Michael Myers is back.
Jamie Lee Curtis returns in her iconic role as Laurie Strode in Halloween, the 11th movie in the horror franchise that started in 1978. Also returning is horror icon Michael Myers, who’s back with a vengeance and is set out to have one final confrontation with Laurie.
While you wait for Halloween to arrive in cinemas, read up some few facts about the new movie to get you prepared:
It’s a direct sequel – Halloween 2018 is the direct sequel to Halloween 1978. That means that all movies that came out in between will be ignored and this will be a new timeline. It also means that in this version, Laurie isn’t Michael’s sister, which was an ongoing plotline on the previous movies.
Comedic backgrounds – Director David Gordon Green and writer Danny McBride may be known for comedies like Pineapple Express and Your Highness, but their love for the movies have convinced both Jamie Lee Curtis and even original director John Carpenter to come onboard and celebrate the franchise’s 40th anniversary.
The music – Along with original director John Carpenter returning to executive produce, he has also collaborated with new music that will be a tribute to the original iconic Halloween score. Have a listen on the new score below:
Three generations – in this movie, you’ll meet Laurie’s daughter and granddaughter and three generations of Strodes will join forces to stop Michael once and for all.
The original Michael Myers – Nick Castle, who played Michael Myers in the original film, makes a cameo in one of the scenes in the new movie.
Blumhouse – The new movie is being produced by Jason Blum, who is behind other successful horror movies such as Get Out and The Purge.
Halloween opens in UAE cinemas this Thursday.