'Halloween' Remake Releases First Haunting Teaser
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The 16-second promo video offers a close-up look at the serial killer's creepy mask and a sneak peek of dialogs in the movie.

AceShowbiz - Be prepared for sleepless nights when the first trailer for "Halloween (2018)" is released later this week, on Friday, June 8. Universal Pictures has released the first teaser in anticipation of the full-length trailer and it's as creepy as it should be.

The 16-second promo video doesn't feature actual footage from the remake, but gives a close-up look at the serial killer's signature mask. It also offers a sneak peek of dialogs in the upcoming movie, with one remarking, "He killed three innocent teenagers on Halloween 1978," referring to the murders in the first "Halloween" movie.

"You don't believe in a Boogeyman?" another character asks in voiceover, as inaudible screams are heard in the background.

In the eleventh installment in the "Halloween" franchise, Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Danny McBride, who co-wrote the script with Jeff Fradley and David Gordon Green, has hinted that not all elements in the new film will be relevant to the previous movies. "We're kind of ignoring all the films past the first one," he told Yahoo!. "It picks up after the first one, but it's sort of an alternate reality. It's as if the first Halloween ended in a slightly different way."

While fans might be disappointed that the remake ignores some details of the franchise mythology, Jamie Lee Curtis insisted there's a right reason for it. "There was the idea of, 'What do you call it?' If I had had my druthers, I probably would've called it 'Halloween Retold'. Because it's being retold. It's the original story in many, many, many ways. Just retold 40 years later with my granddaughter," the actress told Yahoo! Entertainment. "And as soon as I read what [writers] David Green and Danny McBride had come up with ... and the way that they connected the dots of the story, it made so much sense to me that it felt totally appropriate for me to return to Haddonfield, Illinois, for another 40th-anniversary retelling."

Directed by Green, the slasher film also stars Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner and Nick Castle. It will haunt moviegoers in theaters across the nation starting October 19.

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