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John Carpenter recently gave Danny McBride and David Gordon Green his blessing to make a new Halloween movie, one that’s more scary than funny, with a twisted killer who’s still decidedly less immortal than his predecessor. But Carpenter, who established the franchise in 1978, will still executive produce along with Blumhouse Productions. And as part of a “back-to-basics approach,” the franchise will welcome back scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis.

Curtis will reprise the role of Laurie Strode, the sister of slasher Michael Myers, who she played in four previous films. The new film will pick up four decades after Michael first found his way back into her life, where he proceeded to try to end it. Curtis been with the franchise from the start, so this is one fall homecoming we’re looking forward to. Halloween is due out October 19, 2018.