There’s one line in the original Halloween from 1978 that serves as the whole basis for the newest incarnation of the film, says David Gordon Green. And you may have even missed it during the original movie.

While talking with the Los Angeles Times, Green out a single line by Laurie Strode that helped the new movie come to fruition. He says:

“She has a line in the original film when she’s talking to young Tommy Doyle at the climax of the movie,” Green said of Laurie, who in the new film has been waiting decades to face off again with Myers. “She says, ‘Do as I say.’ And she says this line with a command that she hasn’t had for the entire film. Do as I say.

We took that to be her mantra for our film … She’s taken that pivotal moment in her life, and her recognition of facing her fears, and now has been chanting that in meditations for 40 years. She’s reached a point of a perceived almost psychosis of authority and built from this ambitious, kind of romanticized academic school girl into a woman that you don’t want to [mess] with.”

He also spoke of how we can expect to see Myers in the new film.

“Michael Myers hasn’t evolved as a character in any way, shape or form [since 1978]; he’s the essence of evil.

He has no character. He has no personality. He has no interests. He never has. He’s someone that is moving forward and reacting to the world around him, but not with any sort of conscious objective. And how the world around him reacts to his behavior is where our story comes to life.”

This is sure to appease fans as many have found fault with how Michael was changed and morphed to be something other than what was originally intended in the 1978 film. He became a cult member, a deranged part of the family, etc. – the touch of unfiltered hatred was gone. Here’s looking forward to Michael being nothing but the presence of true evil once again.

David Gordon Green serves as director on the new film. It will be scored by John Carpenter. Jamie Lee Curtis returns are Laurie Strode.

Halloween is set for release on October 19th, 2018.

Entertainment Weekly