Seeing The First Purge in theaters today gave me another opportunity to see the trailer for Blumhouse’s Halloween, slated to drop on October 19th—timed to coincide with the original Halloween’s 40th Anniversary. Even though I’ve watched the trailer about a thousand times on my laptop, seeing it 12-feet wide was nothing short of riveting!
If it’s been a while, give the trailer a spin below:
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. In the decades following the fateful Halloween night that forever altered the former babysitter’s life, Laurie has armed and prepped herself for Michael’s inevitable return — to the detriment of her family, including daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak).
The increased in size also revealed a handful of details I’d missed. Sure enough, a recent video from our friends at Looper confirm there’s a lot going on in the background, including some very telling allusions. Give their video, Small Details You Missed in The Halloween Trailer, a spin below and let us know what you think in the comments section.
David Gordon Green’s follow-up to John Carpenter’s classic Halloween is a very different kind of sequel than most of its predecessors. That’s because Carpenter himself has returned to the series for the first time in 36 years to serve as executive producer and composer. Anticipation got even hotter when Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle were both revealed to be reprising their respective roles as Laurie Strode and Michael Myers. Add in the facts that Judy Greer stars as Laurie’s daughter, and Danny McBride is a co-writer on the film, and the Halloween hype is real. The film’s trailer debuted at CinemaCon in April, but the footage remained otherwise under wraps until now. Luckily, fans seem to agree it was worth the wait. After all the guessing, which hints does the trailer give us about what awaits in this latest installment of the Halloween saga? Join us as we cut into some of the details you might have missed…
Cleaning up the timeline | 0:49
Sequel nods | 1:52
Loomis looms large | 2:51
Eerie echoes | 3:58
Laurie’s life | 4:52
The spree begins | 5:44