New ‘Halloween’ Footage References ‘The Babysitter Murders’

After yesterday’s reveal of the second official trailer for the new Halloween movie and an alternate international trailer, today Universal Pictures released a 60-second Inside Look at the horror event of the year.

While the video below features executive producer John Carpenter, director David Gordon Green, and star Jamie Lee Curtis teasing what we can expect from the highly anticipated film (Curtis says it’s brutal, Carpenter says it’s the best since his original Halloween), it also has a few interesting new glimpses of scenes, some not seen yet in any of the previously released trailers.

What caught my attention the most is when Hawkins (played by Will Patton) is talking to Sheriff Barker (played by Omar Dorsey) and he refers to the events of Carpenter’s 1978 Halloween as the “Babysitter Murders”. This is of course just the latest Easter egg reference to be revealed in what is shaping up to be a massive love letter to the entire franchise, as most fans know that the original title of the first film was The Babysitter Murders.

John Carpenter returns to the franchise he created 40 years ago as executive producer, along with Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions and Malek Akkad of Trancas International, whose father, Mustapha Akkad, financed Carpenter’s 1978 masterpiece.

Andi Matichak plays Allyson, Laurie Strode’s granddaughter in the new film, with Judy Greer as Laurie’s daughter Karen Strode, and of course Jamie Lee Curtis returning to once again reprise her role as Laurie Strode.

Nick Castle reprises his role from Carpenter’s original 1978 Halloween to once again play The Shape along with James Jude Courtney as the new Michael Myers.

 The cast also includes Virginia “Ginny” Gardner as Vicky, Miles Robbins as Dave, , and Drew Scheid as Oscar, Dylan Arnold as Cameron, along with Will Patton as Hawkins, Rhian Rees as Dana, and Omar J. Dorsey as Sheriff Barker.

The official synopsis: 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.

Inspired by Carpenter’s classic, filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film.

The new film is directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay by he, Danny McBride, and Jeff Fradley. Green and McBride are also executive producers under their Rough House Pictures banner, along with Akkad, Blum Carpenter, and Curtis.

Halloween will be distributed worldwide by Universal Pictures, arriving in theaters on October 19.

You can watch Universal’s Inside Look at Halloween, as well as both new trailers, below.

[Read our interview with James Jude Courtney on becoming Michael Myers in Halloween 2018 here.]

[Read our interview with Nick Castle on reprising Michael Myers in Halloween 2018 here.]

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Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.