‘Halloween’ is one of the seminal horror movies, which spawned a slew of sequels and reboots, but here’s hoping that the upcoming release can succeed where others have fallen short.  The new film, directed by David Gordon Green, is a direct sequel to the 1978 original, with Jamie Lee Curtis reprising her role as one-time teenage babysitter, Laurie Strode.  One fresh spin is that Laurie is the subject of a true crime documentary, being created by two podcasters, Aaron Korey, played by Jefferson Hall and Dana Haines, played by Rhian Rees.  Well, Laurie is part of the doc.  The real focus is, of course, on slasher Michael Myers (more officially referred to as The Shape), played by both Nick Castle, the original, and James Jude Courtney, who does more of the stunt work.

It would appear that Korey and Haines’ doc is a major part of the movie, as Blumhouse has released a new trailer that uses it as its basis.  Fans of “true crime” projects should find it fairly amusing, with its crackly grainy footage at first.  Of course, it then switches to the glossier clips from the new movie.  You can check it out below:

In the new movie, Judy Greer portrays Karen, Laurie’s daughter, with Andi Matichak playing her daughter and Laurie’s granddaughter, Allyson.  The cast also includes Toby Huss as Ray, Karen’s husband and Allyson’s father, Will Patton as Police Officer Hawkins, with Dylan Arnold, Virginia Gardner, Miles Robbins, and Drew Scheid as teenage friends of Allyson’s, who… presumably won’t survive to see the end credits and Omar J. Dorsey as Sheriff Barker and Rob Niter and Nick McKeever as his deputies, who also aren’t likely to reach the end.

Haluk Bilginer has the role of Laurie’s psychiatrist, Dr. Sartain, while Jibrail Nantambu plays Julian, the little boy that Allyson babysits.

Directed by David Gordon Green, ‘Halloween’ slashes its way into theaters on October 19.