The boogeyman cometh. And doesn’t Laurie Strode know all about it.
For 40 years, Jamie Lee Curtis’ Scream Queen has been keeping her senses sharp and her trigger finger ready on the off-chance that Michael Myers (AKA The Shape) escapes Haddonfield Prison and resume a killing spree that originally began on that fateful night in 1978. And, well, it seems she’s tempted fate.
Welcome to Blumhouse’s Halloween sequel, which hopes to channel (and indeed honor) the spirit and legacy of John Carpenter’s original classic with an old-school horror story featuring cinema’s one true boogeyman. He’s arguably the most effective serial killer in film history, so it’s no wonder Laurie Strode is pictured here in full-on battle mode as she prepares for round two – remember, David Gordon Green has retconned all Halloween movies save for the first.
This all-new shot comes to us by way of USA Today (h/t Bloody Disgusting), and sees Jamie Lee Curtis channel her inner action hero. She’ll need to bring her A-game, too, as Michael Myers clearly hasn’t lost his appetite for gruesome kills. Hell, one particularly twisted (inventive?) murder features a rotting corpse lying next to a Michael Myers-themed pumpkin – it is Halloween, after all – which is practically guaranteed to send a chill up your spine.
And that’s the overriding consensus going into Blumhouse’s 2018 sequel – even if the final product isn’t greater than the sum of its parts, this October ought to deliver an old-school helping of thrills and spills. And we simply can’t wait to see Myers back on the big screen where he belongs.
Halloween officially lights up theaters on October 19th, with Blumhouse expected to stage the pic’s world premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Stay tuned for more on that one.