Halloween’s first official trailer is due out Friday, but we’ve been treated with a trailer for the trailer and an amazing clip posted by the franchise star Jamie Lee Curtis.
First up, let’s talk about this teaser. It’s only about 10 seconds of flashes of scenes from the movie, but there’s just something terrifying about it. And that’s pretty amazing. Halloween has always held that power of fright like none of the other slasher films, and I’m glad to see that magic has followed through to this sequel.
Oh, and let me back up for a minute for those maybe just discovering this movie. This isn’t a remake. It’s a sequel to John Carpenter’s original Halloween (1978). We are now ignoring all of the sequels and everything that happened in them like Curtis’ character Laurie Strode being Michael Myers’ brother.
My favorite thing to come out, though, is the clip Curtis shared on Twitter. It is freaking amazing. It starts with her blurry figure walking and she’s actually sining the song she sang in the original movie! “I wish I had you all alone … just the two of us…” That song has been stuck in my head for at least 25 years and I’m totally giddy they’ve worked it into this movie! Fun fact: That was never a real song, but something Jamie Lee Curtis made up as she was being directed in that original scene. Check both clips out below.
— #HalloweenMovie (@halloweenmovie) June 7, 2018
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) June 7, 2018
We’ve got one more bit to report. USA Today dropped some more details about the movie, which gives is the most information we’ve had about the plot yet:
A British documentary crew comes to the States to visit Michael in prison for a retrospective of the maniac’s night of terror — but their project becomes way more interesting when Myers escapes custody, retrieves his signature mask and seeks revenge on Laurie, with others naturally being part of his impressive career body count along the way.
In the decades following the fateful Halloween night that forever altered the former babysitter’s life, Laurie has armed and prepped herself for Michael’s inevitable return — to the detriment of her family, including daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak). — USA TODAY
The official Halloween trailer comes out Friday. The movie opens October 19, 2018