The first look at the latest entry to the Halloween franchise is tantalising, exciting, and challenges every preconceived notion we had with regards to ‘rebooting’ and ‘remaking’ classic horrors (namely, that they’re usually bad!). Halloween is set forty years after the events of the original film and features heroine Laurie Strode returning to her hometown, the site of Michael Myers’ original killing spree. Thankfully, this addition to the series completely disregards the continuity of the previous sequels, many of which were poorly received. Furthermore, two of the original film’s cast members also return: Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie, and Nick Castle, who played the original Michael Myers.
If you’ve been counting over the years, you’ll know that this Halloween will be the eleventh of the franchise, the start of a new reboot following Rob Zombie remakes Halloween and Halloween II from 2007 and 2009 respectively. From what we’ve seen on the web so far, fans are happy with the trailer, with the score and throwbacks being particularly celebrated.
Here’s the plot synopsis:
The film sees Jamie Lee Curtis return to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes face-to-face in 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. Inspired by Carpenter’s classic, filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride have crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film.
Judy Greer also stars as Karen Strode, Laurie’s daughter, and Andi Matichak as her granddaughter, Allyson. Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green and co-written by Green and frequent collaborator Danny McBride. It is due for release on 19th October in the US and UK. Watch the trailer below and let us know what you think!