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Danielle Harris Talks Next Year’s “Halloween”; “I’m Bummed Out… And Here’s Why”

Next to Jamie Lee Curtis, the actress most synonymous with the Halloween franchise is undoubtedly Danielle Harris, who played young Jamie Lloyd in Halloween 4 and Halloween 5. Unusual for a franchise reboot, Harris returned to the series in Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Halloween 2, this time playing Annie Brackett.

Brackett of course died in Halloween 2, and though next year’s David Gordon Green-directed film is returning to the original franchise’s continuity, it seems to be disregarding everything past John Carpenter’s original classic. In other words, that really leaves no room for Harris to ever come back again.

And she admits she’s bummed about that. During a Facebook live chat over the weekend, Danielle Harris openly revealed her true feelings about next year’s film.

I’m bummed out. And here’s why I’m bummed out,” said Harris. “I’ve done four Halloween movies, and I’m grateful for those movies. I wouldn’t have all of you guys here… if it wasn’t for Halloween. I’m forever grateful and indebted to the Halloween franchise. It’s been good to me.”

Harris continued, “What I am bummed about is… [Laurie Strode] has a daughter. I was okay with it when she had a son… but they’re saying it’s the last one and… she has a daughter. And it’s not Jamie. It’s just kind of a bummer, I guess. I think somebody had said, it wouldn’t have hurt the movie to have Jamie reunited with [Laurie]. But that didn’t happen. We did put in a call, thought it’d be kinda cool even just to have a little flashback… they were not interested. So. I tried.”

But that doesn’t mean you won’t see me in lots of other horror movies,” Harris added. “I’ve got a lot of other cool ones coming out soon.”

In the franchise “reinvention”, being scored by John Carpenter…

“Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.”

Judy Greer is in talks to play Laurie’s daughter, Karen Strode.

Carpenter is executive producing the new film with Malek Akkad producing for Trancas and Jason Blum producing for Blumhouse. Gordon Green and McBride will also executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner.

Michael Myers returns to Haddonfield on October 19, 2018.



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COMMENTS

197 Comments
  • Grow up, Harris.

    • MeeGhoulz

      Sometimes I can’t believe she’s actually all grown up! She’s a milf already… fairy people, I say.

  • Jeff Hersheway

    I do kind of agree it’s a bit of a bummer to not at least name the daughter Jamie as a nod. It’s not like she HAS to be the same character. A nod would’ve been nice and cute.

  • The_Gentleman

    She’ll get over it. Her movies are still out there, even 3 of the 4 fucking suck.

  • John Connor

    It fucking sucks they’re ignoring the series.
    Made by douchebags that hate the series.

    “The first movie was perfect and didn’t need sequels… so we’re going to make a sequel that ignores even what was established in the first film. Yea, fuck the Halloween series!”

    • drew

      No it doesn’t. The only good Halloween movies are the first 3 anyway. Harris’s movies suck ass. Get over it.

      • Eddie Barsh

        Exactly

    • Eddie Barsh

      4,5,6 were terrible movies with an amazingly incompetent narrative to explain why Michael kills. The Thorn storyline says Michael Myers is controlled by a shadow organization that uses Pagan rituals, constellations, runes, and tattoos that drive Michael Myers to kill his whole family to save the lives of thousands more ppl? In essence the Thorn storyline turns the antagonist into the protagonist. Why would anyone want to touch that ridiculous storyline? Its no wonder H20 ignored it, its no wonder Rob Zombie ignored it and its no wonder a new studio is ignoring it also. It was a terrible storyline. I get it, we all grew up in the 80s and 90s watching them so they’re really nostalgic but when you’re trying to make a good movie that leaves the mystery you can’t have ridiculous storylines bridged into this film. It makes perfect sense

      • John Connor

        Nope, they were wonderful movies misunderstood by idiots that can’t comprehend anything beyond, “Michae Myer kill with knife, yeaaaaa!”

        Michael wasn’t controlled, hence him slaughtering the cult.

        • drew

          lol just stop dude.

        • J Jett

          John what is your problem? why are you so angry?

          • EvilResident

            You can not reason with him. It’s best to walk away. Hey John aren’t you also the dork that wrote this? https://amp.reddit.com/r/AshVsEvilDead/comments/74q031/spoilers_the_evil_dead_definitive_timeline/

          • John Connor

            No. That’s not me.

            I know of him though. I disagree with that guy’s theories, but at least he’s a nice guy. At least he thinks and provides theories of his own unlike most that go around bullying people while proclaiming that everything sucks just so they can try to feel superior because they know they are worthless beings.

        • EvilResident

          Just stop. Your insistence on these mental gymnastics to connect movies that had scenes edited out of them SPECIFICALLY so that they are NOT connected to the others is ridiculous.

          • John Connor

            You stop.
            You’re wrong and I’ve proved it over and over.
            That’s why you’re pissed, following me around to start up the same explanation to your ridiculous claims.
            Then when I respond, you cry that I won’t shut up when you are the one bringing it up.
            No one was even talking about that and here you are bringing it up.

          • EvilResident

            Lol how could I follow you? I happened across this comments section, recognized your avatar and ridiculous comments, and commented.

            I have yet to see proof that’s not all just in your head is all. I’ve barely ever interacted with you on br.com, I just always chuckle at how big of an idiot you are while you flail around impotently because no one buys into your fan fictions.

          • Eddie Barsh

            He’s fabricated so much bullshit in his head that I think he believes his own bullshit. CLEARLY the creators of H20 distanced themselves from 4,5,6… The movie says so. The producers say so. The Wikipedia page says so. But I guess the entire world is lying and in his head its all connected. Nobody is that dumb. He’s a troll. Or at least i hope he’s a troll. Otherwise he is incredibly stupid

          • I literally proved it to you that Halloween H20 is a different timeline by listing links to reliable reputable news sources, as well as quotes from the filmmakers and actors themselves. You tried to erroneously dismiss the links as clickbait and you ignored the quote. Clearly you are in the wrong, as you have provided no actual proof of your claims and will continue not to do so.

            For everyone’s benefit, I will list them again:

            Quote from Chris Durand himself, who played Michael Myers in H20 – “When I did the interview for [the film], they had mentioned separately from talking to me, I just overheard them saying that they weren’t going to do what came before. So when I got [the part], I remembered that and I didn’t watch any of the films. In retrospect, they were talking about 4, 5 and 6 and not referencing those – but it worked to my advantage because I didn’t really stress about trying to live up to somebody else’s performance.”

            https://film.avclub.com/we-watched-all-eight-halloween-movies-so-you-dont-have-1798241595

            http://www.craveonline.com/entertainment/1331113-halloween-ii-film-thats-held-michael-myers-back-decades#/slide/1

            http://www.ign.com/blogs/thghost/2011/08/11/review-halloween-h2o-1998

            http://www.joblo.com/horror-movies/news/halloween-returns-in-continuity-with-carpenters-original-274

            https://nerdist.com/halloween-reboot-david-gordon-green-danny-mcbride/

            http://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/3450425/halloween-h20s-michael-myers-hadnt-seen-single-halloween/

            http://bloody-disgusting.com/editorials/3371427/horror-franchise-comics-worth-taking-stab/

          • John Connor

            Those links are pointless and do not serve your position.

            That quote states “referencing”.
            There’s a big difference between referencing something and erasing something.

            You have no proof.
            The only proof would be the actual movie anyway and Halloween H20 references Halloween 4 a whole lot.

          • “Those links are pointless and do not serve your position.”

            Of course they are… Because you probably didn’t read them to begin with, even though they all say the same thing and are reliable news outlits. But hey, believe what you want. It’s one thing to create your own headcanon, and then another thing entirely to insist that your headcanon is 100% official when it clearly isn’t and everyone else is telling you it isn’t.

          • John Connor

            http://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/3469565/despite-reports-lionsgates-jigsaw-box-office-success/

            “In fact, many sites just copy what’s already been reported as “fact”, without any actual understanding of how it all works.”

            Truer words have likely never been typed by Brad Miska.

          • When this many reliable and reputable sources are saying the exact same thing, in conjunction to what the cast and crew confirmed two decades ago, then it’s hardly a matter of “copying what’s already been reported”, especially when this isn’t a ‘report’ to begin with. These articles all weren’t even published at the same time.

        • Eddie Barsh

          John, Halloween h20 and resurrection were not in continuity with 4,5,6. For one, different people made the films. None of the same directors/producers/ or even production companies worked on both films. Also at the beginning of H20, the narrator says that Following the murders in 1978 he hasn’t been heard from in over 20 years. Meaning that the events in 1988 never occurred. Maybe in your delusional head they exist, but clearly the filmmakers deliberately chose to ignore 4,5,6 because the Thorn storyline was just too crazy and superfluous. And just to correct you YES thorn did control Michael. Michael is seen standing right beside pagan priests as they undergo a ritual. Michael slaughtered the scientists who were probably not even pagans. Michael did not harm anybody who was pagan however. Go back and rewatch H6. He is clearly seen standing beside them all dressed in robes and performing a ritual w the baby. Its ridiculous. The baby is Michaels son. They turned michael from a deadly serial killer to a incestuous fat ass (seriously he has s tummy!! Lmao) who is controlled by a pair of fucking rocks which trap him into a force field that he can’t escape from. 4,5,6 were terrible movies which is why 3 different filmmakers rebooted the series and chose to ignore the events because they’re too ridiculous

          • John Connor

            You’re combining the theatrical and producer cuts (two different films).

            Everyone was scared of the evil that inhabited Michael, which is why they did all that evil shit, to appease him/it.

            The Thorn storyline was not crazy at all, it was very much in keeping with Halloween. It really doesn’t get more Halloween than that.
            It was brilliant.

            There was no narrator in H20 (besides Loomis’s voiceovers). You’re referring to a cop that refuses to believe Michael is alive because no human could have survived being shot and burned (from a huge explosion) like that in Halloween 2.

            Think.
            Why would anyone who is sane and logical (like this cop who doesn’t believe in bullshit) believe that Michael survived the events of Halloween 1978?
            The events of 1988, 1989, and 1995 had whole police stations taken out and slaughtered.
            All witnesses killed.
            Who, sane and logical, would believe that a supernatural being, one man, did all of that, especially when the Thorn cult was uncovered in 1995?
            The conspiratorial Thorn cult were responsible for those murders, not some boogeyman.

            Now you can proceed to bitch that I responded to your questions.

          • Eddie Barsh

            Yeah you’re clearly a troll

      • J Jett

        Eddie i agree w/ you 1000%. the thorn/cult storyline was atrocious.

      • Don’t bother. I have tried explaining to him that Halloween H20 already erased three of the sequels from continuity. John Connor is completely unwilling to accept this, adamantly arguing that H20 and Resurrection are Halloween 7-8 (part of one big, disjointed timeline), based on zero official evidence.

    • The Halloween series basically does what Paul Naschy’s wolfman films do in creating new separate universe per film for Naschy’s wolfman to run amuck in. I understand your point here,John,since it adds lot of confusion upon how they frequently chnage the timelines for the series and place them in alternate universes.

  • Hack Snyder

    “Next to Jamie Lee Curtis, the actor most synonymous with the Halloween franchise is undoubtedly Danielle Harris”
    DONALD PLEASENCE
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    If you just change “actor” to “actress” your opening statement will be fine.

    • Hack Snyder

      “Next to Jamie Lee Curtis, the actress most synonymous with the Halloween franchise is undoubtedly Danielle Harris”
      Thank you, John.

    • John Connor

      While I agree with you, Donald did not cross my mind when reading it, probably because he’s no longer alive and irrelevant to the topic of returning actors.

    • RJ MacReady

      Thank you for stating that! I was literally about to post the exact same thing. To me Donald Pleasence is MORE synonymous with Halloween than JLC.

  • John Connor

    Did you really have to mention the fate of her character in one of the films?
    What’s with spoiling everything on this website especially when it had absolutely no relevance?

    • Neto Ribeiro

      Oh fuck off, it was 22 years ago.

      • John Connor

        6 years ago, dumbass.

        How long ago it came out is irrelevant.
        Spoiling movies without warning and just for the hell of it is immature.

        I’ll be avoiding this site when Ash Vs Evil Dead 3 airs because the writers here lack tact and feel the need to spoil episodes in the headline.

        • gilles008

          You keep coming into these articles about the new Halloween movie because “It fucking sucks they’re ignoring the series.” and yet you haven’t watched RZH2 once in 6 years?

          What are you, a troll?

          • NixEclips

            Yeah. He sort of is.

          • gilles008

            Just seen EvilResident’s links…yeah…dude is…a total and complete headcase.

          • NixEclips

            Remember him from aicn. Insufferable.

          • EvilResident

            Dude you should see his pages and pages and pages of rants on this exact topic on the Blu-ray.com boards. It’s tiring.

          • John Connor

            A specific link, please?
            What topic?

          • EvilResident

            http://forum.blu-ray.com/member.php?u=285500 Dude your post history is plenty. The topic is the Halloween box set and there are thousands of pages, but here’s just one example of the kind of asinine shitposting you are constantly doing, not including pushing your half-assed headcanons on everyone. http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=11224898&postcount=20913

          • John Connor

            It’s everyone pushing their idiotic head-canon on me.

          • EvilResident

            No, they are looking at objective reality and coming to their own conclusions. Believe what you want, but when it’s as stupid as it is, don’t be surprised at criticism, and especially don’t start talking shit because everyone thinks you’re nuts. You’re nobody. No one cares what you think.

          • John Connor

            You care apparently.

          • Eddie Barsh

            You stole the words right out of my mouth. I think he’s complete shit and an utter idiot

    • Troy Saling

      No really…fuck off. Quit being a whiny ducking bitch…haven’t seen it, don’t read it.

    • DoopGremlin

      The movies are decades old. Don’t be a cunt.

  • Aw c’mon! She played a character that came out in the fourth movie and died in the sixth. Plus Danielle played Annie in Zombie’s version. Having back JLC is not that bad compared to bring back her.
    They are ignoring EVERYTHING BUT THE FIRST ONE. So pls stop.

    • John Connor

      They’re ignoring the first one as well, apparently (supernatural vs. human Michael Myers).

      • He wasn’t all that human in the first one too

        • John Connor

          I’m glad you agree with me.

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  • Daucus Karota

    Halloween 4 was the first one I saw as a kid so I have a soft spot for Danielle Harris. She and Brad Dourif were the heart-strings of Zombie’s films so I gotta say I’m bummed too.

    It’s really cool that she wants to be part of it.

  • Will Coors

    I agree with Danielle but I also agree with the new filmmakers. I think it would be awesome to have Jamie in it but her character did die. I also respect their decision to make this film not connect to the other films. We’re at movie 11 here and it’s been years since anything Micheal, I just wanna see something at this point!

  • Munchie Strikes Back

    You’re high, Danielle Harris is a footnote in this series. Donald Pleasance made it, as many below me have stated.

    • Justin McGill

      Well it’s a bit difficult to get a Donald Pleasance cameo without a shovel and Dr Herbert West. Harris would easily be the next most associated with the series.

      • Munchie Strikes Back

        I have a shovel.

  • IWC-3PO

    I doubt Halloween H40 will be the last Halloween film. If it does big box office, they’ll make another. If it flops, they’ll put the franchise back in mothballs until someone decides to try again.

    • Creepshow

      I just unloaded a shipment of 12 pallets of mothballs marked “Blumhouse”.
      Where do you want them?

      • John Connor

        Next to the crate of mullets marked “McBride” .

        • Creepshow

          You got it, Bub.

    • I’m sure that they’ll be more.

  • Christopher Nickerson

    We’ll always have Hatchet 2-3

  • Simon Allen

    I like her but she was in the shitty sequels that I don’t like but she was one of my favourite things about the Zombie reboots , in fact I cared more about her character than I did about the annoying Laurie .
    And she’s great in Hatchet 3 (but not so great in 2).
    Shame they can’t find a place for her somewhere in the new one …that could have been fun .

  • DaddyKo

    Halloween 4 is one of my favorites. It’s also cool that she appeared in the Zombie films.

  • macguffin54

    Her characters have been killed twice in the series and she is bummed she isn’t being brought back? Why would she think she would be? It would TOTALLY confuse people to have her be Laurie’s daughter (bringing together multiple, random storylines just for the sake of making her happy). Why not introduce the robot maker from H3 as a Haddonfield resident? Or Leo Rossi’s Bud, even though he died and doesn’t exist in this storyline? Please.

    • John Connor

      Like it would TOTALLY confuse people to ignore all the films and have Laurie back from the dead without explanation?

      • The chicken man

        Really hung up on that, aren’t you? 🙂

        • NOCC Monkey

          It wont confuse anyone. Most are just like us and know the series inside and out and know what they plan to do. If it does confuse them, then they’re just tagging along to see “some Halloween movie” that their friend/boyfriend wants to see.

    • It’s a direct sequel to the original. Seems pretty simple to me. That’s also the film that general audiences will remember the most, given that it’s a bonified classic and that most of the sequels/reboots were subpar.

  • There’s no reason to be bummed out. It’s a completely different continuity and a completely different character. For all we know, Laurie’s new daughter has absolutely nothing in common with Jamie.

  • Necro

    Any clues or hints at who will be putting on the mask? I know it’s probably a bit to early to ask. As far as Danielle is concerned, I appreciate both sides of the story here. I understand the nostalgia of it and maybe having her be the daughter, or maybe even just have a minor role just to be able to say that she was in it. Bottom line I just want a good film and if they feel that she serves no purpose then so be it. You never know if this does really well maybe in a sequel she could pop up somewhere.

    • James Davidson

      a stuntman

    • Creepshow

      Anyone who will work for Pabst Blue Ribbon.

      • Necro

        HaHa!

  • llcc1103

    lol this movie is gonna suck. Pineapple express director? Judy Greer? wtf

    • John Connor

      It really has nothing to do with what they made before but their horrible intentions to ruin the series with a sequel that not only disrespects the series but also makes no sense.

      • Lard

        “It really has nothing to do with what they made before they but their horrible intentions to ruin the series with a sequel that not only disrespects the series but also makes no sense”
        Ummmm tell that to John Carpenter, he seems to approve and appreciate everything about this upcoming “Halloween”- & give me a break dude, the series was already ruined once Ressurection came out…

        • John Connor

          Because they paid him to “approve” it.

          Resurrection didn’t ruin anything, it was a fun haunted house movie that kept the Boogeyman alive and out there, returning to the ending of the first film.

          They could have easily continued from there with Laurie surviving and walking with a cane ala Dr. Loomis.

          • Trav

            Sorry, considering John Carpenter has refused to come back to the franchise before this movie, that leads me to believe he genuinely thinks this movie will be quality.

            Also, while I don’t agree with you at all about Resurrection, it’s still cool to see people come out and defend a movie everyone hates.

          • John Connor

            Money talks and John Carpenter already admitted that.

            It’s for the paycheck and that is all.

          • DoopGremlin

            Lol.

        • And even before that with Halloween 5-6. H20 had to ignore those films entirely.

        • Eddie Barsh

          Only under the pretense that they pay him then he will approve of it. Not my words BTW, those are Carpenters words

          • Lard

            Not sure about that. I don’t ever recall reading John Carpenter say any of that. If he wasn’t confident enough to be a part of this, I don’t think he’d be excited to come back and compose the music once again.

          • Eddie Barsh

            Then I would say you don’t know much about John Carpenter then because he’s infamous for being about money. Besides, bloody disgusting just posted an interview of Carpenter not even 2 weeks ago ON THIS WEBSITE where he literally said IDC I will approve anything as long as they pay me. You clearly don’t know what you’re talking about

      • Cappy Tally

        1) How does it make no sense?
        2) How do you know this ruins the series when you haven’t seen frame 1?
        3) If disrespecting what came before matters to you, why defend such sub-par sequels?
        4) Halloween Resurrection did ruin the series. I know. I’ve seen it. Terrible film.

        • John Connor

          Danny McBride, the writer and pitcher, made clear that he does not like the Halloween series and that he didn’t see Michael as supernatural (which he clearly was in the first film).
          He intends to make a sequel that ignores all the films (including the first if he ignores the supernatural element).
          Everything he’s said is fucking stupid.
          If it does make sense and doesn’t go against the series, it would be despite everything he’s said about it.

          • Cappy Tally

            1) How did he make clear that he does not like the Halloween series? You got a source on that?
            2) You’re taking what he said out of context. He’s probably referencing the superhuman pagan cult killing machine he became in later sequels. I doubt they’re going to make Michael 100% average, especially if he’s going to be in his 70s circa this film.
            3) A sequel that ignores other sequels is not new, not even to this series. What do you think Halloween H20 is? It’s a fairly common thing among genre films. The TCM series has done it pretty much with every single sequel. The Godzilla films have done it several times. That doesn’t mean there’s disrespect for what came before.
            4) You keep conflating “making sense” with “not ignoring the other sequels” but that isn’t true. If it’s only acknowledging the first film, all it has to do to make sense is not contradict anything in that film specifically. It would actually be more difficult for the film to make sense if it did take the sequels into account, especially considering (as I mentioned previously) they already went the whole “ignore the previous sequels” route once before.

    • Trav

      To be fair, David Gordon-Green has gone on to direct some decent television dramas. I’m concerned about the comedy background. But correct me if i’m wrong, Jordan Peele also had a mostly comedy background when he wrote and directed Get Out, and look how that turned out.

      • DoopGremlin

        Green has directed some great indie drama’s.

    • IWC-3PO

      …and probably a James Franco cameo as well.

    • DoopGremlin

      Sounds like somebody has a limited knowledge of what he’s talking about.

  • pablitonizer

    So her manager and herself called the studio to offer herself as Laurie’s daughter when they heard a Karen Strode would make an appearance? How pathetic is that! Danielle just let it go, you’ve been in H4, H5 & Rob Zombie’s reboot… We can move on without your character!

  • Brett Lovejoy

    She starred in those garbage Rob Zombie installments; surely she’s more worried about a paycheck than a proper story.

    • John Connor

      The theatrical cut of Rob Zombie’s Halloween II is the best of all the Halloween films.

      • Logan

        I’m not going quite that far, but I hold Zombies H2 in really high regard. There was some brilliant fucking stuff in there and I think it gets far too much unnecessary hate from fans.

        • If Rob Zombie would have constructed a much better storyline,made Michael Myers more than just a homeless looking slobbering killer,and had spent less time giving more on-screen time to Sheri Moon Zombie and less to both Malcolm McDowell(who had a perfect new storyline for Loomis[that slammed on reality based “celebrities”{that profit off tragic events:there are so many}]) and Scout Taylor Compton(as well as toughened up scout’s Laruie),maybe then RZ’s H2 would have properly worked a lot better(although I’m sure that RZ is proud of that film’s devoted fanbase].

          • DE@DFukk

            Where do you even find a theatrical cut of that?

          • John Connor

            Torrents or the Canadian Alliance double feature disc of Rob Zombie’s theatrical cuts.

      • BAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAA !!!! 😀 😀

      • Eddie Barsh

        Can you pass me that chicken bone plz?

  • MrX13

    Sad we won’t see Harris in this new Halloween but she did enough of them for us to still remember her. Let’s see what Carpenter and McBride has for us

  • Trav

    This may be the wrong way to look at it, but a Halloween movie starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Danielle Harris, along with John Carpenter producing? Yeah, that would have gotten butts in the seats. This movie is already going to be a box-office success though, and I’m excited to see it.

    • John Connor

      How is that the wrong way to look at it?

      Since they’re apparently ignoring all the Halloween films and having Laurie return with a daughter, this was the perfect opportunity to have mother and daughter reunited, an alternate timeline scenario where Jamie and Laurie grew up together.

      THAT I would be excited for and they fucked up big time by not doing that.

      Thank you, Danielle, for at least reaching out so they can’t claim later that “we would’ve asked Danielle back to play Laurie’s daughter but we didn’t think she’d be interested.”

      • DoopGremlin

        That would be retarded and fuck up the asisine contiuity even more. I swear, fan obssession over continuity is so stupid.

  • Agent HUNK

    she was was in h2o with a son in college …how doe she have a daughter now ?? shouldnt sh have a grand daughter and mike Myers be in a wheel chair chasing her ???? he gotta be in his late 60s for crying out loud !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Eddie Barsh

      U haven’t been paying attention. The creators of this film have clearly stated OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER again that this movie will ignore EVERYTHING after part 1. So in their mind, H20 never happened

    • First of all, this movie is a direct sequel to the original (ignoring Halloween 4-6, H20, and Resurrection). Second of all, Halloween H20 and Resurrection aren’t even in the same universe as Halloween 4-6 to begin with.

      If you haven’t been keeping track of what’s going on, then please don’t complain…

  • llcc1103

    With David Gordon Green directing, and Danny McBride involved, don’t be surprised if Myers takes off his mask at the end and its Seth Rogen.

    • John Connor

      “Huahuahua, I just wanted some yogurt. I had the munchies so I’d kill for some of that Activia. Huahuahua.”

    • gjk2012 .

      Na. A good twist ending would be that it’s Mike Myers.

    • Comedy directors can direct other genres as well. Films like Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Get Out have proven that.

  • Weresmurf

    Noones mentioned yet that Michaels age will be approximately 75 in this one lol.”He’s coming after us!” “Walk faster, it’ll give him a stroke.”

    • Jeff Geisbauer

      If this movie takes place exactly 40 years after the original then Michael would be exactly 61…. That’s not THAT old! Sheesh….

      • Aaron Johnson

        Exactly. How old was Hannibal Lester supposed to be in “Silence of the Lambs”? 50? He was still scary.

        • DE@DFukk

          Bruce Campbell is near 60, and we all want more of him

      • Weresmurf

        Pshaw, 61. I wanna see him kill someone with a zimmer frame damn it!

    • Adam Clifton

      61. Michael Myers would be 61 in 2018. Jason Voorhees would be 76

      • Weresmurf

        Well, at least we now know Jasons secret for that young looking complexion… he’s a deadite!!!

        • Adam Clifton

          I find it funny that people go on with the ‘Michael is 61, it’s unbelievable now’. He’s been shot, stabbed, blown up, strung up, thrown down a well, got into a car crash, burned to a crisp twice… but his age. That’s ridiculous *rolls eyes*

          • Weresmurf

            (whispers) *I’m just joking arooooooound*

            Let’s also take into account the police have never done a proper investigation into him…

          • Heather Graham

            Lol, I think cracking on the age thing makes sense now because they have basically stated they are going back to roots and are ignoring all the sequels. If we were talking the rest of the movies and the very clear supernatural angle, yeah, you are absolutely right, I wouldn’t think twice about the age factor.

          • Adam Clifton

            Even Halloween 1, he took some hard hits and still kept coming. Stabbed in the neck with a knitting needle, stabbed in the stomach with a butcher knife, shot 6 times, fallen off a balcony… this isn’t some normal psycho

    • Heather Graham

      LMFAO!!!! Dude that’s priceless! They could even have senior Laurie wheelchair bound and she’d outrace him in it!

      Michael Myers at 70 (61, whatever) wielding a cane instead of a butcher knife, lol.

  • samed

    “Huahuahua, I just wanted some yogurt. I had the munchies so I’d kill for some of that Activia. Huahuahua.”

  • JWG

    So Laurie’s back and Myers is totally just a normal 60-something human being with zero supernatural enhancement.

    Will there be a slow-speed walker-chase? Or motorized scooters instead?

  • DoopGremlin

    Sounds like somebody want that paycheck.

  • Grimphantom

    The Halloween franchise did gave Danielle Harris her starting role and i have seen Documentaries when she was on 4 and 5 and shows how much she had fun and appreciate everyone who worked in those 2 movies alongside her and gotta give credit, she had done a nice job as the role of Jamie and does suck that no one consider giving her a cameo at least, that would’ve been fun homage and for the fist time seeing Danielle and Jamie Lee together.

  • Will Friday2

    Love Danielle Harris. It should be Jamie Lee Curtis and Danielle in the new movie, playing mother and daughter. They could’ve ignored the sequels still, and still feel like some sort of ‘alternative reality’, as John Carpenter has said, but both characters are iconic to the franchise, and that would’ve been perfect casting. The new film may still be good, but with these two attached, it definitely would have packed the theaters.

    • How do you know it would be “perfect casting”? We know absolutely nothing about Laurie’s new daughter, who probably has nothing in common with Jamie.

      Plus, people keep complaining that this new film will “confuse people”. What’s more confusing than casting Danielle Harris as a completely different daughter to Laurie that has nothing to do with Jamie, in a direct sequel to the original that has nothing to do with the other sequels? That’s the very definition of confusing. They have no obligation to cast Harris in this role. None whatsoever.

      • Will Friday2

        I didn’t say she should be a different character…She should be playing the same character, just like Jamie Lee Curtis is; Laurie’s daughter Jamie. And relax, it’s just my opinion that it would be perfect casting, since they are icons of the franchise.

  • bdwolfe312

    Josh Hartnett is Laurie Strode’s son & only child, and Laurie Strode is dead. Halloween 3-8 HAPPENED. I hate this “disregard the other sequels”, especially when Jamie herself played her character in the past two. Now, she’s like “disregard my 90’s/2000’s films, but not my 1978/1981 films”. It’s such a muddled mess, and, like my friend Danielle, am kind of irritated they have the audacity to do something like this.

    Don’t get me wrong though. I will absolutely be first in line to see it. Just a little griping.

    • John Connor

      I really hope its a remake: the first twenty-thirty minutes being the events of 1978 with a young Laurie Strode, then cut to 40 years later with Jamie Lee Curtis happening to play Laurie Strode.

      • gjk2012 .

        We might even get lucky that they will confuse the fans even more. They will completely change their mind and make it a standalone movie like Halloween 3 Season of the Witch.

        • John Connor

          If it is a sequel that ignores all the other movies (including the supernatural element of Michael in the first film) , I’m hoping to see it as a sequel to Season Of The Witch in the sense that John Carpenter made a film called ‘Halloween’ in that reality (as shown on the television) and that film was based on the true story of some babysitters murdered. We would then see what happens to this real life Laurie Strode (who does look like Jamie Lee Curtis) .

    • I’d rather get a proper sequel to the original with John Carpenter producing than a second reboot. Plus, H20 already erased Halloween 4-6 from continuity, and that timeline was ruined by Resurrection. There are already three different timelines, and the first two films are the only ones embraced by the fanbase.

      Like it or not, the new film has absolutely reason to continue where Halloween 6 or Resurrection left off, but every reason to hit the reset button.

      And let’s not complain because you’re not getting the exact fan film you wanted with Jamie Lee Curtis meeting Danielle Harris. For all we know, Laurie’s new daughter has nothing in common with Jamie.

    • Luca Vasto

      totally agree with you

    • Jimmy B

      Well, technically 3 didn’t happen.

  • John Connor

    I’m against McBride who is a self-proclaimed hater of the Halloween films.
    I’m defending the series against his wish to shit all over it.

    • EvilResident

      You could always not watch the movie and ignore it. Go watch Resurrection and then call it a day. Seriously. The new movie should not ruin your enjoyment of the other movies. And thank GOD they brought in someone who thought that the sequels all sucked. They pretty much did all suck in comparison to the first one. 2 and 4 are fun to watch, but not even close to the suspense and artistry of the original. Even the idea of Laurie being his sister… I hope they throw that out, personally.

      • Eddie Barsh

        I disagree to some extent

    • Eddie Barsh

      He has never stated he hated the Halloween franchise. Go to Google and find me a quote where he says “I hate the Halloween franchise”
      If you can find me that quote, I will personally mail you 100 bucks. Don’t worry I’ll wait

      • John Connor

        Hitler never stated, “I hate the jewish people” but he exterminated as many as he could with the intention of erasing them all.

        McBride wants to erase the Halloween movies.

        • Eddie Barsh

          So let me get this straight … You said “McBride ISNA self proclaimed Halloween hater” insinuating that McBride spoke those words, when I ask you to supply me w a link to those quotes you said “Hitler never said he hates Jewish people” (which again youre wrong cuz hitler did on many occasions) which means you’re admitting you lied and McBride never spoke those words. You’re fucked in the head. You are batshit crazy

  • Dustin’sBig80sHair

    Ok I have a few problems with this video. First, how is she making money doing movies and making bank at cons, yet her internet connection is trash? Item number the next, she was in 4 of the shittiest Halloween movies. Lets be honest Carpenter’s original, its sequel, and H20 are the best of the Myers films. It’s sad when people like this think they are owed something because they were in a few movies. Look I’ve met her a few times and each time it was obvious she wasn’t interested in being there, it was only about the money. Now to get to the fact of John Carpenter not knowing who she is…it shouldn’t be a surprise as he’s publicly stated he hates all of the sequels (except for Halloween 3) and really hates RZ’s Hillbillyween white trash remakes. She should take a page from Kane Hodder. He was in the 4 shittiest F13 sequels, and while he’s got a legitimate beef about FVJ, he made his take of the character a true fan favorite and went on to create another icon in Victor Crowley. This is just a case of a spoiled brat trying to save face for throwing a public temper tantrum. Also the fact that she bad mouthed the con in Nashville by saying they were bored and not busy is bad business. Never bite the hands that feed you. Lord knows she probably has a huge guarantee fee and was paid anyway. Hopefully no cons book her as she will find something to complain about there. I was a fan, then I met her and now I can’t stand her! Good for McBride and Gordon Green for not casting this stuck up snot in their film. Hopefully this is a wake up call for the aging princess.

    • Forca84

      I’ve heard she’s a total Witch with Female fans and Female co stars. A total Diva. This isn’t me trying to bad mouth her. I was a fan until recently. Several other people told me similar stories about her. I was surprised. She tried to become an A lister but it never worked out so she bit the bullet and “embraced” horror.

      • IWC-3PO

        “I’ve heard”
        “Other people told me”

        • Forca84

          Well when the other people telling you in real time all have similar detailed stories it’s hard not to believe. These are real horror fans. Not a Clickbait article. They met her at conventions.

          Maybe she had a bad day. Maybe she didn’t wanna be there. Maybe she doesn’t like females. It is what it is.

          Other people have posted about her attitude back from 2008 also on Convention boards.

    • IWC-3PO

      Poor baby. Would she not give you a hug?

      • Dustin’sBig80sHair

        On the contrary, she’s hugged me numerous times. Although last time I saw her she couldn’t be bothered to get up from the table…must’ve been that mom weight she gained.

        • REC03

          ewww. no wonder she didn’t want to get up for you.

    • Saturn

      I don’t think it’s fair to say Hodder was in 4 shitty Fridays, personally I love 7, 8 isn’t great but it’s not the total turkey some people would like to stuff it as, 9 although flawed (my least favourite) has some great kills and Jason X? I enjoy that one quite a bit, although it is rather camp (no pun intended) in places. So, for me he was in 2 pretty good Jason movies, and 2 poor but not bullshit artist level movies.

      In regards to the Halloween franchise you’re pretty spot on, although (I won’t include H3 here, which for me is the best of the entire series aside from the original) I personally enjoy 4 more than 2, so for me : Halloween, Halloween 4, Halloween 2, Halloween H20, Halloween 5, Halloween 6, Halloween 8.
      Zombie’s Halloween I don’t mind so much, but his sequel was horrible. And not in the good way.

      • Dustin’sBig80sHair

        Fair enough about Kane as I do like him.

    • Sean Smithson

      Last time I spoke with her, she was working a day job dude. As for attitude, yeah, I won’t disagree. But as far as “being in movies and doing conventions” signalling she’s raking in cash, you really are talking out of your neck here. I mean, how much do you think she got paid for HATCHET 2??? I’d be floored if her con guarantee was over 5k…which is usually leveraged against what a performer makes. if they make 4k, the con pays them 1k at that point. And the performer usually supplies their own 8×10’s, etc. After expenses, etc trust me…it doesn’t leave much.

      I do conventions. Horror cons don’t bring in much, by and large. they are a bit “blue collar” and the fans like to spend their money at the bar more than most. It’s the sci-fi/comicons that rake it in, more “white collar” attendees with disposable income. And if a horror actor does those who isn’t Robert Englund, they make even less at their table because everyone is running after Stephen Amell or whatever superhero actor is there.

      Might want to learn a thing or two about the reality of the business before you start talking like someone with an informed opinion.

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    This is a missed opportunity to make a large portion of the fanbase happy, but as with everything, they’re shooting for money. So casting whats-her-name as Laurie’s daughter instead makes more sense. I don’t necessarily like it, but I get it.

    • Papa_spoosh

      I think pandering to what the audience wants is shooting for money. They’re clearly following a vision that is pretty confusing to mainstream audience who won’t look up the continuity in the franchise and what why’re doing has Carpenters approval and support.

      • John Connor

        It seems to me that McBride is pandering to the people on Halloween “fan”” boards that constantly trash every single sequel.

        • Heather Graham

          Unfortunately, I was thinking the same thing. I think the general audience will be confused anyway with JLC returning as Laurie when she was killed in another Halloween movie, lol. Just because the General Audience is out of the loop compared to fandom doesn’t mean they don’t understand the movies they saw. And H20 was confusing … I was always a fan of Halloween but even while I was GA, I didn’t understand why it ignored Jamie’s existence until I got into fandom and they explained it, lol, that H4-H6 was deliberately retconned out. So, yeah, this argument that bringing Danielle back would be confusing is no more confusing than bringing Laurie back if it’s a new continuity anyway. No more confusing than Danielle playing a different character in RZ’s Halloweens. It would just be like a homage to fans.

          But yeah – since news of this alternate H2 hit, I have been seeing a lot of Halloween loyalists coming out of the woodwork, calling themselves the real fans, trashing the sequels and anybody supporting them. The fandom always had the split but I see it more prominently now with people calling this the real sequel. Nothing wrong with liking what you like, or disliking, but dissing other Halloween fans for liking what came before? Not cool.

          • John Connor

            H20 didn’t retcon Jamie, it simply didn’t talk about her.
            It seems clear to me that they simply wanted to make the movie streamlined for general audiences (not wanting to confuse or have to get into that whole backstory when all they wanted to do was focus on Laurie vs. Michael).
            You can easily see Jamie as Laurie’s regret that she would never talk about.
            Even hints at Laurie’s drug-fueled past that would lead her to have multiple baby daddies (half-siblings with different fathers).
            The film clearly references Laurie’s “death” in 4 as well as Loomis surviving the hospital explosion.

            When I watched all 7 films in 1998, there was no confusion for me about that.
            Laurie had nothing to do with the events in 4-6 and everyone in those films died (except for Tommy and his new posse he ran away with… and Michael of course).

            Some people selling H20 would say the film doesn’t reference the events in 4-6 so as not to muddle the story and make it friendly to people that only watched the first film (Laurie vs. Michael) but they didn’t mean that 4-6 never happened or was erased. That story was concluded. The Thorn cult was destroyed while taking the fall for Michael’s supernatural murders (like taking out an entire police station singlehandedly which no one would believe).
            H20 even explains what happens to Loomis after 6. If it was ignoring everything after 2, it would’ve been a hell of a lot easier to say he died in that explosion in 2.

            Some “fans” made an “official” website and then labeled H20 and Resurrection as a retcon, an alternate timeline from 4-6, and that simply isn’t true.
            One can interpret it that way if they wish.
            Unfortunately people are now taking what that website said as fact with people constantly spreading that “fact”.

            It doesn’t matter what anyone says because its up to your interpretation. Same with Halloween 3: you can interpret it as a separate reality (the real world aka our world) where the events of Halloween was just a movie OR you can see it as in the reality of Halloween I and II where John Carpenter made a film ‘based on a true story’ type of thing OR some other interpretation I’m not thinking of.

  • Papa_spoosh

    This is lame. I bet it sucks to see the franchise move on without her but she has already played two roles in the franchiseand this film isn’t following either continuity that connects to her character… this movie is doing something very cool by choosing it to be plagued by cash grab sequels that were force written in months. Why confuse viewers even further by adding a character from sequels/ a remake that actually don’t exist in this films continuity. I think Halloween 2 is sweet but it’s choosing to ignore 2 as well so I’m looking forward to seeing why. Glad they’re not pandering to fans and doing cameos

    • Exactly. Plus, for all we know, Laurie’s new daughter is nothing like Jamie from Halloween 4-6. We’ve still got a long way to go before people can start saying with legitimacy that “Harris would have been perfect casting”, because we currently know nothing about the new character.

  • bastardjackyll

    She should be proud, 4 and 5 were better than H20 and both Zombieweens, and that is solely because of her and Donald Pleasance. And I’d rather see her in a Last Boy Scout sequel anyway.

    • Scott

      Not better than H20 but def by far better than any of Rob’s pt 1 or 2.

      • Meisha’s Taint

        EVERYTHING is better than Rob’s pt 1 & 2

      • Heather Graham

        I like H4, H5, H20. I think the only thing that bummed me out about H20 is that they disconnected it from the canon of H4-H6. I prefer the continuity over all this alternate timeline stuff.

  • Scott

    I can understand how Danielle feels. Its not right and to be honest, I would love to see both her and Josh Hartnett in the sequel.

    • steeler74386

      Me too

    • Meisha’s Taint

      Josh Hartnet?

      SERIOUSLY ??????????

  • steeler74386

    That stinks BUT atleast we have Jamie Lee Curtis in it! They should of had Danielle as a cameo or something…. i am excited and it’s been a LONG time been excited for a horror flick

  • Mamet006

    Jamie Lloyd has been retconned out for 20 years. Get over it woman.

    • gabriel

      Not sure why RZ hasn’t been including her in more of his films. She would be pretty good in those.

  • NOCC Monkey

    I’m glad they’re not letting her do so much as a cameo. That alone would taint the new movie, having even a hint to those shitty sequels.

    • gabriel

      Nah

  • Jonathan Larsson

    She was the only thing genuinely good about the sequels.

    • gabriel

      Genuinely wrong, buddy

      • Jonathan Larsson

        Okay, not the only thing. I suppose Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis do their parts dutifully whenever they appear, but otherwise I think Danielle Harris portrayed a very good horror movie kid.
        Sure, the becoming-a-new-Michael-Myers-bit was stupid, but other than that, I think her acting is great, and her performance is further elevated by some really good lines.
        Heck, from a writing perspective, Jamie Lloyd was a standout character, cause she actually managed to do what Dr. Loomis was unable to do: She got through to Michael. Very briefly, but for someone who is allegedly pure evil, that’s very impressive.

  • Maxime C

    As much as I like Judy Greer, I would have loved to see Harris back in Halloween. Her entire LIFE as we know it IS Halloween and its consquences.
    All Halloween fans love her. She knows it and is grateful for it. Too bad she won’t be part of this one.

    • marklola12 .

      no they don’t lol SOME fans love her not ALL

      • Maxime C

        Yeah I Guess i felt too strong about that statement.

  • Nia Snacks

    Halloween is my favorite franchise. I did not like Danielle Harris at all in any movie. I’m glad she’s not in the new one.

    • gabriel

      She was the main part of 4 and 5. One of the few good actors in those two films. Not sure what you didn’t like about her, but whatever.

      • Nia Snacks

        Thank you for explaining her role in 4 and 5.

  • Gd

    why would she be any part of the movie? it makes no sense at all and would’ve messed up even more the timelines, where was all this gratitude and love for the franchise and jamie’s character when she agreed to act and even go topless on rob zombie’s disgraceful mess of a remake and sequel?.

    • ChampionOfLight

      Honestly, it wouldn’t have not made sense if they hired this actress to play “Karen Strode”. It’d make no sense if the Jamie character was in it (obviously) as they’re ignoring the films that introduced that character (and then killed that character) but they could have easily brought her on as Laurie’s daughter Karen instead and it wouldn’t even be that distracting as much a easter egg or reference to the previous film continuity by finally featuring both actresses as mother and daughter on screen together.

  • marklola12 .

    GOOD she shouldn’t have been part of it anyway makes no sense to have her back in them, and you ask anyone whos not a hardcore Halloween fan and they wont even know who she was anyway

    some like her I don’t, she did not bring anything to the movies, and its good they are ignoring them all after the 2nd one because after the 2nd one they sucked…passable but sucked

  • Aaron King

    I’m bummed too, but this is about more than Danielle not being involved in the new film. They’re ignoring seven films that combined made a lot of money, influenced other filmmakers, play on TV every year at Halloween and that are still being discussed after all these years. Much time and effort went into making them. Yes it’s about making money, but more for the producers than the actors and crews. It’s like they’re contributions mean nothing now. The films will always be there, but the makers of the new film want viewers to pretend only Halloween 1 and their film count.

    • ChampionOfLight

      I enjoyed the films for what they were but I don’t think the Halloween sequels really had an influence on other filmmakers as much as the original movie did.

  • Shane o mac

    They should have brought back Danielle Harris, especially if this movie is the last one

    • dvsinla

      its never the last one

      • Shane o mac

        I hope not

  • RipleyCroft

    It wouldn’t have made sense anyway. Jamie died in 6 anyway. Maybe if they kept the original scene in H20 where they make the Jamie reference. but no that would mess up/be like 2 or 3 timelines.

  • dvsinla

    at least a cameo

  • A cameo would have been okay, but I’m perfectly okay with the fact she is not reprising her role as Jaime. The idea of ‘selective’ retconning is pretty painful.. I’m much more excited on a new direction without all that muddled bullshit that happened between 4-8.

  • I just feel bad for Danielle because this basically means her sequels have been thrown out of the window. I could only imagine feeling so important in the series only to be completely ignored / dismissed so the story could be re-written. Shes a very likable actress and I’ve enjoyed most of her horror roles throughout the years. (Mary Hatchet not included)

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