Fans of the iconic Halloween franchise will be disappointed to learn the next instalment has been pushed back by a year.

Filmmaker John Carpenter released a letter to fans on his social media announcing the date change along with a teaser video illustrating that the new film will pick up where the last ended. The announcement reads:

We write this to you heartbroken over the fact that the delay of our film is even a discussion, but if there’s one thing a career in the film industry has prepared us for, it’s the unexpected. Over the past few weeks, our film family has looked at the forecast of theatrical exhibition with obvious concern. We have discussed and struggled with how best to present “Halloween Kills” to the loyal fans around the world, as well as the new audience we hope to invite to this experience.

Gordon Green and Carpenter finished their statement with, It is an honour to be working with these characters and spending time in Haddonfield. We look forward to sharing our next chapters with you.”

And to many a fan’s excitement, they also shared a sneaky teaser of what to expect from the upcoming sequel. Watch in the video player above!

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