Halloween began filming today, and with that announcement came some casting news. The four new additions to the cast are all younger, so it stands to reason that these will be the people Michael Myers will be chasing around. Virginia Gardner (Karolina from Marvel’s Runaways), Miles Robbins (Mozart in the Jungle), Dylan Arnold (Mudbound, When We Rise), and Drew Scheid (Stranger Things) will play friends of previously announced Andi Matichak‘s character Allyson.
Blumhouse tweeted out the first picture from the set today as well:
— Blumhouse (@blumhouse) January 13, 2018
And I will be tracking down one of those chairs for myself as soon as possible.
Halloween is, of course, the wildly anticipated new entry into the series, co-written by David Gordon Green and Danny McBride and directed by Green. It will take place after the original, and we will just pretend like they are that the rest of the series never happened. Jamie Lee Curtis is back as Laurie Strode, and Judy Greer will be playing her daughter Karen. James Jude Courtney and original Michael Myers actor Nick Castle will to don the mask and terrorize Laurie 40 years after the events of the original 1978 horror classic. The director of that film, horror icon John Carpenter, is back to produce and score the film as well.
All of this adds up to what is easily the most anticipated horror film of the year. It certainly sounds like everything is adding up to this one being truly special. I still have some trepidation going in (JUST TELL US IF THEY ARE STILL BROTHER AND SISTER ALREADY), and as a fan of the entire series it bugs me a little that they tossed it all out for this. But I guess only time will tell. I’m just really excited Michael will be in theaters again.
Halloween stalks into theaters on October 19th.