Michael Myers is returning for bloody revenge on Laurie Strode, but the original scream queen has spent the past 40 years preparing for the inevitable rematch. After two days of separate teases, Blumhouse Productions has released the first trailer for its Halloween revival.
The first extended look at the film shows Michael and Laurie on a collision course only now Strode is no longer running for her life but firmly standing her ground to take on the iconic serial killer. "I pray every night that he would escape?" Laurie says between rounds of backwoods target practice and prepping a makeshift panic room.
"Why the hell did you do that for?" asks the town sheriff, played by veteran character actor Will Patton.
"So I can kill him," replies Laurie nonchalantly.
The trailer shows a mass breakout of a mental institution initiated by Michael when he is reunited with his iconic mask by a true-crime documentary crew. Haddonfield is caught in the terrifying crossfire as the two old foes end their longstanding feud once and for all.
The trailer also confirms firmly that all but the original 1978 are no longer canon, with Michael apprehended shortly after the events of the first film.
Debuting on Oct. 19, Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green from a script written with Danny McBride and Jeff Fradley. It stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, and Andi Matichak with Nick Castle and James Jude Courtney sharing the role of masked killer Michael Myers. The film is executive produced and scored by original filmmaker John Carpenter.