If possible; Avoid leaving your home, watch out for any noise and stay away from dark places because Michael Myers is back.
More than 40 years after breaking into theaters thanks to the cult film, Halloween (1978), Michael returns to scare the lagoons with a new film directed by the iconic star, Jamie Lee Curtis.
In 2018, David Gordon Green’s Halloween swept the box office with revenues of more than $ 250 million worldwide, thus becoming the highest grossing chapter in the franchise, setting a record for the largest opening weekend in the world. story for a horror movie starring a woman.
But, the Halloween night that Michael Myers returned is not over yet. Minutes later, Laurie Strode (Curtis), her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and her granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matchack) leave the monster caged and burning in flames in Laurie’s basement, who is taken to the hospital with fatal injuries, believing to have killed. finally to the being that tormented her all her life.
Myers manages to free himself from Laurie’s trap to resume his bloody ritual. As she fights the pain and prepares to defend herself, she manages to inspire all of Haddonfield to rise up against the unstoppable monster.
The Strodes join a group of other survivors of Michael’s first massacre and decide to take matters into their own hands, forming a troop of vigilantes willing to hunt down Michael once and for all. Evil dies tonight, will it?
When director David Gordon Green woke up on Monday, October 22, 2018, he found that his Halloween opening (starring Jamie Lee Curtis in his triumphant return) amounted to more than $ 76 million at the box office and that he had smashed all the existing records to date, for films of the genre.
In Green’s feature film Halloween, set 40 years after John Carpenter’s 1978 horror classic, Laurie Strode refuses to be a victim and seeks justice and revenge against Michael Myers, the monster who stole her youth and who haunted her in every moment of his life since then.
The intricate and traumatic unsolved story sparked a new fervor in Halloween fans globally.
Malek Akkad, whose family-owned production company Trancas International Films has produced the Halloween series since its inception, his creative producing partner, Blumhouse’s Jason Blum and producer Bill Block, found that the audience response exceeded any expectations.
“The genius of the first movie was that all the stars aligned, and we were able to put Jamie Lee Curtis and John Carpenter back together,” Akkad says in the Universal Pictures production notes.
“David did a fantastic job and we had a great movie, but the reception was beyond wonderful. It was very satisfying to see that it was not only accepted by die-hard fans, but it attracted a wider audience,” he adds.
JAMIE TAKES CARE OF LAURIE
Equal parts defender and protector of Laurie Strode, Jamie Lee Curtis sees herself as Laurie’s guardian angel. Embracing and wearing the heroine mantle for more than four decades, Curtis, like Laurie, fought back and survived.
“For Laurie, her journey was complete,” explains Curtis, who also serves as the film’s executive producer.
“She gave it her all in the first movie. Her heart, soul, blood, courage, strength, wisdom: her everything. She was a warrior,” he adds.
While it took most of Halloween 2018 for someone to believe Laurie that Michael Myers had returned and was coming for her, Laurie’s decades of preparing for that night allowed her and her family to trap him in a prison in the United States. basement and burn it alive. Unfortunately, at the beginning of Halloween Kills, Haddonfield’s well-intentioned fire and rescue squad arrives on the scene too early for the job to be done.
“The public could perceive that feeling of satisfaction, that Laurie had won at the end of Halloween, but to continue the story, that satisfaction has to be defeated and that bubble has to be exploited, because Michael survived,” he details.