David Gordon Green’s “Halloween” gets official novelization
David Gordon Green and Danny McBride’s Halloween is due out October 17th in Philippine theaters, but that’s not the only Halloween story fans will get next month. Published by Titan Books, the official novelization for the 2018 sequel-reboot hybrid is set for release on October 23rd. The book is penned by John Passarella, known for his literary expansions of Joss Whedon’s Buffyverse.
The new novel is key because Green and McBride famously ditched the storylines built by the long, storied franchise from 1981’s Halloween II to 2002’s Halloween: Resurrection. That means, like the film, the novel will pick up from the events of John Carpenter’s 1978 original, and will most likely disregard the succeeding films and go with a storyline that dismisses the plot development which reveals Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) is actually Michael Myers’ sister.
Here’s the full synopsis.
“In 1978, Laurie Strode survived an encounter with Michael Myers, a masked figure who killed her friends and terrorized the town of Haddonfield, Illinois on Halloween night. Myers was later gunned down, apprehended and committed to Smith’s Grove State Hospital.
For forty years, memories of that nightmarish ordeal have haunted Laurie and now Myers is back once again on Halloween, having escaped a routine transfer, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. This time, Laurie is prepared with years of survival training to protect herself, her daughter Karen and her daughter Allyson, a teenager separated from her family and enjoying Halloween festivities.”
I’m obviously very eager to see this film—read my trailer mega-breakdown on this post—and I’m certainly going to pick up the book when it trickles down to local bookshelves past its Stateside release on October 23rd.