Production continues apace on the set of Blumhouse and David Gordon Green’s Halloween sequel, and today, we have a very special set photo to prove it.
Initially shared via Nick Castle’s Twitter feed, before being re-tweeted by the Master of Horror himself, John Carpenter, below you’ll see an enticing shot of the Shape. As any self-respecting horror fan will know, Castle was the man who brought the original Michael Myers to life all those years ago, and the fact that he’s signed on to reprise his iconic role – thereby leveraging villain duties with stunt performer James Jude Courtney – imbues Green’s Halloween revival with a palpable sense of history.
And that’s something that’s not lost on Blumhouse, who have seemingly given David Gordon Green free rein to create a sequel that not only skates around Halloween‘s messy continuity, but one that’s also designed to scare the pants off you.
Myers, for instance, will still retain that frightening sense of presence, and the decision to hide Castle’s face is no accident, as Halloween‘s big bad is best described as a being that is neither monster nor ghoul, but a force of nature with the “pale, neutral features of a man weirdly distorted by rubber.” Chills.
Anyways, check out the aforementioned photo in the gallery down below, along with a few other recently released set pics:
On the human front, Jamie Lee Curtis is back as Laurie Strode, the original scream queen. It’s her first foray into the Halloween franchise in almost 16 years, and by the time we’re re-introduced to Laurie, she’ll be a grandmother, as Ant-Man and the Wasp star Judy Greer and Andi Matichak, who have signed on to play Karen and Allyson Strode, respectively.
This Halloween season will be a special one, as David Gordon Green and the gang are about to welcome viewers back to Haddonfield on October 19th.