Fright Fans, if you are kind enough to follow the Saturday Frights podcast Facebook page, you know that something major dropped today. The Halloween trailer for the upcoming sequel of 1978’s Halloween. In fact we fans of the slasher franchise were treated to three different versions of the Halloween trailer yesterday. Although in this case they were teasers for said trailer.
[Via] Rapid Trailer
However just in case you were not aware, this new film is indeed taking a bold path. Last year when it was announced that there was going to be a new Halloween film it raised some eyebrows. It wasn’t the fact that original Director John Carpenter was on board as a producer. As well as providing the soundtrack for the upcoming film.
Nor was it the decision to hire David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) to helm the film. Or for that matter using a script co-written by Green, Jeff Fradley, as well as Danny McBride (Vice Principals). No, although I think it’s safe to say that longtime fans of the series did find all of that odd. I think it was the news that 2018’s Halloween was ignoring the seven sequels that followed the original that took everyone by surprise.
Let me be clear. This new Halloween film will follow the characters 40 years after the original. It means that the shocking revelation of 1981’s Halloween II has been wiped away. Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) is no longer the sister of the infamous and unstoppable Michael Myers (Nick Castle).
If you happen to be one of those film fans that avoid all trailers. USA Today gave a brief outline of what to expect from the movie:
“A British documentary crew comes to the States to visit Michael in prison for a retrospective of the maniac’s night of terror — 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).”
For myself I am quite interested as well as excited about this new Halloween. At the very least I will be sure to pick up that new soundtrack by John Carpenter. The film will hit theaters on October 19, 2018.
Now then…are you ready to take in the 2018 Halloween Trailer?
[Via] Movieclips Trailers