In case you missed it, the Halloween (2018) trailer was recently released & I’m literally dying from how good it is. It’s been 9 years since Rob Zombie’s Halloween II was released & 16 years since a Halloween film was released from the original franchise with 2002’s Halloween: Resurrection.
Halloween (2018) ignores all of the sequels and picks up 40 years after the original Halloween was released in 1978. Directed by David Gordon Green and written by Green, Danny McBride & Jeff Fradley, the film is being produced by micro budget horror uber producer Jason Blum and Halloween franchise maestro John Carpenter (who also takes on composing and creative consulting duties). Both Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle – the original Michael Myers – return to reprise their iconic roles.
Halloween (2018) is set in the present day and continues the story of Laurie Strode, who once again comes face to face with Michael Myers, 40 years after surviving his killing spree on Halloween night. The trailer has already amassed over 10 million views and is earning rave reviews from Halloween fans. While Danny McBride is best known for starring in the HBO comedy Eastbound & Down, he made quite the impression when giving his pitch to John Carpenter, Jason Blum and Universal Pictures. The trailer makes it clear that this Halloween returns to the intense roots of the original classic. Let’s take a look at three of the most OMG moments of the Halloween (2018) trailer.
Let’s take a look at three of the most OMG moments of the Halloween (2018) trailer:
When Michael Myers drops teeth over the bathroom stall I peed a little! This is absolutely terrifying. Without even showing Michael Myers, the filmmakers convey a sense of terror by forcing our minds to run wild imagining what Myers did to get those teeth.
When the characters are at the yard of the institution and bring Michael Myers his mask and the dog and inmates begin freaking out, I slammed my laptop closed! Seriously, the tension could be cut with a knife. It is an exceptionally creepy moment in a trailer full of very creepy moments.
In a throwback to the “serial killer in the house” vibe of the original Halloween, this clip finds a babysitter trying to close the closet door only to find that Michael Myers is the door stopper. Guess what? Threw my phone in the ocean!
From this trailer, I am absolutely stoked for Halloween (2018) to hit theaters October 19, 2018. Blumhouse has an astounding record of creating great horror movies (that make many multiples of their production budget). The franchise is clearly in good hands after years (some may say decades) of losing its way. This fresh take on these iconic characters is a throwback to the masterful work of the original.
Halloween hits theaters on October 19th later this year.
What do you think? Are you as excited for Halloween (2018) as I am? Let’s talk about it in the comments.