Halloween Movie Reboot Trailer Is Here, And It's Terrifying
"I've waited for him."
The first trailer for Halloween is here. The movie is the latest entry in the long-running horror franchise, and it is a direct sequel to the John Carpenter's 1978 original movie. The film sees original star Jamie Lee Curtis return as Laurie Strode, and it hits theaters in October.
The movie ignores every previous Halloween film since the first one, and the trailer opens with a documentary crew going to interview Michael in prison, where he has been for 40 years. Inevitably Myers escapes while being transported, and heads back to his home of Haddonfield. We learn that Laurie has been getting ready to face him ever since, and there's a nice in-joke about the fact that Michael isn't her brother, a detail that was invented for 1981's Halloween II. There's also plenty of menace and scares--in short everything you'd want from a new Halloween movie. Check it out above.
Halloween is directed by acclaimed indie director David Gordon Green (George Washington, Pineapple Express), with a script co-written by comedian and actor Danny McBride (Eastbound and Down, Alien Covenant). Carpenter is involved as a story advisor and is composing the movie's score.
In a recent interview with Collider, Green spoke about Carpenter's involvement with the film. "His advice was brilliant: make it relentless, " he said. "He had notes, which is something I was extremely nervous about, we worked very hard on the script, we were all very excited. It's one thing for three movie nerds to geek out over the opportunity of manoeuvring within this property, another to basically go kiss the ring of the godfather and see how that goes."
Halloween hits theaters on October 19. For more, check out GameSpot's look at the best upcoming horror movies of 2018.