Halloween is one of those franchises that started off strong and then immediately become confusing, weird, and pandering. Yes, the legacy of Michael Myers is a bizarre one, but here we are with Halloween (2018), the remake that brings back the film’s original scream queen, Jaime Lee Curtis.
The film has finally wrapped production, and there’s a bunch of new information to cover about this upcoming film. Beside Curtis reprising her role as Laurie Strode, we also have Nick Castle returning at the masked assailant Michael Myers. The film will ignore the other films in the continuity, so Laurie and Michael with not secretly be siblings, a plot twist from Halloween II which everyone thought was ridiculous.
Besides Laurie, there were will be two other generations of Strode women in the film. Judy Greer and Andi Matichak will play Laurie’s daughter Karen Strode and granddaughter Allyson Strode in the film. The cast also include Virginia Gardner from Marvel’s Runaways, and Mike Patton of Falling Skies fame, both in currently unnamed roles.
Three generations of strong, striped Strode women. Wrapping up this astonishingly scary revisit to Haddonfield. @andimatichak @missjudygreer #acorn #sapling #oak @halloweenmovie #HalloweenMovie @Marinelayer pic.twitter.com/5o78p4lE9Q
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) February 16, 2018
The film is directed by David Gordon Green, best known for his work on Pineapple Express, and written by him and comedian Danny McBride. One might be worried that two people best known for comedy would completely fail at a Halloween film, you could take a little bit of hope in Curtis called the film “astonishingly scary.” After all, if Jordan Peele could knock out an instant horror classic like Get Out on his first foray into the genre, it is within the realm of possibility that this film will be at least watchable.
Supposedly, the film is set to emulate Carpenter’s original vision for the film, so hopefully this means no more weird twists or random sequels.
Halloween (2018) will premiere in theaters on October 19, 2018.