Universal Pictures has released a brand new trailer for Halloween. Following those initial attacks all those years ago, Laurie Strode (reprised by Jamie Lee Curtis) has trained and prepared for the moment that her worst fear would return. 40 years after being traumatized, Michael Myers breaks out of prison and begins the hunt once again, leaving Strode with no choice but to face her biggest nightmare and finally confront the man that has haunted her for decades.
This new movie looks interesting at best. I’m not ready to say it looks good, but my interest in it is something more than just meh. I do quite enjoy the idea behind the film, especially since so many installments after the original movie have been extreme failures. The best aspect part about this movie is we get to see Laurie Strode, once again played by the wonderful Jamie Lee Curtis, go Punisher on Michael Myers’ ass, but sadly, it just feels like this classic movie villain is outdated.
Halloween is a historic franchise, and there are some incredibly creepy and just cringe-worthy moments involving “The Shape.” No matter how much this movie is planning on sticking to the mythology, even with being a direct sequel to the original, seeing Michael Myers just briskly walk around neighborhoods at night don’t seem as polarizing these days as they did long ago. I understand that it’s what the franchise / character is, but that “rule” if you will has become a relic. Here’s to hoping that there’s much more than just some screams and yells followed by a gigantic shadow shuffling down the pavement like a robot.
Check out the new trailer below and after doing so, head down to the comments and leave your thoughts! How did you like the trailer? Am I wrong on my points? Can it return this franchise to greatness? Directed by David Gordon Green and also starring Judy Greer, Virginia Cardner, Will Patton and Nick Castle as Michael Myers, Halloween is released on October 19th.
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.