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Halloween’s new trailer shows off Jamie Lee Curtis’ badass, older Laurie Strode

Michael Myers is back and out for revenge — but so is Laurie Strode

Petrana Radulovic is an entertainment reporter specializing in animation, fandom culture, theme parks, Disney, and young adult fantasy franchises.

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to the Halloween series 40 years after the original movie, and a new trailer highlights her character, Laurie Strode’s return to the franchise.

Though the franchise has 10 other installments, this upcoming movie will disregard all of the previous sequels (that’s right — Halloween 3: Season of the Witch and Halloween H20 are not counted in this new movie), as well as the Rob Zombie-directed reboots. While those films technically don’t exist in this current canon, the new film will pay homage to every Halloween movie, while going back to the roots of John Carpenter’s original vision, according to writer Danny McBride.

In terms of the continuity of the Halloween Cinematic Universe, this new movie will follow Laurie Strode as she comes face-to-face with Michael Myers for the first time in four decades. Laurie has armed herself and prepared for another showdown with the serial killer.

Joining Curtis are Judy Greer as Laurie’s daughter and Andi Matichak as her granddaughter. John Carpenter is an executive producer and will also contribute the music.

The new Halloween will be released Oct. 19.