Universal Pictures is back with another terrifying trailer for its highly anticipated new Michael Myers flick Halloween.
The reboot of John Carpenter's classic 1978 slasher film of the same name is being produced by Blumhouse Productions—which also brought us It Follows, Get Out, and Dark Skies—and was helmed by Eastbound & Down’s David Gordon Green. The movie stars Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode, the role she originated in '78, and was co-written by Danny McBride. Nick Castle also reprises his original role as the serial killer.
In the new trailer, we see the extent to which Laurie Strode is ready to face Michael Myers. Her house is decked out with security, her collection of guns is stocked, and 40 years after she was first attacked by the psychotic murderer, they face off again after Myers escapes from his mental facility. But Michael isn't just going after Strode. In the trailer we see him torment her daughter Karen and granddaughter Allyson.
This new flick ignores all the sequels that followed the original, and even actively throws out some of their plot points as folklore, such as Strode's biological relationship with Myers. "No, it was not her brother, that was something people made up," her granddaugther Allyson says to a friend in the trailer.
Halloween is also co-directed and scored by Carpenter himself. The chilling music, rising body count, and lurking presence of Myers propels this classic with the nostalgia of the original.
Halloween hits theaters nationwide on Oct. 19, 2018.