Sight and Sound - 11/01/1998
"...H2O is brisk...involving, and plays expertly on its audience's expectations..."
Entertainment Weekly - 08/21/1998
"...Williamson has put his pop-cultural smarty-pants spin on slasher conventions....[Leigh] lights up [her scenes]..."
Box Office - 10/01/1998
"...Engineered to cater strictly to fans of the genre and, in particular, the HALLOWEEN films, an aim at which it succeeds admirably..."
Los Angeles Times - 08/05/1998
"...HALLOWEEN: H20 is as stylish and scary as it is ultra-violent. It brings back a stunning Jamie Lee Curtis in the role that made her a star and it's a work of superior craftsmanship in all aspects..."
Twenty years after the original HALLOWEEN, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), now the headmistress of a Northern California private school under an assumed name, is still struggling with the terrifying memories of the psychotic killer Michael Myers. That horror becomes a reality once again when Michael returns, embarking on a murderous roadtrip from Illinois to California, killing three more people and stealing a victim's car before threatening the lives of Laurie's rebellious son (Josh Hartnett), his girlfriend (Michelle Williams), and the school security guard (LL Cool J). It's up to Laurie to conquer her internal demons and end Michael's evil. And a conveniently placed ax might just help her accomplish the task....