That’s right; THE scream queen returns to the series largely responsible for putting her name on the map. Thirty-nine years have passed since John Carpenter’s slasher classic introduced Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and Michael Myers and now they’re set to reunite in 2018’s Halloween.
Details on the project are currently scarce. Carpenter will return to the series as executive producer of the film, and possibly score the movie as well. It’s unknown whether Halloween will be a remake, reboot, or proper sequel. Blumhouse Productions has taken the helm as producers of the movie. Carpenter’s comments on the film suggest a heavy role and some promising ideas to return the movie to its roots.
Still, Laurie Strode has died twice now in these movies. They retconned one death to bring her back for Halloween: H20. Are they retconning another, or splitting off the timeline again, so she never died the second time? I suppose it doesn’t matter considering Curtis has starred in the best movies in the series. Not like anyone takes this plot too seriously, and shouldn’t if we get a good movie out of it. I’ll happily accept Halloween: Resurrection being erased from existence.
However tarnished the series has become over the years, nothing beats a good Halloween movie. Here’s hoping Carpenter recaptures the magic the series deserves. Bringing back Laurie Strode might stretch plausibility, but I care a lot more about her consistently quality presence in these movies than about keeping her away for continuity purposes. Welcome back, Laurie. And watch out for those shadows and dark corners.
Halloween is currently scheduled to release on October 19, 2018.