Everyone’s favorite Halloween villain is back again… as the last few movies foreshadowed. Michael Myers never dies, and with a new generation of fans, Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions have created a whole new concept for the film.
The trailer shows a fiesty new Jamie Lee Curtis – wearing a blonde wig to reprise her role as Laurie Strode, the sister and constant target for Myer’s sinister killing sprees. Curtis has revived this role several times over the years, featured in 1981’s Halloween II, 1998’s Halloween H20: 20 Years Later and the 2002 film Halloween: Resurrection.
This time though, Laurie Strode doesn’t look like she’s trembling at the sight of her possessed murderer of a brother. In fact, in the three-minute trailer, you can see her preparing her gun and setting traps around her house, determined to put an end to the madness after all the years.
So if you’re watching the trailer, you’ll notice that of course, the usual amount human stupidity sets off this ominous set of events. Michael Myers, who is now missing his signature mask, is chained up at a mental facility penitentiary. The hospital staff apparently allows a film crew to visit the serial killer. The crew, of course, ends up taunting Myers, who has obviously been planning an escape the whole time. Setting off his instinct to kill, Michael manages to escape and go after his usual target: his family.
Flash forward to a shot of Laurie’s granddaughter, Alyson (played by Andi Matichak) talking to her friends about the Michael Myers incident. She mentions that her whole family is terrified of this time of year, and doesn’t appear to know that Michael Myers is her great-uncle. You’ll also get to meet Karen Strode, Laurie’s daughter, played by Judy Greer, as she tries to protect her family from the psychopath.
The scenes of the trailer really pick up when you see Laurie Strode confronting the police – telling them that all this time, she’s been waiting and praying for him to escape.
So she can be the one to kill him.
This is definitely an exciting twist of events, as we’ve always seen Laurie as the classic horror movie victim, shuddering, screaming, and running. It’s nice to see a female character grow tired of that facade and take matters into her own hands.
While horror movie buffs love to hate on remakes and modern horror movies, this one looks promising. With nostalgic cinematography, and those classic shots of Myers hiding in closets, windows, and silently following his victims, there’s a chance that fans of the classic series might really enjoy this one. Plus – it looks like there’s no shortage of bloody spectacles throughout the movie.
Dying to see how this saga plays out. Later scenes in the trailer show Myers and Laurie in a total hand-to-hand combat scene. Will Laurie finally be able to end Myers during this standoff? Or is Myers going to accomplish his original mission and decisively end his sister? Did the movie producers find a way for them both to escape so that the franchise can continue? Leave your fan theories below in the comments!