It may be the beginning of summer, but it’s always Halloween time for horror fans. Last week, Scoop shared the very cool teaser trailer for the upcoming Halloween film and now we can share the full trailer, which premiered on Friday, June 8, 2018.
It’s been 40 years since Michael Myers went on a killing spree in Haddonfield. The trailer opens with investigative journalists going to see the infamous killer Michael Myers at the hospital where he resides – for the time being. Laurie Strode is reintroduced by showing her cabin which is fortified with various security measures, and the woman herself has gotten pretty handy with a gun. This could just point to well-earned paranoia, but in one intense moment she tells someone, “Do you know that I pray every night that he would escape…so I could kill him.”
The filmmakers had already established that this movie disregards everything that happened after the first film, which is further solidified with this trailer. It’s mentioned that he only killed three teenagers (the first movie’s body count) and Laurie’s granddaughter quells a rumor that Michael is her brother, leaving out a major element of the Halloween mythos. However, the trailer does offer nods to earlier films with hospital patients milling around an empty street, Michael cornering a woman in a bathroom stall, trick or treaters bumping into him, and a bed sheet ghost.
Halloween will be in theaters on October 19, 2018. John Carpenter, Halloween’s co-creator, is serving as an executive producer on the movie. It was written by David Gordon Green and Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down), with Green also directing. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode as does Nick Castle, the first actor to play adult Michael Myers. The cast also includes Judy Greer, Virginia Gardner, Will Patton, and Toby Huss, among many others.