The new ‘Halloween’ trailer makes Jamie Lee Curtis look like a bad-a** right?


I don’t know about you, but I can think of no one better to spend my Halloween with than a gun-toting Jamie Lee Curtis. On Wednesday, Universal and Blumhouse released a new trailer for the true sequel to the 1978 horror classic Halloween and it’s got me tingling with anticipation, even more than the one that debuted at San Diego Comic Con a few months ago.

Jamie returns to the role that made her an iconic “Scream Queen,” Laurie Strode. The new movie returns to the original movie’s timeline, ignoring the many sequels and the Rob Zombie reboot. Forty years after the events of the original film, murderous Michael Myers escapes from the institution that housed him and heads back to Haddonfield. Laurie eagerly awaits his return because, as you can see in the trailer, she’s ready with guns-a-blazin’ to confront him for one final showdown.

Halloween creator John Carpenter is serving as as an executive producer and consultant for the new project and, fortunately for horror fans everywhere, did the music as well. The script was co-written by director David Gordon Green and, surprisingly, actor Danny McBride from Eastbound and Down. Judy Greer plays Jamie’s daughter. You had me at Jamie Lee Curtis, you got an inescapable grip on me with Judy Greer.

In an interview earlier this year with Variety, Jamie said of the new movie, “We shed all of that other stuff and just went back to what made the original so great.” She added that “John [Carpenter] didn’t write most of those films, so it was just all these new people making up stories. But with this one, we just literally cut the line. Whether or not people loved or hated those stories has no relevance to this movie.”

I can’t wait to see this. If you’re already checking Fandango to get your tickets, you might want to leave your little ghosts and goblins at home, as this movie is a hard “R,” complete with violence, blood, drugs, nudity and…pulled teeth. Eek. The terror strikes on October 19, putting the “treat” in “trick or treat” for this horror flick buff.

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  1. Digital Unicorn says:

    I for one CANNOT wait for this, esp as it reunites John Carpenter and Debra Hill.

    • Ash says:

      Debra Hill sadly passed from cancer years ago. JC is scoring and getting back a producer credit and OG Michael, Nick Castle, has a cameo scene as MM. This series desperately needed a retcon after Resurrection toolbar a piss out of everything good about H20 and Zombie’s remakes were trash. I am pumped about this. Halloween is my favorite film of all time and this looks like it might finally have the vibe of the original.

  2. phaedra says:

    Is anyone else blown away by the movie poster’s lack of (or minimal) photo shop? Jamie Lee Curtis, a woman in her 60’s (?) has wrinkles. Honest, real, lovely wrinkles. And they’re not photo shopped out! Women in Hollywood aren’t allowed to have real faces. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before. But I know it’s probably because the artist is trying to draw a parallel between Jamie and Jason. So, it’s probably the last time we’ll see wrinkles on a movie poster. Still, a person can hope? Maybe?
    I love JLC and can’t wait for this movie, even though I hid under my chair through the first one.

    • Swack says:

      Honestly think Jamie had a say in that. She is of my generation and I think we all escaped the obsession with all the plastic surgery and photos shop to make us look young. Love her. I won’t see the movie only because I don’t do horror films.

      • Eleonor says:

        Agreed, and all I see is that there is a sort of paradox: women who fight aging through plastic surgery and excessive makeup end up looking older than same age women who accepts the aging progress without too much fuzz.

      • Betsy says:

        Ummmm… no Jamie Lee Curtis’s generation did not escape the obsession with plastic surgery. She is one of just a few women in her Hollywood cohort that just looks like a gorgeous, age appropriate woman.

    • Esmom says:

      Yeah, that poster is really amazing. Haunting.

      I won’t see it, either, because I’m still traumatized by the original, lol, and neighbor boys scaring me while I babysat.

    • BlueNailsBetty says:

      That poster is amazing. I literally gasp outloud when I scrolled down to it.

    • Nikki says:

      My first reaction too! I feel like my Asian friend after “Crazy, Rich Asians” came out: at LAST, I see myself in a Hollywood movie!! 🙂

    • spicydragonfly79 says:

      this isnt jason. parallel between jamie and michael meyers perhaps? jason, jason voorhies, is from the friday the 13th series. not sure if thats what you meant

  3. Rachelina says:

    So excited for this!!!!

  4. smcollins says:

    Oh, this is gonna be goooooood! I’m not a big horror movie person but I’m so there for this. And JLC has always been a badass in my book 😉

  5. manda says:

    She looks very bad ass and I hope she beats him! Unfortunately, this looks terrifying to me. I will need a well-written synopsis

  6. Wannabesith says:

    All I can say is…”Whoa!” and go get him girl!

  7. Astrid says:

    I’m here for JLC but I can’t do horror movies. I’ll politely sit this movie out because I’m chicken.

    • Betsy says:

      Ha, me too. I liked What Lies Beneath and the Others because there was very minimal violence but I’m not here for gore.

  8. Kickit88 says:

    It looks great, but isn’t it ironic that Hollywood actors are all about “gun control”, but make and act in movies where the good guys have and use guns with relish to save lives? That trailer has more guns in the hands of the good guys than the state of Texas, yet the horrible serial killer uses knives and hammers to murder. I don’t think Hollywood is smart enough to understand irony…

  9. Lala11_7 says:

    I saw the original…as a little girl at the theater (got snuck into the show and had to hide the fact that I didn’t sleep…for like…WEEK’S because I was terrified!)

    Scary movies used to HORRIFY me…to the point where I’m sure I could have used some therapy…however, with the way life has been for the last several years…when it comes to horror or terror movies…now I’m like…”Okay…that’ll work”….

    I will BE there…BELLS RINGING!!!!

  10. kellybean says:

    I am wearing my glasses but I think I need a new prescription. On the front page, the picture of Jamie Lee Curtis holding the gun, I thought it was Steven Tyler of Aerosmith!

  11. Mego says:

    No movie scared me like the original Halloween. It was a terrifying and thoroughly awesome movie. It won’t be the same without Donald Pleasance though.

    • Nancy says:

      The original Halloween was released a year before I was born. But every year, we watch at least the beginning to hear the music. Donald Pleasance was so over the top, he was great. I never watched all the sequels that came after and probably won’t watch this one. But Laurie babysitting Lindsey (Kyle Richards) scared the bejesus out of me!! 🎃

  12. Prissa says:

    I LOVE Jamie Lee Curtis. She’s kick ass and absolutely beautiful!

    So nice to see a woman who doesn’t have a face full of plastic, fillers and botoxed frozen.

  13. Honey bear says:

    Crazy to see a naturally-aged woman on the screen, jowels ablazing. It’s refreshing.

  14. Sparkly says:

    I’ve actually never seen any of the Halloween movies. I didn’t even know for the longest time that Jamie Lee Curtis was in it. I think maybe it’s about time I watched it.

  15. MavenTheFirst says:

    I’m a massive Carpenter (and Curtis) fan, so I. Can’t. Wait!

  16. Madpoe says:

    I’m actually excited to see this! I liked H20 with Jamie.

  17. Sara says:

    Got to love Jamie, she’s amazing.

  18. Demy says:

    I can’t wait!!!!
    At last!!! A film that’ll make me go back to the theater!!!
    Thank you John Carpenter <3