After 40 years, Michael Myers is returning home.
David Gordon Green resurrects The Shape in the newest Halloween, which follows the events in John Carpenter’s seminal 1978 slasher of the same name. In addition to the return of Myers, Jamie Lee Curtis is back once again as Laurie Strode, only this time she’s prepared for a fight. The film erases all sequels to the franchise, which means that we’re to ignore Strode’s revenge in H20…and that she’s Myers’ sister. There is no family turmoil here, just unadulterated darkness and rage.
All that said, the first trailer explains what happened following the events in Carpenter’s film, which lands Myers in shackles for 40 years. There’s a fantastic moment in which the Shape’s mask is reintroduced and fun dialogue that writes away some of the sequel’s damaging (that’s debatable) mythology – such as Laurie being related to Michael. Also, if you’re wondering about how violent it’s going to be, there’s a shot where Myers drops a handful of teeth in front of someone…
Watch it now and tell us what you think!
In the film co-written by Danny McBride…
“Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.”
USA Today detailed the plot a bit more earlier this week…
“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).”
Judy Greer plays Karen Strode, Laurie’s daughter, while Andi Matichak landed the coveted role of the film’s young lead (daughter to Greer and granddaughter to Curtis).
Nick Castle will return to the role of Michael Myers, while stunt performer and actor James Jude Courtney has also been cast to play Myers.
The cast also includes Virginia “Ginny” Gardner (Project Almanac, Marvel’s “Runaways”), Miles Robbins (Mozart in the Jungle, My Friend Dahmer), Dylan Arnold (Mudbound, Laggies, When We Rise), and Drew Scheid (“Stranger Things”, The War with Grandpa). They will be playing the friends of Matichak’s Allyson.
Michael returns to Haddonfield on October 19, 2018.