one of my go-to narrators.

I hope she sees this review and sees how much joy she's brought me by reading Halloween: The Official Movie Novelization

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Great Yarn

I quite enjoyed listening to this audiobook. I’m usually not into horror type books but thought I’d give this a try after watching the 2019 movie it’s based on. The book is 98% the exact same as the movie just little bits are different which won’t put you off.

The narration was quite good too which was a bonus as the narrator makes or breaks the story for me. If you like the Halloween movies I’d recommend this to you. I’ll be listening to this again it was that enjoyable.

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Halloween brilliance

I absolutely love the films, the new film was brilliant and the audiobook is perfect for a bit of tension and a Michael Myers fix.

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I love Halloween

Enjoyed this book , worth a listen to if you like the Halloween movie x

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Excellent

This book was amazing watched the movie and the book was just as gripping. Loved it 🙂

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  • Nathan Fulps
  • 10-04-20

Meh.

Huge horror and especially halloween fan. This book isn’t terrible, but it is pretty amateurish. Maybe it’s the narration, maybe it’s the way it’s wrote, but the teen parts of this book are bad. The dialog during those segments are cringeworthy.

Thankfully, we did get a very decent movie out of this story. Usually I recommend books over movies, books always seem to give you a little more. Whether it be a longer scene, more character arc, a totality of the story, but not this time. So if I were to do it all over, read silence of the lambs, or the exorcist, but for Halloween, just watch the movie.

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  • Cody B.
  • 25-10-18

A great companion book to a great movie

Loved the additional scenes that weren't revealed in the movie, helped flesh it out more. Will definitely listen again

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  • DianaK
  • 12-11-18

On the loose again.....

Forty years later Michael has escaped again! But this time Laurie is ready for him......

This book follows the course of the movies. Not a lot new here except for the ending... I have always been a Halloween fan and consider this to be the icing on the cake... If you enjoy the Halloween movies i think you will enjoy this one too ☺

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  • 26-04-21

wow... yes..

Time we'll spent...yes... just yes... new feel... not sequel quality...five words remaining on this review 😉

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  • squishy
  • 07-05-21

Where to start?

Lets have a contest..guess the # of times the words “the shape” appears? It truly was ridiculous. Either the author has a terrible memory or two dif ppl wrote this. Sooo many scenes contradict themselves it’s not funny. The scene in the house with the kid and babysitter, she’s been stabbed is slipping in blood, runs back up the stairs but when the boy comes in there’s just a “swipe” of blood on the wall. Plus is she completely silent during the whole time? He never hears anything? When the cop comes in same thing, never sees the massacre until he finds bodies? Bunch of these writing or editing gaffs. Many ridiculous moments that don’t flow with the “story”. Allison running full speed yet plodding Michael is still closing in. Lori has “been preparing for this a long time” we’re told over & over. But when she’s in the car with Michael she laments “I don’t know any self-defense” and cowers while he’s unconscious. Really?! After FORTY yrs of “knowing” he’s coming back? Bad,bad writing. After that just skipped to the end. No actual plot,just stabbing, beating with hammer, choking,blahblahblah

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  • Jessica Buzzard
  • 05-11-20

Eh

3 stars. Got this as part of the Audible catalog to listen to for Spooky Season. Not bad, but nothing about it excited me that much. Started off strong but just fell off for me towards the end. I found myself ready for the book to just be done during the last few chapters. It didn't make me want to go see the movie..

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  • TLH
  • 10-10-20

Not too bad

Overall just not too bad. Narration wasn’t anything special but not bad. The story really didn’t pull my attention like I hoped, but finished it for the sake of finishing it. Movie kept my attention more.

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  • S. Winchester
  • 09-11-18

Follows the movie, with more details.

Follows the movie, with more details. You get to know the characters better, especially Allison, Laurie and The Shape, but also side characters like Dana and Aaron are given more life. And the violence is amped up.

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  • James M. Patton
  • 18-11-18

I don't usually do fiction but this was great!!!

I don't usually listen to fiction but I love the Halloween franchise and this is the first audiobook of a Halloween film I have ever seen available, so I went for it.

It was the best fiction I have read in years. It really did a good job of bringing the film to life.

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  • Darren Main
  • 09-11-18

Great Supplement to the Film

If you like novelizations, this one is great. Flushes out the movie with some additional scenes and background information. Definitely well written and I deal for slasher movie fans.

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