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Big things are coming to Haddonfield, Illinois later this year with the debut of David Gordon Green's Halloween, and it sounds like the Stronger director may have something extraordinary on his hands. In fact, the first footage from the Blumhouse reboot of the John Carpenter classic finally screened at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, and CinemaBlend was in attendance to check it out. According to our very own Sean O'Connell, the film looks absolutely fantastic. Sean tweeted:
So, it seems like Halloween is very much going to live up to the sterling reputation of the original movie. As Sean notes in his tweet about the footage shown at CinemaCon: not only does the film look good, but it also directly builds off of the continuity established during Michael Myers' first rampage. Beyond that, the film actually looks like it will deliver the scares that fans are looking for.
Beyond those two reactions, Rooster Teeth's Eric Vespe was in attendance at the Halloween presentation in Las Vegas. In addition to praising the look of the film, Eric also provided some insight into the narrative -- which slightly retcons the ending of the original to see a hardened Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) preparing for Michael's eventual breakout, having been captured after the murders committed in 1978. Eric wrote:
Finally, we come to Collider's Steven Weintraub, who made sure to note in a social post that non-believers in what Halloween has in store will be delighted to learn that the film will actually live up to its lofty promises. He wrote:
So, with all of those reactions to the footage in mind, it looks like the horror genre is about to get a seriously intense and terrifying shot in the arm with the return of one of its most legendary slashers. Halloween is finding new life by ignoring other sequels and carving out its own niche. Bring it on, Michael.
At this point, it's only a matter of time until the Halloween shown at CinemaCon shows up online, so we will bring you more information related to the film (and analysis of the footage) as new details are made available to us. Until then, make sure to mark Halloween's October 19 release date down on your calendars and check out our 2018 movie premiere guide to see what other films are coming this year!