For many of us, the single greatest moment in John Carpenter‘s Halloween comes after Michael Myers pins Bob to a wall with his knife; The Shape then takes a step back and tilts his head to admire his work. It’s an iconic moment that embodies the infamous slasher. Dr. Loomis described the young Michael as blank, pale, and emotionless, with “the blackest eyes – the Devil’s eyes.” The “head tilt” is such a huge moment beyond just being cool as fuck as it’s also the slightest of character traits revealed throughout the movie, maybe even the franchise.
Hiding within Fandango‘s fall movie preview is a brand new look at David Gordon Green‘s sequel to Halloween, which once again highlights Michael from the new film opening in theaters October 19th. Only this time, he’s bringing back the iconic head tilt that we all know and love.
In the new film, 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.”
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.