The show of confidence that everyone involved in the upcoming “Halloween” sequel-reboot has long had us convinced that director David Gordon Green has something incredible and truly back to form in store for us when the film hits theatres next month.
With hype already through the roof for the movie (it is currently tracking for a $60 million opening weekend), Universal and Blumhouse have released a second, final trailer for “Halloween,” to further build on the excitement of the fantastic first preview, released back in June.
This new trailer gives us our first listen of the score that original composer and filmmaker John Carpenter has been working on, along with his son, Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies. What you’ll hear is familiar, but with an added distinction that pulls the iconic themes into the modern day.
Directed by David Gordon Green, in the new film…
“Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.”
“A British documentary crew comes to the States to visit Michael in prison for a retrospective of the maniac’s night of terror — but their project becomes way more interesting when Myers escapes custody, retrieves his signature mask and seeks revenge on Laurie, with others naturally being part of his impressive career body count along the way.
In the decades following the fateful Halloween night that forever altered the former babysitter’s life, Laurie has armed and prepped herself for Michael’s inevitable return — to the detriment of her family, including daughter Karen and granddaughter Allyson.”
In Halloween, the role of Karen Strode will be portrayed by Judy Greer (Jurassic World, Ant-Man). Karen is Laurie’s daughter, while Andi Matichak (Orange Is The New Black) will serve as the movie’s young lead, Allyson Strode (the daughter of Karen and granddaughter to Laurie).
Rounding out the cast are Drew Scheid (Stranger Things), Miles Robbins (Mozart in the Jungle), Virginia “Ginny” Gardner (Marvel’s Runaways) and Dylan Arnold (Mudbound). The young actors will play friends of Matichak’s Allyson.
Halloween arrives in theatres October 19th.