After you’re done digging through all the crazy stories John Squires delivered from the set of the new Halloween over the past few weeks, we’ve got a video report out of Australia.
Sunrise takes us to Carlton, South Carolina, which transformed into Haddonfield for David Gordon Green‘s direct sequel to John Carpenter‘s film of the same name. In the 1978 film, Michael Myers escapes from Smith’s Grove and finds himself murdering babysitters in suburbia on Halloween night. Jamie Lee Curtis‘ Laurie Strode becomes the franchise’s most famous Final Girl, thanks in part to Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence), Michael’s doctor who hunts down the killer after his escape.
In the video, Curtis explains how she’s become the new Loomis in Halloween 2018.
“Laurie has been traumatized and Laurie also understands Michael Myers in a way that nobody else does,” said Curtis. “In a weird way, she’s become the new Loomis character because Loomis was the one who understood that [Michael] needed to be stopped because he was pure evil. You see, Laurie knows that – and nobody’s paying any attention, but Laurie is…Laurie is patrolling these streets.”
Danny McBride, co-writer on the new film, added: “I think and I hope that well be making this movie on behalf of what fans want to see.” Judy Greer, who stars as Laurie’s daughter, added this fun anecdote about her first Halloween viewing: “It was on a VHS tape. I think we stole [it] from my girlfriend’s older sister. I barely slept.”
Michael Myers returns to Haddonfield on October 19, 2018.