Everyone has been demanding details for Blumhouse’s upcoming Halloween movie, including how Laurie Strode fits into the picture. After all, it’s been 40 years, and considering she’s no longer Michael Myers‘ sister – just how will the two meet up? While we still have no idea what sort of fate will throw the two back together, Jamie Lee Curtis has explained that the new movie is very similar to the original with her “granddaughter” taking her place.
She explained it all in an interview with Yahoo!
“And as soon as I read what David Green and Danny McBride had come up with … and the way that they connected the dots of the story, it made so much sense to me that it felt totally appropriate for me to return to Haddonfield, Ill., for another 40th-anniversary retelling. There was the idea of, ‘What do you call it?’ If I had had my druthers, I probably would’ve called it Halloween Retold. Because it’s being retold. It’s the original story in many, many, many ways. Just retold 40 years later with my granddaughter.”
She also emphasizes that this will be a very scary movie, and that horror fans will love the end result.
“For people who like that sort of thing, I think it’s going to be really fun for them to experience. For me, that just doesn’t hold any interest to me. Because I’m frightened enough about all [today’s political climate]. So the idea of now paying money and sitting in a dark theater with a bunch of people and watching something really scary doesn’t really do much for me. But there are a lot of people who love it, and they’re gonna love this movie.”
Let’s just hope it doesn’t wind up a rehash, but with that said, something that does justice to the original is definitely appreciated. In honor of the original film’s 40th anniversary, it might be just what the slasher genre needs in its tired and near-forgotten state.
In the film…
“Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.”
Blumhouse’s Halloween hits theaters October 19, 2018.
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