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The ‘Halloween’ Remake Took a Step Backwards

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The biggest genre news this year was when Bloody Disgusting discovered that Dimension Films/The Weinstein Company had lost the rights to the Halloween franchise, for which they had for decades. The second was that Blumhouse, Miramax, and Trancas International Films are partnering on the revival.

Right out of the gate we heard that Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Hush, Ouija 2) was approached to direct, while Adam Wingard (Death NoteBlair Witch, You’re Next, The Guest, V/H/S) had been publicly campaigning to remake John Carpenter’s slasher classic. From what we understand, neither came into fruition, and a few other genre directors have since passed on the opportunity to revive Michael Myers.

As of this moment, we literally have no idea what is happening with the new film, and there’s apparently a reason: Producer Jason Blum tells Cinemablend that they’ve had some setbacks and are, from what I’m reading, back at square one.

“We haven’t landed on an approach. We haven’t landed on a filmmaker, and we haven’t landed on an approach,” says Blum. “We thought we had a filmmaker and an approach, and we don’t. We’re talking to a handful of people about it — all of them have different ideas. I don’t believe in coming up with an idea and telling a filmmaker what to do. So we have three to five different people we’re talking with, and all of them have a different idea about what it should be. And we haven’t landed on a group, and as a result we haven’t landed on an idea.”

[Related] I’ve Read the Halloween Returns Screenplay By Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton!

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 in the initial press release.

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.

Watch this spot for any updates as they come in. Hopefully there’ something exciting by, ahem, Halloween.

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  • Braker

    HALLOWEEN CAME OUT IN 1978.

    • Haaseline

      Yep makes you wonder about this, when they can even get the date right??

  • Francesco Falciani

    this movie will be out in 2018..after 40 years of the original, what a better way to bring michael to life?!! if they ever make it…’cause after the new friday the 13th, platinum dunes is taking 3 years since the annuncement… and no movie yet

  • Blade4693

    Honestly I think that they need to try really hard and find somebody with a passion and love for the series, that way we can at the least know no matter what they put it that they put their all into it. Hiring some schmuck who just wants an easy check will get us a lackluster film most likley.

  • How about accepting that the franchise died with Donald Pleasence? Not everything needs to be remade and rebooted endlessly… How about Hollywood come up with some of their own Slashers? Like they used to!

    • billbixby219

      honestly i would really like to see new, quality Halloween films. Michael Myers is my favorite horror character and if they do it properly, which it appears they are by performing this due diligence, we could all be in for a treat.

      • Saturn

        Hopefully, the wait, will be worth it.

        I’d rather wait 10 years for a GREAT Halloween movie, than the whole “average Halloween movie per year” garbage that could happen.

        The original Halloween is a special movie. I want another one.

    • Saturn

      Indeed. The Donald was the one who gave the movies class.
      Great actor who really upped the real quality of the franchise.
      I wonder if the series would have lasted as long as it did if he hadn’t come back for the sequel?
      I doubt it to be honest.

      Donald Pleasence 1919–1995 . R.I.P. Legend.

  • Matt

    I am one of the few who still holds out hope for the future of the franchise. If Carpenter really gets involved and they find a solid director it could be great (or at least decent). We need something to help wash away the stain that was Rob Zombie’s vision of Halloween. Fingers crossed.

    • Saturn

      Although he’s already done a “remake” of sorts, and perhaps wouldn’t want to do another, I reckon the obvious choice for a new Halloween is a certain Fede Alvarez.
      I’d imagine that he would be willing to show respect to the original franchise but still do something a little different with it – after Evil Dead and Don’t Breathe he has shown he has the chops.

      • Matt

        While Don’t Breathe was excellent, I truly despised his take on Evil Dead. And it wasn’t because there was no Ash. IMO, that film was all mean spirited, gratuitous gore. For me, it didn’t capture any of the quirky fun, style, wit or imagination of the original. I know that film worked for a lot of people, but I was not one of them. Maybe he could do a good Halloween film, maybe not. If he did, I would give it a chance.

  • DuckingGold

    Didn’t they learn anything from how bad Rob Zombie’s remake was?

    • Slate_Fistcrunch

      I never get tired of that account.

    • tyler

      Since they were looking at the director of “Oculus” to remake this…obviously not.

  • Creepshow

    Yeah, I know. Because I read this on Cinemablend two days ago. I guess I have to go to a site that caters to superheroes, in order to hear about horror news earlier.

    • RH619

      Seriously ? Do you and a handful of other people have to always make smart ass comments like this ? Myself, and I bet many others are sick of seeing them. Nobody is forcing you to come to this page. So in the words of Eddie Murphy (or Richard Pryor ) do us all a favor and have a coke and a smile and stfu.

      • Creepshow

        Now, now. Get a tissue to wipe those snot bubbles, and stop using your sleeve.

        • RH619

          Right lol. I think the tissue is required for yourself for being butthurt over news not being posted here quick enough.

          • Khy

            Morons use the term “butthurt” for every thing these days even when it makes no damn sense.

          • Creepshow

            Ok, fair trade. Give me your tissue or sleeve when you’re done. And I’ll wipe my butt with it.

          • Simon Allen

            Oh no ….did i miss all the fun?
            Bloody time difference !!!!!!
            Another one bites the dust i guess .

          • Creepshow

            Precious snowflakes melt quick. You didn’t miss anything.

          • Saturn

            They melt faster still when faced with a flame-thrower…..

            Guess I missed all the fun.

          • Benoit Balls

            Shut up you fucking dolt. Got forbid someone speaks their opinion.

            Not every form of criticism is shaming or “hating.”

            Fucking fag.

          • Benoit Balls

            Shut up you fucking dolt. God forbid someone speaks their opinion.

            Not every form of criticism is shaming or “hating.”

            Fucking fag.

      • Khy

        Uh being forced has nothing to do with calling out bullshit. Don’t worry, MR D isn’t crying about our “mean words”- he’s too busy counting all the money he makes from hyped up reviews and ad views

        • RH619

          Lol I’m not worrying about anything buddy. I just don’t understand why you people even bother commenting and coming on this site if you only think negative of it ?? What’s the point ? Go elsewhere and get your news.

          • Khy

            The point is that this is a public website where people are free to post whatever the fuck they like. I don’t come here for “news”- I come here because I enjoy engaging with several of the regulars here, not that that’s any of your business or concern. What’s the point in bitching about people bitching? Skip over their comments and focus on what matters to you. Works both ways, Einstein.

          • Halloween_Vic

            Slayed!!!!

          • Benoit Balls

            Bitch ass motherfucker.

          • RH619

            Nice juvenile response Mr Balls.

      • Benoit Balls

        Way to get the quote wrong, homo.

        • RH619

          Lol chill out troll.

        • Halloween_Vic

          Oh wow homo bashing, you seem like a Trump supporter so I’ll just leave that here.

  • Reanimated Charlie

    I don’t mind to tell you the truth. I wasn’t a fan of the Rob Zombie reboots so I’m not that excited to see a new Halloween in the first place besides we have a bunch of great horror films coming up like Jeepers Creepers 3, The Dark Tower, Shut In, The Predator, Under the Shadow, Alien Covenant, Trick R’ Treat 2 and a new Friday 13th. I’m cool. I don’t need another Halloween for the time being.

    • Assuming those films will be great, now that’s impressive.

      • Reanimated Charlie

        That is just a small list. There are a fair amount of horror films coming out in the next couples years so some of them are bound to exceed our expectations.

        • Here’s to hoping mate!

          • Reanimated Charlie

            Good news then! Reviews are pouring in for ‘Under the Shadow’ and it has a 98% on Rotten Tomatoes. Let the horror begin!

    • Christian

      F**k Jeepers Creepers. I’m not giving that convicted paedo my money.

      • Adam Clifton

        That’ll learn him

        • Reanimated Charlie

          XD

      • Saturn

        Damn straight brother.

  • For this to be successful they need to hand over the reigns to someone with a real passion for the franchise (the same goes for Friday the 13th)

    The problem is they’ll shoot for financial success instead, and we’ll get something taloired for the same teens that tune into shit like the Scream MTV series.

  • Dave

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they make this into a tv show and it airs on mtv. of course no one wants that but they’re out for money not for quality. And that goes for Carpenter too.

  • J Jett

    oh for fuck’s sake! just make the fucking movie!! this movie and the F13 movie will never happen because those who own the rights to them are trying to reinvent the wheel. these teases/start & stops/”setbacks” are extremely irritating. shit or get off the pot. make the film or don’t. stop jerking us horror movie fans around.

    • ThunderDragoon

      PREACH!

    • Halloween_Vic

      Yesssss J well said!!

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    And thus Halloween falls into development hell right alongside Friday the 13th. Hollywood really needs to shake this re era and stop trying to reinvent the wheel. These are some of the easiest movies to make. I mean, I get it, if you make a run-of-the-mill sequel called Halloween 10: The (insert stupid noun or adverb) of Michael Myers, the return won’t be nearly as lucrative as a new take with recycled descriptive garbage such as remake/reimagining/recalibration/regurgitation plastered all over the promotion. But seriously, it isn’t that f*cking complicated. Put a guy in some coveralls and a white mask and turn him loose in the suburbs and fill in the blanks with subtle creepiness and Carpenter’s score. Done.

    • Braker

      So they don’t rush it and it’s “development hell”? True development hell looks like movies like Freddy vs. Jason – endless scripts, revisions, writers, money blown…

    • Khalil Wright

      I’d rather them think out their plans, than to rush another movie. Because ironically, fans will still complain if it’s the same old formula.

      • Flu-Like Symptoms

        That’s what I used to say about the new Friday the 13th and still feel that way to a degree. But, there eventually comes a point where it’s time to stop the ‘what if’ cycle and make a movie.

  • Sweet Reaper

    “the next sequel to his 1979 indie” Mr.D showing his accurate and vast knowledge of horror once again…. oh by the way Halloween came out October 25th 1978 ya fuckin tool. Find another job.

    • Sweet Reaper

      Lmao, then he quotes John Carpenter in the very next paragraph stating “38 years after the original”….. hmmm I’m no mathematician but according to Mr.D if a film comes out in 1979 and then they announce a sequel in 2016, then to him that equals 38 years.

      • Braker

        the guy copies and pastes his inaccuracies into articles over and over.

  • James

    I was really hoping for Flanagan…

  • Khy

    Jesus Blume, all that air you wasted when you could’ve just said “We still haven’t figured it out yet.”
    Anyway, take your time. I don’t think this movie should happen before 2019 or 2020 anyway. People are tired of this shit.

    • Mike Lawrence

      No we aren’t…

  • Michael Voorhees

    They should adapt Halloween Nightdance,not another remake or whatever this will be

    • Khalil Wright

      I always said they could follow the comics. They’re pretty great and original!

  • tyler

    This sucks but THANKFULLY Flanagan is removed from this! Oculus is one of the worst movies I have seen in my 34 years. Wingard isn’t exactly great either. They would have been better off letting Justin Bieber take a stab at remaking this than one of those 2.

    • Mike Lawrence

      Oculus was so dull! Agreed!

    • Overton Green

      If Oculus is the worst movie you have seen in 34 years of living you haven’t seen enough movies lol.

      Oculus was over hyped and definitely not as great as people made it out to be but it wasn’t horrible either.

      Halloween Resurrection is one of the worst films ever made……The last Hellraiser film….31 by Rob Zombie lol…

      • Saturn

        In fairness tyler did say “one of the worst”…..

        Tbh I don’t agree it’s one of the worst movies I’ve seen, but it was kinda “meh” (although it does seem to be like Marmite, you either absolutely LOVE it or absolutely HATE it). I absolute LOVE Marmite, but not Oculus.
        But I did enjoy both Absentia and Hush, so I’m willing to give Flanagan’s other movies a watch.

  • Geno1987

    Why doesn’t John Carpenter just make it if nobody else will?

    • Saturn

      Because why should he? There is no way he will top the original. So why try?

      • Geno1987

        Put it this way. Better to have a Halloween 4 than to have a Halloween Resurrection, or a Rob Zombie Halloween.

        • Saturn

          True.

        • PsychoMantis18

          Put it this way – ridiculous.

    • Khalil Wright

      He says he’s tired of directing, and it’s to much work. I like him as executive producer more.

  • macguffin54

    I don’t believe it is a remake.

  • Nahuel Benvenuto

    “We haven’t landed on an approach. We haven’t landed on a filmmaker, and we haven’t landed on an approach” lol what

    • Creepshow

      Someone find a landing pad!

      *helicopter spins*

    • Saturn

      I wonder if they have landed on a date the movie is going to be set on??????

  • ThunderDragoon

    So this is what “fast-tracking” it looks like, huh? XD I had hope when this got acquired by Blumhouse, but now they’re taking their sweet time with it. Give it enough time and it’ll fall right back into development hell. How much do you want to bet they remove the movie from the release slate next year, announce it for 2018, 2018 comes and goes, and then it just disappears forever? I think the chances are high. On another note, what’s the news on Jeepers Creepers 3? Did it get cancelled after the whole Canadian casting thing happened? Because we haven’t heard a peep since then. Except for that guy on Twitter, but he’s working on some Hallmark movie now lol.

  • Mike Lawrence

    Ugh get on with this already. I’m so sick of the delays, let alone all the bitching that’s still going on regarding the remake. It’s been many years now…it’s old news, and many of us quite enjoyed Zombies take tyvm!
    Enough with all the technical garbage behind the scenes and just give the fans some more Myers!!!

  • THGrimm

    This is fine by me, honestly. I only believe in making movies that are made beforehand as in a passionate script written by somebody who cares. I don’t believe in deciding to make a movie about something then scrambling to get the “right” people together to pick a direction and a script.

  • Braker

    Bring it on whenever it’s ready. Don’t get the “boo-hoo, it’s not coming when I want it to come” attitude. Let them do it right.

    • Khalil Wright

      EXACTLY!

    • Saturn

      I have the the “boo-hoo, it’s not coming when I want it to come” attitude.
      My missus is grateful for that!

  • John Connor

    I’ll write it.

    No? I’m not qualified?

    OK

  • John Connor

    My idea would have Danielle Harris and possibly Jamie Lee Curtis involved. It would be a sequel that acknowledges all 8 films.

    • Saturn

      But Danielle’s character is dead…..
      And we assume so is Jamie Lee’s,,,,,so how do you acknowledge the 8 films?

      • John Connor

        If they hired me, I could show you.

        • Saturn

          They aren’t going to. Tell us anyway….

          • John Connor

            In the process of writing it out…

          • Saturn

            Dude, if you’re “living the dream” – or “are trying to”?
            Good luck mate. If you have a dream – GO FOR IT.
            And don’t let haters bring you down. Prove them all wrong.

          • John Connor

            When I say I’m in the process of writing it out, I mean I had a general outline of an idea off the top of my head when thinking about what I would want from the next sequel or how I would do it.

            So when you told me to tell you how its possible to have those two actresses in the film, I prepared to write/explain the outline but then it got more and more detailed, so that’s why its been a while to respond with what the idea is.

            I feel like if I just told you outright without explaining, it would seem stupid, but if I explained/painted a picture then you’d hopefully understand through description.

            I’m not in the business if that’s what you meant by ‘living the dream’. I have no agent or lawyers, so I have no chance. You’re absolutely right, I won’t be hired and I should at least share what I would do because otherwise it’ll just be there on my computer with no one to care but me. (Not that anyone else cares, but it would be fun to share).

            And thanks for the encouraging words.

          • John Connor

            I did briefly explain one version in a previous Halloween comments section. This one is not too far from that general idea, but still quite different.

          • John Connor

            I’m sure you’ve seen the first half posted already in the cool H3 extended ending article: http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3412737/original-story-happens-events-halloween-3/

            I also wrote a summary for an alternate Halloween 8 that also brings back Jamie Lee and Danielle Harris (not the same way as my Halloween 9):
            http://www.ohmb.net/showthread.php?22364-Alternate-Halloween-8-(Resurrection)

    • PsychoMantis18

      Upvote for Scout-love.

      • John Connor

        Already wrote an outline summary for that film.

        Halloween 3 summary

        Michael Myers is dead. He died when Laurie Strode shot him in the head on that first Halloween night.

        One year later, Laurie is still reeling and dealing from those events. Her damaged psyche is trying to repair itself while haunted by the fact that Michael is still out there since his body went missing (stolen by raging relatives of the victims, townsfolk that mutilated his corpse). She then loses herself when Samuel Loomis releases his new book and its revealed that Laurie isn’t Laurie, but Angel Myers. In her mind, Laurie is killed by Michael (Mya, her innocence, and Harley, her desire/experience) and she transforms into Angel, who kills her best friend, Annie, and Loomis. Angel then kills Michael in her mind, to usurp her fears and take on the mantle of the family name. She walks out of that inner core of her psyche, the tattered barn, for all to see. She has reached the end of her therapy to face the reality of what she’s done.

        After a few years in a mental asylum, Angel Myers feigns sanity and proceeds to act as a repaired Laurie Strode. She proceeds to capitalize on her ordeal by using the media to blow up her story for all to know. She pretends to be Innocent and humble Laurie but clearly has a mission. She gets close to a man, a love interest, who is a reporter.

        Suddenly, there are people being murdered around them. Some people suspect Laurie is relapsing; others are theorizing that Michael Myers was never dead and is actually back this time.

        We eventually find out that Angel is killing, alongside a vision of her brother, those that get too close to the truth; her truth.

        Angel is searching for something and using people along with media coverage to get what she wants.

        When her new love interest/ reporter friend discovers that its her doing the killing, she knocks him out and subdues him.

        Angel has the info she needs and proceeds to her target.

        Angel finds what she’s been looking for on a much publicized meeting/interview, on Halloween night, where she finally meets her real biological father. There’s an emotional televised meeting between them. The father is clearly faking a want to love and accept her back into his life. “Laurie”/Angel coyly accepts.

        Angel is introduced to his new family and pretends to like them.

        Later she holds the family hostage in order to get the truth she’s been seeking from her father. As she does this, her boyfriend goes after her.

        Angel tells her father that she wants him to experience what he did to her and the family he abandoned.

        Her boyfriend manages to free the family while trying to stop her, but she gets away and hunts the family, killing them one by one alongside her imaginary brother.

        She proceeds to slaughter them all.

        Her boyfriend tries to stop her, but she kills him meticulously and carefully as he gets near her.

        Angel slowly kills her father, taking turns torturing him with Michael. Her father then gets the upper hand when the televised media arrives to see him holding a knife to her throat, maintaining the innocent image of Laurie.

        Her father slits her throat on live television.

        It is revealed that Angel set it up for all evidence to point to framing her father as the killer of all the murders.

        The image of Laurie Strode, the innocent and damaged victim of this man, her estranged father, lives on while her father gets the Myers family retribution.

        • Saturn

          You’re really Rob Zombie, aren’t ya bud?

          😉

          • John Connor

            I’ll take that as a compliment as you’re saying that it’ll fit right in to that universe. (Though many that hate his films would probably see that as an insult and I have no idea where you stand on his films).

          • Saturn

            Take it as a compliment man, but I’m hit n’ miss with Zombie’s movies.
            Some I like, others not so much……

            I’m in the “the guy is living the dream, his movies aren’t the best, but…….” camp.

        • PsychoMantis18

          Mmmm… not for me, sorry.

          H2 ends perfectly.

          • John Connor

            Which version?

          • PsychoMantis18

            DC.

          • John Connor

            My version follows the theatrical cut. Its my preferred of the two.

          • PsychoMantis18

            Really?! Fair enough but I hated the Theatrical ending; so standard. Even seeing that version originally I felt it didn’t fit with the rest of the film. With the surreal DC bittersweet ending in particular the whole nightmare flows brilliantly.

            But ey, that’s me.

          • John Connor

            How is it standard?

            Laurie dies and Angel Myers emerges (after killing her demons), like a caterpillar becoming a butterfly. Her nightmarish therapy finally over and she can now fully accept who she really is. While everyone else watches in horror as an innocent girl has been totally broken (used and damaged) by the media (Loomis’s tell-all-book and fallout / Greed kills / how Sensationalism has killed society).

          • PsychoMantis18

            Standard in that it ends with the usual up-the-ante climax that’s been seen before – helicopter and loud noises, Michael get’s his last stab in, Laurie faces him and then dies.

            The DC ending wraps the whole movie up as this bittersweet poem of Lauries downfall/rebirth.

        • chien_clean

          Who’s Angel Mayers, I don’t remember her.

          • John Connor

            Angel Myers is who Laurie Strode really is (her birth name). Laurie Strode finds out that she’s Angel Myers, Michael Myers’ sister, and she’s completely devastated.

        • Halloween_Vic

          This does tie in with zombie’s world but I’m not for it, another film were Michael is not the killer is not Halloween to me and having laurie be the killer it too obvious. Great concept tho but I personally don’t like it, I can tell you have vision I definitely want to hear you’re concept on Jamie Lee and Danielle coming in to play that would be so nostalgically awesome!!!

          • John Connor

            Thanks. Appreciate you reading it, whether you like it or not. I don’t see Michael needing to be the killer for it to be Halloween, though I did throw him in there as an imagined persona sort of showing Angel the ropes (in her mind). Season Of The Witch is my favorite Halloween film of the original Halloween universe.

            I have been writing out Halloween 9 (as an outline/summary) but its gotten more detailed than I anticipated, so its taken some time. I was going to post the basics but ended up describing whole scenes. I only write for a little while each day. I’m starting to question whether I should post it, but if someone does want to read it, I will. I just get the feeling people will see how long it is and not care, especially for a comments section (and one that’s getting old now). I might post it in three parts with a cliffhanger for each so its not one overly long post. I’ll probably also put it up on OHMB.net where they have fan-fiction of Halloween. It’s where I originally posted that RZ Halloween 3 summary.

          • Halloween_Vic

            Man I definitely want to read your version with Jamie Lee and Danielle Harris. Do you have a exact link to where I can read it? I love reading peoples ideas especially when it comes to Halloween being that it’s my favorite franchise. But definitely would like to read it, from what I read above you seem like a good writer.

          • John Connor

            I posted the first half in the comments section of this cool article: http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3412737/original-story-happens-events-halloween-3/

            And here’s an alternate Halloween: Resurrection I wrote (also starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Danielle Harris who’s not brought back the same way as in my Halloween 9): http://www.ohmb.net/showthread.php?22364-Alternate-Halloween-8-(Resurrection)

  • Daucus Karota

    Maybe it IS moving forward though. With Wingard, and similar to Blair Witch, somewhat under the radar.

    • Adam Clifton

      Friday the 13th and Halloween are both stalling with next to no progress… maybe they’re sorting out the rights issues for a Michael Vs Jason movie

      • Halloween_Vic

        I fucking wish!!! We need a Michael Vs Jason those to me are the only 2 horror legends that need to go head to head.

        • Overton Green

          No thanks….it will be another abortion where there is no clear winner to not upset either fan base.

          The franchises are so different tone and score I don’t know why anyone would want this.

          I would much rather see Jason vs. Leatherface or Freddy vs. Pinhead.

        • Adam Clifton

          ‘This Summer for the first time ever… Halloween will be on Friday the 13th…’

          • Halloween_Vic

            Lol I like it already!!! Damm I can’t beat that lol

  • Overton Green

    I could honestly careless if they ever make another Halloween movie. If it’s going to be the Rob Zombie white trashfess or garbage like Resurrection I would rather they just stop.

    The original still holds up and won’t ever be touched anyway. I have watched the original literally over 900 times and whenever I need my fix I can watch it again and again.

    I would rather have nothing than more garbage.

    • PsychoMantis18

      This comment is garbage.

      • Overton Green

        You are garbage.

        • PsychoMantis18

          Comment is still garbage.

          • Saturn

            Nah, this is garbage….

          • PsychoMantis18

            Well, Saturn wins this argument.

          • Saturn

            Mate, I try to.
            😉

    • Saturn

      I know there are people who will say “900 times – BULLSHIT!” but I know where you are coming from.
      I’ve seen the original Evil Dead hundreds upon hundreds of times over the last 30 years.
      Back in the day when we couldn’t just download EVERYTHING and delete straight away, when we had to BUY VHS tapes (often used, from the video shop) it was hard core to have “over 50 movies!” on tape. And you’d re-watch, and re-watch – even if the movie was shitty the first few times, but because you’d spent your hard earned pay on it? RE-WATCH! And then sometimes they clicked.
      I remember the first few times I watched Suspiria I was like “meh, don’t get it – cacky movie”. But then one day it “clicked” and now, for me, it’s the 3rd greatest horror movie ever made. Absolutely adore everything about it.
      Kids today – “didn’t like it” Delete. It will always be crap.
      They don’t have a clue…….

      But anyway, I always loved the original Evil Dead and would watch it all the time.
      One of my favourite Xmas Days of all time (about 25 years back) I remember having the family around to a double bill of The Evil Dead and Demons.
      Fuckin’ awesome memories.

      • Overton Green

        I am a die hard. I have multiple Halloween tattoos. Tons of signed memorabilia. I no joke have probably watched it 2000x. The reason i said 900 so that I didn’t count times where I fell asleep or had to stop it early.

        I remember when I was finally able to get a copy in the early 90s when I was in high school. Blockbuster was the first to release it on VHS for sale..I watched it probably every day for a year. Sometimes multiple times per day.

        I love it and think it’s the pinnacle of horror. The greatest slasher film of all time and top five greatest horror film ever.

        Like i said I would rather get nothing than more garbage.

  • Saturn

    New Halloween – how difficult would it be, really?

    New family move into the Myer’s house.
    Michael comes home for Halloween.
    But this time he’s up against Preppers.

    • Matt

      That could be interesting.

  • Halloween_Vic

    God why do they drag this and make it difficult?? It’s Michael fucking Myers don’t go into depth with it. Fucking make a great scary ass Halloween film based on Halloween, go back to the roots of the original and if it’s a remake then it shouldn’t be hard. Don’t give him another back story, hell don’t give him a story at all. Put him in haddonfield stalking people and murdering them on Halloween night in such a dark way for no reason at all, include some awesome chase scenes. And no boring pointless scenes of people talking. Get straight to the point and take people in a ride with this film. God just hire me? Can they do that? I promise I’ll make him scary again and deliver a film TRUE Halloween fans like myself wanna see.

    • PsychoMantis18

      I’m a true Halloween fan, and from what you described above, I certainly don’t want to see it made by you.

      Thank Jebus it won’t be happening.

      • Matt

        Right, you’d prefer that Rob Zombie would set off another giant stink-bomb like H2.

        • PsychoMantis18

          No, dumbarse – i’d prefer that IF we are getting more Halloween’s they actually have some artistic integrity… like RZ’s Halloween’s had in spades.

          • Matt

            Too bad he didn’t use one of those spades to bury those turds.

          • PsychoMantis18

            Well played

      • Saturn

        Vic is a MASSIVE Halloween fan – he knows his shit.
        I’d be willing to believe he’d do a better job than Zombie did with H2.

        • PsychoMantis18

          Don’t care how big a fan he thinks he is and he clearly knows shit-all. From what he’s written and how he’s written it shows a great lack of understanding as to what made the first a classic and seems like he justs wants to make another forgettable sequel with a higher body count; got the Friday’s for that…

          • Halloween_Vic

            Lol u seem upset over someones opinion how about you grow up first? Second you’re saying you don’t want a film that feeds off the original and goes off the same vibe that made the original so special? So u want another re telling back story concept? Body count? I never said a huge body count I said Michael stalking and killing people on Halloween night for no unknown reason. Let it go back to mystery, darkness, suspense and atmosphere. And you’re saying I’m and idiot? Lol dude go shave the hair off you’re back and shut the fuck up not everyone has to agree, but I’d make one hell of a bad ass scary Halloween film.

          • PsychoMantis18

            ‘Lol u seem upset over someones opinion how about you grow up first?’ –

            1. Not upset, I see you brandishing your arrogance and stupidity and am addressing it.
            2. Adults are always getting upset over others opinions.
            3. Your post was you winging about this article, hypocrite.

            ‘Second you’re saying you don’t want a film that feeds off the original and goes off the same vibe that made the original so special?’ –

            Noooooo…., the original is not the film you described; the film you describe sounds like one an angsty school kid with A.D.H.D would make. What I would like is for someone to do something different, whether that be a remake or preferably a new property all together. This is what RZ did – he tried to do something different as we already have the glorious original. Why do you want it again? Weren’t you happy with it?

            You said give MM no story at all and get rid of the “boring pointless scenes of people talking”. That, with your other comments, make it sound like you want a braindead stalker-fest.

            ‘And you’re saying I’m and idiot?’ –

            No, i’m saying you’re AN idiot.

            ‘not everyone has to agree’ – then why are you complaining about me disagreeing?

            ‘I’d make one hell of a bad ass scary Halloween film.’ – Allow me once again to strongly disagree with this outrageous claim.

          • Halloween_Vic

            Lol I get it now you don’t get laid enough, that sucks.

          • PsychoMantis18

            No shit, happens. One day you’ll cum to undertand this.

          • cduns

            You’re the one who seems upset my friend. You’ve called this guy stupid, an ass, a dumb millenial, etc. just because he doesn’t think you’d make a good Halloween movie. You might be new to the internet, but when you post ideas to a forum you should expect some people to disagree with you. Most importantly, you shouldn’t lash out against them like a 13 year old when they do.

          • PsychoMantis18

            Thank-you

          • cduns

            Hah no problem. Read that article yesterday and couldn’t not respond to this guys BS.

          • PsychoMantis18

            It’s insane.

        • Halloween_Vic

          Thanks, this ass is just a tool man. I’d definitely make an amazing Halloween film, thanks for believing in me you’re awesome!!!!

          • Saturn

            No problem.

          • cduns

            People aren’t tools and asses because they don’t think you’d make a good Halloween movie. And, based on your suggestions, you wouldn’t. Also it speaks volumes about your character if people who disagree with you are not “true” Halloween fans in your opinion.

      • chien_clean

        so you’re another stupid moronic millenial that needs a backstory? lol You’re not a true Halloween fan.

        • PsychoMantis18

          Ahhh yep, I am true fan. And no, not a millenial, and don’t need a backstory.

          3/3 wrong… guess who’s the moron….

        • Halloween_Vic

          Exactly!!!

      • Halloween_Vic

        Lol sure u are buddy, that’s gotta be fucking joke.

        • PsychoMantis18

          …just cause you said so? Take you about as much brain-power to get to that conclusion as it did offering your brilliant suggestions?

    • Matt

      Well said Vic.

      • PsychoMantis18

        ‘Well said’ – you fucking idiot.

        • Matt

          You have no idea how much this means to me.

          • Halloween_Vic

            Lol Matt he’s just a whiny bitch!!! Thanks for liking my post tho on this, you know I got love for ya!

    • cduns

      “No boring pointless scenes of people talking.” Don’t you realize that a huge part of the success of the original was that Laurie Strode and her friends were so well-established and believable characters because of scenes of them talking to each other? Laurie and her friends were such real and believable characters that it makes Michael attacking/killing them that much more effective. The original also took time to build up atmosphere, so if by “get straight to the point” you mean start in quick with the slicing and dicing then you’re missing what made the original so effective.

      • PsychoMantis18

        ^DIS^

  • PsychoMantis18

    Carpenter should be focusing on making a decent film of his own this decade, then maybe go fuck with someone else’s.

  • Nightflyre9

    To me, the most important thing in a Halloween movie is ATMOSPHERE. The people who’ve made these atrocious sequels seem to forget exactly which day the film is taking place on. Pumpkins, trick or treaters, classic horror movies playing on TV screens in the background, Halloween parties, long shots of trees blowing in the wind, leaves swirling about the ground, costumes, the laughter of children in the night air, bonfires, decorations . . . all the things that make Halloween such a special and unforgettable night. Modern elements like cell phones and tablets must necessarily be worked into the story, but the film itself needs to FEEL old-fashioned. It needs to feel AUTHENTIC.

    A Halloween movies needs a TERRIFYING MIchael Myers who walks robotically and moves stealthily in and out of the shadows, not a rampaging linebacker who plows his victims down like a locomotive. Yes, it needs awesome, original kills, but those kills need to be set up properly: suspenseful, teasing, drawn out. The kills should not be snuff-like. They should be orchestrated, they should take time and have you on the edge of your seat, shitting yourself, absolutely terrified for the person in jeopardy. And you can never have too many chase scenes. Not every chase scene can be a nine-minute opus like Wendy’s chase from Prom Night, but those quick pop-up kills do nothing for me, and nothing for the effectiveness of the story. On top of that, a Halloween movies needs LIKABLE characters who we worry for and cry for, not foul-mouthed assholes we can’t WAIT to see pin-cushioned. This is not rocket science.

    And a Halloween movie DOES NOT need an intricate backstory or justification for Michael’s bloodlust . . . he is the personification of evil, period. That’s all we need to know. Any prologue should be quick, efficient, and to the point. The remake needs to return directly to the simple and fundamental basics of what made Halloween a revolutionary film in the first place . . . the Boogeyman is out on the town and he’s gonna get you. Even in the comfort of your own home on a fun night in suburbia, you’re doomed. It shouldn’t be this hard to translate that simple idea into a fantastic slasher movie. Stop trying to re-invent the wheel.

    • The GOAT

      You covered it all yet so many in the genre fuck it up

  • chien_clean

    I’ve seen the original franchise. I don’t need to see anymore.

    • PsychoMantis18

      Great complete lack of logic there, well done.

  • jurgmandr

    You know what really needs a good remake? Jack Frost. I’d be ok with that happening .

    • Saturn

      Nah – we need it’s sequel JACKZILLA!!!!

  • Taylor Kitchen

    rz’s remake was awesome, dono why they would do it again/

    • FunkyMagurk

      It was garbage that completely robbed Michael Myers of everything that made him the ‘The Shape’ to begin with. The reason the original Halloween worked so well was because Myers was a force of nature; he was evil incarnate. The stupid Zombie film gave him a needless and pointless backstory that completely removed everything that made “The Shape” so awesome.

      • Taylor Kitchen

        i dunno i didnt really watch all of the original halloween’s besides the first one. i dono what u mean by “the shape”…

        • Matt

          In the credits of the first movie, it lists 3 versions of “Michael”; Michael age 6, Michael age 23, and The Shape (The Shape being the “Killer” Michael Myers). The credits of part 2 also list The Shape. To this day, many of us hardcore fans refer to him as The Shape.

        • FunkyMagurk

          Carpenter chose to refer to Michael as “The Shape” because he wanted reinforce the idea that he was not a man, but rather evil incarnate…a force of nature. Hence Zombie’s whole sympathetic backstory completely ruining Michael Myers.

      • cduns

        Well said. It’s a shame that the one unique thing Zombie did to Halloween was to take away what made Michael Myers (The Shape) a terrifying figure to begin with. I think it was a huge miscalculation on his part.

  • FunkyMagurk

    Adam Wingard would be great…or the guy who did It Follows. Or, hell, just Carpenter himself.