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Halloween

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Halloween 2018 stars the actress from the 1978 original, Jamie Lee Curtis, in her role of Laurie Strode, whose sister was murdered by the psychopathic Michael Myers on Halloween night. The 2018 version is directed and co-written by Dave Gordon Green, who is known for comedy rather than horror. However, although there are a couple of witty lines of dialogue, this is very much a horror film rather than a horror comedy.

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Dark Star (7/10)

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The deep space explorer Dark Star, with an original crew of five, has the task of finding unstable planets in alien star systems and destroying them to make way for later colonisation. It is a black comedy, the crew having been cooped up together for twenty years and clearly at the end of their respective tethers in assorted ways.

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