By Creative Media Times
Director David Gordon Green, producers Jason Blum and Malek Akkad and “original scream queen” Jamie Lee Curtis brought the slasher sequel from Blumhouse to Comic-Con on Friday, bringing with them an intense and shocking brand-new footage from the film.
Curtis strutted out on stage when she arrive, and was given a big welcome by the Hall H crowd which was clearly loving her presence.
Producer Akkad was equally excited to be on the stage. “The first and last time I was at San Diego Comic-con was in 1976. I was 7 years old and there was about 300 people so its growing a bit,” said Akkad, whose production company Trancas International Films produced every film in the Halloween film series from its inception.
“And to think that 42 years later I would be on this stage with these three amazing filmmakers presenting a film that I’m so excited about and the fans are gonna absolutely go crazy over is just surreal.
The footage which the filmmakers unveiled were frightening and intense which gives it a more thriller vibe. It features an extended tracking shot of Michael going house to house on a killing spree, walking around unnoticed during Halloween night even with a knife on his hand. Towards the end, he stabs a woman as she was looking out the window and closing the curtains. It was a gruesome and shocking scene that cause everyone by surprise.
This was followed by the panel discussing the film with Yvette Nicole Brown moderating. The discussion took an emotional turn after a fan took the microphone during the Q&A to tell his personal story of how Jamie Lee Curtis and the film saved his life. “I’m just really grateful for the movie Halloween, because 34 years ago it saved my life,” said the fan, who recounted his experience years ago when a man with a weapon entered his house.
“You’re the only reason I came to Comic-Con this year.” the man said. Jamie Lee Curtis then stepped into the side of the stage to give him a hug.
“Halloween” is due in theaters Oct. 19.