OK, I’ll be honest – it is getting increasingly difficult to keep my excitement over the new Halloween movie in check.

Yes, I know we have been burned before – a colleague of mine simply has to utter the words ‘Remember you were excited for Halloween Resurrection?’ to give me the shudders, but this is different right?

We have Carpenter back (sort of), Nick Castle back (sort of) and Jamie Lee Curtis is talking the talk.

I’m still a bit miffed they have steered the new take away from Halloween II (which counts as one of the greatest slasher sequels in my book) but such is life.

Anyways, my anticipation has gone through the roof today with the release of a new trailer which pushes all of my Michael Myers buttons.

Firstly, let’s give you some synopsis info:

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.

Set for an October 19th cinema release, here’s that trailer – I can’t wait…

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle