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John Carpenter Returns to ‘Halloween’!

After news that The Weinstein Company had lost the rights, Trancas International Films has found a new home for Michael Myers to invade.

The next installment of Halloween will be a production between Blumhouse, Miramax, and Trancas International Films, with Blumhouse’s Jason Blum and Trancas’ Malek Akkad acting as producers.

The eyebrow raising news, however, is that franchise creator John Carpenter is set to executive produce the next sequel to his 1979 indie that launched the career of Jamie Lee Curtis, and introduced the world to the slasher icon known simply to horror fans as “The Shape.”

“38 years after the original Halloween. I’m going to help to try to make the 10th sequel the scariest of them all,” Carpenter stated.

Although unconfirmed, there are negotiations for Carpenter compose the film, which means we’ll hear his signature sounds gracing the screen while Michael goes on his new rampage!

Akkad, who has been a producer on the franchise since Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, added, “Trancas International is thrilled to be teaming up with Miramax on Halloween, one of the most enduring horror franchises in film. We are also very excited to be working with Jason Blum and the whole team at Blumhouse. Together, along with the return of legendary filmmaker John Carpenter, we are eager to make a film that will be a milestone in the franchise’s legacy and that will excite the fans, young and old.”

The filmmakers are targeting a Halloween 2017 release, although no writer or director has been announced as of this writing.

Alright, chime in below and tell us your thoughts on this MAJOR announcement!


286 Comments
  • Michael Voorhees

    Finally,i’m going to see Michael as The Shape again,this one could even beat the original

  • Frank Lloyd Jr

    Not going to get my hopes up yet. It hasn’t been that long since “Halloween Returns” was announced and then dropped.

  • Eduardo Rosa

    Is this real life? Is this just fantasy?

    • Rohan Sorensen

      Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality….

      • Vader the White

        Open your eyes…look up to the sky and see…

        • I’m a Barbie girl! In my Barbie world! Life in plastic… it’s fantastic!

  • CapedBaldy

    yus. John Carpenter is waifu.

  • So it’s going to be PG-13?

    • Hassan Syed

      Definitely not.

    • BloodyDisgusted

      Blumhouse would probably prefer it to be.

  • Wang Chi

    SPEECHLESS

  • cduns

    This is huge news. There is no way Carpenter would attach himself to a Halloween film decades after the fact and not make sure it’s a quality film. I’m hoping for the dread and suspense found in the original. If Carpenter wasn’t involved, i honestly wouldn’t hold my breath based on the quick rise and fall of Halloween Returns. However, this gives me true hope. Here’s to the revival of the definitive slasher movie.

    • Marla

      Hahaha listen to yourself. You’re totally convinced aren’t you? That’s exactly what the studio wants. They want your money and you’re going to give it to them just because Carpenters name is on the credits. Before you get more excited look back at the 2005 remake of the Fog, which also had his name on it – and remember what a piece of crap it turned out to be!!!

      • cduns

        What’s it like being such a jaded and cynical person? Must suck. The studio was gonna get my ten bucks regardless if Carpenter’s name was attached to a new Halloween project or not. I’m not sure why you’re so vehemently against someone looking forward to the prospect of Carpenter having a positive influence on this film…

        • Halloween_Vic

          Right?? I feel that because he is attached it feels like he may want a shot at the franchise again. For years he always stated how he did not like the sequels, so for him to agree on this whether because of a fat paycheck or because he genuinely wants to gives me hope that he really wants to make HALLOWEEN scary again. And I am beyonddddd excited!!!!

      • KennyThaKilla

        A studio wants money? EPIC REVELATION!

        Carpenter did no press for The Fog. It was purely a money-making endeavor for him. Clearly, this new installment of Halloween is not in the same category.

        Studios make movies to make money, and no one works for free.

        In other news, water is wet.

        • David Downs

          water is actually not wet, wet is just how we perceive it.

          • KennyThaKilla

            Okay, Morpheus.

  • jasonlives1986

    Carpenter must be going through some life reflection cause he maintained he’d never come back (although as director) unless he got to kill Myers off for good.

    I bet if he wasn’t legally blind he’d be directing this.

    So this movie has left dimension but is staying with Miramax?

    Some of this is exciting while most of it is confusing.

  • A-TOWN CALI DUDE

    I am in shock!!! I thought i would Never, ever see John Carpenter return to Michael Myers!!! This is Truly a dream come true! The Maestro has returned!!!

    • Marla

      You mean his name has returned to the screen. Seriously, you’re going to be so disappointed if you believe this hype. They want you’re money and the hype is quite clearly working. Don’t give it to them!!!

      • A-TOWN CALI DUDE

        Lets not throw any doubt on this, sure its for profit as thatvas how this business is run, but that doesnt lessen the dynamic of this collaboration

      • KennyThaKilla

        So is this your life’s ambition? To run up and down a message board and tell everyone how disappointed they’re going to be that John Carpenter has returned to Halloween? Because that’s pretty much all you’ve done here. Yeah, we get it, you’re not so optimistic. But that’s no reason to spam the entire board with your Debbie-Downer bullshit.

  • jasonlives1986

    Secondly. I read the word reboot in there.

    Are we getting a sequel to the original franchise, another remake, a sequel that acts like part 1 already exist.

    Confusing.

    • A-TOWN CALI DUDE

      Who cares, John is back!!! And he said 10th sequel…so there

      • jasonlives1986

        He won’t act as anything more than a credit on screen.

        • A-TOWN CALI DUDE

          Not true. As executive producer, you have the Brass Say-so of what goes on, YOU are the captain. John is steering this ship, and Halloween, Honestly, is what really made him,who,he is so i dont see him doing a halfassed job. This is HIS creation, his baby and hes gonna nuture it as so, so i have full confidence that this will be a great piece of work to outshine all the other Halloweens.

          • jasonlives1986

            We shall see

          • Joey Odendahl

            On television the Executive Producer is captain. Film is a director’s ship. Unless he’s gonna pull a “George Lucas.” Who knows? Just remember: John Carpenter was a producer on the 2005 “The Fog” as well… so… yeah. HAVING SAID THAT, he does sound more enthusiastic about this movie than he did that one.

          • A-TOWN CALI DUDE

            True. Im happy that we are getting OLD SCHOOL Michael Myers, character and story, by his creator, thats my point…

          • Marla

            You’re going to be disappointed.

          • Marla

            No, sorry that’s rubbish. Even the director is not ‘the directors ship’. It’s down to producers in this day and age. You’re quoting things you’ve heard from the old studio system, and it’s nothing like that now. All films made in the studio system are ‘made by committee’. IE: decisions are made by two dozen producers who have all put their money in, and want some say in how the film turns out. It would be simpler if it was one producer and one director working together, but it hasn’t been like that for decades!!

          • Marla

            Total crap!! Have you ever worked on a film set before? I have, and I know that the majority of the time executive producers have no say at all. They are there for namesake only. You’re getting producer mixed up with executive producer, and the two have nothing in common. Go and ask someone in the studio system if you don’t believe me.

          • A-TOWN CALI DUDE

            FYI yeah, i have. But i aint out here to throw negativity on something that could be wonderful. John will be influential no matter what capacity he’s in.

        • cduns

          Why would he return to this film X years later just to get a name credit? It’s not like he needs the name recognition with the Halloween franchise.

          • jasonlives1986

            I just don’t know how much he’s gonna offer, I read a more detailed report of what he said on a differnt site and it SEEMS like he’s actually going to participate in the creation of the movie so hopefully it’s good.

          • cduns

            I don’t think he’d make a comment like “going to make it the scariest installment” if he didn’t think he could deliver. This is also a man who has turned down involvement with Halllween sequels in the past, most notably with H2O where even the return of Jamie Lee Curtis didn’t convince him to come back on board. If he has as much influence on the project as is implied thus far, I think we’re in store for a great addition to the franchise.

          • jasonlives1986

            Yes but it could easily just be about the money.

            Also like I said, it could be a self reflection thing, he’s getting up there and perhaps it’s just as simple as that. He could of turned down those movies because he was 20 years younger and just not interested. Craven even went back to his franchise after taking time. So I guess it goes both ways, perhaps he does have something to offer.

            Needless to say it can’t be a BAD thing with him being involved but I’ll wait and see what he brings to the table.

          • Evan3

            I don’t think Exec Producers have much say. Spielberg Exec Produced
            Transformers. Nolan Exec Produced Man of Steel. Sam Raimi has exec
            produced tons of crap. I think Carpenter is getting a (well-earned)
            paycheck in exchange for his name. I don’t think he’ll have much say, if
            any, over the final product. He’s just a shill.

          • Overton Green

            I read the full interview over on dreadcentral and from the article it appears he will have a big hands on part in restarting the franchise including assisting in writing the script, making sure the tone is where it needs to be, and picking the director.

            I don’t think he would be coming back if he didn’t have full creative control, and from the article it appears that is what he is going to have.

          • Evan3

            He surely won’t have full creative control. If he isn’t the director or the screenwriter, then he will lack anything even remotely like that. And he sure as heck isn’t the owner of the property, so he doesn’t have final say on anything either.

          • cduns

            No, you don’t think. Your examples of EPs don’t hold here because Carpenter wrote, directed, composed, etc. the original film that the movie he is now EPing is based on. Same can’t be said for Speilberg and Transformers. Carpenter is a very upfront, no bullshit kind of guy. So again, there’s no reason for him to come out and make these kinds of statements if he’s just collecting a check and not going to have input.

          • Marla

            What’s him originating the idea got to do with anything?

          • cduns

            EPs have varying degrees of influence on the creative aspect of films, ranging from literally none at all to a substantial amount. If you’re an EP on a project that is based off a movie you wrote, directed, and scored you’re more likely to push for/ensure you have some creative say than a situation like Speilberg and Tranformers. You really needed that explained?

          • Evan3

            While I respect what you are saying, I just don’t see any difference. Halloween is still owned (co-owned) by the studios, not by Carpenter. At the end of the day he answers to them.

            And even his claim that this will be one of the scariest ever is somewhat disingenuous. How can he possibly know. None of the actors or creative talent is in place. At best, they probably have a draft script.

            Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure Carpenter is well-intentioned. But is he (or anyone ever) going to come out and say “I’m doing it for a paycheck”? Of course not. Is he going to shit on it regardless of quality? No – he needs it to succeed to make as much money as possible. If it turns out great – great! I think this is a step in the right direction. But until I see cast and director announced, I remain skeptical, especially given the track records of Blumhouse and the Akkads.

          • Marla

            Then you’re in denial. He was happy to come back and direct number 7. The producers wouldn’t pay he his asking fee. They were greedy.

          • Marla

            Because dude, they’re paying him shit loads of MONEY!! Not only that, the series is in decline again. The takings of Halloween 2 were extremely weak and this is a good way to get the film back into the mainstream in a blaze of publicity. See if I’m right when the times comes.

      • Casper Jean Rimbaud

        It’ll be funny when you realize John Carpenter 2017 isn’t the John Carpenter of 1978-1990. Guy hasn’t had the touch in years. I love the man, but lets not kid ourselves. Exec Producer is essentially “You can have my name”. God knows what they’re paying him, as he demanded $10 ,000,000 for H20 and didn’t get it. Nobody on earth want’s me to be proven wrong more than myself, but as Hooper has proven time and time again, you simply can’t catch lightning twice. Dimension should have let Farrands end this franchise the way he saw fit in ’95.

        • Marla

          Spot on!!!!!!!

        • A-TOWN CALI DUDE

          CORRECTION, Dimension shouldve ended it with H20

  • Hassan Syed

    I always thought the original theme was the best. I hope they get John as the composer.

  • REC03

    i don’t always love Blumhouse films but im excited. hope they get a quality director. i would absolutely love if they got the director of It Follows.

  • EvilHead1981

    With Blumhouse it could go the route of Insidious, The Purge: Anarchy, Hush, Oculus, and The Gift, or it could go the route of Ouija, Unfriended, The Gallows, and The Darkness. I TRULY hope they treat this movie like the former route, not the latter.

    • KennyThaKilla

      Do you really think JC would let that happen?

      • Evan3

        I don’t think Exec Producers have much say. Spielberg Exec Produced Transformers. Nolan Exec Produced Man of Steel. Sam Raimi has exec produced tons of crap. I think Carpenter is getting a (well-earned) paycheck in exchange for his name. I don’t think he’ll have much say, if any, over the final product.

        • I agree completely.

        • KennyThaKilla

          I don’t think he would come back to his flagship for just a paycheck. I think he was disgusted by RZ’s version and wants to make things right.

          • Marla

            Of course he’d come back for a paycheck. Haven’t you seen him talk? He’s in movies like this for the money, nothing else.

          • KennyThaKilla

            Yeah, actually, I have. Just recently watched his hour-long chat with the New York Film Academy where he calls Rob Zombie a piece of shit. Nowhere in that discussion did I hear him say he was in the movie making business purely for the money.

          • Evan3

            I don’t disagree – he never seemed to like the Zombie flicks (and for good reason). But again, I just don’t see how this really means anything. At the end of the day, the studio(s) call the shots. Nolan, for example, disagreed with the ending of Man of Steel. But he wasn’t the director, writer, or studio, and we got a mega turd as a result.

            I’m not saying Carpenter intends to muck things up. And to the extent he has power (and still has talent to bear on this project), I’m sure he’ll try his best. But it just ain’t gonna amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.

          • KennyThaKilla

            We won’t know what it amounts to until we see the finished product. If there’s anyone who has pull with the Akkad’s, it’s JC. It’s doubtful they would take his advice and throw it on the floor.

        • Khy

          While that’s true, I think Carpenter will be heavily involved. He wouldn’t have said anything really if he was just a name getting a check. I mean of course he won’t have full control, but I can believe them truly getting his thoughts on just about most things. Rather those thoughts truly impact the final film remains to be seen. He’s an Exec not the director after all.

          • Marla

            No, executive producer is a meaningless title. Most executive producers are only on board for financial reasons, or to make phone calls and liase with the production team.

          • Evan3

            That’s just typically part of the deal. Exec Producer salary is heavily tied to film’s performance. You really think they are going to shit all over a film they need to succeed? Spielberg i always effusive in his praise for Bay and Transformers.

            Frankly, even his comment about how scary this one will be is pretty disingenuous. At most, they only have a draft script. No talent. No acting. No locations. Probably no writing. How the hell does he know how this is going to go down?

            Look, you never know. But even if Carpenter is heavily involved, that doesn’t mean much either. Rightly or wrongly, he hasn’t been relevant or made a good film in about a decade. And Blumhouse

    • Eduardo Rosa

      I tought that Unfriended was really fun, but yeah, I agree with you on the rest

    • I really enjoyed Unfriended, but ugh… Ouija. Biggest heap of shite I’ve watched since One Missed Call.

    • Overton Green

      I thought Unfriended was actually pretty decent, and while The Gallows wasn’t great it wasn’t bad. I have seen far worse films. I haven’t seen The Darkness but Ouija was pure trash..

    • Khy

      I think it’ll go the way of the former. They seem to be taking this seriously and not just some quick teen horror cash in. They know a lot is riding on this movie. This is definitely one of the biggest properties they’ve ever acquired.

  • steadymobb

    Ugh. Blumhouse

    • Rohan Sorensen

      I’d like to be positive about blumhouse, but I can’t really think of a movie of theirs that I’ve truly liked besides Purge 2, and even that was meh.

      • steadymobb

        The first 2 Insidious’ and Oculus are good but far more misses in the blumhouse library

        • James

          Oculus was definitely one of their standouts. Hush as well.

    • Khy

      Better than Platinum Dunes.
      And they also gave us Town That Dreaded Sundown which was great.

  • Rohan Sorensen

    YES! I finally get to see what happened after all those kids faces turned into bugs from the masks!

  • jasonlives1986

    Really wished new line got a hold of this. Dream big

  • Francesco Falciani

    it will be a busy halloween 2017….friday the 13th, insidious 4 and now halloween. wow!

    • jasonlives1986

      Halloween and Friday the 13th won make their dates.

      Cause that’s the last 5 years

      • Francesco Falciani

        right. friday the 13th will be pushed back to October 13th 2017 (his last chance)…and after 2 week halloween. insidious 4 will be out earlier. u can bet on it.

        • jasonlives1986

          I’m not gonna bet on halloween or f13 making their dates.

          I’ll do the opposite actually

          • Francesco Falciani

            why? f13th will be ready for october 2017 for sure or it won’t be done anymore. not sure about halloween in time for halloween 2017…but i’m pretty sure about friday the 13th.

          • Khy

            Well can’t say I blame you.

        • Graham

          Why is October 2017 the last chance for Friday the 13th? Will they lose the rights or something?

          • Francesco Falciani

            it’s the last f13th release date available before the rights go back to new line.

          • Graham

            Ah, ok!

      • Khy

        It is frustrating. But with Halloween most of its delays and pushbacks had to do with DIMENSION and The Weinsteins. They’re completely out of the equation this time and Blumhouse moves fast- so I can definitely see this movie speeding right along to fruition…finally.
        Friday The 13th? Eh…that’s just a whole other ball of jizz.

  • KennyThaKilla

    The night HE came home!

  • El_Fez

    “chime in below and tell us your thoughts on this MAJOR announcement!”

    What I’d love to see? Go back to the Halloween III model – where the series is an Anthology. Make it so that each movie is about something to do with the holiday and not just another “The Shape Kills Horny Teenagers” movie.

    • jasonlives1986

      No

    • Brandon MisterJuicy Alexander

      halloween is much more than what you describe above.
      granted, the sequels have followed this formula, but do you really think john carpenter would make that type of schlock?
      nah… this will be a return to roots, i think.

    • Thank you! Glad someone else agrees about H3, it’d be such a fresh addition to the genre… something along the lines of Trick ‘r’ Treat but less comical.

      I wouldn’t say Halloween is as simple as “The Shape Kills Horny Teenagers” but “the shape” got boring for me after 1 and 2. I’ve never been able to enjoy Myers, I don’t hate him but I just find him such a boring, monotone character. Same with Jason.

      • Overton Green

        Michael Myers is Halloween. Sorry the 3rd film is the most hated because it didn’t feature Michael. People love the franchise because of Myers.

        The last thing I want to see is a continuation of the 3rd film. No one is going to go pay to see that type of film from the Halloween franchise.

        • Lirabelle

          I will take Halloween 3 over The Curse of Michael Myers, H20, Resurrection, and both of the Rob Zombie films. Michael Myers couldn’t save them from being the awful train-wrecks that they are.

          • El_Fez

            While I have mad love for the eighties slasher genre – watching the hell out of even the poor offerings from Jason and Freddy – once you get past Halloween III, this series rapidly becomes unwatchable for me.

          • Overton Green

            Halloween 4 was pretty good. I personally think from a story standpoint it’s superior to Halloween 2. However after Halloween 4 the franchise just nose dives.

            They tried to take the series into a place it was never meant to go. Trying to explain to much backstory, and give motivations which were lame and silly.

            Go back to basics and people will pay to see it.

          • Khy

            I would too (though H20 is far from a train wreck) but that doesn’t mean another anthological film would be a wise choice especially considering what a financial disaster the last was despite its quality.

          • Lirabelle

            H20 wasn’t so much a train-wreck, but I still can’t say I liked anything about it, personally. I do agree that going for the anthology approach would be unwise, not because I think it can’t be done well, but because people have already shown they won’t accept it purely for lacking Michael Myers. That doesn’t mean I don’t have problems with Halloween III, but I think it gets harsher criticism largely due to that aspect.

            But on that note, we are at the point where there’s only one movie lacking him, so it would just feel weird to change direction now. It would be like taking Friday the 13th and replacing Jason Vorhees with a collection of campfire tales. These guys are the faces of their respective franchises now, trying to break away is pretty dangerous.

        • El_Fez

          Yeah, I’d much rather see Busta Rhymes do some Kung Fu Fighting on Michael. That’s SO much better than Season of the Witch.

          • Khy

            And more people paid to see that than Halloween 3, so that should tell you that doing a random story and slapping the title of “Halloween” on it doesn’t work. Again, save that for a new series.

          • Marla

            Less people paid to see Halloween 6 than 3, so that doesn’t make it the most hated in the series at all.

          • Khy

            Did I say it was the most hated in the series? Learn to read you git.

          • Overton Green

            That’s a poor argument. Using the worst movie and saying because of that film they should scrap the concept of the franchise is rather silly.

            Halloween, Halloween 2, and Halloween 4, and H20 were all pretty good. I personally hated the remakes and I feel Halloween 5, 6, and 8 are horrible. However 5 & 6 are no worse then some of the NMOES 5&6, or F13 9 & 10.

          • Marla

            No it isn’t. That sucked, you utter retard.

          • El_Fez

            I know you are, but what am I?

        • Marla

          I don’t Myers sucks, so speak for yourselves. And 3 isn’t the

          most hated. 8 Is by far the most hated. Myers is dead and burnt out. This serious is laughable.

          • Darnell

            If you think Myers sucks why are you commenting on Halloween? He is theven franchise so if you don’t like him you don’t like Halloween.

        • Oh yeah I do completely agree with you, it’s just my personal preference. I know they realistically wouldn’t make a Halloween film without Myers and that people would hate it if they did, I just think that the 3rd is hated for the wrong reasons. In an ideal world people would’ve embraced it rather than hating it because it doesn’t follow the same formula as all the others.

          That’s why I got bored of Halloween, Friday the 13th, Paranormal Activity, Nightmare on Elm Street (minus New Nightmare)… the constant repeat of the same idea.

    • Khy

      It’s a pipe dream. That’s like saying the next Friday The 13th shouldn’t have Jason or the next Nightmare shouldn’t have Freddy, or the next Child’s Play shouldn’t have Chucky. It won’t happen. Michael Myers is the face of the Halloween franchise. I fail to see why people are still clinging so hard to this silliness- if Halloween 3(despite being a good film) was a bomb and a financial disaster back in 1982 for not featuring Michael- what makes you think it’ll be any different seven films and 30+ years later? If you want a Halloween based anthological series then you might want to look to another new series. Trying to highjack THIS franchise into something its not is tacky and would be a disaster.
      Go watch Trick R’ Treat.

      • Marla

        It wasn’t a financial disaster. It took nearly 15 million on a 2.5 million budget. How is that a ‘financial disaster’?

        • Khy

          Such a rousing success that it took 10 years for another entry in the series to see the light of day.

  • ThunderDragoon

    *cries tears of joy*

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    Might as well call it H40 and bring Jamie Lee back.

    • Khy

      LMAO

      • Marla

        H38 O

  • REC03

    i think Mike Flannigan would also be a good choice for director. i liked Oculus and LOVED Hush.

    • James

      Flannigan or the guy who did it follows. Either would be able to capture the look and feel and eeriness if what a Halloween film should be.

    • Wang Chi

      Wow, turns out Flanagan is in talks to direct..

  • Vader the White

    *squeeing starts below human detection, slowly gets higher in pitch, enters audible range, continues to get higher, higher, higher, and now you don’t have eardrums, sorry*

  • Mike Lawrence

    Dying for another Myers movie!! Afraid to get too excited after so many speed bumps the last cpl yrs!!

  • BloodyDisgusted

    Blumhouse, eh…

  • Christian

    Sounds alright, I guess.

  • azoreseuropa

    Why not. I enjoyed the sequels but no sex please. Its unnecessarily, pervert and immature.

    • Jeff Goldblum

      That’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard. Gore and murder is perfectly fine, but absolutely no sex? There’s something seriously wrong with you. Disgusting.

      • James

        Yeah what is up with them??

        • Marla

          The audience likes sex, that’s what’s up.

          • James

            Absolutely. Nothing wrong with sex I’m a horror film!

    • diapers

      Negative. More sex.

    • Marla

      Shut the fuck up. Halloween needs sex and more sex. Repressed 1980s conservative.

  • I’d give anything for a return to the original anthology concept they tried in Halloween 3. Haven’t they bled enough out of Myers?

    • Khy

      You’d be better off simply creating a new franchise from scratch than randomly removing Michael Myers out of his own franchise in the eleventh film. They tried it once, was a financial disaster. If people want a Halloween anthology series then they’ll have to look to another property for that. This franchise and Michael are synonymous now.

      • Overton Green

        exactly. That is what I was trying to tell the other guy. There are plenty of anthology films without trying to turn Halloween into that. The Halloween franchise has been successful because of the love fans have for Michael Myers.

        No one is going to pay money to see a Halloween film that doesn’t feature Michael Myers.

        • Khy

          Exactly. If people think the backlash back in ’82 was bad…just imagine now in the 2010s if they tried that. The backlash on social media would be 20 times worse than anything this series has known before lol. Doesn’t matter if it’s good- people want Michael.
          When I go into a James Bond movie I expect to see James Bond.
          When I go see a Halloween movie I expect to see Michael Myers.

          • Overton Green

            Just look what happen with the Bourne series. Those movies were money making machines. They decide to use the Bourne name but the movie didn’t feature Jason Bourne. It bombed at the box office badly.

            Friday 13th Part 5? BOMB… It bomb so bad they had to bring Jason back as a freaking zombie. People would rather see Jason as a zombie then someone dressed up pretending to be Jason.

            Prometheus? Didn’t do well, because it didn’t have Aliens in the film.

      • Marla

        It wasn’t a financial disaster. It cost 2.5 million to make and made a profit of 14 million. And Halloween II was a financial disaster when compared to the enormous takings of the original Halloween. The sequel didn’t even approach the box office returns of Friday the 13th!!!!!!

        • Khy

          Spin it however you want- guess what? They’re not going down that route ever again. That’s the point.

      • Yeah of course, I’m just fantasising really, I know it’d never happen. One thing I would be interested to see is a remake of 3 though. It’s one of the few films I’d actually like to see remade

  • disqus_uqr3Boh0Wp

    This could be awesome.

  • John Connor

    I think they should bring back Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), Tommy Doyle (whoever), and Jamie Lloyd (Danielle Harris) as a bot, connecting the events of Season Of The Witch to the Thorn cult. Make it crazy, twisted, yet subdued with enormous tension. Just like Season Of The Witch.

    • ManateeAdvocate

      Man, I like this idea. A lot.

      • John Connor

        To go into detail:

        Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) survived her last ordeal with Michael and escaped her confines to hunt down and investigate the Thorn cult responsible for killing her daughter.

        She discovers its connection to a Silver Shamrock. While she investigates, alone, she feels like she is being watched and stalked. She gets phone calls wherever she goes. She sees men following her.

        Deep into her journey, she notices someone watching her and reveals him. It’s Tommy Doyle (Paul Rudd), the boy she babysat on that fateful night, the man obsessed with Michael Myers as much as she was. He’s on the same investigation. He reveals that her daughter is still alive. Jamie Lloyd (Danielle Harris). He shows her proof. Pictures. He says that this cult has her working for them. But he’s not sure if its Thorn or this Silver Shamrock.

        They eventually find her and the past is exposed between Jamie and the mother that abandoned her. Laurie feels tremendous guilt and sorrow for what happened, how she had to leave Jamie to protect her.

        All is not as it seems. Is Jamie real? Where’s Michael?

        There are plans. There are robots. There are twists and turns with thrills and chills. The entirety of the Halloween saga culminates in this fucked up crazy finale that feels in the same vein as Season Of The Witch. Looks like its directed by John Carpenter and has music by him.

        • ManateeAdvocate

          I love this. Goddammit. Someone hire this man ASAP. I’m dead fucking serious. I’d watch the hell out of this. Thank you.

    • Overton Green

      absolutely not…worst idea ever. John said he wants to make things simple and take the series back to basics.

      No more cult garbage. Tommy Doyle isn’t an important character and reinserting him into the franchise just brings back the Thorn curse which is one of the worst things about the sequels.

      Jamie Lloyd character also brings back the curse of thorn which again was awful.

      The best thing they can do is start over and forget about that the sequels ever happened.

      • John Connor

        Not if done right.

        They already started over. They can and will again later. Why not delve back into Silver Shamrock and the Thorn cult? Why not build upon what’s already there? We’ve already seen a masked killer stalk a babysitter about a gazillion times. Gosh.

        • Overton Green

          The Thorn cult didn’t work and was stupid. Everyone hated it and the 3rd movie is the most hated in the franchise. Outside of a few die hards the Silver Shamrock stuff was not liked.

          Again Halloween is Michael Myers. There are plenty of other cult films without trying to take the central figure it a beloved franchise and remove him for something that very few people want.

          • Marla

            No mate, the 8th is the ‘most hated in the franchise’. You quite clearly don’t know what you’re talking about. Troll.

          • Wang Chi

            No need to bring back Danielle, Curtis would be great as a more obscure character like a mom or something, but there’s no need to bring Laurie back into the mix either. With that being said though, not all of the sequels were terrible, and lot’s of them were really successful at the box office.

            As far as this new movie goes, I want them to just restart. Not meaning they should remake anything, but give Myers the batman treatment and put us in the middle of a rundown Haddonfield that lives in fear of Myers, who’s been on the loose for years, and terrorizes the town regularly.

        • cduns

          Idk about this man. Love your enthusiasm for the mythology but it’s honestly too much. The curse of thorn turned The Shape from an uncontrollable evil force of nature into a controlled killer. I want to see a Halloween that disgregards the mythology established by any of the sequels. Keep just 1978 as “canon,” and go from there. Having the story involve Laurie, Jamie, Thorn, Silver Shamrock, etc. I think would just put way too many creative restraints on the writer(s), and it would become a “how do we make all of this fit into a story that makes sense” rather than a return to form like has been teased.

          • John Connor

            The curse of thorn did not turn The Shape into a controlled killer, as evidenced by him being uncontrollable and killing them all.

            And the story already fits. It’s already been written. Michael is still on the loose. Laurie could have survived that fall. Thorn and Silver Shamrock had similar goals and origins. Tommy Doyle is also still out there. It’s all there, ready to go.

            I’m sick of this “only take the original as canon” bullshit. Fuck that shit. Halloween II took Halloween as canon and so did all the sequels. (That televised Halloween in Season Of The Witch was merely a dramatized film based on true events).

          • cduns

            I guess you’ve never seen the producer’s cut of Halloween 6. Because in it, Myers is literally a controlled killer by the cult. He stands around in a room with them, obedient. There is absolutely no way Laurie could have survived that fall, not to mention that Rosenthal in the commentary confirms as much. The entire “man in black” character was something shoehorned into Halloween 5 at the last minute. The director of H5 admits that neither he nor anyone involved knew who the character was at that point, but was added because they needed another element to the plot. This is discussed in the making of Halloween 5 documentary. Not to mention H20 essentially ignores H4-6, it was developed as a direct sequel to Halloween 2. I respect what H6 tried to do with giving the franchise a mythology and explanation, and accounting for the man in black character, but it failed. The theatrical release presents the cult of thorn as a half-baked idea because the entire ending with the cult was cut to instead have the ending you referenced, and the producer’s cut fleshes out the thorn idea but at the expense of making Myer’s a puppet and not what The Shape really was-“purely and simply evil.” Each film after H(’78) moved further and further away from that foundation, beginning with H2 where Laurie Strode was all of a sudden Myer’s sister (a decision Carpenter attributes to a late night and too many beers). There is no reason to try to have this new installment stretch a ridiculous amount to account for all the cult of thorn and other stuff that the sequels brought; and especially have elements of Season of the Witch involved. Halloween 3 is a Halloween movie in name only, it is not part of the Michael Myer’s Halloween franchise. Moustapha Akkad has said this himself. The best move would be to disregard all of the sequels, give these writers a clean slate, take The Shape back to his roots, and develop an original idea.

          • John Connor

            I have seen the Producer’s Cut recently. And any sequels after H6 take the theatrical cut into account, not any alternate cuts like the Producer’s Cut. Even in the Producer’s Cut it is pretty cool and scary that this vessel for evil is connected to this demon. Michael Myers is basically this demon that wants sacrifices. It all connects to Halloween itself. Eerie to me.

            Laurie could have survived that fall. Notice the tree branches. It was previously just pavement, but they added tree branches to break her fall.

            It doesn’t matter what goes on behind the scenes. Only matters whats in the final product. A lot of people look up behind the scenes politics or interpretations of a film and suddenly hate the film (a lot of times before seeing it) and decide that nothing makes sense just because they learned where a plot point came from. That’s the wrong way to view a film.

            It doesn’t matter how the man in black came about or what someone says about a character in the commentary. What’s in the film? That’s all that counts. If someone else on the crew said that they added tree branches to break Laurie’s fall in case they wanted to bring her back, what would you say then. Because I guarantee you that its the case.

            The Shape is still purely and simply evil. A cult dating back to ancient druidic times worshipping said evil adds to that. I love the thorn cult angle. Season Of The Witch’s Silver Shamrock had similar origins related to Halloween. The writer of 6 said as much that it ties together. But it doesn’t matter what any behind the scenes say, its there in the films.

          • cduns

            It’s not “behind the scenes” stuff I’m referring to. I’m quoting what the people who made the movie said about the movies they made. You can interpret it how you want, but it’s their movies. I wouldn’t call the producers cut the alternate cut. The theatrical version is really the alternate cut seeing as how everyone creatively involved was happy with the producers cut, and it resembles what the writer intended. It was because of negative review feedback from a bunch of kids that execs decided to reshoot a third of the film.

            H20 one hundred percent disregards H4-6. It’s made explicit in so many interviews with the people involved in the film. But you don’t like the “behind the scenes” stuff, and only what’s in the movie counts, right? Good. Because in H20 they say Michael Myers has not been seen or heard from in 20 years. In other words, he has not been seen or heard from since the events of Halloween and Halloween 2. That’s explicitly stated in the movie. In H20, the events in 4-6 simply never happened. It’d also be ridiculous to have Laurie Strode abandon her daughter and leave her in the town where her psychotic brother may still be looking to kill any member of his family. She’s shown to be an over protective mother in H20 of her son, not someone who would just up and abandon and forget about her daughter.

            Laurie Strode is one hundred percent dead. Jamie Lee says this, the director Rick Rosenthal says this. Doesn’t matter if you hit a couple tree branches when you fall from above tree height after being stabbed, you’re dead. Not to mention the fact that there is no way in hell Jamie Les Curtis would be reprising her role as Laurie Strode.

            Season of the Witch has had nothing to do with the Halloween films, it would make no sense whatsoever to have it start now.

            I’m sorry, but you’re in the acute minority of people who would like to see the curse of thorn aspect developed further. It is by and large one of the most loathed aspects of the entire franchise. And am I just realizing that you want to see Jamie return as a “bot” as in a robot? That’s absurd. None of your terrible idea will happen, and thank god you are not involved in any way shape or form with this new installment.

          • John Connor

            You’re talking strictly behind the scenes stuff. Watch a film without all that bullshit.

            People say different things and are solely there to promote and sell a film. They’ll say whatever they get paid to say. H20 was said to be more in the vein of the first film to sell tickets. One producer said that it acts a sequel to the first film only and ignores all sequels, which you would agree simply is not true. Another person says that it doesn’t ignore anything it just hones in on continuing the story told in the first two films. And then you have the writer which wrote it as Halloween 7: The Revenge Of Laurie Strode with a scene where Laurie hears about Jamie in a student class report and vomits.

            Ignore all behind the scenes stuff and only go by the films.

            If H20’s intent was to ignore 4, 5, and 6, why follow their breadcrumbs?

            Laurie faked her death through a car crash. The same car crash that she supposedly died in as revealed in The Return Of Michael Myers.

            Where’s the explanation for Michael’s disappearance and recovery of a crispy roast? Oh yea, that was explained in The Return Of Michael Myers.

            What about Loomis surviving that explosion at the end of II? Yep, The Return Of Michael Myers, where its later acknowledged by H20 that Loomis was alive and well leading up close to 1998, when H20 takes place.

            What was Loomis doing with all that tracking of thumbtacks across the U.S.?

            More incidents of Myers. Especially between 5 and 6. If Loomis survived 6, he could have been keeping track after that as well.

            Why was Myers wearing the same mask from The Curse Of Michael Myers at the beginning of H20?

            So they never mentioned the 1988/1989 incidents of Michael Myers in H20. That was attributed to Wynn and his cult posing as Michael which was blown open in The Curse Of Michael Myers. The media narrative changed when that cult was discovered. Nothing but a trail of dead bodies with Wynn as head master.

            The only reason 1978 keeps getting mentioned is because that’s the only incident pertaining to Laurie. Laurie was not involved in any of that hubbub going on that involved Thorn.

            The media could have attributed the incidents dating back to 1988 to that cult to Wynn and his governed officials. The real monster that was a copycat of Michael Myers, using that legend, that incident from 1978, in order to scare people. Thus, Michael Myers is no longer attributed to those incidents, except by those handful that knew the truth, those that won’t be heard.

            How could a severely burned victim pull all this off anyway? I’m sure there were believers that still thought it was Myers that took out an entire police station, that believed Dr. Loomis’s rants about “pure EVIL” “from HELL”; and then there are many others that veered toward the official more believable truth that there was a cult that was responsible for all this.

            You have a kooky radio show talking about Michael Myers like those UFO conspiracy theory radio talk shows airing late at night. Nobody took it seriously except for the people that experienced it first hand: Dr. Loomis and Tommy Doyle.

            Was Laurie having the same psychic visions as her daughter had about Michael? (The POV of Michael, seeing what he sees).

            They never found him in the crash when they were transferring his burned comatose body. The detective at the crash site (the vehicle was halfway in the river) mentioned to Dr. Loomis that :”Even by some miracle Michael is conscious, his muscles would be totally useless.”

            “You’re talking about him as if he were a human being.”

            As far as anyone that doesn’t believe in supernatural beings knows, Michael Myers is only confirmed to have killed in ’78. Those incidents that occurred in ’88, ’89, and ’95, if done by Michael Myers, would mean he was supernatural. Some people believed that. I’m not even sure that radio talk show (that aired in The Curse Of Michael Myers) believed that. They treated it like a joke, like a legend, like Area 51. When Jamie calls the radio station, only Sam Loomis and Tommy Doyle take it seriously because they know.

            The detective in the H20 scene then goes on to say, “Yea, but that was like 20 years ago… There’s no way, Fitz. Yea, you tell them to look for a guy with a cane and Alzeimers.” referring to Michael’s age he would be now.

            As I said before, when Wynn and the cult were uncovered in ’95, they took the blame/fall for all the murders since ’88 because its just not plausible for a mortal to do all those things like taking out an entire police station (ala The Terminator) or getting shot dozens of times and living. Think about it.

            I can see people taking the murders in ’78 more seriously. If they were to believe the entire story of that night, even getting shot six times and continuing to live is not implausible if you had a bullet-proof vest (and maybe was on some wicked drugs).

            Besides, this was Marion’s crime scene, who was involved in the ’78 murders only.

            And in all that is logical, H20 makes less sense if you ignore 4-6. H20 follows the breadcrumbs and explanations in that Thorn trilogy. Laurie’s car crash, Michael and Loomis surviving the fiery explosion, etc. I mean, why even mention that Loomis survived all these years when it would have been a hell of a lot easier and more plausible to say he died in that explosion, if their actual intentions were to erase the following sequels? Why mention the car crash from Part 4?

            In the H20 narrative, they try to keep it simple and focus on Laurie Strode, who was only involved in the ’78 murders. They didn’t want to get into the nitty gritty details like Part 6 did, so they didn’t delve into that. From a business perspective, they wanted money and the only truly big success was the first film, so it was focused on continuing Michael vs. Laurie. They acknowledged the sequels as I mentioned, but didn’t go out of their way to explain details. So you have to think. I know that’s hard for the mass of simpletons out there, but that’s why, I think they didn’t delve into details. They simply wanted you to think of the original movie that made big money.

            If someone were watching these films in order for the first time (as I did in 1998) without any knowledge of behind the scenes or movie-promoting interviews or selling points, etc. do you really think they would jump to the conclusion when watching H20, “Oh, 4-6 never happened.” They would likely think, “Oh, wow, Laurie faked her death in that car accident mentioned in Part 4” and “Oh, wow, looks like Loomis did survive the last movie when he screamed. Looks like Michael didn’t get to him, Loomis just saw his mask on the floor and realized he escaped once again. So he was living with Marion in his final years, trying to track Michael’s whereabouts. Cool.”

            When I watched the entire series (up to H20) for the first time in 1998, the continuity made total sense to me. It still does.

            As for Laurie in H20. Focus on the dialogue between Laurie and her son:

            “Dad would let me go.”

            “Well, “Dad” is an abusive chain-smoking methadone addict.”

            “And who would attract someone like that?”

            “Ouch.”

            “And just think, he left you. ”

            Laurie Strode is anything but “pure”. Or is that Kerri Tate? Or Cynthia Myers?

            She had a very messed up past post-Halloween 1978. To get involved with someone like that and they later left her… do you have any idea how messed up Laurie had to have been to be left by an abusive addict?

            And this is just the info given from H20 alone.

            (I’m going to now delve into territory that will no doubt infuriate those that hate to think. So if you are one of those people, feel free not to read any further. This would save you a lot of time and you can get an early start picking on those little kids playing in that sandbox outside.)

            Shortly after 1978, Laurie conceived Jamie who was born around 1980. Laurie had to have been a complete wreck of a person. She had just found out that her life was a lie, her supernatural psycho brother that is pure evil tried to kill her, and she has no idea who she is. She likely got on the booze and probably drugs, especially if she would get involved with a drug addict and if she wanted to forget the absolute batshit insanity that is her life at this point.

            Jamie and John very likely had different fathers and were always separate from each other. Laurie likely slept around or at least cheated on Mr. Lloyd with John’s father, if she was even with him. Shortly after having Jamie, she conceived John. Laurie is 20 years old by the time she has John.

            I don’t see Laurie as really being in any solid relationships at this point if she was sleeping around and drinking (and drugging).

            It’s possible that Laurie got John taken from her by his father or his father’s parents due to her wreckless ways. She may have even had Jamie taken from her by Mr. Lloyd into his custody. Laurie was very likely an unfit parent.

            Laurie may have seeked therapy and tried to get better or appear better. She gets back with Mr. Lloyd and gets to claim Jamie back. Laurie’s still messed up though and has fears of her brother coming after her.

            Does she know Michael is still alive? She believes him to be, but does she know that Wynn and his people are keeping him alive in a comatose state?

            Perhaps Dr. Loomis gets back in touch with Laurie to reveal to her that Michael is being kept alive. This scares Laurie so much and pushes her back to her delusional state shortly after that night in 1978.

            November of 1987, Laurie and Mr. Lloyd are in a car crash, likely killing Mr. Lloyd. Laurie takes this opportunity to fake her death and start anew somewhere else. She knows she will always be a target as long as Michael is out there. Everyone would be safer if Laurie was dead.

            Perhaps Dr. Loomis helps Laurie leave and agrees to watch over and protect Jamie from afar as she stays with a trusted family. He’ll be keeping a close eye on Michael in the meantime.

            Laurie likely instantly regrets this action, but she figures that Jamie is safer if she is nowhere near her and is believed to be dead. This is her one clean escape.

            11 months later, October of 1988, when Michael is being transferred, they (Wynn’s people) are sure not to notify Dr. Loomis. Michael causes the ambulance to wreck into a river and escapes. But as far as anyone knows, Michael is a burnt vegetable that was taken by the river.

            Chaos ensues as Dr. Loomis does is damnest to protect Jamie, but ultimately fails a year later.

            Laurie, meanwhile, far away with her new identity hears about Jamie’s disappearance and goes into a complete downward spiral. She goes back to her abusive lover, John’s father, and is able to claim John again. She will never let anything happen to John after what happened to Jamie. She is a new person with a new life and a new purpose despite still being an alcoholic paranoid crazy on a cabinet full of pills. On the surface she is Kerri Tate and will live to protect her son. Underneath, she is Laurie Strode and will live to protect her son.

          • Overton Green

            thank god they won’t be doing anything you suggest which is all ridiculous.

            They need to take the character back to basics. I am for them even removing the fact that Laurie and him are brother and sister which was also ridiculous.

            Get back to the origins and basics of what made the original film a classic. Silver Shamrock and The Curse Of Thorn are the worst parts of the Halloween franchise…oh and Busta..

  • Overton Green

    This is the first time I have ever cum without any stimulation in my life!

  • As long as Rob Zombie is not involved, we’re moving forward!

    • dogjam

      AMEN!

  • Blade4693

    “ 38 years after the original Halloween. I’m going to help to try to make the 10th sequel the scariest of them all,” -John Carpenter

    Is this real life? Carpenter is officially going to be involved? YESSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Halloween_Vic

      I DIED BLADE!!!!!!!! I was like this can’t be real… But holy fuck man life is completed again!!! He said ”the scariest of them all.” Like wtf just happened lol???? I’m so excited man this is amazing news!

      • Blade4693

        Yeah man I am pumped. I wonder what changed his mind? Based on what I have heard was that after 3 he was no longer interested in being involved in the series. I just hope he is doing it because he actually wants to and not just because somebody offered him a lot of money lol

        • Halloween_Vic

          Yea I remembered him not being interested no more and saying all the sequels suck and that his original ”Michael” would kick the other ”Michael’s” asses. But I do hope he is attached because he felt it was time to return and because he genuinely wants to deliver a Scary film. I’m like a little fanboy right now just because having his name attached has made me so happy. Hopefully he doesn’t want to just do it for a big check.

          • Blade4693

            Same here man. Hopefully he will shed more light on the subject sooner. Maybe BD can book an interview with him 😉

          • Halloween_Vic

            That would be amazing if BD can get that exclusive!!! 🙂

    • Marla

      He’s only the executive producer, which means he has little to no creative control. Don’t get excited.

      • cduns

        Lol why do you take time to shit on people’s excitement about this movie? It’s pathetic dude.

        • michaeldal65

          No its not. Everyone’s doing cartwheels as if Carpenter is directing. He’s not. I’m pleased he’s involved and even happier he might be scoring it but get a grip guys.

          • cduns

            It is though. This guy takes the time to shit on everyone that is excited about the accouncement of a new Halloween film. What’s the point? So you’re not as excited? Your expectations aren’t what others are? Okay, so what? Let people enjoy the news. It’s sad really.

        • KennyThaKilla

          Agreed. Must have a moral superiority complex. “Marla” has done nothing but run up and down this board and tell everyone they’re going to be disappointed. The internet equivalent of Eeyore.

      • Wang Chi

        ? Executive producers have lots to do with the movie they work on. And if Carpenter wasn’t gonna have a major creative influence over the next movie, why would he be involved at all? Just to watch?

        • John Connor

          Because he’s getting paid to have his name on it whuch will get fans excited as evidenced here.

          • Wang Chi

            He gets paid for every movie regardless. He wouldn’t have said ”I’m gonna help….” for no reason.

          • John Connor

            But now he gets more.

          • Wang Chi

            I’m sure he isn’t a poor guy, doesn’t need tons of extra money for no reason.

          • John Connor

            There’s always a need for money. Especially when you’re old and running out of money.

  • LivingDeadMan

    If it’s to be the scariest yet, Carpenter needs to be in the director’s chair again.

  • diapers

    It depends on how much Carpenter decides to put into the effort. Executive producers run the gamut, from those heavily involved in day to day stuff to those who glance at the script once and never set foot on set. One hopes Carpenter cares enough to go hardcore, which one would expect.

    • Casper Jean Rimbaud

      Probably the best novelization I’ve ever read.

  • The Heatmiser

    There are only two “real” Halloween movies. The original 1978 version and it’s lesser quality but still enjoyable sequel. You know you are in the presence of a lame idiot when they start talking about the Thorn cult crap and how they should return to that story line.

    • Gonzo

      Too be fair Carpenter wrote that drunk and its hilarious how drunken Carpenter is more talented than all of the writers to come after him

    • Wang Chi

      Definitely should’ve go back and pick up from 6 or 8. However, 4 is a pretty good sequel, and made tons of money. Which is why they rushed part 5. 7 also wasn’t terrible at all.

  • DJV1985

    As long as Carpenter isn’t just putting his name onto something and is actually helping craft the story, I’m super excited. I would love a real sequel to the original two, I’d forgive for the other films (Although I like them all well other than Resurrection) if we could get a third film continuing the original film.

    • Overton Green

      The problem is we got a direct sequel to the first two films in Halloween The Return Of Michael Myers. It is probably the strongest sequel outside of the first two.

      It’s just that everything went down hill after that movie. The 5th movie was a mess, and Curse was horrible. H20 tried to do a soft reset on the franchise but came along when Scream was all the range so the movie just lacked the atmosphere of the original couple movies. Then resurrection came along which is an abomination…and then we got the Rob Zombie remakes which were equally horrid.

      The entire franchise is a complete mess. I think mainly because the original film was such a classic, and all time great film that you were never going to recreate the greatness of that movie, so the sequels had no place to go but down.

      Unlike the Friday The 13th franchise which started out campy and cheesy but improved slightly with each sequel the Halloween franchise has just gotten progressively worse with each sequel. The only uptick was H20 which was better than the two previous installments but outside of that all the sequels have been bad.

      • DJV1985

        I’ll admit that you’re right and I’ll also openly admit to being a huge fan of the entire series, owning comics, just finished reading the novel for the first film but I’m sure there’s room between 2 and 3 to make a good new film set in that era.

      • Flu-Like Symptoms

        Part 4 was culturally acceptable for the most part. Though I could personally take it or leave it, it was probably the best sequel of the post-Carpenter era outside of H20.

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  • That’s amazing, I hope the new Halloween film doesn’t have a complicated production as the new Friday 13th movie.

    • Halloween_Vic

      And have all 4 in a movie together!!! The true expendables of horror lol. Man I’m just excited that John can be coming back as a exec producer

      • Maybe that’s will be possible in a near future 😉

        • Halloween_Vic

          That would be amazing man!!!

  • This is the greatest news! I’ve long thought Blumehouse was a great home for Halloween…small budget and focused on suspense. That’s what we need and with Carpenter involved – this is huge!

    • Halloween_Vic

      My thoughts exactly!!! I feel like Blumhouse is a good home for Michael. This is great news man I’m stoked!!

  • ALearnedDoctor

    It’s not included on in this piece but I’ve also read that the budget will be @ $15 million.
    Blumhouse makes a great point in saying that keeping the budget that low keeps the suits away. I’m paraphrasing but that was the basic jist of his comment.

    Also, IMO horror movies don’t need $50 million plus budgets. I’m hard pressed to think of more than 2 decent horror movies that have had huge budgets.

    • Khy

      Especially considering many of the original Halloweens and Fridays were made fast and CHEAP. These movies were always low budget. No need for extremely high budgets for a slasher…

      • ALearnedDoctor

        Exactly.
        It was maybe a year or so ago and I saw a piece where they just took the budgets of movies like Halloween, Friday the 13th and Nightmare and adjusted them for inflation and they were still dirt cheap in today’s dollars.

        I’m not saying that a small budget automatically equals greatness because that’s far from the truth. If you have a shit script, bad actors and a hack director it doesn’t matter if you have a budget of $15 million or $50 million you’ll end up with a shitty movie.

        It’s just that there a to many factors outside of the creative team that become involved when there’s that much money involved.
        Also and you hear this all the time often when working with more budget restrictions it forces a crew to be more creative in other aspects.

  • Eizzy IceBorne

    My thoughts? . . . Well, my brain is silently humming the main theme of Halloween.^^

  • Brey Compton Arriaga

    Current status: PRETTY F*CKING EXCITED!!!

    • Halloween_Vic

      YOU AND I BOTH!!!!!!!!!

  • Nicolas Caiveau

    A copple of years ago, I wanted to write a Halloween 9 fanfic, but I ended up only doing the plot summary (I’m too lazy).

    The movie started with a new character, on Halloween night, a relative to Dr Loomis, he investigated his life and Michael’s one and sums up during a conference the first 8 movies, finding a little way to connect H4, 5 and 6 to H20 and Resurrection. He would also mention quickly H3. But a quick mention, and pictures of all the surviving characters from various entries, explaining how they were killed off screen. The movie could even mention the 2 Rob Zombie movies, as being the equivalent of Stab for the Scream franchise, and people would bash how innacurate to the real facts these movies are.

    Then as he come back home, he’s killed by Michael Myers, who needed his papers to find the location of his latest living relative (yeah kinda the opening of H20, I know, I’m not the best writer ever, there’s a reason I didn’t write it xD ). And then, the movie is a simple slasher, in the vein of the original movie. Except that in the end, Michael would finally kills his latest relative (be it John Tate, or John’s daughter, doesn’t matter) and then, as his curse is finally completed, he just dies, for real. And then we see a new family, with a cute little girl, suddenly becoming evil and stabs her mother….

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    I wonder about JC. Why now? H20 was the perfect vehicle for him to come back in 1997/’98. 20 year anniversary, Jamie Lee coming back, etc. He didn’t want any part of it. Wonder what finally changed his mind? I won’t be so naive as to think money, because it sounds like this will be a low-budget project.

    • Marla

      He didn’t come back in 1998 because they wouldn’t pay him his $10 million directing fee. Had the producers agreed, they still would have had a huge hit on their hands, and could have had a GREAT Halloween film, rather than a mediocre one. The producers got greedy, thought they didn’t need him. By the time they were proved wrong, it was too late.

      • Flu-Like Symptoms

        Interesting. I was always under the impression John just didn’t want to do it. I remember an interview with him where they discussed the H20 meeting and John said “everybody wanted to do it but me.” Didn’t know talks went any further than that.

      • Brett Janovich

        if jc do it he wouldve made sure to mention jamie lloyd

    • THGrimm

      I think it is money, sadly, but funny haha. Every interview I’ve read with John about doing anything (like the Big Trouble remake) and he always says, “I’ll do it if they pay me.” My theory is since this next Halloween film has been batted around so much, but such a big market is available, and having the funds to attend to it since Blum is involved, they’re finally ready to pay John some big fee so they can get it going.

    • KennyThaKilla

      I’m guessing Rob Zombie’s abortions lit a fire under his ass.

  • Mehliens

    Only Carpenter himself should be allowed to direct. Just imagine he would pull off a major hit with this… xD

  • Halloween_Vic

    OMG!!!!! My fucking life was just completed. I always wanted John to come back and be apart of the next film (well the franchise in general.) This is pretty exciting finally we know who picked up the rights, and I really like Blumhouse so this is amazingggggg news!!! Sorry guys I’m just really happy about this and I HOPE AND PRAY that this happens. I can’t stop smiling so far I like the direction their going in and hopefully they take it back to the roots of the original and make people FEAR Michael again. I wonder if it’s gonna be a sequel to the original franchise, or a stand alone new film or if they still want to make it a sequel after H2 (1981)…. I’m gonna try and not get too excited for this being that we’ve been up and down with a new Halloween film since 2009. But I am loving this so far!!!

    • Beckamegan

      So I truly hope this will have Michael going after John since we were left with nothing before

      • Halloween_Vic

        I always wanted that type of story being that John never died and is still Michael’s bloodline, but I think maybe at this point it’s too late??

        • Wang Chi

          Way to late to go back into that whole scenario, nobody’s gonna understand what’s going on.

          • Halloween_Vic

            Yea that’s why I said I think it’s too late for that. I wonder what route their gonna wanna take with this film… Any ideas you may like for them to do?

        • Beckamegan

          Maybe unless they had him all grown and fatherly with kids and Michael go after them lol I just hate we were left with nothing but knowing John died

        • Brett Janovich

          john didnt die neither did steven lloyd but i say redo halloween 6 and let malcom who did sam loomis in rob zombies halloween play in it and have danielle harris return but dont kill off her character

          • Halloween_Vic

            I would love for Danielle to return as Jamie!

      • A-TOWN CALI DUDE

        Hate to break it to you, but we will never get a Halloween 9. I cant understand fans getting hung up on still wanting that sequel to H6 or Resurrection….its old and will fail under the weight of its own continuity. its all about a new story and new audience. JC himself said that this wasn’t going to be a remake, reboot or any of the such, much less a sequel, but more of just a picking up from what we are all familiar with- which are the first two.

    • Brett Janovich

      i say ring back jamie lloyd and let danielle play her and bring back laurie strode cuz i loved them both 🙂

  • Halloween_Vic

    BEST NEWS ALL FUCKING YEAR!!!!!!

    • Meisha’s Taint

      Agreed. So much good news all at once it’s hard to take in. BEST. NEWS. EVER!

      • Halloween_Vic

        Especially being that it’s Halloween news, I’m sooo stoked!!!

    • Evan3

      Hmm, overreact much 😉

      • Halloween_Vic

        Nope not at all 🙂

  • The Shape? No one calls him that.

    • michaeldal65

      Despite everyone knowing his name, he was originally referred to as The Shape.

    • silentevil77

      some people do….

    • Meisha’s Taint

      Yes they do

    • Wang Chi

      He’s called the shape because that’s what he is. He isn’t a human being, but pure evil in the shape of a human being. Which is why he’s called the shape.

    • KennyThaKilla

      The Shape is what John Carpenter referred to Michael Myers as in the script, and also how he’s credited….

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/de8d592e5d66476c8b1699ce5381dda5074c8efd19af5be8276019979ffa781d.png

  • enemy

    Yes this is great news hopefully this will be one of the better halloween movies let’s be honest there are more bad halloween movies than good ones.

    • Wang Chi

      That’s a matter of opinion. H2 and Resurrection are the only terrible ones to me.

      • enemy

        Halloween halloween 2 and h20 are the best ones to me. R u talking about rob zombies sequel or the original sequel??? Because the origional sequels great.

      • Brett Janovich

        halloween 2 sucked cuz laurie was a whiney bitch lol and i hate resurrection and h20 and curse of michael myers cuz one why kill off jamie lloyd and not mention her in 20 and resurrection it makes no fucking sense at all.

  • Insane014

    Can we have CGI Donald Pleasence to be the next killer? After all he is next! 🙂
    I will always have a soft spot in my shredded heart for tCoMC Directors Cut. I think they did a great job explaining why is Michael invincible and what is going on behind the curtain. As stupid as the Thorn theory sounds at least it wraps up the story and gives it a closure. And the best thing about it they don’t kill Michael, they set him free, absolutely the best way ever to end the unbeatable slasher character.
    Problem is if you are going to make sequels to movies like this eventually you will have to broaden up the story like why, where, etc. Otherwise it would just be a rehash or remake of the original everytime,

    • Brett Janovich

      No that is the most god awful idea ever u cant just do that whod voice him what wpuld he even say hmmmm hes dead

  • zombiefan09

    I was posting about how excited I was for the new Halloween movie, then one of my Facebook friends compares me to a Donald Trump supporter and saying John Carpenter is like Trump. WTF! It was the most random sht I’ve ever seen! lol

  • silentevil77

    Feels good man

  • Daniel McDonald

    Let’s face it… I’m a little bit in love with Mr Blum. I’m also a little bit disappointed that the headline gave me a cinematic hard on thinking Carpenter would be in the director’s chair. I mean, hell yeah I’m happy to see him attached to the film at all.I just think Carpenter, like my fave DePalma has a fantastically brilliant horror film in him. Perhaps it’s me waxing nostalgic, or being selfish.
    Thank God for Wan, Roth and DelToro still creating…I would LOVE for the 2 gentlemen above to give us at least one more classic horror Masterpiece in their particularly stylish way…still psyched about Blumhouse and Miramax luring Carpenter back to Haddonfield…I’m just saying…

  • THGrimm

    Carpenter and Blum working together is wonderful. I currently think this has the potential to be the classic slasher series sequel/reboot/whatever that we have been waiting for and deserve.

  • DarkBree

    This is great news!!! Blumhouse is perfect for Halloween!!

    • Brett Janovich

      no theyrent ok if they were how come they didnt release oren pelis original aranormal activity film hmmm ive seen the film festival version it was ten times better

      • DarkBree

        What one thing has to do with other? Blumhouse is known for their low budget horror movies and in general their movies are really good.

  • Ryan

    Best news I’ve heard in a while. Btw check out the trailer for a fan film we are making

    https://youtu.be/kUBtZAZjU8M

  • Overton Green

    My only request is can we get a decent “The Shape” mask. We haven’t had Michael Myers with a good mask since the original film. The mask in the sequel was the original mask but it had worn out and changed colors because it wasn’t properly preserved because the had no idea they would be making a sequel to the original film.

    We really need a mask that closer resembles the original film, and an actor that has a much more normal sized body like the original film. I don’t want another hulking giant brute.

    • enemy

      I agree but the the rob zombies mask was pretty good.

    • Terry Lawson

      I couldn’t agree more. Michael needs and average build and a good mask. I liked the mask in part 2, but I get what you’re saying. Every other mask has been awful. Halloween 4 would’ve been so much better if they used a good mask and had someone like Nick Castle.

    • A-TOWN CALI DUDE

      I totally agree. Michael Myers is a normal sized guy, not Andre The Giant. Tyler Mane was imposing and all that, but Michael Myers is sublety and moves without being seen.

    • Flu-Like Symptoms

      Completely agree. And with all the expertise artists have in replicating that ’78 mask now days, there’s no excuse for them not to go there. Take it back to creepy roots.

    • MachoManNRock

      only the mask in the Rob Zombie remake was the best mask yet as well as being the best version of the movie

      • KennyThaKilla

        You’re either trolling or high.

        • MachoManNRock

          guess we’ll go with high since I don’t know wtf “trolling” is.Either way,I said it

          • KennyThaKilla

            Trolling is when you make a deliberately offensive or provocative online posting with the aim of upsetting someone or eliciting an angry response from them.

      • Darnell

        You are a crack head.

  • Overton Green

    that 40sec trailer was better than probably the last 6 Halloween movies. lol

    The mask looked good as well

    • Terry Lawson

      Thanks! And we used the Nightowl Creep. Same mask they SHOULD be using for the new one.

  • Darth_Siskel

    LOWER YOUR EXPECTATIONS.
    Why?
    I got one word for you – Prometheus.
    Just because the original guy is coming back, doesn’t mean it’ll be great.
    He’s changed
    The industry has changed
    Slasher movies aren’t a thing & haven’t been for a while.

    • KennyThaKilla

      Yeah, slashers are dead, that’s why Leatherface is coming out this year, Child’s Play 7 next year, Halloween 10 next year, and Freddy & Jason with future release dates TBA Because, ya know, there’s no interest in such things anymore. One thing you can bank on, as long as there are horror fans, slashers will never die.

      And yeah, Prometheus was such a turd that Scott is filming the sequel right now.

      • Stan Below

        There is still absolutely no news about Child’s Play 7.

        We do not know too much about the next Halloeen and A Nightmare on Elm Street.

        And F13 film will be canceled.

        That’s all.

        • KennyThaKilla

          There is news about CP 7. We even know that Jennifer Tilly is returning.

          If you haven’t heard, there is going to be a new Halloween with John Carpenter as an executive producer and creative consultant. ANOES is again getting the reboot treatment.

          No idea what you’re going on about regarding F13. Production is slated to start this summer.

          That is really all.

          • Stan Below

            This is just a false rumor, nothing more.

            While there is no concrete evidence that the shooting began. They can change their minds at the very last moments, like with both Halloween3D and Halloween returned.

            They talk about production of F13 since 2010. During this time they have changed several screenwriters and directors. Then they canceled all upcoming movies of this franchise. Likewise, they are goin canceled the last one planned. If they canceled all the films during six long years, they will cancel and the next. And in 2018 they will lose rights forever and ever.

          • KennyThaKilla

            Oh, so you’re off your nut. You should have just said so.

          • Stan Below

            No. I’m just telling the truth, and prophesy the future of horror.

          • KennyThaKilla

            No, you’re just hitting that pipe too hard. No one cancelled all upcoming movies in the F13 franchise. You pulled that out of thin air.

          • Stan Below

            Can you prove it? I have already proved.
            Prove that the next F13 film will not be canceled.

          • Brett Janovich

            wes craven shouldve never given up his rights for a nightmare on elm street and scream

      • Peter Johnson

        Well, technically, Slashers are pretty much dead. All those slashers you listed are sequels and remakes. Not to say there haven’t been any slashers recently, though I don’t recall there being any. The last good one I saw was Rise of Leslie Vernon, and that didn’t even hit theaters. To a horror fan, no, slasher won’t die. But for the general public, which most studios cater to, I’d say yes, they are dead. The reason those movies listed are being made is because of the name recognition, not because they are slasher movies.

        • KennyThaKilla

          Theatrical or home release, people are still watching. As long as there’s money to be made, slashers will never die. Just off the top of my head, Hatchet and See No Evil are two recent slasher franchises who have a few sequels under their belt. Charlie’s Farm is another that comes to mind.

          • Peter Johnson

            They are still watching, yes, but I can’t see a new, original slasher being released in theaters in this day and age. People are just used to seeing that stuff, now. Think about it…If a loved one dies, you don’t forget about them or stop paying attention to them. When something is close to you, it’s close to you. In this sense, nothing truly dies. But when it comes to horror trends and the population, the slasher genre is dying/dead because they are not as close to it as you and I, the horror fans, are. The majority of people are just bored with it.

          • KennyThaKilla

            I can. It just takes a good villain. Victor Crowley was a good villain. Jacob Goodnight was a good villain. The loved one analogy was kinda lame. You’re reaching now.

          • Peter Johnson

            I’m sorry. I didn’t mean any offense. I’m meaning to say that as a horror fan, slasher movies aren’t dead to you. But many people view the slasher as “been-there-done-that” because they can’t appreciate it as much as a fan can.

          • KennyThaKilla

            Not offended. It’s the same as any other genre. We’ve seen it all before. What matters is substantive characters and good storytelling. That’s what sets apart good slashers from cheesy B-flicks. I don’t believe those days are gone, we’re just waiting for a good story.

        • Brett Janovich

          May Zelda who played in that film as the librarian rest in peace who also played in poltergeist films 🙂

      • Brett Janovich

        well after alien covenant a 5th sequel to alien resurrection will be made with sirgourney weaver 🙂

    • Brett Janovich

      slasher is a thing and will always be

  • KennyThaKilla

    No, that’s not what I’m saying at all. You claimed slashers aren’t a thing anymore, and that’s very clearly not the case.

    • Darth_Siskel

      Oh no, they’re around & always will be. BUT its the Slasher genre is largely defined by 2periods.
      The original craze of the late 70s. And the one of the 90s.
      They’re nowhere near what they used to be.

      • Brett Janovich

        Todays slasher genre is ok some are true to slasher some arent ive seen some films that didnt stat true but some actually do

  • Stan Heck

    Just remake it. The RZ were garbage. Start over and this time do not make Mike and Laurie “brother and sister”. Doing that writes this series into a corner.

  • Stan Below
  • Shantastic

    Don’t remake Halloween 1 and II. Recap I and II for informative purposes and concentrate primarily on the missing 10 years. The time line when Michael vanishes in HII and returns in H4 is missing. Come up with a creative script about the missing 10 years. Where was he? Who were his victims?

    • Brett Janovich

      if im right theyd have to show laurie giving birth to jamie lloyd and show why shes given up to the carruthers i cant spell the last name right and also show how rachel knows michael myers cuz when she saw him in.halloween 4 her fave was very shocked like she remembered him from her past she mustve beeb a kid when she saw michael back when laurie baby sat her

      • Shantastic

        you’re on the right track bro. I would love to know what happened in those missing years

  • Technocality

    Thank god! The Weinstein brothers are a bunch of dirty jewbags. They ruined Scream and they ruined Halloween. Now, it’s time for them to lose their rights to Scream as well, and all will be right with the world (not quite, but a step in the right direction)!

    • crybabyrepukes

      jew bags. wow. NICE of you. Idiot.

  • gabriel

    Read the first 15 pages and it’s just the most uncreative direction to take.

    • Stan Below

      Share this script with all the others, as I did.

  • Brett Janovich

    The writer of halloween 6 pissed me off so much i love halloween but really they kill off jamie lloyd and laurie strode like really that friggin pissed me off so much cuz i really wanted jamie to meet her mom and i could see why danielle harris didnt come back for halloween 6 but shes in the producers cut and she didnt like the fate of her beloved character and they dont bother mentioning her in h20 or resurrection that makes absolutely no frighin sense at all i want her to be mentioned .

  • Maximilian Sadowski

    To be honest I feel that John Carpenter returning to his creation is the best decision. The original Halloween 1 And 2 we’re scary and they didn’t overdo blood and gore like Friday the 13th films, which I’m not knocking. But personally I feel the later sequels of Halloween they were trying to compete with Jason Voorhees and make it as bloody and Myers killing style a lot like Jason’s. Michael is the original slash horror icon, he shouldn’t have to compete with Jason. The way Carpenter made Myers was the way they should have kept the tradition. Jason slaughters everything in sight, and is more of a woods hunter type serial killer, who runs after his prey, Myers is the slow stalker type, and knows who he wants to get, and kills whatever gets in his way, whereas Jason doesn’t have a particular victim he’s after, he just kills anything. What I feel what they did to the later Halloween films was they were trying to 1up Friday the 13th films with gore and “who can do the better kills”, and that’s where they messed up. Let Jason be Jason and let Michael be Michael. Jason has a machete and can use heavier weapons, and Michael should keep just his kitchen knife and his supernatural strength. From what I recall the original Halloweens weren’t bloody at all, yeah you’d see some here and there, but they didn’t overdo it and they still scare the crap out of you, the way Michael is slow scares you. And I totally agree that Michael’s curse shouldn’t be explained at all, they should just keep the whole killing off the bloodline because he has to, rather than the Rob Zombie remakes where I feel they overdid it as well and in my opinion ruined halloween with that whole devils rejects feel to it. I think it is time for Carpenter to return to his creation, and bring back the original feel with a new school approach, and they should pretend the other sequels didn’t happen.

    • SanSooGrim

      OMG my thoughts exactly! Right on dude I agree completely!

  • SanSooGrim

    I’m super excited Halloween is back on! Time for the ORIGINAL slasher to return and finally his creator is returning to fix what all these directors/writers messed up over the years. I DO FEEL THAT A 2017 RELEASE SEEMS A BIT RUSHED, though. Especially since 2016 is more than halfway over and they still don’t have a writer or director, according to this article. They need to take their time with it and do it right! I WOULDNT MIND WAITING FOR A 2018 OR 2019 RELEASE as long as they take the time they need to make the scariest, baddest HalloweeN Michael Myers Movie since the original 1978 HalloweeN! This time around John Carpenter Will have the budget he needs to really make it with no limitations and like I said, hopefully they take the time as well.

  • Troy Mc Donald

    I’m excited. Why not let John Carpenter direct also?

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