We thought we had to wait until Friday to capture our first glimpse of iconic villain Michael Myers in the upcoming Halloween sequel.
USAToday was first to share images from behind-the-scenes of David Gordon Greene’s reboot of the beloved John Carpenter classic. In the images, we get our first on-screen look at iconic final girl Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) 40 years later. On returning to the role, Curtis said,
In this case, she is well-matched, she is prepared, she is focused. She will be the one people are standing behind when that moment comes, because she’s the one ready.
We’re ready, too, Laurie Strode. We’re ready too.
Halloween not only marks Laurie Strode’s return to Haddonfield, but also a few other key players. Nick Castle, who portrayed the original role of The Shape, and perhaps most exciting of all – John Carpenter himself will be scoring the film.
From word of mouth of those that were lucky enough to catch the still unreleased trailer at CinemaCon, here’s what we know: in the film, it sounds like the public’s fascination with true crime has drawn a camera crew to the cover the horrific events of Halloween 1978 in Haddonfield, Illinois. Somewhere along the way, Myers escapes the mental institution he is being kept in via bus crash, and of course – makes his way home. There our favorite final girl is waiting for him. Waiting forty years, Laurie Strode, now a grandmother, has prepared for the day when she can have her revenge for the events of Halloween 1978. That day is finally here.
The trailer for Halloween drops this Friday. The film will land in theatres on October 19th. In the meantime, go get hyped in the Nightmare on Film Street Horror Group on Facebook!