For forty years, Michael Myers has terrified movie goers and racked up an impressive body count in the “Halloween” film franchise, making him a horror icon. The psychotic killer is back for one more round in the new “Halloween” film. The film picks up forty years after the events of the original 1978 movie and is intended to be a true direct sequel, disregarding all the previous film sequels in the franchise. It reunites Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle who reprise their roles as Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, respectively. Series co-creator John Carpenter serves as a composer, executive producer and creative consultant for the film, which will be distributed by Universal Pictures, its first involvement in the Halloween franchise since the 1982 film Halloween III: Season of the Witch. Rocker Rob Zombie remade Carpenter’s film in 2007 and followed up with a sequel in 2009. However, Carpenter disagreed with the remake’s portrayal of lead killer Michael Myers and wanted the next Halloween film to be much more terrifying than the preceding sequels.
Laurie Strode comes face-to-face for one final encounter with Michael Myers, 40 years after his initial killing spree on Halloween night.
The teaser shows that Carpenter is taking the series back to its basic roots, making fear and anxiety to forefront of “Halloween” once again.
Witness the terror of Michael Myers when Halloween hits theaters on October 19, 2018.