Andi Matichak to play Laurie Strode's granddaughter in Halloween

When Michael Myers returns in David Gordon Green's HALLOWEEN sequel, he'll have to deal with three generations of the Strode family. We already know that Jamie Lee Curtis is set to reprise her role of Laurie Strode and that Judy Greer will be playing her daughter, Karen Strode, but now The Tracking Board reports that Andi Matichak has signed on to the film as Allyson, Karen's daughter and Laurie's granddaughter. Watch out, Michael.

The young actress doesn't have a ton of credits to her name just yet, but in the past few years has appeared on Orange is the New Black, Underground, and Blue Bloods. The HALLOWEEN franchise has a convoluted timeline, which is probably why David Gordon Green and Danny McBride have chosen to ignore most of it, placing their film as a direct sequel to John Carpenter's 1978 original.

While speaking with the Charleston City Paper, Danny McBride, who wrote the script with David Gordon Green, said that they're hoping to take the franchise back to basics and capture the same tone as the original movie.

Yes, exactly! We're trying to. The original is all about tension. Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) doesn't even know that Michael Myers exists until the last minutes of the movie. So much of it you're in anticipation of what's going to happen and the dread that Carpenter spins so effortlessly in that film, I think we were really trying to get it back to that. We're trying to mine that dread. Mine that tension and not just go for gore and ultra-violence that you see some horror movies lean on. To us, it was all about bringing back the creep factor and trying to find the horror in your own backyard, in our own homes.

HALLOWEEN is set for an October 19, 2018 release.



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