Halloween is finally coming back to the silver screen, and that means one very exciting thing for horror fans: Michael Myers will soon return to stalk helpless babysitters and fight his estranged sister, Laurie Strode -- who will once again be portrayed by Jamie Lee Curtis. The announcement that Curtis will return to the next Halloween focused heavily on what we can expect from Laurie (same clothes, same porch, etc.), but Michael was more or less kept in the dark. With that in mind, we have gone through the history of the franchise and pulled out a few key aspects that David Gordon Green's upcoming Halloween film needs to do in order to get the iconic slasher right. Take a look at what we have to say about this film, and let us know what you want to see from the next depiction of Michael Myers in the comments below.

On that note, let's dive in and discuss how next year's Halloween should handle Mr. Myers' decidedly stunted emotional and mental maturity.

Remember That He's A Child In A Man's Body

Although Michael Myers gets older with each passing installment in the Halloween franchise, it is worth remembering that he does not mentally or emotionally evolve in any way, shape, or form. For all intents and purposes, Michael stopped maturing the moment he stabbed his sister Judith on Halloween night in 1963, and he has remained a six-year-old (at least in his head) throughout all of his subsequent rampages. This is something that was most notable in the original Halloween, and then fell off in later films in the primary Halloween timeline. Michael spent much of his first Halloween as a serial killer setting up elaborate traps, staging bodies in unique ways, and tilting his head back and forth to marvel at his work like a child with a piece of macaroni art. That spirit should be reclaimed in the reboot.

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