It’s no surprise that quite a bit has been made about the next Halloween sequel being released 40 years to the date of the original’s release. Not only does it play a part in the sequel’s plot, but it also features elements from the first film, in front of and behind the camera. From the film’s star, Jamie Lee Curtis reprising her role as Laurie Strode to the original’s writer/director John Carpenter serving as producer and music composer to even Nick Castle once again donning the dark coveralls and pale, expressionless mask.
Adding to the anniversary, the production behind the upcoming sequel released a trailer that focuses on the distance between this film and the classic, kicking off with an introduction from the original’s writer/director and star. Following the introduction, the trailer features present-day Laurie Strode giving a brief history on her first encounter with Michael Myers forty years ago. She explains how Myers killed her friends, tried to kill her and that she’s been waiting all these years for the day that he would try again… so that she could kill him. In between, there are cuts of “The Shape” doing what he does best in all his films.
Today marks the 30-day mark until Halloween hits theaters. At the time of this publication, the film sits at an 83% on Rotten Tomatoes after 42 reviews counted. IGN Movies had this to say about the film in their review:
“While no entry in the franchise has surpassed the original film, this Halloween sequel is truly a cut above the rest and a great piece of horror entertainment even for those unfamiliar with the series.”
Halloween opens nationwide on October 19th.
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