Two beloved horror icons will return to the silver screen next month when David Gordon Green's Halloween premieres. Michael Myers is going to face off against Laurie Strode after decades of anticipation, and the sequel/reboot of the fan-favorite slasher classic is gearing up to become one of fall's most anticipated films. Though much has been said about the fact that Halloween will ignore the Halloween sequels, a brand-new trailer has just hit the web, and it directly references a sequence from Halloween II. Check it out, below!
Pretty creepy, right? That trailer from Halloween opens with a bang, and it shows that Michael Myers isn't just going after Laurie Strode on this rampage. In a scene very reminiscent of Halloween II, we see Michael make his way through the busy streets of Haddonfield, and then go after an older woman in a rope who has carelessly left a kitchen knife on a cutting table. Needless to say, Michael gets his hands on the knife.
There is a lot of visual evidence to suggest that this opening scene for the trailer is a callback to that early Halloween II scene. However, the kicker seems to be that both movies feature a huge lump of ham on the cutting board.
From there, the trailer for the new Halloween covers a lot of what we already expect from the movie, while filling in some of the plot games that we have been waiting to see filled in. Looking at this new trailer, it actually makes a lot of sense to think that this is a sequel to Halloween that honors Halloween II. Though the second Halloween film is no longer canon, this version of Halloween pays homage to it by featuring a version of Haddonfield that appears to be on higher alert than the one seen in the original. Laurie is basically the modern version of Sam Loomis (her big, silver revolver reminds us of Loomis' gun), and her move to team up with the cops in a substantive way feels like a callback to the second film.
With all of that said, there are still plenty of elements that make this movie look and feel unique. It's a darker looking movie than most of the Halloween films, and it's clear that director David Gordon Green is pulling no punches when it comes to the hard violence. Put all of that together, and we may finally have a legitimately great Halloween sequel on our hands.