|Directed by||:||David Gordon Green||Produced by||:||Malek Akkad||Based on||:||Characters by John Carpenter Debra Hill||Starring||:||Jamie Lee Curtis , Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner, Nick Castle||Cinematography||:||Michael Simmonds||Production companies||:||Miramax Blumhouse, Productions|
Halloween is a 2018 American slasher film directed by David Gordon Green and written by Green, Jeff Fradley, and Danny McBride. It is the eleventh installment in the Halloween franchise, and a direct sequel to the 1978 film of the same name, while retconning the continuity of the previous sequels. Set forty years after the original film, the plot follows Laurie Strode as she comes face-to-face with Michael Myers for a final showdown on Halloween night. Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle reprise their roles as Strode and Myers, respectively, with stuntman James Jude Courtney also portraying Myers. The film also stars Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, and Virginia Gardner.
After failing to develop a new Halloween film in time, Dimension Films lost the production rights, which were later obtained by Blumhouse Productions, with original co-creator John Carpenter's involvement. He served as a composer, executive producer, and creative consultant for this installment.
Principal photography commenced on January 13, 2018, in South Carolina, and concluded on February 19. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8 and is scheduled for release in the United States on October 19, 2018, by Universal Pictures. The film received positive reviews from critics, who considered it to be a return to form for the series and lauded Curtis' performance.