On January 15th, Michael Myers once again comes home…to your home! David Gordon Green‘s thrilling relaunch of the Halloween franchise rightfully ignores all of the sequels (although I’ll be quick to admit that the non-Myers tale Halloween III: Season of the Witch is solid) to show us an adult Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis, reprising her iconic role once again) dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of her encounter with the masked madman 40 years ago. Convinced that Myers will escape from the psychiatric facility that holds him, Strode prepares herself for a final confrontation with him — much to the dismay of her family, including daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak). When Laurie’s greatest fears come true, she finds herself face-to-face with the thing that she fears the most. Only this time, she’s ready.
Created with the blessing of original Halloween writer/director John Carpenter — who scores this outing — the movie is a smart, shocking continuation (conclusion?) of the Strode/Myers story that features some really big scares and surprises.
In case you missed Halloween (yes, calling it by the same name as the 1978 original and the 2007 remake is both confusing and infuriating) during its blockbuster theatrical run, here’s the film’s trailer:
When the film hits Blu-ray and DVD in two weeks, it will include the following special features:
– Deleted/Extended Scenes:
Extended Shooting Range
Shower Mask Visit
Jog to a Hanging Dog
Allyson and Friends at School
Cameron and Cops Don’t Mix
Deluxe Banh Mi Cops
Sartain and Hawkins Ride Along
– Back in Haddonfield: Making Halloween
– The Original Scream Queen
– The Sound of Fear
– Journey of the Mask
– The Legacy of Halloween
You can pre-order Halloween here.