Blumhouse has revealed the first poster for the highly anticipated sequel Halloween 2018. The new film will act as a soft reboot of sorts and will ignore every other movie in the series apart from the original. The latest Halloween movie picks up the story of Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) 40 years after the events of the original film. Laurie will have to fight to save her family when Michael suddenly reappears decades later to gain revenge.
Halloween 2018 will be released in time to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original, which has been credited with kickstarting the slasher subgenre. The movie will reunite key players from the original Halloween, including Jamie Lee Curtis, John Carpenter - who will executive produce and compose the score - and Nick Castle, who played Michael in the film. Castle will actually share the Myers role in Halloween 2018; he will play the character in a couple of scenes, while actor James Jude Courtney plays Michael for the bulk of the movie.
It was recently revealed that Michael would be wearing his original mask in Halloween 2018 and that it would look appropriately decayed after 4 decades. Now Blumhouse has revealed a teaser poster for the movie, offering a first look at Michael's weathered mask:
The mask looks suitably eerie, and the aged look just adds to the creepiness. Michael wearing a ragged version of his original mask was also a plot point used in Rob Zombie's Halloween movies. In that version of the story, it's the same mask he wore when he killed his family as a boy, and once he escapes the asylum as an adult he returns to his old house to dig it up. He also wears it in Halloween II, where it's decayed to the point where half his face is exposed.
A recent rumor suggested the new movie could be titled Halloween H40, but this was quickly debunked by Blumhouse. Some fans are a little upset the movie will ignore other entries in the series but given that there are now 3 or 4 separate timelines in the franchise, it became a necessary evil. The series also hasn't had a genuinely great sequel in a long time, but with the talent involved with Halloween 2018, it could just be the best in the franchise since the original. Even producer Jason Blum is fanboying out over the movie and recently praised it after screening the first cut of Halloween 2018.
- Halloween (2018) release date: Oct 19, 2018