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‘Halloween’ sequel is up to its old tricks

The idea of doing a sequel to the original “Halloween” 40 years later — ignoring all the screen mayhem in between — is pretty inspired. Alas, that largely exhausts any freshness in a movie that, after the first sight of Jamie Lee Curtis and initial strains of that eerie musical score, draws heavily on the old bag of tricks, built around slicing and dicing unsuspecting teenagers.

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