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is poised to be THE horror movie event of the year. Danny McBride and David Gordon Green have teamed up with Jamie Lee Curtis and John Carpenter to bring a direct sequel to the 1978 classic, completely ignore the previous sequels and reboot. Reviews are been very positive coming out of the world premiere at TIFF. A new trailer dropped showing off a ton of new footage. Check it out below.

The most notable thing about this new footage is the gorgeous longs shots of Michael stocking and killing around the neighborhood. Director David Gordon Green shows a craft that hasn’t been seen in the series since the original. Jamie Lee Curtis looks like she’s taking Laurie’s character into a bold new direction, a PTSD stricken woman who isn’t the innocent girl she was in the original. I love a goofy slasher flick, but it’s been a while since one has had this much thought put into the suspense, scares, and performances. It goes to show that everybody involved isn’t just half-assing it or collecting a paycheck.

is released October 19, 2018.