Almost everywhere you look, people are getting excited for October. Spooky cereals are lining grocery store shelves. Costume shops are popping up left and right. Every major department store has aisles filled with pumpkin, skeleton and ghost knick knacks galore. So it seems almost perfect that a new Halloween trailer would land today, of all days. This needs no further introduction.
Yes. Oh my goodness, yes. Simply put, this looks great. At two minutes and thirty five seconds, you may think it’s a long trailer, but this thing takes its time in the best way. It gives a great feel for what to expect from the film, while also hitting upon all the notes a fan could want. Laurie. Michael. Slow stalking. That oh so stirring and classic score. Silence. The last one is key, specially in horror. Not only can it build tension, but also allows you to take in all the technical aspects on display.
Director David Gordon Green looks to have done a bang up job here. That opening alone is stellar, evocative of the early scenes from Halloween 2. A film that sadly, no longer technically exists in the world of this new film. Nevertheless there are so many brilliant moments in this trailer. The film can’t come out soon enough.
Should you be new to the world of Halloween (go watch the original. Now!), here’s a handy dandy synopsis to bring you up to speed:
“It’s been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack from crazed killer Michael Myers on Halloween night. She now faces a terrifying showdown when Michael returns to Haddonfield, Ill. — but this time, Laurie is ready for him.”
Halloween is set to have its world premiere at TIFF in just a matter of days. After that, it’ll serve at the opening night film at this year’s Fantastic Fest, with Jaime Lee Curtis herself in attendance. We’ll be there too and you can expect a review shortly after we bask in its glory. Hopefully. Everyone else will just have to hold their breath, until the official release date of October 19th. All signs seem to point to this one being a terrifyingly good time.