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WATCH: The first trailer for Halloween is here and it forgets about ALL the sequels

June 8th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Michael Myers is back. Again. This time he’s directed by filmmaker David Gordon Green with creator John Carpenter producing.

Sounds good, right?

Well… not if you’re a fan of the movies that came after the original movie.

The new trailer tells us that at the end of the first Halloween movie when Myers fell off the house and then disappeared, he did not go on to terrorise in sequel after sequel, but rather was captured and imprisoned. Until now. There’s even a sly little nod/retcon in the trailer.

In the new movie Laurie Stroud, played by Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael’s sister from the second movie but not here as that movie no longer exists in canon, has been waiting all these years for Michael to escape so she could kill him.

Guess what happens and on what night?


Anyway, check out the trailer and be sure to stay until the end… Boo!

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as 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.

Master of horror John Carpenter will executive produce and serve as creative consultant on this film, joining forces with cinema’s current leading producer of horror, Jason Blum (Get Out, Split, The Purge, Paranormal Activity). Inspired by Carpenter’s classic, filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film, and Green also directs.

Halloween will also be produced by Malek Akkad, whose Trancas International Films has produced the Halloween series since its inception, and Bill Block (Elysium, District 9). In addition to Carpenter and Curtis, Green and McBride will executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner.

Halloween will be distributed worldwide by Universal Pictures.


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….