Fun little titbit: the budget for the original Halloween film was so low that the guy who played Michael Myers was only paid $25-a-day, and the mask was bought from a high-street Halloween shop for under $2. The film went on to gross $47 million in the box office.

More facts for your headtop so watch how you speak my name.

But that’s enough about old Halloween, because new Halloween‘s here, rather confusingly with the same name. We’ve gone full circle.

The new film, although yet to be released, already has a higher rating on IMDb than the original iteration, as the plot reads:

Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

The new film is due to be released on the 19th of October and to be fair to it, it looks bloody scary. Micheal’s back and he’s being unmasked. We get a slight glimpse of him in the new trailer as Jamie Lee Curtis is quizzed on the motives of the man she managed to evade 40 years ago.

Have a look at the trailer and try not to jump a mile at the closing moments…

Nick Castle is playing Michael in this film, both masked and otherwise, and is believed to have a scene with Jamie Lee Curtis, which is going to be amazing.

Speaking of Michael, director David Gordon Green said:

He has no character. He has no personality. He has no interests. He never has.

He’s someone that is moving forward and reacting to the world around him, but not with any sort of conscious objective.

And how the world around him reacts to his behaviour is where our story comes to life.”

We follow Michael and Laurie as a true crime podcast team accidentally collude to free Myers from prison. From there, he goes on a rampage, looking for the one who got away – Laurie, herself. But she’s prepared now, and is waiting to put an end to the slasher.

This should be a good one…

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