The movie world today has become a quagmire of long strings of sequels, spin-offs, and remakes that can be kind of difficult to navigate, but horror movies have always been this way. Production companies have tried to squeeze every drop they can from a horror series, going all the way back to titles like Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman (1943) and Son of Dracula (1943). Tons of sequels, reboots, and recasting comes standard with horror fandom.
The slasher movies of the 1980s took the sequel game to a new level with series like Friday the 13th, which eventually racked up 12 films since its original 1980 incarnation—A Nightmare on Elm Street currently sits at nine movies, after the poorly received remake in 2010.
But it's Michael Meyers making a comeback this year, and going for Jason Vorhees' film record. Danny McBride and David Gordon Green are making the first Halloween movie in almost a decade, and we all got our first look at it today.
From the trailer above, we see that Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), the only survivor of Michael Myer's murder spree on Halloween night in 1978, has been waiting for the day that Michael would escape and return to wreak more havoc—and she's been training with a lever-action rifle that could be a Winchester or a beat-up Marlin against a little gathering of white mannequins. One thing's for sure, it's not a Henry, as we do see a loading gate on the right side of the receiver.
Plus, kudos to Laurie for wearing hearing protection while practicing.