I’m not sure this is possible. The last time we saw Laurie Strode, (SPOILER ALERT) she had been brutally stabbed by her brother Michael Myers and then fell into a bush (?!?) to her death. Variety reports that the original scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis will return for the eighth and reportedly final installment of the Halloween film series. I’m not counting the two Rob Zombie-made flicks because those were unnecessary and everything looked like it had been filmed through a thin layer of grime and trailer park septic tank sweat.
There’s no title as of yet, but it will open on October 19, 2018 and Halloween’s creator John Carpenter will serve as a consultant. Jason Blum will produce. Blum already gave us Get Out (fantastic), Split (way less fantastic but still fun if only for James McAvoy’s big foam boobs), as well as The Purge (it was a fun idea at first) and Paranormal Activity (the first one was ok) series.
They’re not deviating from the formula.
Curtis’ character will have a 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.
Jamie Lee Curtis appeared in the original Halloween and played Laurie Strode in three more movies – 1981’s Halloween II, 1998’s Halloween H20 (which always sounds like she was fighting Michael in a submarine or on a raft), and 2009’s abominable Halloween: Resurrection. (I’d like to point out that the last one featured Michael Meyers battling Busta Rhymes.)
Jamie Lee tweeted about her return to the series. She doesn’t sound overjoyed but hey – it’s a gig. Listen, anything’s better than lying for Activia.
“Same porch. Same clothes. Same issues. 40 years later. Headed back to Haddonfield one last time for Halloween. Release date 10/19/18.”
As Jamie tweeted, this will be the 40th anniversary of Halloween. I hope there’s a 50th anniversary movie in which Jamie Lee battles Michael Myers with one of those ingenious walkers that can also function as a chair.