Halloween reboot cast

David Gordon Green‘s Halloween reboot/sequel is shaping up nicely. Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis is coming back, and she’s not the only original cast member set to return: Nick Castle, who played killer Michael Myers in John Carpenter‘s 1978 classic, is going to slip on that iconic mask once again as he joins the Halloween reboot cast. Castle is the latest addition to a cast that also includes Judy Greer and Andi Matichak.

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(Welcome to The Final Girl, a regular feature from someone who has steered clear of horror and is ready to finally embrace the genre that goes bump in the night. Next on the list: John Carpenter’s 1978 seminal slasher film, Halloween.)

Ah, Halloween, my old nemesis. We meet again.

If you remember from my first column, the 2007 remake of Halloween is the bane of my relationship with horror movies — a source of teenhood trauma that forever put me off slasher films…and horror remakes directed by Rob Zombie. The remake that I saw was gratuitous schlock that even I — as a horror hater who was only vaguely aware of the ubiquity of the Michael Myers Halloween mask — couldn’t fathom living up to the far-reaching legacy of John Carpenter’s 1978 original.

The original Halloween spawned several sequels, one of the most iconic horror villains, and the trope upon which my column name is based. And another movie is on the way, with Jamie Lee Curtis set to reprise her role in a sequel that ignores about half of the films in the franchise. So in honor of all final girls out there, I had to pay my dues to the OG Final Girl, Laurie Strode, and watch the original Halloween.

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Halloween Judy Greer

It’s officially Halloween season, so how about some Halloween news? The Blumhouse-produced reboot/sequel to John Carpenter‘s iconic slasher film Halloween is current in pre-production and rumored to begin filming very soon. Recently, original Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis was confirmed to be returning for the new film, and now another potential cast member has been announced: Judy Greer. Read more about the Judy Greer Halloween reboot casting below.

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Update: A new synopsis for Halloween has been released and we’ve added it to the article below.

If the upcoming Halloween reboot wanted to get our attention, this is a great way to do it. Jamie Lee Curtis, who had her big break as the “final girl” in John Carpenter‘s 1978 horror masterpiece, will return as Laurie Strode in the new movie, which is due out in 2018.

And if you’re scratching your head and wondering how this is possible…that just means you’ve seen all of the Halloween movies. We’ll get to that in a moment.

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Jamie Lee Curtis Warcraft Cosplay

Even though the early buzz on the Warcraft movie hasn’t been that great, that didn’t stop Halloween and Freaky Friday star Jamie Lee Curtis and her son from showing their excitement at the premiere. The mother-son duo showed up in full orc wardrobe, with Curtis dressed up as an orc shaman and her son Tom as an orc warrior. As you can see, we’re not just talking about throwing on some armor, but full face paint too.

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Nobody sets out to make a bad movie. But the truth is, it happens all the time. And every time it does, there’s a fun misadventure and cautionary tale lurking somewhere behind the scenes. This is that story for Jim Bridges’ 1985 fitness focused feature Perfect. But, at the same time, it’s much more than that. It’s a story about unconventional romances, untimely deaths and how good directors can, on occasion, wind up making bad movies.

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Jamie Lee Curits Psycho Shower Scene

Any true horror fan or cinephile knows what ties the iconic horror films Psycho and Halloween together. But for those who may not be aware, we’ll enlighten you.

The 1960 film from Alfred Hitchcock stars Janet Leigh as Marion Crane while the 1978 slasher from John Carpenter stars Jamie Lee Curtis. The former was one of the earliest scream queens in cinema’s history while the latter gained the status in the 70s and 80s, only to reprise it in the late 90s with Halloween: H20. But their real link is that Janet Leigh is Jamie Lee Curtis’ mother.

And as a tribute to her iconic mother, Jamie Lee Curtis has recreated the iconic shower scene that nearly everyone should be familiar with by now in an image that teases an homage scene from the upcoming Fox horror comedy series Scream Queens, in which Curtis is one of the stars. Read More »

Halloween screening audio clip

It’s been 37 years since John Carpenter‘s classic slasher Halloween sent waves through the horror genre and across the nation, scaring the living daylights out of audiences in 1978.

But what was it like to experience this film for the first time? What was it like to witness Michael Myers, or The Shape, chasing Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) through Haddonfield, Illinois before he became a horror icon? Thankfully, a vintage audio clip has surfaced online from a packed screening, and you can see how their screams, general uneasiness and suspense match up with scenes from the climax of the movie. It’s just plain fantastic.

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Full Scream Queens Trailer

When the upfront presentation for the new TV shows coming to Fox this fall was unveiled, there was no new trailer for the horror comedy Scream Queens from Glee and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy. Instead, a teaser trailer with actual footage from the show arrived on its own, which means Fox really wants this one to stand out and hopes it’ll be something special. Unfortunately, the full trailer for the series has arrived, and this looks like it’s going to be murder, and not in the way you want from a horror comedy. Watch the full Scream Queens trailer after the jump. Read More »

Scream Queens

Ryan Murphy is bringing his special brand of crazy to the teen slasher genre this fall with Scream Queens, a horror-comedy anthology series on Fox. Not to be confused with Scream, MTV’s new show based the ’90s movie franchise, Scream Queens centers on a sorority house rocked by a serial killer known as the Red Devil.

American Horror Story alum Emma Roberts plays Kappa House HBIC Chanel, while real-life scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis plays the school dean. The results are pretty much exactly what you’d expect if you told the guy who created PopularGlee, and American Horror Story to draw up a college show. Watch the Scream Queens trailer after the jump.  Read More »