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First Look: Blumhouse Halloween images feature Laurie vs The Shape

Nice! Well, this is some unexpected but fun news to receive so late in the day (on the East coast). It looks like USA Today has just unveiled new images from Blumhouse's upcoming direct sequel to John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN.

You can check out the new images above and below. They feature Laurie trying to keep Michael Myers out of the house, The Shape stalking around, and a fun behind-the-scenes pic of Curtis along with the new film's co-writer/director David Gordon Green. Again, you can check them out above and below and then let us know what you think!

On top of the new images, the USA Today article tells us a little more about the film's plot AND gives us some choice new quotes from Jamie Lee Curtis on the new film. Regarding the plot, the article says that:

The new Halloween brings back Laurie and Michael but also leans into pop culture’s current fascination with true crime (see also: Making a Murderer, Serial). A British documentary crew comes to the States to visit Michael in prison for a retrospective of the maniac’s night of terror but their project becomes way more interesting when Myers escapes custody, retrieves his signature mask and seeks revenge on Laurie, with others naturally being part of his impressive career body count along the way.

Curtis then says:

[Laurie] was running for her life [in the original]. In this case, she is well-matched, she is prepared, she is focused. She will be the one people are standing behind when that moment comes because she’s the one ready.

Director David Gordon Green then talks about how Laurie's obsession with Michael has affected her life since that fateful Halloween back in 1978:

We’re being very honest and truthful about that, how it would affect the upbringing of her daughter, who has a lot of conflicts because of her mother’s obsession with this incident, and her granddaughter, who’s trying to connect with Laurie.

Curtis adds:

It becomes a little bit ‘The British are coming!’ and everybody just gets tired of it. It’s the girl who cried Michael, and they’re all like, ‘Oh, my God, Laurie, shut the (expletive) up.’ And that’s why I like where we find her.

Curtis then talks about why she returned to the series:

I recognize that it will be my biggest contribution. Despite writing books for children, all of my advocacy, all of my politics, all of my own personal journey, my legacy will be Halloween.

In this new HALLOWEEN, Curtis returns to the role of

Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Also in the cast are Judy Greer as Laurie's daughter Karen; Andi Matichak as Karen's daughter Allyson; Miles Robbins, Virginia Gardner, Dylan Arnold, and Drew Scheid as Allyson's Haddonfield High classmates; Will Patton and Rob Niter as police officers; Rhian Rees as a character named Dana; and Diva Tyler as a caretaker, with stuntman James Jude Courtney and original Michael Myers performer Nick Castle both wearing the mask of the iconic slasher.

John Carpenter served as an executive producer on the film and is composing the score. The new HALLOWEEN arrives in theatres on October 19th. And remember, the trailer hits this Friday!

Extra Tidbit: How excited are you for HALLOWEEN (2018)?
Source: USA Today

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