David Gordon Green directed the new Halloween sequel, which picks up 40 years after the original as though none of the movies in between had ever existed. Michael Meyers has been in prison for the last four decades; he escapes; and Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) endeavors to track him down. Nick Castle — who wore the mask in the original film before moving on to become a screenwriter (Hook, August Rush) and director (Major Payne, Dennis the Menace) also returns to wear the mask again (although stuntman Jude Courtney spends most of the film underneath the mask).
The movie, co-written by Green and Danny McBride, also stars Judy Greer (as Laurie Strode’s daughter) and Will Patton. I’d like say that the trailer has me very excited about the return of Halloween, but I gotta say, it looks kind of basic. Maybe a back-to-the-fundamentals-of-slasher-movies approach is what Green and McBride are going for, but I think I expected more than the conventional storyline that is being teased here. (Granted, I’ll still watch the hell out of it).
Halloween opens on October 19th.