The new Halloween movie has the Laurie Strode seal of approval. Jamie Lee Curtis promises fans are in for a wild, and very scary, ride.
Prepare For A Scare
The Halloween alum took the stage at CinemaCon to show off some fresh new footage from the upcoming reboot. Reportedly, the clip elicited audible shrieks from the gathered audience, which is exactly what Curtis promises will happen once the flick drops in theaters this October.
"It's hella scary. It will scare the living s**t out of all of you," she advised.
The trailer opens in the mental asylum where serial killer Michael Myers is held. A true-crime documentary team is investigating the infamous night from 40 years ago, while Laurie Strode sits tight and prays for her brother to return so she can kill him.
The team visit Myers and hold out the infamous mask to him. Later, they interview survivors in Haddonfield. Naturally, Myers escapes and goes on a rampage. Alongside Curtis, Judy Greer plays the role of her daughter, with Andi Matichak as her granddaughter.
The return of Michael Myers was so terrifying that Kevin Hart, who was at the event to unveil a trailer for upcoming comedy Night School, in which he stars alongside Tiffany Haddish, was shaking even after the trailer ended. He even questioned as to whether Jason was there, hilariously mixing up the Friday the 13th villain with Myers.
Return To Haddonfield
Curtis's return to the hit series that made her name was a massive deal to horror fans who were worried that the new movie wouldn't live up to the standards of John Carpenter's seminal classic. The role of tortured teen Laurie Strode in the 1978 movie made her a horror icon and catapulted Curtis onto the Hollywood A-list.
Curtis is thrilled to be returning to the role, saying she said yes immediately, noting she couldn't think of another actor outside the Star Wars saga who's done the same after 40 years.
Curtis also revealed that the first movie was so low-budget the cast and crew had to rough up the iconic William Shatner mask to give Michael Myers a scarier look.
A Modern Take
The new Halloween, on which Carpenter serves as exec-producer and creative consultant, finds Strode as a grandmother still traumatized by her tussles with Myers. When he escapes prison, she finally has her chance to get rid of him once and for all, but Myers has his own ideas, leaving a pile of bodies in his wake as he searches for her.
The upcoming reboot is courtesy of horror maestro Jason Blum and his Blumhouse label, which was behind genre hits including Get Out, Split, and The Purge franchise. David Gordon Green and Danny McBride co-wrote the script, with Green directing. It ignores most of the sequels.
Footage from the movie was unveiled during Universal's annual presentation at CinemaCon in Vegas, alongside lighter fare including Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.
Halloween hits theaters just in time for the spookiest night of the year, on October 19.