The second trailer the horror franchise reboot -- which will include winks at but otherwise ignore the previous sequels -- dropped on Wednesday, showing just how prepared Strode is to take on the boogeyman this time around.
The footage begins with Michael walking through Haddonfield, after escaping from a mental institution. We see him pick up a hammer from a garage, kill someone with it, before then grabbing a brand new knife instead. From there, the bodies keep coming, as Curtis' character screams about protecting her family.
"Evil is real," she tells them, though her daughter (played by Judy Greer) isn't listening. "Mom, you need help," she tells her.
The second half of the trailer shows Strode on the hunt, chasing down Myers with a shotgun and seemingly trapping him inside her home for a final showdown.
After the original 1978 classic film, the franchise went quite a few wild directions. First, serial killer Michael Myers was revealed as the brother of Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) in the sequel. The knife-wielding maniac then went after Laurie's character's orphaned daughter, after Strode died in a car crash. Curtis returned to the franchise in 1998's "H20," which claimed she had been in witness protection all these years, before she was killed off in the utterly horrible "Resurrection."
That's all been wiped clean.
"H20 has no relevance, H20 Laurie was running and hiding, so the conception of H20 was Laurie was running and hiding. This movie has zero relevance to H20," Curtis told TooFab at Comic-Con in July. "This movie is a standalone movie to the first movie, period, because you can't tell the story if you have to link in all the rest … though David will tell you that there are elements of all of those movies, there's some Easter eggs."
"You have to know, nobody did this for money," she added. "This wasn't a pay day movie. These were people who wanted to homage the original movie and go back to being with film geeks and make something terrifying and gorgeous."
"Halloween" -- written by David Gordon Green and Danny McBride, with Carpenter consulting -- hits theaters October 19 2018.