‘Halloween Ends’ Poster by Original ‘Halloween’ 1978 Artist Revealed

Halloween Ends is now just days away, and over the weekend at New York Comic Con, Jamie Lee Curtis took part in a panel discussion of her 44-year relationship with Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, and a new poster by Bob Gleason, artist of the original 1978 Halloween movie poster, was revealed and was available exclusively at the event.

On his new poster art revisiting the subject of his most iconic work, Gleason told Fangoria, “I actually painted multiple versions of it. It was fascinating to me how the character has changed, and I realized that it needed to be darker and more evil. Even within simple objects, the lighting and shading vary so much in the character.”

You can see the new poster below.

The official synopsis: This is Laurie Strode’s last stand. After 45 years, the most acclaimed, revered horror franchise in film history reaches its epic, terrifying conclusion as Laurie Strode faces off for the last time against the embodiment of evil, Michael Myers, in a final confrontation unlike any captured on-screen before. Only one of them will survive.

Icon Jamie Lee Curtis returns for the last time as Laurie Strode. Four years after the events of last year’s Halloween Kills, Laurie is living with her granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) and is finishing writing her memoir. Michael Myers hasn’t been seen since. Laurie, after allowing the specter of Michael to determine and drive her reality for decades, has decided to liberate herself from fear and rage and embrace life. But when a young man, Corey Cunningham (Rohan Campbell; The Hardy BoysVirgin River), is accused of killing a boy he was babysitting, it ignites a cascade of violence and terror that will force Laurie to finally confront the evil she can’t control, once and for all.

Halloween Ends co-stars returning cast Will Patton as Officer Frank Hawkins, Kyle Richards as Lindsey Wallace, and James Jude Courtney as The Shape. From the creative team that relaunched the franchise with 2018’s Halloween and Halloween Kills, the film is directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay by Paul Brad Logan (Manglehorn), Chris Bernier (The Driver series), Danny McBride and David Gordon Green, based on characters created by John Carpenter and Debra Hill. Halloween Ends is produced by Malek Akkad, Jason Blum and Bill Block. The executive producers are John Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green, Ryan Freimann, Ryan Turek, Andrew Golov, Thom Zadra and Christopher H. Warner.

Universal Pictures, Miramax and Blumhouse present a Malek Akkad production, in association with Rough House Pictures.

Halloween Ends opens in theaters and premieres on Peacock on October 14.

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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.

‘Halloween Ends’ Poster by Original ‘Halloween’ 1978 Artist Revealed