Headed back to Haddonfield one last time for Halloween. The 2018 film will see Curtis’ Strode face “her final confrontation” with Myers, Comcast Corp-owned Universal said. It should come as no surprise that Halloween is mounting a comeback next year. Michael Myers never speaks and wears a totally impassive Halloween mask, so his motives are never clear, and much of the horror comes from the fact that his mask dehumanizes him completely, although the violence is, of course, effective at frightening the audience as well.
“Same porch. Same clothes”. Jamie Lee Curtis is one of the horror genre’s original scream queens, and now the iconic actress will be returning to one of her biggest roles; Laurie Strode in the “Halloween” franchise. Apparently, the new film will not be sticking with the continuity of the series.
While John Carpenter isn’t directing this film, he will be joining the crew as an executive producer and creative consultant. Blumhouse is co-producing the film and tweeted about Jamie Lee Curtis’ return to the series at the same time she did. Fans of the series who have made sure to watch every single installment might be a little confused that Strode is coming back, since (spoiler alert) she died at the hands of Michael Myers at the end of Halloween: Resurrection. It was released as a celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the franchise.
Curtis’ last appearance in the franchise was in 2002’s “Halloween: Resurrection“, in which her character was killed.
Previous intel suggested that the new film will take place directly after the events of “Halloween II” – in other words, it’ll be a “period piece” – and fill us in on previously unseen moments from the ’80s Michael Myers shopping (for bodies) spree.
“38 years after the original Halloween, I’m going to help to try to make the 10th sequel the scariest of them all”, said Mr. Carpenter.