The newest installment in the Michael Myers horror series Halloween is coming this month, and needless to say, fans of all things scary are extremely excited to see what the film brings. However, when the film was announced, the details were a bit confusing.
Though the film is simply called Halloween, it's technically a sequel to the original film of the same name from 1978. While there have been a number of sequels over the years, the 2018 film is meant to cancel out everything that's happened after the first.
The timeline definitely made things hard to understand at first, and director David Gordon Green is fully aware.
While speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Green said finding the right title was "a weird discussion." He elaborated with:
“You know, do we call it The Shape? Do we call it Halloween Returns? What do you call it? Technically, it’s the third Halloween II. It kind of got to the point where we were like, ‘Well, we don’t want to not invite anybody. We don’t want someone who is unfamiliar with the previous films to think, well, I need to catch up.’ So then we just thought, for simplicity, let’s just call it Halloween.”
The 2018 film is now the third movie in the franchise called Halloween, as Rob Zombie's 2007 remake was also called the same.
First shot! First day. Same slate. Same Laurie. David Gordon Green directing from his script. Happy Halloween 2018 everyone. See you 10/19/18 @halloweenmovie #HalloweenMovie pic.twitter.com/iSC7NOblEA— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) January 30, 2018
Despite any confusing title, though, Green's Halloween will reprise Jamie Lee Curtis' iconic Laurie Strode, and it looks absolutely epic. The film hits theaters Oct. 19.