Forty years after Michael Myers stalked the streets of Haddonfield in John Carpenter’s 1987 original “Halloween” the babysitter murder has returned and he’s not alone.
Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her role as Laurie Strode, picking up after the events of the first film and (much to fans’ delight) ignoring any and all sequels, including Laurie’s previously mentioned children: Jamie Lloyd, played by Danielle Harris, and John, played by Josh Hartnett. For this film, Judy Greer plays Laurie’s daughter with Andi Matichak playing Laurie’s granddaughter.
The film sees Strode traumatized by her encounter with Myers decades ago, determined to take him if and when he escapes the asylum where he’s been locked up since his first killing spree. Her greatest fears become a reality when (shocker) Myers breaks loose, and she’s left to confront the “boogyman” who’s haunted her one last time. Nick Castle returns as The Shape with an assist from stuntman James Jude Courtney.
Curtis teased the return to the role on Twitter:
The idea for the new film came from director David Gordon Green, Danny McBride, and Jeff Fradley, who wrote the script together. The film hits theatres October 19 and co-stars Will Patton, Virginia “Ginny” Gardner, Dylan Arnold, Will Patton, and Miles Robbins. Check out the trailer above, but be warned, it’s not for the faint of heart.