With the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of David Gordon Green’s Halloween less than two weeks away, the first reviews for Blumhouse’s slasher sequel are now just around the corner and co-writer Danny McBride can only hope that their movie doesn’t ruin too many childhoods. If all goes well, however, then this latest installment in the long-running horror series could prove a welcome addition to the canon of October night fright flicks.
Who knows, you may even like Michael Myers’ latest outing so much that you’ll want to buy the novelization of the film that comes out a few days after the movie’s US release. Set to hit shelves on October 23rd, the book is penned by John Passarella, an author also known for writing several novels set in Joss Whedon’s Buffyverse.
For more, here’s the official synopsis:
“In 1978, Laurie Strode survived an encounter with Michael Myers, a masked figure who killed her friends and terrorized the town of Haddonfield, Illinois on Halloween night. Myers was later gunned down, apprehended and committed to Smith’s Grove State Hospital.
For forty years, memories of that nightmarish ordeal have haunted Laurie and now Myers is back once again on Halloween, having escaped a routine transfer, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. This time, Laurie is prepared with years of survival training to protect herself, her daughter Karen and her daughter Allyson, a teenager separated from her family and enjoying Halloween festivities.”
On the film front, the role of Laurie will once more be handled by Jamie Lee Curtis, who was recently the focus of a new still that sees her armed and ready for action. It’s said that the upcoming feature will be the legendary scream queen’s final confrontation with her masked assailant, and this time, it might even be true.
Either way, we’ll see how well Green’s Halloween stacks up against that first fateful night forty years ago when the film hits theaters on October 19th, just four days before the novelization comes out.