There’s not long to wait before we see Jamie Lee Curtis back in her iconic role as Laurie Strode for one final bout with her psychotic brother Michael. A brand new brief clip has been released, and we get to see a little of the relationship between Laurie and her granddaughter.
Ignoring the events of all the other sequels, the new Halloween aims to restore the menace to the franchise, and the trailers so far have delivered on that promise. I’m not sure we need to see any more promotional material as the early word is that David Gordon Green film is a worthy conclusion to the Michael Myers saga.
On a side note, I was a fresh-faced teenager when Halloween: H20 came out (riding that Scream wave), and here we are twenty years on, and Halloween is now 40. H20 was by far one of the better sequels, and Lee Curtis’ return to the franchise was a triumph. All that good faith was immediately spoiled with the woeful Halloween Ressurection. Curtis returned once again for an opening kill cameo as a traumatised Laurie spending her days in a psychiatric hospital. Had that been the movie, it might have been good, but Laurie was bumped off ten minutes in, and we’re left with a Big Brother-style webcam show hosted by Busta Rhymes. No, seriously that’s what happens.
Produced by Jason Blum (The Purge, Insidious, Get Out), and co-written by Danny McBride, Halloween arrives in cinemas on October 19.
It’s been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack from crazed killer Michael Myers on Halloween night. Locked up in an institution, Myers manages to escape when his bus transfer goes horribly wrong. Laurie now faces a terrifying showdown when the masked madman returns to Haddonfield, Ill. — but this time, she’s ready for him.