People are already terrified by the first footage from the long-awaited 'Halloween' sequel

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  • The first footage for this year’s “Halloween” sequel premiered at CinemaCon on Wednesday, and those who saw it were terrified.
  • Online reaction to the footage indicates that the film – which ignores all other sequels – is a worthy, and incredibly scary, follow-up to the original.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her role as Laurie Strode in the film, which comes to theatres October 19.

The classic “Halloween” slasher series returns in October, and if the online reaction to the film’s first footage is any indication, there’s no doubt it will frighten audiences.

The silent killer Michael Myers will once again go after Laurie Strode – the babysitter he tormented in the 1978 original film played by Jamie Lee Curtis – in this direct sequel to the original. Set 40 years after, the new “Halloween” ignores all the other sequels (meaning Myers is not Strode’s brother).

The first trailer for the film was screened at CinemaCon on Wednesday, and those who saw it were terrified.

Online reaction to the footage indicates that the film is shaping up to be a satisfying, and anxiety-inducing, follow-up to the horror classic. The new film follows Curtis’ all-grown-up Strode on a fateful Halloween night when Myers escapes captivity – but she’s ready for him this time.

Check out some first reactions below:

The last “Halloween” film was “Halloween II” in 2009, a sequel to Rob Zombie’s poorly received remake that recast Strode with Scout Taylor-Compton.

Curtis reprised the role of Strode in 1998’s “Halloween H20: 20 Years Later,” but since this new “Halloween” wipes away all continuity after the original film, this will be the character’s first confrontation with Myers since that night in 1978.

Judging by this tweet, Curtis is very happy with that decision:

The new “Halloween” comes from production company Blumhouse Productions, which has been on a roll recently with the horror genre. Not only is it responsible for franchises such as “The Purge” and “Insidious,” but also the Oscar-nominated “Get Out” last year.

“Halloween” comes to theatres October 19.

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