The Halloween franchise has had a long and convoluted history, but now David Gordon Green and Danny McBride have cleared the board and reset to near zero (with the help of Jason Blum and John Carpenter). Halloween 2018 pitches itself as the true follow-up to Carpenter’s 1978 slasher classic, dropping all the sequels and showing Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode as a hunter, playing the long game in order to snag her ultimate prize: Michael Myers.
I have to admit that this is the most promising trailer for a straight-up horror flick that I’ve seen in a long, long time. Maybe it’s Carpenter’s score or the fact that the horror genre has gone through a lot of bad cycles in the 21st Century. This is a no-holds barred slasher flick – and when was the last time we had a great one of those?
I’m now truly excited for Halloween – roll on 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 will executive produce and serve 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 will also be 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.
Halloween will be distributed worldwide by Universal Pictures