A new poster for Blumhouse’s upcoming Halloween has been released in anticipation of a new trailer, which will be dropping tomorrow. The poster is nothing terribly astonishing – although who’s gonna say no to new Halloween material at this point, right? – in that it’s just a profile of Jamie Lee Curtis and a front shot of Michael except half his face is obscured by shadows. Moody? Absolutely. Original? Eh. Doesn’t make me any less excited for the film itself, though!
“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.”
Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green based on a script he wrote with Danny McBride. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode as does Nick Castle as Michael “The Shape” Myers. They are joined by Will Patton, Andi Matichak, and Judy Greer. Halloween creator John Carpenter is on board as executive producer and composer.
The release date is October 19, 2018.