It’s been nine years since the Rob Zombie “Halloween” films graced our screens and even longer since since the traditional Michael Myers was involved. However, 40 years after the original film hit theaters, Michael will once again return to terrorize Laurie Strode and her family.
From Twitter posts to news articles, they’ve been hyping up the release of the first trailer for “Halloween” all week and now it’s finally here. Down below you’ll get your first look at the new film which marks the return of Jamie Lee Curtis and John Carpenter to the franchise they gave birth to back in 1978. This new entry into the series comes by way of an unlikely duo. The film is being directed by David Gordon Green (“Vice Principals”) who co-wrote it with none other than Danny McBride. Yes, that Danny McBride.
According to USA Today the plot of the new “Halloween” kicks off when . . .
A British documentary crew comes to the States to visit Michael in prison for a retrospective of the maniac’s night of terror — “Someone has to bring a modern audience into a 40-year old movie,” Curtis says — but their project becomes way more interesting when Myers escapes custody, retrieves his signature mask and seeks revenge on Laurie, with others naturally being part of his impressive career body count along the way.
In the decades following the fateful Halloween night that forever altered the former babysitter’s life, Laurie has armed and prepped herself for Michael’s inevitable return — to the detriment of her family, including daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak).
Journey down below and check out the trailer for yourself and let us know what you think. There are certainly a lot of little nods to the previous films, which is appreciated, but the real test will be to see if this film is able to stand on its own as a new entry and not just be entirely referential. “Halloween” hits theaters on October 19, 2018.