'Halloween' Shocker (Exclusive)

‘Halloween’ Shocker: Dimension No Longer Controlling Michael Myers?! (Exclusive)

Halloween (1978)

Directed by John Carpenter 

Shown: Tony Moran (as Michael Myers)

Bloody Disgusting has an exclusive so shocking that I can’t even believe I’m reporting it.

I’m told that Dimension Films allegedly no longer has the rights to Halloween. I got nervous even writing that sentence, although our scoop has been confirmed as of Monday night.

Yes, if true, Michael Myers will no longer be controlled by The Weinstein Company, who has been behind the franchise for 20 years. They first produced the 1995 Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, the sixth film in the franchise, and have since gone on to deliver us Halloween H20: 20 Years Later and Halloween: Resurrection, as well as Rob Zombie’s Halloween remake and its sequel, H2.

While they had been in development on a third film (potentially in 3-D) with Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, what I’m hearing is that Miramax is starting over with Malek Akkad.

Allegedly, Miramax is shopping the franchise and seeking a new distributor.

If you want to speculate, how cool would it be if this were to land at Warner Bros./New Line or at Paramount Pictures? While the “Universe” pot is hot, could you imagine a shared universe with Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger and Leatherface?

Leatherface and the Texas Chainsaw Massacre rights were once owned by New Line, as was Jason Voorhees (which was sent to Paramount in exchange to Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar). It is an absolute possibility to bring all of these horror icons under one roof. Someone’s just got to be proactive to make it happen.

Warner Bros./New Line I’m looking at you…

HALLOWEEN 1978

  • Jonathon Asuna Leafa Richards

    wow indeed

  • J Jett

    even though i liked Zombie’s H movies i hope this news is true. the Weinsteins should not even be in the entertainment biz….at least not the horror movie side of it. they fuck up/mislead (footage shot specifically for the trailers but not the movie itself, etc) and screw up just about every horror movie then buy then release.

    • Deathstroke

      I got one word for you that proves you UTTERLY wrong:

      Scream.

      • J Jett

        so 1 movie (or 4 if you count the whole franchise) out of the countless movies that they’ve fucked up (release-wise, promotion-wise, etc) means i’m “UTTERLY wrong”? LOL. what else ya got junior? and all the people who are saying the same things i said are “UTTERLY wrong”? lol.

        • Chad Langen

          They also released Mimic which was a damn good horror movie. But I see your point.

          • RidleyScott

            Which was also another movie that got fucked by the studio.

          • Halloween_Vic

            And once again another movie from the 90’s, Dimension since then has not released anything worthy and they fucking suck!

        • RidleyScott

          And they threatened to fire Wes on the first one. And didn’t have time to screw up the second one. And they absolutely meddled with the 3rd and 4th entries. Poor example that guy used.

      • RidleyScott

        Ah, a 19 year old movie. Great example!

  • Michael Voorhees

    This would be the best horror news i heard in a long time,if it turns out to be true

    • Halloween_Vic

      Love your display name and AVI!!! This is fucking great news for Horror fans, this only means the return of the KING of Slashers is gonna come back in with a BANG!!!!

  • Dear god yes! Dimension is the WORST. Can they let the Hellraiser rights go away as well? PLEASE?!?!?

    • Hanzo Hasashi

      If pinhead could get loose of Dimensions chains (pun intended), we could be in for an even better treat.

  • Rainn Summerz

    Disney will buy it.

    • Jacob

      Disney already owned it when they used to have control of Dimension.

    • john

      And what division is going to release it? Not Marvel, not Lucasfilm, not Walt Disney Pictures, not Pixar… They lost their adult distribution arms with Miraxmax/Dimension. The Touchstone label is all but dead.

      Nah. Disney’s moved past Halloween— FAR past.

      • Max X kinght

        they need to go to new line that would be the best

  • Khy

    Very good news. I had a feeling Dimension was going to lose the rights. They had their time with it. And while a “shared universe” with Nightmare and Friday could be good fun I honestly don’t think I’d care for WB/New Line or Paramount getting the rights to Halloween. Right now I think maybe Lionsgate would be cool or another company.

    • Hanzo Hasashi

      I’m in favor of Paramount.

    • Halloween_Vic

      Any of those studios honestly would be great!! God I’m so glad this happened I always stated this needed to happen.

  • Jack le Critic

    It’s the best thing for the franchise. It’s amazing news. If only the same could happen with the Friday 13th films.

    • Max X kinght

      its did, Fridaythe13th is at Paramount now

      • Matt Clayton

        For three more years. Then it reverts back to WB/New Line.

    • Hanzo Hasashi

      Paramount should get Halloween

  • REC03

    is this April 1st already? sounds to good to be true.

  • Well, they did give us the Scream, Sin City and From Dusk Till Dawn. So, movies under Dimension can be great if in the right directorial hands.

    • Max X kinght

      its goes to Lionsgate then they can make Leatherface vs michael myers then

    • Halloween_Vic

      The 2 best films in that sentence were created in the 90’s, Dimension has been lost and have not delivered nothing good recently in years besides Scream 4. I’m glad this happened if not we would have never seen a new Halloween Film or god forbid Michael Myers on death row. This is good.

  • Disgruntly

    I hope it’s Warner Bros. Another Mortal Kombat X DLC Character! Netherrealm just needs to make an official horror fighting game, already! While Terrordrome is fun, it lacks the polish of an officially licensed game produced by Netherrealm.

    • Christian

      No offence, but WB have had a terrible year for movies. They need to sort out their shit before they start purchasing and ruining other franchises.

      • Disgruntly

        Haha. Why would I be offended? I just want another horror character in Mortal Kombat.

  • GodSentUs

    Good. They haven’t done anything good with the property – give it to somebody who will.

  • wehoaks

    As long as this stays away from Bob Weinstein and the boys at Platinum Dunes I’m happy.

    • Khy

      Wehoaks, do you know of a way that I could get my hands on the scrapped scripts for Halloween Returns, Friday 3D(Shannon and Swift) and Nick Antosca’s F13 reboot? I’ve been wanting that Shannon and Swift one for years.
      If you do know or willing to trade I’ll give my email- if not, I understand, but are there anyway I might can track them down? I mean they’re all scrapped now.

      • wehoaks

        Best way is if you know someone at an agency or production company. Have connections that way?

        • Khy

          I possibly do, gonna try them again. I’ll get my hands on them somehow lol. Where there’s a will there’s a way

          • wehoaks

            I have read HALLOWEEN RETURNS and LEATHERFACE and they both are awful. Save yourself the time. I can send both of you want.

          • Khy

            Oh that would be great man. I believe you when you say they’re horrible but I just have this need to see what could’ve been haha. my email is keymeeat@gmail.com thank you!

          • Khy

            Thanks again Man. Here’s my email incase you didn’t see it. Keymeeat@gmail.com

  • Francesco Falciani

    a very good news indeed. where the hell is new line when someone needs it? buy those bloody rights…and make freddy vs jason vs michael! NOW

    • Max X kinght

      YES i would love to see New line take it over but Jason isn’t own by new line but by paramount but i would love to see that happen with any of them

      • Francesco Falciani

        i’m sure they are working to buy those fucking rights! it would be amazing. jason will be back home in 2018…and here we go…the movie all the fans are dreaming about!

        • Halloween_Vic

          Exactly!!! But I guess were considered FAN BOYS for wanting to see our favorite horror icons go head to head lol

    • Halloween_Vic

      FUCKING YESSS PLEASEEEE!!!!!

      • SugarShane333

        Lol

    • Adam Clifton

      lol – who’s going to play Freddy? Because it won’t be Robert Englund

      • Francesco Falciani

        after that very bad remake i think everything would be better than that! and after star wars 7 with all that old cast …maybe new line could be smart enough to bring Robert on!

        • Adam Clifton

          It’s not that they won’t let him, I think Robert Englund has said that he’s too old to play a makeup-heavy role like Freddy again. They’d have to recast. Eventually that’ll happen anyway, but I’d like it if they got Robert on board as a kind of consultant

  • BlingRhames

    Really don’t want a shared universe type situation. Honestly I never saw the appeal of that as it leaves both franchises unfulfilled.

    Just a solid slasher please. Ideally not an origin story (not a nostalgia laden fan service one full of jokes and self awareness either)

    • RidleyScott

      I think we deserve a GOOD one. Not even decent. Like, GOOD GOOD.

      • BlingRhames

        Yah, but what someone “deserves” and what someone generally gets aren’t often in sync (sadly).

        But I agree with you.

    • Hanzo Hasashi

      A mega crossover with every horror icon would be to much I think. But with just Mike, Jason, and Freddy, I think it could really work.

      • BlingRhames

        Maybe…then again, there’s been an inability to get even the basics right with slashers lately. 2009s F13 had it’s moments but overall wasn’t there, Zombies Halloween’s are…an acquired taste to say the least. The Platinum Dunes Nightmare was not great.

        I’m hoping that maybe if they just concentrate on ONE story, one arc, one theme then maybe they’ll pull it off. No complicated world building about some exchange student from Springwood taking a bus ride to Haddonfield for a science fair where they accidentally raise the dead (Jason would be the corpse) on Halloween.

        • Hanzo Hasashi

          Yeah nothing like that. If they could carefully craft each of their own individual movies before a crossover, it could work out. Then when the crossover comes around, just hire a top notch writer who could pull all three of them together in a way that makes sense. If I can think of a story for Michael Myers, Jason and freddy to fight, then I know someone in Hollywood can.

  • Fox

    maybe if it changes companies they’ll revamp the series and cast danny devito as micheal myers! his tagline could be “a-booga-booga booga!” the movie would mainly revolve around what happens in the houses he breaks in to and eats food, rests and messes with modern day electronics.

    • ThatSkepticGuy

      Orrrrrrrrrgyyyyyyyyy

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    Best thing to happen to Halloween in 20 years. All in favor of the Weinsteins losing control over it. But I swear if it goes to Platinum Dunes I’m gonna burn the world. What I’d ultimately love to see is a new entity emerge ran by hardcore fans who grew up loving these films and have them acquire the rights to all the vintage slasher franchises. Pipe dream I’m sure but would be frickin sweet.

    • Just keep Adam Green far far away from it.

  • guest

    im in the minority on this but i dont want michael myers being in a shared universe.

    • REC03

      agreed. i don’t want Michael facing off against anyone. i always thought the Halloween franchise was a little more serious/classy then the rest.

      • guest

        i dont like any of the vs stuff. this is horror. not superheroes. bleh.

      • Hanzo Hasashi

        I don’t see why individual Halloween flicks can’t stay classy/serious, and still have Mike throw blows with Freddy and Jason. If it’s done right, fans could get the best of both worlds.

    • Nick Greeley

      Far from a minority; most of us know how awful it would be. lol

  • James

    This is excellent news!!!

  • Charles Parr

    For the love of God…no cheesy vs movie. Give us a serious, subtle, creepy as fuck atmospheric Halloween movie. Not some grunting white trash brute, and not some stiff guy to battle it out with a rapper for a reality show either. I want the feel and atmosphere of Sinister or The Strangers but darker with plenty of intensity and suspense….come on I know it can be done. And for fuck sake I hope they get the mask right. If some 15 year old kid can make an EXACT replica of the original mask in his mother’s basement there’s no reason they can’t for the movie.

    • Hanzo Hasashi

      I agree with 90% of what you said. I’m absolutely positive they can create a Halloween movie with the intensity and suspense it’s supposed to have. As well as create a Michael Myers that has a balance between carpenters suspenseful versions and the savage Mike that we’ve seen in the later Halloween movies. I also agree that they need to go back to the original look and mask. Which I think they will.

      What I don’t agree with is the abandonment of the VS idea. That’s just my opinion though.

  • Hanzo Hasashi

    If this pans out the right way… Horror could be in for a MEGA-HUGE-GIGANTIC- comeback…

    • Halloween_Vic

      This makes me sooo fucking EXCITED!!!!

  • Halloween_Vic

    WOW MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED!!! What’s crazy is I’ve always stated that Dimension should sell the rights of Halloween because they don’t know what to do with the franchise and they suck at promotion and getting films up and going so this is good. Now this means we will have more of a delay on the next film which sucks but can you imagine Michael at New Line or Twisted Pictures, Warner Bros, Platinum Dunes or even Legendary? YESSS!!! Hopefully they sell the rights quick so we can get a new script and have peope fear Michael again and bring back the dammm recognition he deserves and bring a new scary, creepy suspenseful bad ass film. I would love Michael in a universe with JASON. Who fucking wouldn’t? Like I said Dimension sucks and their BROKE so this is good. Please any of the above studios pick this up!! I honestly want a Halloween Film directed by Marcus Nispel. GOD I’M SO FUCKING HAPPY this delay this time seems to be for a good reason, Michael needs a new home who will treat the films with respect and get Halloween back on the roll and bring back the true KING of Slashers!!! Ohhh baby I hope this is worth it and I’m going to believe that it is. Also a couple years down the line a Michael Vs Jason would complete my horror fantasy!!!!

    • wehoaks

      Dimension isn’t selling the rights. Their hold on the rights lapsed. Very big difference. Now, Miramax will most likely sell distro rights to the highest bidder, which is not always the best thing for the series, especially if the highest bidder is a shitbag along the lines of Bob Weinstein and Dimension.

      • Khy

        Exactly. A wee bit too early to be breaking out the champagne just yet. The dust won’t be settling for quite a while. We need to see exactly who will be getting the rights and what exactly are their intentions before we start celebrating because we could very well be jumping out of the frying pan into the fire.

        • Halloween_Vic

          You’re right but right now I’m trying to look at this as a good thing for the franchise and films to come. Yea it’s too early to see what exactly will happen and who would pick up the rights but I’m just happy Dimensions will be out the picture they are fucking beyonnddd disappointing and that’s me being nice

    • Adam Clifton

      I don’t want Platinum Dupes ANYWHERE near Halloween. They fucked Freddy and Jason over, you want them to do the same with Michael?

      • Halloween_Vic

        I said any of those, their not my first choice but I would prefer them over Dimension anyday. I honestly would like Michael at LionsGate or New Line, maybe even Twisted Pictures but haven’t seen them really put anything out recently.

  • Christian

    Seriously. We’ve been force-fed garbage like remakes and reboots with Poltergeist, Sinister 2, Paranormal Activity and more insufferable mediocre crap from Eli Roth and now Halloween is just out there in the Ether. One of, if not arguably, the one that started it all. Judith Myers would be spinning in her grave if she saw the state of this franchise.

    • Halloween_Vic

      That’s why the franchise needs a new home so they can bring him back and show people why he is the one who originated it all in the first place.

  • Nathan Bradley

    As long as it doesn’t end up at Platinum Dunes this could be good. But I can remember saying the things could get better after Mustapha Akkad died and look how that went.

  • wehoaks

    Please no vs bullshit. Halloween is better than that.

    • J Jett

      wehoaks, i agree w/ you 1000000000000000000%.

    • Adam Clifton

      In all serious though, who could Michael Myers vs anyway? Freddy is in the dream world (also Robert Englund won’t return to play him). Jason is too savage and would conflict with the Carpenter version of Michael. Leatherface again too savage. That leaves Chucky and the Leprechaun… yeah, best to keep Michael in his own world. I don’t see him fighting Pinhead either

      • Hanzo Hasashi

        Don’t agree. They could easily mix the subtle carpenter version of Michael with the more savage Michael from the later movies.

        • Halloween_Vic

          Exactly!!

  • EricBasile

    Why do all those series need to be “under one roof?”

  • Tim Ryan

    There hasn’t been a decent sequel to Carpenter’s Halloween since Halloween 2! Nothing can bring the franchise to the low point of Busta Rhyme fighting Michael Myers! Zombie’s Halloween remakes/reboots were ambitious but missed the mark. Style, music soundtrack and suspense made Michael Myers scary.

    • Deviancy

      The fourth film doesn’t get the love it deserves. The only flaw in the film is they decided to make Michael more of a bruiser and less of a stalker, but Harris and Pleasance were golden together.

      I enjoyed all of the Halloween films up until H20, H20 felt like Michael Mysers Vs. Dawsons Creek, Resurrection was a turd, and Zombie’s re-makes were just one of his many attempts to force his wife’s horrible acting on the masses, and she is an awful actress, I’d have preferred Kim Kardashian as Michael’s mother.. and that’s saying a whole hell of a lot.

  • Queen B

    I could definitely see New Line getting this back. Especially if Akkad is involved.

    • Adam Clifton

      New Line never had Halloween

      • Queen B

        Sorry I didn’t mean to add back. I was thinking of NOES at the time, my bad lol.

  • Graham

    Hard to say if this is good or bad news. I was pretty indifferent towards what TWC had planned, so perhaps whoever obtains the rights will pull something better out of this franchise, which in my opinion is just begging to get back to basics. No more remakes, no more hillbillies, no more web series, and yes, no “vs.” stuff…just a basic slasher. Just make it a really, really good one.

  • ThunderDragoon

    I don’t even know how to react to this. I was so excited at the announcement of a new movie, then we got news that it was delayed, and now this. I have no idea what they’re all thinking. As long as it’s Carpenter’s Michael that’s in the new movie like they were planning, I’m good.

    • Khy

      It’s been a very long road that’s for sure. A very bumpy up and down road. Now we’re going back to the drawing board because we have to see what studio will buy the property and what exactly will they do with it once they have it. So a lot more waiting we shall do.

      I just want it to be a company that not only gives a shit but actually intends on using the property and not just knocking out a lame reboot for extra cash every 5-10 years.

      • ThunderDragoon

        Amen to that.

  • Rory Harvey

    People, stop falling for these cash cows. There is absolutely no need for Halloween to cross over with any series whatsoever.
    Leave Michael to his own self contained universe.
    I am curious to know how people are going to enjoy Carpeneter’s Michael in this day in age. I don’t think they liked the reality TV show idea (or maybe that was just the Busta Rhymes shit) so how could they incorporate Michael into modern day?

    • Khy

      I think that’s the problem with most of the mind behind these horror franchises, especially Halloween and Friday- they keep trying to incorporate these icons into modern day by trying out all these annoying gimmicks and attempting to make them more “hip” when the answer is to stop trying.

      Simply make a good old fashioned scary film that goes back to the original formula and basics- that never gets old, not when its done right. Give me relatable characters, terrifying atmosphere, and the man behind the mask and we’re good to go. That’s how you incorporate Michael into Modern day.

      Leave the gimmicks out of it.

      • Rory Harvey

        That’s the problem though. These days you can’t just ignore technoloy UNLESS you set the movie in a time before cell phones became popular.

        It isn’t gimmicky to incorporate what is happening in the world into a movie (as long as that’s not what the movie was about) but it can’t just be ignored. All characters can’t conveniently run out of battery in their cell phones and such, for example.

        I agree that what the story needs is basics but if you’re going to bring Michael into now then these things can’t be ignored. It’s one of the reasons that Season Eight onwards of Buffy the Vampire Slayer has the supernatural world outed. Technology exists to see these things and capture these things.

        TLDR. Unless you keep Michael in the 70s and 80s, you cannot ignore the things we have in the world today.

        Also, Snapchat, found footage and Michael vs. ?? are AWFUL ideas.

        • MYJ Krueger

          The worst thing to do is thrust a shitty device in your face as much as the movie can. An item that will become dated within a year of the films release. I think they can do a modern day slasher but only write the technology in if its quick and makes sense.

          • Khy

            Exactly. Thanks MYJ Krueger.

            Roy Harvey, I have no idea where you got me stating I’m against technology being used in these films. The next Halloween film (if its set in present day) SHOULD show the use of cellphones, laptops, Pads and other things we all use on a daily basis- but the point I was making is the focus should be on making a good old fashioned scary movie as it always should be- that has nothing to do with Technology.

            A psycho killer stalking you is just as terrifying in 2015 as it was 30 years ago. That’s my point, when most of the minds behind these films start to ask the question “How do we put Michael into modern day?” they begin to come up with absurd gimmicks (Found footage, reality show, Snapchat, Instagram ect) that’s what I’m talking about. Not characters in the film using every day technology that we ourselves use.

            So I’m not saying(nor did I ever) ignore every thing we have in the world today- just focus on making a naturally terrifying movie. Once again, that had nothing to do with my original post lol.

          • Rory Harvey

            I wasn’t arguing with you or trying to disagree with you at all. I agree with you but my question was just that nowadays it’s so much easier to call for help or have people witness this stuff.

            Then I just thought to myself that calling for help against Michael Myers doesn’t really do that much good anyways.

            I wasn’t saying that they need to do another Resurrection with the reality TV show gimmick, just wondering if what we have noawadays can affect Michael’s killing somehow.

          • Khy

            Ahh OK, I get ya! 😉

          • Hanzo Hasashi

            Halloween absolutely has the power to remain in its own universe and be successful by itself. However, looking at the bigger picture, a shared universe would do good for Horror. It would put lots of excitement into it for new fans and old fans alike. I feel like Michael Myers and Halloween are strong enough to share a universe with the other slashers and STILL create solo movies that are in the same vein as the original 4.

            What that would take is way better than average writers, and extremely talented Directors.

  • Stoibs

    Getting horror away form TWC is always a good sign. They can’t seem to make a decision and stand behind their product. How many movies have we seen get muddled releases because of this company? TWC uses horror to line their pockets to spend on their oscar bait films later on. There is no passion for Halloween or any of the other properties they control. Hopefully Hellraiser is next.

    • Hanzo Hasashi

      Absolutely. No way were they gonna create a Halloween film with the enthusiasm it would deserve. Miramax made a good call leaving Dimension. The sad thing is they’re 3 failed Halloweens to late.

  • Frank Lloyd Jr.

    I’m getting to the point where I don’t care if they ever make another Michael, Jason, Freddy etc. movie. Whatever they do will just be a rehash of what came before. Not saying I won’t watch them when/if they’re released, I just don’t have the enthusiasm or anticipation for them I once had.

    • Khy

      Travel back to 2009 and I was hungry for more of these guys. I mean the reboots, while not that great, still stirred up excitement in me at the thought that we could be getting more sequels over the next decade- then they all just basically hit a snag and all three have been dead for six years now. I’m really starting to get over having excitement about future films because they don’t seem to be able to get anything off the ground and at this point I’ve pretty much lost interest. I am curious to see who actually gets Halloween though, but I’m not waiting with immense anticipation like I was back then. I might get excited once these movies actually start casting or filming- until then I’m alright.

      • Frank Lloyd Jr.

        On the bright side, if they never make another Halloween movie, the Halloween: The Complete Collection BluRay set I paid too much for will remain “complete”.

        • Khy

          Haha yes! And ending at 10 movies isn’t so bad.

  • marklola12 .

    who cares. dimensions made the franchise worse.

    Also im sick of michael and jason they are boring characters where the films have gone as far as they can with them. all the deaths are the same

    now we need a proper nightmare movie there are endless stories you can have with that franchise specially dream sequences and deaths…this is where the remake failed

    • Jack le Critic

      Agreed, we need new monsters. Michael, Freddy, Jason – they’re as scary as Dracula, Frankenstein and The Mummy these days. The funny thing is Universal are rebooting those very characters, but have missed the point completely – they’re not scary any more. Invest in new talent and new stories say I!

      • Khy

        That’s the thing, it’s not as simple as studios going “Oh hey, let’s create new monsters!”- it takes the public to actually make these new monsters “icons”. There’s been a plethora of new monsters/potential horror icons featured in films over the past decade- that’s not the issue. Issue is they don’t have the public interest or staying power.

    • Hanzo Hasashi

      Khy is right. Victor Crowley was that experiment. And what do you know? He’s compared to Jason all the time. It’s the fans that took Michael Myers, Jason, and Freddy and made them pop culture icons. And now they’re so huge you can’t create new villains without them being in the other 3’s shadows.

      Hollywood isn’t creative enough to create another Michael Myers, Jason, and definitely not a Freddy.

      • Jigsaw is probably the closest anyone’s come to creating an original horror icon that isn’t a copy of Michael, Jason, or Freddy.

  • Geno1987

    Just don’t give it to Platinum Dunes.

    • MYJ Krueger

      Was just about to type this. I don’t really dislike their movies but they didn’t do anything with Freddy. They remade enough of slashers imo.

  • Skull-And-Crossbones

    i vote for blumhouse

    • scott

      I did the same, and apparently we got what we wanted!

  • lonestarr357

    In other news, Dimension Films is still a thing?

    • Adam Clifton

      Have they done movies recently? I mean since Scream 4?

  • The Gill-Man

    How is Miramax shopping for a new distributor? Miramax is a defunct Disney branch, and the Weinstein’s took the Halloween rights with them when they left that company. Could be that the deal with Bob & Harvey is over, and the rights are going back to Akkad, but I doubt Disney is still in the mix with this series

  • Khy

    And I can’t believe people are actually hoping Warner Bros/New Line gets this all because they’re hoping for some silly shared universe.. All that will happen if WB gets Halloween is that it’ll collect dust.

    • wehoaks

      Sometimes fan boys are the worst thing for a franchise. They just don’t know it.

    • Hanzo Hasashi

      I honestly couldn’t care less if they made another Final Destination movie. And it’s said they’re pulling Freddy out from under their bed soon. Basically I’m trying to say I don’t necessarily think Halloween would be thrown under the bed if it ended up at New Line. New line also isn’t the only one stalling its slasher franchise, Paramount, and Dimension are both guilty of the same.

  • I Am Colossus

    The coolest thing about the Halloween franchise is that its gimmick isnt as fantastical as the other franchises. Why the fuck would i want to see a Michael vs anybody movie? That would be as dumb as him kung fu fighting Busta Rhymes. Hope for the best but prepare for rhe worst i guess, the last real horror villain who isnt cheesy might be fucked!

    • Hanzo Hasashi

      While I agree that Halloween doesn’t necessarily need to crossover with any other slasher franchises, It’d still do a lotta good. A shared universe could be the best thing to happen to Horror since the original Halloween came out.

      • Halloween_Vic

        I like you!

    • Adam Clifton

      That’s true. Maybe Michael doesn’t have to fight Jason. Maybe he comes across a Jason survivor who carries memories of Jason around with them and when he/she goes up against Michael, they obviously become the final character in that sequel?

  • Blade

    Yeah I am not sure who should pick it up. I think WB/New Line could be good but I would be worried they will pull a JGTH…aka pump out a half assed shit movie as soon as they get the rights solely made lead into a crossover movie. I wouldn’t care if they eventually wanted to do that, but at least show Mikey some solo love first lol

    • Khy

      I don’t even think WB/New Line would even do a cross over. I think they’d get the rights, probably pump out a generic remake, and then that’s it- put the franchise on a shelf along side Nightmare and Final Destination until they need a little extra cash ten years from then via another generic reboot.

      I could be wrong but I really don’t see WB doing anything with it. I mean if they were doing big things with Nightmare, I may would root for them getting Halloween- but there’s been nothing and it’ll be the same for Halloween. Crickets.

      • Blade

        They sure don’t mind putting their characters into MK games XD (Which I am not totally against btw lol) but yeah, idk what they would do. I just want it to go to a company that actually wants to do something with it, not pump out a quick movie to see how much it will make, the let it collect dust for years.

        • Halloween_Vic

          I agree and hopefully they see how excited the fans are for this because we see this as an opportunity to bring back Halloween with a bang!!!! And we need Michael in MK now that they brought leatherface the only one missing is the king himself 🙂

      • Hanzo Hasashi

        I’d much rather Mike go over to Paramount, or maybe even Universal. I do know New Line is about to do something with Freddy though, probably another reboot.

    • Halloween_Vic

      They better never make a Halloween film in the vein of JGTH lol. Blade I’m just soooooo happy dimension is out the picture man, this could be the time to fucking make people see why Michael Myers is such an Icon and deliver a bad ass scary suspenseful film. And honestly if they make a crossover Michael Vs Jason I think my life would be officially complete lol.

      • Blade

        Oh yeah I agree man. I am pumped. Lets just hope whichever studio ends up with the rights really wants to do something with it. I would have for somebody to buy the rights and just sit on it forever :/

        • Halloween_Vic

          I’d be pissed if they did that, hopefully they take this serious and wanna revamp the franchise and bring it back in the best way possible.

      • Adam Clifton

        For that to happen, the Halloween series would have to go to Paramount to join up with the Friday the 13th series

      • Hanzo Hasashi

        Yeah, Halloween has to go over to Paramount to do the whole Michael Myers vs Jason deal. But he’d still be close enough at New Line, since New Line and Paramount are buddy’s.

        • Halloween_Vic

          Fingers crossed that either one of those pick up the rights.

  • Mr. Screamer

    Yasss now only if they lose the rights to the Scream movie franchise so someone who actually sees its potential for another sequel takes it. That would be a good thing, right? idk.

    • Khy

      I may be wrong but I don’t think they could really lose the Scream rights. I think Scream is their own little baby- unlike Halloween, Scream was never owned by a prior film company so there most likely aren’t any stipulations they must uphold to keep the rights. I think what happened with Dimension and Halloween is they probably went too long without releasing another entry as perhaps stated in the initial contract and thus their rights expired(think about it, Dimension have never gone *more* than six years without a Halloween film until now- and they lose the rights). It’s fairly common that if a studio goes a certain length of time without using a property that property ownership would expire or revert,

      All pure speculation on my part though. Others may have more accurate insight into what happened.

      But any horror franchise leaving Dimension is music to my ears. They’re a mess.

      • Weresmurf

        And saying they’re a mess is a pretty big compliment and still being reserved to be honest…

      • wehoaks

        Yup they birthed scream. They ain’t never losing it.

      • Mr. Screamer

        Thanks for the info! And I agree lol.

      • Hanzo Hasashi

        Perhaps there’s hope for Pinhead to break free of Dimensions chains… (Pun intended)

        • Gadriel

          Don’t you mean Pin intended….

          • THGrimm

            You, sir, you . . . hahah.

        • Adam Clifton

          Never. Pinhead loves staying at Dimension Films. So much suffering…

  • “Allegedly, Miramax is shopping the franchise and seeking a new distributor.”

    NOT PLATINUM DUNES!!! OMG PLEASE NOT PLATINUM DUNES!!!!

    • Adam Clifton

      I can see it now. A glossy MTV-style reboot with all young model types fighting off a Michael Myers that has everything about him explained properly… because that’s what we need to know. Maybe Haddonfield has underground tunnels that Michael uses to get around in? Maybe that’s why he appears and disappears all the time? my god…

      • Hanzo Hasashi

        I agree, Platinum Dunes shouldn’t get the franchise rights. But I did love the F13th reboot. The Jason in that movie is comparable to Kane Hodders.

      • Gadriel

        And perhaps Tony Stark can have a cameo, as Iron Man really is being pushed these days…..

      • Pretty much. I don’t even hate all of their movies, I just don’t want everything to look the same. Platinum Dunes movies all have the same sort of polish to them, and while it sometimes works there should be variety.

  • Brey Compton Arriaga

    I really hope Miramax is getting the rights, Dimension was the perfect studio for this franchise :/, if Miramax won’t get the rights, then I’m expecting for Universal or Lionsgate to do it, they’re good at horror too, and remember Universal did a good job with Halloween II and Halloween III: Season of the Witch 😀 <3

    • Hanzo Hasashi

      Universal would be a good fit.. Good point, would be pretty nostalgic to see the Universal logo come on before the movie started.

      • Brey Compton Arriaga

        Exactly!! That’s what I was thinking 😀

  • Walker Leonard

    Does this mean that Halloween Returns is dead? H3 has been dead for a long time, but this was just confirmed(?) this year. Not sure why you mentioned one but not the other.

    • Hanzo Hasashi

      Yep, Halloween Returns is finished.
      But Mike might just be getting started.

  • Weresmurf

    So…….there’s a chance that a GOOD Halloween movie might be made????????

    • Mr. Screamer

      But in my opinion the original, H20 and *sigh* even the remake are good.

      • Weresmurf

        H20 wasn’t a bad sequel, Zombies first was an interesting ‘alternate’ take on the source material but not a shade on the original. But then you’re looking at what… 4 – 6 really shit ones… maybe 1 or 2 average ones in there (parts 3 and 4)…

        So yeah maybe a new studio, new writers, new possibilities?

        • Mr. Screamer

          Yeah I agree.

  • real talk

    New line will screw it up even worse lol… They ruined Jason and gave it back.. Ruined Freddy and killed him off…I rather loinsgate get Myers or hell at this point disney

    • haddonfield04

      I agree 100%. Lionsgate or even Platinum Dunes would do far better than New Line. Everyone keeps saying New Line. But they do the same thing Dimension does. They follow timelines. Why does everything have to have a timeline. Start over! Are we going to continue putting Michael Myers in 1978? Michael Bay’s production company almost purchased the rights from Dimension back in 2009. That would’ve been fine by me! At least Bay knows what he’s doing. If you ask me, fire Akkad…!!!

      • real talk

        Exactly.. Of RZ hadn’t pit his wife in it and made it some white trash let’s say fuck every sentence type movie it wouldn’t have been too bad…start over use same ideas with a modern timeline..and no CGI..

  • Halloween_Vic

    LOL and everyone is entitled to their opinions, I didn’t know you have to be a FAN BOY to want a VS movie to see your favorite horror icons hash it out. It might never happen but clearly this news started up some conceptions of a crossover and YES I agree Michael is better then that but to see him and Jason go head to head is like a childhood fantasy of mine. But enough with that guys I’m just happy Dimension is somewhat out the picture, hoping we get news soon as to who will pick up the distribution rights you’d figure once this was announced studios would be lining up fingers crossed for LionsGate, New Line, or Blumhouse hell even Sony.

    • Francesco Falciani

      NEW LINE MUST buy the rights. i just hope miramax daen’t ask too much for the rights…. i’m only scared that it will take too long before to see michael again

      • Hanzo Hasashi

        Why MUST New Line buy the rights? Is this something you know will happen, or just a strong opinion?

        And yes I agree, New Line or paramount should get the rights.

        • Francesco Falciani

          just a strong opinion…:-(…

          maybe i’m more about New Line…i’m a friday 13th fans since the very beginning and i fucking hate Paramount…they sold the rights to NL in 1990..and f13th was huge at that time…they didn’t give a shit about the franchise and fans…same it now

          • Halloween_Vic

            New Line would honestly be the best home for Michael.

    • Hanzo Hasashi

      Exactly. Yes, the Halloween movies were always a lot more serious and not as cheesy as Freddy and Jasons movies in the 80’s. But just to see them all come together is something I’ve wanted for as long as I can remember.

      • Halloween_Vic

        Me too man, since I can remember always watching both franchises I’ve always wanted to see Michael and Jason go head to head as a VS film. As the horror Icons they are this battle would make the most sense. It’s possible to share the same universe like Alien Vs Predator did or how FVJ did. Remember in Halloween Resurrection after Michael kills laurie and he gives his knife to the crazy guy in the clown mask who has a picture of Leatherface on his wall and how he’s obsessed with all the serial killers and knows so much about them? Bamm they all exist in the same universe, all it takes is just to find a way to mash them together and it can be done the right way.

    • MYJ Krueger

      I actually like FVJ a lot. I do think they should (speaking as a fan, i am not a professional writer or anything) make a few slasher movies that are good then after each icon is built up then maybe somehow do a VS. A smart one, maybe a little more serious then FVJ was for sure.

      • Halloween_Vic

        EXACTLY!!! I feel the same, now that the Halloween rights are being distributed let Michael find at home at a new company *fingers crossed for New Line* make at least maybe 2 brand new films for both F13th and Halloween, build the hype back for both icons and then do a crossover between the both of them. And I agree make it more serious then FVJ and a bit more darker, have it make sense and BAMMM!!!

    • Frank Lloyd Jr.

      After the success of Freddy Vs Jason, I’m surprised Dimension didn’t crossover Michael and Pinhead. A Halloween/Crow mashup could have been a possibility also. A victim of Michael’s comes back to life as The Crow the following Halloween to protect Michael’s new targets…

      • Halloween_Vic

        I remember after FVJ Dimensions did announce a possible Halloween/Hellraiser mash up entitled ”Helloween” but fans quickly were petitioning against it, including myself because I wanted Michael Vs Jason lol but yea at one point they had an idea of a Pinhead and Michael Mashup.

    • wehoaks

      “Childhood fantasy.”

      Enough said.

      • Halloween_Vic

        And your point? I’m a fan and yes childhood fantasy what are u a fucking critic or are u not a fan as well? Wtf would u consider yourself? Lol Matter fact don’t even answer that I don’t know why u still comment on my posts like your real aggy.

        • wehoaks

          You’re always so angry.

          • Hanzo Hasashi

            I’m sorry man, but that’s also something I’ve been wanting to see for years.

          • wehoaks

            I get people wanting to see it. I just think it is a very bad idea and will hurt both franchises in the end. Again, fanboys don’t always make the best decisions or have the best taste. And, yes, I’m a Halloween fanboy.

          • Halloween_Vic

            But like how would you know it wouldn’t be good for the franchise honestly? A lot of horror fans want to see them go at it, and honestly that movie would make big bucks. It’s the perfect VS film if they come up with a concept that both makes sense and works out. I don’t think it would be a bad thing I mean it can either be good or be shitty. I just can’t see Michael and Jason going at it being a bad thing. And sometimes Fanboys actually have better ideas then the actual movie studios because they are passionate about both franchises.

          • wehoaks

            We don’t need more schlock and camp. BOTH franchises need an invigoration of freshness and suspense. Not another shitty VS film to distract from the awfulness both series are wading in.

          • Halloween_Vic

            🙂

          • Halloween_Vic

            why r u so obsessed with me?

    • scott

      Blumhouse won!!!

      • Halloween_Vic

        FUCKING YESSS!!!! Perfect home for Halloween man I’m STOKED!!!!! How do u feel????

  • Adam Clifton

    I don’t know where Halloween can end up. Paramount? They have trouble coming up with a script for a Friday the 13th movie, how are they going to manage a Halloween script? New Line Cinema? Lionsgate are too close to Platinum Dupes…

  • wehoaks

    It is a relief to know that some of you will never ever run a studio or own a franchise.

    • Mr. Screamer

      lmao

    • Hanzo Hasashi

      Never say never. Lol

    • Halloween_Vic

      Good to know you won’t.

  • Adam Clifton

    What would a Michael Vs Chucky film be like? Especially if it was played deadly straight without any black humor?

  • Halloween_Vic

    Were are all my fan boys at who are down for a Jason Vs Michael crossover if it happened?

    • wehoaks

      Get over me.

      • Halloween_Vic

        But I love u can’t u tell?? -_-

        • wehoaks

          Zzzzzzzzz

    • Adam Clifton

      It makes no sense, that’s why. Jason only attacks on Friday the 13th, or close to it. Michael only attacks on Halloween (Oct 31). Jason’s in New Jersey and Michael’s in Illinois

      • Sarke

        Maybe Jason attacks on Friday the 13th and 2 weeks later Michael attacks on Halloween.

        • Adam Clifton

          ok but how can they attack each other on dates when they don’t come out of hiding?

      • Halloween_Vic

        Well in H20 Michael was able to drive to California, maybe Michael is going after a specific victim who he follows to jersey and Halloween ends up being on Friday the 31st.And maybe that victim has some type of connection to Jason I don’t know but the point I’m making is we all know Michael can drive so anything can be possible.

        • Adam Clifton

          Friday the 31st? It won’t make sense and they’d have to ignore the dates just to get these two together on the one screen. That’s a big logic gap there already. I had an idea for a crossover though. A long time ago though. It was of Dr. Loomis getting young Jamie Lloyd away from Haddonfield after Michael’s attack in Halloween 4 and taking her away to an out-patient clinic near Crystal Lake. Unfortunately, Dr. Loomis had no idea that another masked maniac was waiting…

          • Halloween_Vic

            That actually isn’t bad I mean the concept can make sense… Maybe now since both franchises would have to have at least a few new movies under their belts maybe somehow the character connections like the Idea u had can fall into place for a VS movie, and Michael followed them their. But that wasn’t bad honestly.

          • Adam Clifton

            It’s just a matter of getting both of the main characters together in a believable way. And not do a Swift/Shannon dialogue with the human characters. Oh and get a director that knows what he’s doing. Not someone who’s never seen any of the movies like Ronny Yu

          • Halloween_Vic

            I agree, if you had to pick a director who would you go for?

          • Adam Clifton

            That’s such an easy and simple question lol – there’s only one director. One in the history of horror-filmmaking that has directed both Friday the 13th AND Halloween… Steve Miner. Steve Miner knows both characters and he’d be the best choice

          • Halloween_Vic

            Ehhh yea I mean I love what he did with F13th part 2 because it’s actually my favorite classic F13th film. Still kinda irritated with what he did to Michael’s mask in H20 though.

          • Adam Clifton

            Yeah the trailer still looks bad but they fixed it in the final film though

          • Adam Clifton

            Also, I just saw a special feature on Friday the 13th Part 2 where they were interviewing some Jason actors, one of them was Kane Hodder. He said he’s always wanted to see a Michael Vs Jason movie but that the rights were owned by different companies. That was 2008. Who’s to say what could happen

          • Gonzo

            Friday the 13TH part 3 and 4 don’t take place on Friday the 13th lol

          • Adam Clifton

            no it’s a day or two after it. Still closer than October 31

  • florence

    I’d love Platinum Dunes to land the rights. They did a great job with TCSM remake.

    • Adam Clifton

      that was one movie. And even that was glossy music-video style

  • John Connor

    I’m relieved because Halloween Returns sounded fucking awful, especially with it probably being the 9th of the original series and ignoring continuity (timewise).

    I wouldn’t mind a 9th film where Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) survived her fall and is lured into a crazy game by someone behind Thorn and Silver Shamrock through a construct that resembles her daughter come back from the dead, Jamie Lloyd (Danielle Harris). Halloween III: Season Of The Witch was the best of the original Halloween series and I would love it to go back to that (in the spirit of Curse Of Michael Myers as well) to really tie up the whole series. (As for those that think Season Of The Witch can’t be in the same universe as the rest of the films, the Halloween we see on television can be a dramatization of the real-life events that happened).

  • Francesco Falciani

    we should know something very soon..

  • RipperKlown

    Who are the sources that gave BD this scoop? Are they reliable? Are they close to the project? All of this seems a little sketchy and yet hardly anyone is questioning it’s authenticity due to their extreme opinions on the matter if it turns out to be true.

  • Francesco Falciani

    i just hope to hear something big and new so soon!

  • wehoaks

    No one else is reporting this and Brad used ZERO sources…. Could this be bad reporting yet again?

  • wehoaks

    “We need fresh films!”

    2 seconds later “They should do a VS movie!’

    Stop. Just stop.