In 1978, John Carpenter unleashed Michael Myers unto the world and put a new kind of terror into the hearts of moviegoers. Almost 40 years to the day, Universal is going to do it again and reintroduce Myers to audiences anew. Get a glimpse into what evil looks like with the first trailer for the new Halloween.This movie isn’t going to be a reboot, but more of a retcon. Much like Superman Returns forgot Superman III and IV existed, the 2018 Halloween looks to be a direct sequel to the 1978 original, forgetting all the other films in the series. (It also does away with the sibling storyline.) Michael Myers ( Nick Castle) is in prison and Laurie Strode ( Jamie Lee Curtis) has been preparing the last 40 years for his inevitable escape.
In the original, Laurie was the stereotypical “girl being chased.” It’s going to be awesome seeing Michael Myers try to resume his reign of terror when he has to deal with a tough-as-nails Laurie ready and willing to kill him. That’s not to say this is going to be an action movie. Before Laurie and Michael finally lock horns, the trailer definitely indicates a substantial and gruesome body count along the way.
So what do you think? Are you excited for this return to the Michael Myers universe? Why did they bring Michael his mask, an obvious trigger? Let us know on Facebook or sound off in the comments below.
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