“There are a lot of people who love [watching scary movies], and they’re gonna love this movie.”
Halloween may be several months away but today was all about Halloween, as the official poster (below) for this year’s sequel to John Carpenter’s classic film dominated the horror conversation all day long. And even star Jamie Lee Curtis herself has gotten in on that conversation, revealing to Yahoo that what she’s seen is looking terrifying!
“I’ve seen a trailer and I’ve seen some footage, and it’s terrifying,” Curtis told the site. “They went full-tilt boogeyman. And I’ve never said that in my life, and I will say full-tilt boogeyman for the rest of the year as I go around talking about this.”
Curtis also shared her idea for what the title of the movie should’ve been…
“There was the idea of, ‘What do you call it?’ If I had had my druthers, I probably would’ve called it Halloween Retold. Because it’s being retold. It’s the original story in many, many, many ways. Just retold 40 years later with my granddaughter.”
I don’t know, Halloween: Full-Tilt Boogeyman sounds pretty great to me!
In the film, directed by David Gordon Green and 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.”
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 home in exactly six months, on October 19, 2018.