This October the Halloween franchise is making a bold return to the big screen. A direct sequel to the 1978 original, the new Halloween entry promises to stay true to the original while opening the franchise to a new generation.
Halloween (2018) sees the return of Jamie Lee Curtis to reprise her role as Laurie Strode, the babysitter preyed upon by Michael Myers in 1978, now a paranoid and slightly unhinged hermit awaiting Michael’s return.
Since the original there have been nine sequels, ranging from offshoots, such as Season of the Witch (1982), in which the iconic killer Michael Myers does not appear, to the more recent reboots produced by Rob Zombie (2007, 2009). Throughout the sequels, the story of Michael Myers has become more complicated and over-the-top with every movie. Halloween (2018) acknowledges this and aims to move back to the basics. It will be a direct sequel to the 1978 original only and ignore all other entries.
Trailers released show promising moments as a now-older Myers resides in a mental hospital, only to be disturbed by a pair shooting a documentary. Next we see Michael on the outside significantly less incarcerated. Chaos is sure to ensue as Myers and Strode clash, both having waited 40 years to be reunited on Halloween night.
Audiences excited to see Halloween (2018) will be able to head out to theaters Friday, October 19th.