New ’Halloween’ trailer shows Jamie Lee Curtis means business

Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode as does Nick Castle as Michael "The Shape" Myers. Although Myers is rarely on screen and there's not much in the way of gore, his presence is felt, looming and stalking over Strode and her friends even when just out of frame. It also ignores the other seven films made between 1981 and 2002 as it tells a story 40 years after the original's events. With John Carpenter back on board in some capacity with this reboot, there are some key elements that will point back to the original film.

The movie will have visual references to Carpenter's original, and Carpenter himself is composing the score for the film and serves as an executive producer.

Halloween hits theaters nationwide on October 19, 2018.

Laurie can be heard saying in the trailer: "I've waited for him".


Laurie Strode, once again played by Jamie Lee Curtis, is no longer related to Michael Myers in this version. It seems as if John Carpenter, who created the franchise in 1978, opted out of the years of continuity that Myers has been involved in. Based on the trailer, the new Halloween, which is directed by David Gordon Green and co-written by Green, Danny McBride (yes, that Danny McBride), and Jeff Fradley, looks infinitely better than it has any right to.

So let's jump into the top moments from the new Halloween trailer.

It may be June, but horror film fans have Halloween on the brain. With Laurie's daughter and granddaughter living in town, she has a lot more to lose this time around. It's set to bring the gang back together, too, for what promises to be a trip down memory line, with director David Gordon Green going back to basics and re-visiting the roots of the series.

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