"The first 'Halloween' trailer just scared the shit out of me," tweets one lucky person who saw the first footage.
Jamie Lee Curtis promised the first "Halloween" footage would be terrifying and it seems that CinemaCon attendees couldn't agree more.
The actress unveiled the first trailer for the reboot horror flick at the film convention Wednesday, which apparently was so frightening that it brought screams throughout the hall.
"I’ve seen a trailer and I’ve seen some footage, and it’s terrifying," Curtis told Yahoo last week.
The film follows slasher icon Michael Myers (Nick Castle) returning to Haddonfield, Illinois, 40 years after the original film and finding that Laurie Strode (Curtis) has been waiting for him. Strode is now a grandmother, with Judy Greer playing her daughter Karen and Andi Matichak playing her granddaughter.
Although the movie is technically the eleventh film in the franchise, the people that were lucky enough to see the trailer before it goes online say that the new reboot dismisses all the sequels. "Halloween," which hits theaters Oct. 19 this year, is directed by David Gordon Green, who co-wrote the screenplay with Danny McBride. (Yes, the same guy from "Pineapple Express," which Green directed as well.) John Carpenter, the horror master behind the original, is executive producing and writing the creepy score. Get excited to get scared!
The new Halloween movie looks SOOOO GOOD. Story is set 40 years later on halloween night. Jamie Lee Curtis is a Sarah Connor like badass that has been training in case Michael Myers ever breaks out, and he has. Interesting true crime angle. Also dismisses all sequels #CinemaCon— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) April 25, 2018
#Halloween2018 first trailer is so scary @Variety_DMcNary just screamed out loud. #CinemaCon footage shows Jamie Lee Curtis as avenging grandma. Kevin Hart takes stage after and says he's so nervous "I don't even want to talk to Jamie."— Brent Lang (@BrentALang) April 25, 2018
First trailer for #Halloween is DOPE! Myers has been locked in captivity for 40 years. He escapes, cue kills.— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) April 25, 2018
Strode: I’ve prayed that he would escape for 40 years
Cop: Why would you do that?
Strode: So I could kill him
Super intense trailer; looks bloody and brilliant#CinemaCon
Jamie Lee Curtis says she immediately said yes when asked to play Laurie Strode again in #Halloween: “Except for Star Wars, I can’t think of another movie where the same actor is playing the same role 40 years later.”— Jillian Sederholm (@JillianSed) April 25, 2018
Good grief the #CinemaCon trailer reveal of #Halloween is so tense, so frightening; everyone’s chest is tight and hands are grasping the armrests in the #cinemacon Colosseum. Especially when Michael Myers puts 👏that👏mask👏back👏on😱. Y’all gonna freak when it drops!— Fandango (@Fandango) April 25, 2018
There’s a bunch of cool moments in the #Halloween trailer, but I don’t want to ruin the beats for you by spoiling them. Rest assured, it’s thrilling, scary and will reignite your #Halloween spirit. #CinemaCon— JoBlo.com (@joblocom) April 25, 2018
First footage of Halloween looks great. New story is that after he was shot by Loomis Michael was recommitted and Laurie has been preparing in case he ever breaks out.— Eric Vespe (@EricVespe) April 25, 2018
Jamie Lee Curtis says Jason Blum's energy is infectious like a virus, "and not like that piece of shit VIRUS I made in the '90s."— Russ Fischer (@russfischer) April 25, 2018