The latest installment of the standard-setting horror series Halloween sees crazed slasher Michael Myers escaping the institution once again, and this time his near-victim Laurie Strode is ready to end his reign of murderous terror. Set 40 years after the original film's events, the film will disregard the long series of mostly-flopped follow-ups and act as a direct sequel to the 1978 classic.
The latest trailer serves as the final glimpse into the events of the movie before its official release on October 19th, just one week before the 40th anniversary of John Carpenter's original version. In the clip, Myers is seen stalking his kills with hammers and knives, even teasing one victim by dropping bloody teeth into her bathroom stall before bashing his head into the door as the doomed girl screams. Laurie Strode, now the matriarch of her own family, has different plans though: "I have prayed every night that he would escape ... so I can kill him."
While Carpenter relinquished directorial duties to David Gordon Green for the sequel, he returns as composer for the film's score. This will be his first direct involvement with the franchise since 1982's Halloween III: Season of the Witch. Pre-orders for the highly anticipated soundtrack have already sold out in the special orange and limited "Art Edition" clear vinyl editions on Sacred Bones Records' website, but standard black vinyl and CD formats are still up for grabs for now.