HALLOWEEN new trailer/poster – Jamie Lee Curtis has waited a long time to kill Michael Myers

HALLOWEEN new trailer/poster – Jamie Lee Curtis has waited a long time to kill Michael Myers

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Back in 1978 (yes, forty years ago), John Carpenter redefined the horror genre by giving us the first HALLOWEEN movie, and delivered us a movie slasher icon in the form of Michael Myers. In the decades that followed, several sequels were made, though none could match the impact of the original, and a few of them felt somewhat silly and forced. Rob Zombie attempted to reboot the concept, but his two film met with mixed reactions from audiences. Now, 40 years later, we’re getting yet another sequel, but one that appears to ignore all those previous follow ups. The new HALLOWEEN has Jamie Lee Curtis back as Laurie Strode, who in this story has been waiting four decades for Michael Myers to escape prison, in the hopes she could definitively kill him. John Carpenter serves as executive producer and creative consultant this time, along with composing the score for the film, with David Gordon Green (STRONGER, PINEAPPLE EXPRESS) in the director chair. In addition to Jamie Lee Curtis, the film also features Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner, and Nick Castle (who was the original Michael Myers, reprising his classic role here). The screenplay comes from Green, Jeff Fradley (VICE PRINCIPALS) and Danny McBride (who also wrote on VICE PRINCIPALS in addition to starring in it). Check out the new trailer below and tell us your thoughts in the comments.

Universal Pictures will release Trancas International Films, Blumhouse Productions and Miramax’s Halloween on Friday, October 19, 2018.

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Master of horror John Carpenter executive produces and serves as creative consultant on this film, joining forces with cinema’s current leading producer of horror, Jason Blum (Get Out, Split, The Purge, Paranormal Activity). Inspired by Carpenter’s classic, filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film, and Green also directs.

Halloween is also produced by Malek Akkad, whose Trancas International Films has produced the Halloween series since its inception, and Bill Block (Elysium, District 9). In addition to Carpenter and Curtis, Green and McBride will executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner. Ryan Freimman also serves in that role.

HALLOWEEN opens October 19, 2018

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.