We finally have our first real look at the newest Halloween film, and as well as reuniting Michael Myers (Nick Castle/James Jude Courtney) and Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), the trailer pokes fun at one of the franchise’s most ridiculous plot point.
After years of diminishing quality in the Halloween franchise, Halloween 2018, from David Gordon Green and Danny McBride looks to be returning the horror to its roots, as something closer to John Carpenter’s iconic original film – which makes sense as we know that Carpenter has returned to the franchise in hopes of resurrecting it properly.
The trailer begins with us seeing a journalist go to see Myers in prison, holding up his weathered old mask in the hopes of the killer talking to him. It would seem as though Myers is locked away for good – until a transport bus that the killer is on crashes, and he manages to get away. Where on earth will he go?
To visit his old friend, Laurie, of course.
Unbeknownst to him, however, Laurie has been training, preparing for his return with only one goal in mind – ending Michael Myers for good.
Of course, most of the trailer is made up of exactly the kind of stuff you’d expect from a Halloween film, like the killer in the cupboard, trick-or-treating, and just general scary situations, like having a load of freshly ripped-out teeth dumped at your feet while you’re in the bathroom.
One of the most important things to take away from this trailer, however, is that the ridiculous plot point of Myers being Laurie’s brother has been completely scrapped, as we hear this exchange between Laurie’s granddaughter and her friend:
“Wasn’t it her brother that murdered all of those babysitters?
No, it was not her brother. That was just something that people made up.”
Which is possibly one of the best ways that they could have cut out that storyline. All in all, Halloween 2018 looks to be a horror that’s as chilling as it gets, and the moment in which Myers puts on his mask after all these years is sure to give you goosebumps.
Halloween 2018 is set for release on October 19th.