John Carpenter Says New Halloween Movie Set in 'Alternative Reality'

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Many fans were excited, if not a little perplexed, when Blumhouse announced Jamie Lee Curtis would return as Laurie Stroud in the upcoming Halloween sequel. After all, despite the franchise's already convoluted timeline, it was pretty clear that Michael Myers finally managed to kill his younger sister back in 2001's Halloween: Resurrection. As such, franchise godfather himself, John Carpenter, recently tried to clarify things for the new slasher flick.

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"I don’t know how to describe it," Carpenter said in an interview with Stereogum. "It’s almost an alternative reality. It picks up after the first one and it pretends that none of the other [sequels] were made."

After 40 years of terrorizing teenagers through nine films -- including a two-part reboot from Rob Zombie -- it definitely makes sense to simplify the storyline a bit. For those still on the fence, Carpenter promises: "It’s gonna be fun. There’s a really talented director and it was well-written. I’m impressed." He also mentioned that he might compose new music for the sequel, as well, so that's undoubtedly cause for some celebration.

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Debuting in theaters on Oct. 19, 2018, the latest Halloween movie is directed by David Gordon Green from a script co-written with Danny McBride. The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Judy Greer.

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