Halloween (2018 film)

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Halloween is a 2018 American slasher film directed by David Gordon Green, written by Green, Jeff Fradley, and Danny McBride, and starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle who reprise their respective roles as Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, with stuntman James Jude Courtney also portraying Myers.wikipedia
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James Jude Courtney

slasher film directed by David Gordon Green, written by Green, Jeff Fradley, and Danny McBride, and starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle who reprise their respective roles as Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, with stuntman James Jude Courtney also portraying Myers. The film received four Fangoria Chainsaw Award nominations: Best Wide Release, Best Actor (Courtney / Castle), Best Actress (Curtis), and Best Makeup FX (Nelson).
He is best known for playing Michael Myers in the 2018 film Halloween.

Halloween (franchise)

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It is the eleventh installment in the Halloween film series and a direct sequel to Halloween (1978) while effecting a retcon of all previous sequels.
A direct sequel to the original film that ignores all other films in the franchise was released in 2018.

Judy Greer

The film also stars Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, and Virginia Gardner.
She has appeared in The Descendants (2011), Jurassic World (2015), Ant-Man (2015), Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), Halloween (2018), and the Planet of the Apes reboot series (2014, 2017).

Halloween (1978 film)

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It is the eleventh installment in the Halloween film series and a direct sequel to Halloween (1978) while effecting a retcon of all previous sequels.
An eleventh installment, which serves as a direct sequel to the original film that retcons all previous sequels, was released in 2018.

Laurie Strode

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slasher film directed by David Gordon Green, written by Green, Jeff Fradley, and Danny McBride, and starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle who reprise their respective roles as Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, with stuntman James Jude Courtney also portraying Myers.
In September 2017, it was announced that Curtis signed on to reprise her role in Halloween, which was released in October 2018.

2018 Toronto International Film Festival

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Halloween premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2018, and was theatrically released in the United States on October 19, 2018, by Universal Pictures, the distributor's first involvement with the series since Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982).

John Carpenter

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In May 2016, a new installment was officially announced, with original co-creator John Carpenter's involvement as a composer, executive producer, and creative consultant. Blumhouse CEO Jason Blum called the original Halloween a milestone that had influenced the company to begin making horror films, "The great Malek Akkad and John Carpenter have a special place in the hearts of all genre fans and we are so excited that Miramax brought us together."
He returned to the Halloween franchise as both composer and executive producer for the horror sequel Halloween (2018).

Virginia Gardner

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The film also stars Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, and Virginia Gardner. On January 13, 2018, Virginia Gardner, Miles Robbins, Dylan Arnold, and Drew Scheid were confirmed to play Allyson's friends.
Virginia Elizabeth Gardner (born April 18, 1995) is an American actress who is known for playing Karolina Dean in the Hulu original series Marvel's Runaways (2017) and Vicky in David Gordon Green's horror film Halloween (2018).

Andi Matichak

The film also stars Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, and Virginia Gardner.
She stars as Allyson Nelson in the horror film Halloween (2018), a direct sequel to the 1978 original film of the same name.

Blumhouse Productions

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After failing to develop a new Halloween film in time, Dimension Films lost the production rights for a sequel, which reverted to Miramax, which then joined with Blumhouse Productions.
Blumhouse is known mainly for producing low-budget horror films, such as Paranormal Activity, The Purge, Get Out, Insidious, Split, Happy Death Day, Upgrade, Sinister, Halloween, and The Gift.

Scream (1996 film)

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It grossed over $255 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film in the franchise and the highest-grossing slasher film in unadjusted dollars, breaking a record that Scream had previously set in 1996, as well as setting several other box office records.
The film received positive reviews and was a financial success, earning $173 million worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing slasher film until the release of Halloween (2018).

Halloween II (1981 film)

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It would have been a standalone film set to reintroduce audiences to Michael Myers years after his initial rampage from Halloween and 1981's Halloween II, as he was confronted by a new generation of victims while on death row.
It is the second installment in the Halloween film series and originally served as a direct sequel to Halloween (1978) until it was retconned by the 2018 film.

Jason Blum

Blumhouse CEO Jason Blum called the original Halloween a milestone that had influenced the company to begin making horror films, "The great Malek Akkad and John Carpenter have a special place in the hearts of all genre fans and we are so excited that Miramax brought us together."
He also produced the critically acclaimed and commercially successful films Sinister (2012), Oculus (2013), The Gift (2015), Hush (2016), Split (2016), Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016), Happy Death Day (2017), Upgrade (2018), Halloween (2018), and Us (2019).

Halloween II (2009 film)

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In 2011, a sequel to 2009's Halloween II titled Halloween 3D, was announced for an October 26, 2012 release date.
An eleventh installment which serves as a direct sequel to the original film that ignores all other films in the franchise was released in 2018.

Michael Myers (Halloween)

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slasher film directed by David Gordon Green, written by Green, Jeff Fradley, and Danny McBride, and starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle who reprise their respective roles as Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, with stuntman James Jude Courtney also portraying Myers.
Halloween (2018), a direct sequel to the original film that disregards Michael (James Jude Courtney) as the brother of Laurie Strode, establishes that he was arrested following his killing spree in 1978, spending 40 years in Smith's Grove Sanitarium before escaping again and returning to Haddonfield for another killing spree.

Will Patton

The film also stars Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, and Virginia Gardner.

Halloween: Resurrection

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Curtis had previously returned as Laurie in the sequels Halloween II (1981), Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998), and Halloween: Resurrection (2002).
In 2018, a new Halloween film was released that served as a direct-sequel to the original 1978 film, effectively retconning all other Halloween sequels, including this film.

Samuel Loomis

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True crime podcasters Aaron Korey and Dana Haines interview Dr. Ranbir Sartain, Michael's psychiatrist and Dr. Samuel Loomis' former student, before meeting with Michael to gain some insight into his mind. On July 27, 2018, it was announced that a sound-alike actor would provide a voice-over for Dr. Sam Loomis, who was originally portrayed by Donald Pleasence.
Halloween (2018) ignored all of the previous sequels in the franchise and served as a direct sequel to the 1978 film, taking place forty years later, and establishing that Michael was arrested following his killing spree in 1978, and spent forty years back in Smith's Grove Sanitarium.

P. J. Soles

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Additionally, P. J. Soles, who had portrayed Lynda van der Klok, Michael's final victim in the original film, was cast in a spoken cameo role as a teacher.
In 2018, Soles was cast in a spoken cameo role as a teacher in the direct sequel, Halloween, directed by David Gordon Green.

Horror film

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Blumhouse CEO Jason Blum called the original Halloween a milestone that had influenced the company to begin making horror films, "The great Malek Akkad and John Carpenter have a special place in the hearts of all genre fans and we are so excited that Miramax brought us together."
Halloween is a 2018 slasher film which is the eleventh installment in the Halloween film series, and a direct sequel to the 1978 film of the same name, while effecting a retcon of all previous sequels.

Donald Pleasence

On July 27, 2018, it was announced that a sound-alike actor would provide a voice-over for Dr. Sam Loomis, who was originally portrayed by Donald Pleasence.
In the 2018 film, Halloween, sound-alike comedian Colin Mahan voiced Loomis.

Miles Robbins

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On January 13, 2018, Virginia Gardner, Miles Robbins, Dylan Arnold, and Drew Scheid were confirmed to play Allyson's friends.
Robbins appeared in Halloween (2018), a sequel to the 1978 film of the same name.

Final girl

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In contrast to the character's final girl role in the original film, Laurie armed herself and prepared extensively in the time period between films in case Michael Myers returned.
According to Clover, Laurie Strode (from Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, Halloween Resurrection, and Halloween 2018) is another example of a final girl.

2019 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards

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The film received four Fangoria Chainsaw Award nominations: Best Wide Release, Best Actor (Courtney / Castle), Best Actress (Curtis), and Best Makeup FX (Nelson).

Jamie Lloyd

Early on, the script for the film had Laurie's daughter Jamie Lloyd from the original continuity's Halloween 4 and Halloween 5 appear alongside Laurie for the first time.
Early on, the script for Halloween (2018) had Jamie appear alongside Laurie for the first time.