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Original Michael Myers says new Halloween film feels like the original

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Feb 22, 2018, 3:56 PM EST (Updated)

Nick Castle, the once and future Michael Myers, has said that shooting the new Halloween film had him feeling a lot of the same vibes from the good old days making the John Carpenter original.

In an interview with Halloween Daily News, Castle, who played Myers—billed as “The Shape” in the credits—in John Carpenter’s1978 horror classic Halloween, explained that working on the upcoming sequel/reboot was a homecoming of sorts. 

"And it’s very neighborhood-centric, you know, like the first one. It feels a lot like (the first film)," he said. "There are a lot of things coinciding (in the new film) that feel like clever ways to introduce a kind of déjà vu of the first one, without feeling like it’s being copied."

The site also asked Castle what the biggest difference for him was from 40 years ago on the original set to now on the new set.

"When you say that question, what comes to mind is the opposite of that," he said. "This was a remark that Jamie had and I had at the same time almost, we were going, ‘God, this feels so much like the first movie. It’s like everyone is in a family here.'"

In the upcoming Halloween film, directed by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, All the Real Girls) from a script by Green and Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down, Alien: Covenant), Castle will once again play the relentless masked killer Michael Myers, who again hunts and terrorizes Laurie Strode, played once again by Jamie Lee Curtis in the role that introduced her to the world. 

This is the first time Castle has played the role since the original film 40 years ago. Curtis last played Laurie in 2002's Halloween: Resurrection, in which Michael was played by Brad Loree.

Halloween arrives in theaters Oct. 19, 2018.

(Via Halloween Daily News)

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