Jamie Lee Curtis has been reunited with infamous onscreen nemesis Michael Myers in the trailer for the reboot of terror classic Halloween

The new film, which Curtis has described as "terrifying", will be released in cinemas on October 19 and picks up 40 years after the original Halloween - ignoring all the other films in the franchise.

"He's waited for me. I've waited for him," says Curtis' character, Laurie Strode, as she prepares to face killer Michael Myers again.

Have a look at the trailer and see what you think:

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After making her screen debut as Laurie Strode in Halloween in 1978, Curtis went on to appear in its 1981 sequel and also had roles in 1983's Halloween III: Season of the Witch (voice only, uncredited), Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) and Halloween: Resurrection (2002). 

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The new Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green, whose credits include All the Real Girls, The Pineapple Express and Joe. Green has written the script for the new Halloween with his longtime collaborator, actor Danny McBride. The duo recently worked together on the acclaimed comedy series Vice-Principals, with McBride as star and creator and Green serving as executive producer. A writer from Vice-Principals, Jeff Fradley, has also joined them for the film.

McBride and Green's Halloween received a big boost in February 2017 when it was announced that John Carpenter, the director and co-writer of the original box office hit, would return to executive produce the new reboot alongside the duo.

Danny McBride and David Gordon Green

"I think you're gonna dig it," said Carpenter at the time. "They blew me away."