Post by orius on Jun 8, 2018 8:55:07 GMT -8
Plot: Laurie Strode 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.
Release Date: 19 October, 2018
Director: David Gordon Green
Screenplay: Danny McBride, David Gordon Green, Jeff Fradley
Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis (as Laurie Strode), Judy Greer (as Karen Strode), and Nick Castle (as Michael Myers)
"Halloween: Resurrection", the final appearance of Laurie Strode, was an appalling insult to the franchise and Laurie's character. This movie, taking place after the first Halloween, ignores all the sequels that came after it, for better or worse.
For the record, this has been done before, an adult Laurie confronting Michael Myers after a certain period of time. "Halloween H20: 20 Years Later," as it was titled, was something I had watched as a kid, and was probably my first meeting with this legendary horror icon. Directed by Steve Miner (Friday the 13th Part II and III, Lake Placid), it wasn't done very well and merely felt like another conventional horror slasher that paled in comparison to the groundbreaking execution of John Carpenter. Would this retcon repeat history? Guess we'll have to see. I'm not familiar with David Gordon Green's directorial work, aside from knowing that he directed Pineapple Express.
That said, I'm hopeful about this one for some reason. I liked the concept of H20 (in spite of its execution), so this might be an improvement on that idea for all we know. Had a lot of chills running down my spine from seeing Laurie's return. She's like the Sarah Connor/Ellen Ripley of the '70s, probably the first female icon among horror movies to be remembered so fondly in contemporary times.
Also, that classic Carpenter Halloween theme... oh, so good. Welcome home, Michael.