David Gordon Green’s Halloween gets a spooky first trailer

Michael Myers is back to terrorise Jamie Lee Curtis in the sequel to John Carpenter’s horror classic.

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Hannah Woodhead

It’s been quite the week for trailer releases, with footage from new works by Steve McQueen, Luca Guadagnino, Drew Goddard and David Lowery all barreling onto the internet. Now, following a lengthy teaser campaign, the first official trailer for David Gordon Green’s highly-anticipated Halloween sequel has been unleashed, heralding OG scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis and Michael Myers himself Nick Castle’s return to the franchise.

Set 40 years after the events of the original Halloween, the trailer reveals that Michael Myers is alive and incarcerated in a creepy psychiatric facility, where he’s visited by two individuals investigating the case against him. They produce his iconic mask and wait for a reaction. Meanwhile, Laurie Strode is a grandmother, but remains haunted by her past, and still harbours a desire for revenge against Michael Myers. When Myers escapes custody and goes on the hunt for Strode, she’s ready to take him down, saying defiantly: “He’s waited for this night. He’s waited for me. I’ve waited for him.”

John Carpenter was famously unhappy with the 2007 Rob Zombie reboot of his film, but when franchise fans David Gordon Green and Danny McBride came to him with a script for a new version, he gave it his seal of approval – he’s even composed the score, which will undoubtedly touch on his iconic original work. In a nod to the fact that this Halloween doesn’t follow the events of previous sequels, when a friend asks Laurie’s granddaughter Allyson, “Wasn’t it her brother who murdered all those babysitters?” she replies “No, that’s something they made up.”

The film also stars Judy Greer as Laurie’s daughter Karen Strode, and has been produced by Blumhouse – who previously brought horror hits Get Out, Insidious, The Purge and Split to the big screen.

Halloween is released on 19 October. Watch the trailer below and let us know your thoughts @LWLies

Published 8 Jun 2018

Tags: Danny McBride David Gordon Green Jamie Lee Curtis John Carpenter Judy Greer

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