A big new trailer has been released for the upcoming Halloween, the upcoming horror sequel that ignores the 9 (!) films to come from the franchise since the 1978 original (*cough* which Australia-based readers can purchase on Blu-ray through our store *cough*).
Michel Myers has returned to kill Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis, back in the iconic role) for once and for all, forty years after the bloody night that almost ended her life. But Laurie’s locked and loaded this time around, and she’s got a family to protect; Judy Greer plays Laurie’s daughter and Andi Matichak plays Laurie’s granddaughter.
You’d be forgiven for being a little confused as to the overall narrative in the franchise; after all, Laurie decapitated Myers in Halloween: H20 and he came back to life and killed her at beginning of Halloween: Resurrection. Just act as though all the Halloweens apart from the first, including Rob Zombie’s two films, never happened.
Writer-director David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Joe, Stronger) and co-writer Danny McBride (yep, that Danny McBride) will nevertheless be providing nods to the films that have before while delivering their own highly promising chapter, which comes with involvement from the original’s writer-director, John Carpenter. Apart from being a creative consultant, Carpenter is on board as an executive producer and is once again behind the score. He created the original memorable score in just three days.
It’s looking very good so far; fingers crossed we’re in for something special. We’ll find out when Halloween opens in the US on 19 October and arrives Down Under on 21 October.
Official rundown for Halloween:
Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
Master of horror John Carpenter executive produces and serves as creative consultant on this film, joining forces with cinema’s current leading producer of horror, Jason Blum (Get Out, Split, The Purge, Paranormal Activity). Inspired by Carpenter’s classic, filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film, and Green also directs. Halloween is also produced by Malek Akkad, whose Trancas International Films has produced the Halloween series since its inception, and Bill Block (Elysium, District 9).
In addition to Carpenter and Curtis, Green and McBride will executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner. Ryan Freimann also serves in that role.