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Halloween is a time to be scared—specifically, by scary movies. But what if you’re someone who’s especially jumpy? For the latest episode of io9's series, UnScene, Gizmodo Editor in Chief Kelly Bourdet faced her personal fears by watching Halloween for the first time, alongside a Deadspin staffer (and Michael Myers fan) who doesn’t startle as easily.

The latest entry in the Halloween franchise is both a dazzling tribute to the original film as well as a unique, standalone story. It's filled with deviations from the familiar slasher formula, but it also carefully incorporates an adoration of its predecessor that feels respectful but not overpowering. By balancing these two seemingly divergent concepts, director David Gordon Green has made a truly special horror sequel.

The newest Halloween is kind of an anomaly, in that it’s a movie sequel that ignores all of the other sequels. Jamie Lee Curtis says that’s one of the main reasons why she signed up.

So, instead of getting bogged down with surprise siblings, immortality, and all the other crazy reveals from the Halloween series, Curtis is focusing on Laurie Strode’s trauma and healing process. And the cast and crew were right alongside her.

Most people would agree that John Carpenter's Halloween is a legitimate masterpiece. Long before anyone was scared of Elm Street or Crystal Lake, the film basically invented the slasher genre. And while it's easy to say how great it is, it's harder to watch the film and point out exactly why that is.