Surely by now, you've seen the bombshell that Blumhouse and Jamie Lee Curtis dropped yesterday. It is confirmed that Jamie Lee Curtis will be reprising her iconic role as Laurie Strode in the upcoming Halloween movie scheduled for release in 2018.
What's funny, though, is that we've known since the beginning that this new film was going to be a direct sequel to the earliest installments. So you can imagine the massive amounts of eye-rolling I did when I saw people complaining and saying that Jame Lee died in Halloween: Resurrection, how could she possibly return? Well, it's simple, they're pulling a Halloween H20 and ignoring all previous installments. So this is essentially Halloween H40.
But that's not my theory. I think this is pretty much known. However, here's what I actually think is going to go down...
I believe that this new movie will not be a sequel 1981's Halloween II, but rather a direct sequel to 1978's Halloween.
Full disclosure: I've never even heard of this movie before yesterday. I just so happened to stumble across a review for it on another site. I didn't read the whole review, just skimmed it, and it was enough to push me into the direction of watching it.
Surprisingly, it wasn't very hard to track down a digital copy, so that's exactly what I did.
The movies opens in the aftermath of a murder spree, there's police markers and evidence tags everywhere. It's clear that something just went down. We're given a little bit of backstory clarity when we're introduced the main character, Rachel.
Rachel is the sole survivor of the killings that pre-date this movie. It's three years later and her and her college friends are planning a spring break getaway. Naturally, they all choose to go to a remote cabin deep in the woods. Sounds about right for a slasher flick.
Now, the movie's pretty transparent about who the killer is, even the filmmakers aren…
Yesterday was a fun day. Not only was it my birthday, but my girlfriend agreed to accompany me on a three-hour road trip to southern Indiana to check out some of the filming locations of ROSEANNE. Let me just say Evansville, Indiana is Lanford, Illinois.
Also, I'd just like to add, with simple Google searches, all the locales were relatively easy to find -- no back-roads or DELIVERANCE-style expeditions needed.
Okay, so let's get this ball rolling, shall we.
We'll start off with the infamous Third & Delaware street sign.
This is how it appeared in 1989...
And this is how it looks in 2015...
As you can see, the sign is new and they've swapped positions. But, this is the same intersection and this is the original location. Take notice of the tree in the background. That same tree is visible behind the screenshot from the show.
Now let's take a look at Lanford's favorite watering hole, the Lobo! This is how it appeared in the show...