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Watch: New 'Halloween' trailer pits Laurie vs. Michael again

Chris Pastrick
| Friday, June 8, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode in 2018's 'Halloween.'
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Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode in 2018's 'Halloween.'

It's been 40 years since Michael Myers began to terrorize his victims in the now-classic horror film "Halloween." Now, he's back. Again.

The "Halloween" reboot — complete with original director John Carpenter (onboard here as an executive producer), original Shape actor Nick Castle, and original victim Jamie Lee Curtis — has an official trailer.

And it looks amazing.

The movie, directed by David Gordon Green and written by Green, Danny McBride, and Jeff Fradley, ignores all of the franchise's many sequels — including 1981's direct sequel "Halloween II."

It was in that second film that Laurie and Michael were revealed to be brother and sister. However, because this movie kicks that film out of canon, that plot point has been scrapped.

This latest film is set 40 years after the events of "that night." Michael has been incarcerated ever since. Now, a film crew arrives at the sanitarium to do a story on him. Meanwhile, Laurie Strode (Curtis) has been waiting all that time.

"Do you know every night I pray that he would escape," Laurie tells an officer.

"What the hell did you do that for?" he asks.

"So I can kill him," she says.

Of course, Michael gets free and the matchup is on.

Aside from appearing in "Halloween II," Curtis played Laurie in 1998's "Halloween H20: 20 Years Later" and then, only briefly in 2002's "Halloween: Resurrection," in which her character was killed off.

The movie, set for an Oct. 19 release, also stars Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner, and Nick Castle.

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