They may be primarily known as comedy guys, but Danny McBride and David Gordon Green are hardcore horror fans, particularly of the Halloween franchise they’ve found themselves at the helm of. The duo co-wrote this year’s sequel to John Carpenter’s slasher classic, directed by Gordon Green, and they’ve teased various Easter Egg nods to the franchise throughout.
In the trailer alone, we couldn’t miss a fun Halloween 3 homage!
Recently, EW shared a brand new image from the film (above), and an eagle-eyed fan over on Twitter spotted that the image contains an Easter Egg that we totally missed. It’s highly obscure, with a hat on the wall of what we assume is the Strode home looking exactly identical to a hat that was seen on the wall of Laurie’s bedroom in the original Halloween.
Proof that these guys know the franchise in and out, to say the very least!
— Lee McCoy (@Drumdums) August 10, 2018
In this year’s film, directed by David Gordon Green and co-written by Danny McBride…
“Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) 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.”
“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 and granddaughter Allyson.”
Michael returns to Haddonfield on October 19, 2018.