It’s been awhile since an honest-to-god suspenseful slasher movie. Don’t get me wrong, I love the campy Friday the 13th movies and modern spoof/homages like Hatchet. But the original Halloween took itself very seriously and in turn aged better than most that came after it. Now David Gordon Green and John Carpenter himself have teamed to up to give a true follow-up the original. Check out the synopsis and trailer below:
“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.”
For those that aren’t caught up, this sequel ignores all the other sequels including 2 which revealed that Michael was Laurie’s sister. With that connection erased, it brings Michael back to being that mysterious, terrifying figure that Sam Loomis had described in the original. Nothing personal or emotional about his massacres, just the embodiment of pure evil. (Something that Rob Zombie movies could not understand at all.)
With that out of the way, I’m loving everything else about the trailer as well. The earthy and cinematographer Gordon Green is known for, Laurie being an absolute badass, and that last scene is just an instant classic Michael Myers moment in my book. It looks like the Halloween franchise is in good hands.
Halloween is released nationwide October 19, 2018