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18 Things We Learned On the Set of Blumhouse's Halloween

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New revelations about the plot, the characters, and the Easter Eggs that fans of the franchise should watch out for.

There's a killer on the streets of Haddonfield... again. This fall, Halloween returns to theaters, with an all-new sequel which ignores all the other sequels (and the Rob Zombie reboot movies), creating a new branching timeline for horror fans to debate endlessly for years to come. And IGN was there, on the set of the Charleston, SC location doubling for the iconic small town which seems perpetually doomed to suffer every October 31.

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The new film is once again called Halloween, and it once again stars Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode. It's the role that originally shot her to stardom when John Carpenter cast her in 1978's influential thriller, which helped codify the burgeoning slasher genre. The new film is directed by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express), and co-written by David Gordon Green and Danny McBride (Eastbound and Down), and also stars Judy Greer and Andi Matichak as Laurie Strode's daughter, and granddaughter, respectively, and Nick Castle, reprising his original role as Michael Myers (with actor/stuntman Jim Courtney stepping in for the more physical scenes).

It's a brisk winter day in South Carolina, the leaves are golden brown, and the press is cloistered in a small living room next door to the location where David Gordon Green and Jim Courtney are filming one of the film's many murders. The press was invited to watch the hacking and slashing, but to say who was being killed and how would, obviously, constitute a spoiler. Suffice it to say, the scene offered a slight reversal on a familiar scene from John Carpenter's original, and seems to be shot in style.

The cast and crew of Halloween filter in, one-by-one and two-by-two, past the director's chairs playfully labeled "Uncle Orange," to field our questions. They told us a lot of things that we simply cannot reveal, not yet, but they deluged us with news and teases about what's to come in this ambitious revitalization of the Halloween franchise.

Here's what we're pretty sure we're allowed to tell you about Halloween!

Universal Pictures will release Trancas International Films, Blumhouse Productions and Miramax’s Halloween on Friday, October 19, 2018.