I just saw a television advert for a new movie. It sounds familiar. There was a movie in 1978 with the same title.
John Carpenter's pumpkin head was a fine movie: a pumpkin with a brain. I have not seen the flick since 1991 -- as part of research I was doing on horror films -- but my main reaction at the time was I felt I was watching a film with some class.
What easily could have been another paint-by-numbers horror film, Halloween felt classic. As for Halloween '18: we'll have to wait and see if its filmmakers can cut out their own....