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Danny McBride Explains More ‘Halloween’ Plot Details; “As if First Halloween Ended in Different Way”

JAMIE LEE CURTIS HALLOWEEN MICHAEL MYERS 2018

To briefly recap, we know that director David Gordon Green’s Halloween, written with Danny McBride and set for release next October, is going to be a sequel to John Carpenter’s original classic, with Jamie Lee Curtis back as Laurie Strode. Filming, last we heard, will begin this Fall.

Speaking with Yahoo this week, McBride proved some more details about the franchise “reinvention,” reiterating something John Carpenter recently revealed.

We’re kind of ignoring all the films past the first one,” McBride confirmed. “It picks up after the first one, but it’s sort of an alternate reality.

It’s as if the first Halloween ended in a slightly different way,” McBride added, suggesting the new film may rewrite even the events of the original.

I just hope that we don’t fuck it up and piss people off,” McBride also noted during the chat. “This is such a diehard fan base. You don’t want horror fans being your enemies because they show up at your house with masks on. We are diehard fans of Halloween. We’re watching all the sequels and where things have taken left turns here and there that maybe bites for fans, and at least trying to deliver what we would have wanted to see. Hopefully that will line up with most fans.”

I think you should be very scared. I mean, this isn’t a comedy at all. I think there was, like, maybe one joke on the page, but the rest is straight horror. So hopefully it gets in people’s heads and keeps them up late at night.”

McBride also told the site that he and Gordon Green initially didn’t think they’d be able to get Jamie Lee Curtis, but they “busted our ass on this script to really make that Laurie Strode character something she wouldn’t be able to say no to.” Of course, they succeeded, as the legendary scream queen agreed to come on board.

In Gordon Green’s movie, 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

196 Comments
  • Michael Voorhees

    Are they even filming?

    • pablitonizer

      no, it calls my attention as well…the cast has not been announced yet (only Jamie) and fall is almost ending…. I guess there’s something going on behind curtains and rewritings or second thoughts are happening (?)

  • john

    We don’t want to piss people off…

    Also, we’ve made it so the original film ended in a way you never saw.

    Ugh.

    • Pikachu

      Whatever they do it still wont be the worst movie lol so get over it

      • john

        You can go be their cheerleaders. I’m a consumer being marketed to. I have a perspective..

        “so get over it.”

        • chrishaagan

          I’m a fan. Fuck this. Look at what he did to the Alien franchise for Christssake. They should just reboot the franchise for TV.

          • john

            To be fair, McBride didn’t write Covenant— and, in fact, probably had next to no influence over the film outside line readings and maybe some improv. That debacle is all Ripley

            I’m not gonna write this project off. I still find it exciting.

            It’s just a very weird, mismanaged way of announcing they’re retconning the ending of the original film. It’s like, save it all for the final film and let us decide while viewing or take the time to explain what it is tactfully in the press.

            Very weird to hint at major changes to the original film’s ending, not explain them and then say, “We don’t want to piss off the fans.”

            Seems he didn’t think this through.

          • chrishaagan

            I was positive he wrote it. Fair play.

            Still.

          • NixEclips

            Yeah, it’s weird that Ridley Scott would mess with the Halloween franchise, as well.

          • chrishaagan

            I was absolutely certain that Danny wrote Alien Covenant. Oh well.

  • Nicolas Caiveau

    So now they’re even retconning the original movie ? And he pretends he doesn’t want to piss off fans ? His movie seems worse with each interview… Fortunately, it apparently hasn’t been filmed yet, it’s still time to cancel this thing….

    • Pikachu

      Who cares? Lettem do what they want this franchise was drove into the ground years ago and then its corpse was molested by that hack rob zombie

    • Micah Unice

      The script must have some kind of merit, otherwise Curtis wouldn’t be involved.

      • Nicolas Caiveau

        Well Jamie Lee was also in Beverly Hills Chihuahua and Virus…^^

        • Micah Unice

          I can’t argue with that.

        • REC03

          Virus had a lot of production issues and she has publicly stated that she hates the film with a passion, even tried to have the director fired. As for that Chihuahua shit….she knew what she was signing up for.

      • David Tucker

        Unfortunately she was involved with halloween resurrection, which is arguably the worst of the franchise.

        • Micah Unice

          She was, but she was famously coerced contractually into that appearance. It’s true that she does a lot of shit projects, but my understanding was she had sworn of this franchise for good. She must really love this script.

          • MySelfDestruct

            Thank you for typing what I was just about to type LOL.

      • John Connor

        I recall her saying she would only do another one if they paid her A LOT of money.

    • Bill Agans

      No. Just the ending.

  • Pikachu

    Smart

  • Nefferson Taveira

    I was exciting for this – I kinda still am – but this attitude of ignoring everything is sure a let down for me. The two first movies are great and neither one should be ignored.

    • Chip

      Don’t agree on Halloween II having any merit beyond a bigger body count. And I’m open to what they might do.

  • DaddyKo

    The original Halloween is a fucking joke. I’m in the middle of a rewatchathon of the whole series now. It’s the sequels same as Freddy, Jason, Chucky that earn them their horror icon status and it usually isn’t til the 3rd movie that they become fully realized icons we love now.

    • Chip

      …..No. Go away.

    • Freddy’s Nightmare

      Get the fuck outta here

    • pablitonizer

      The original Halloween a fucking joke? boy, because of michael myers we have slayer horror icons! https://media.giphy.com/media/tEyA84TxTE7Bu/giphy.gif

      • MySelfDestruct

        Tell them Brit!

    • Saturn

      Even if Halloween never had a sequel Michael Myers would be iconic. The movie really was a game changer – if you can’t see that then what the hell are you doing in the horror genre?

    • Necro

      What?!?!

  • pablitonizer

    “I just hope that we don’t fuck it up and piss people off,” that sounds terrible, it’s basically saying I’m sorry for the film before even shooting… WTF are they all thinking? Rewriting Halloween 1? This movie will make most of the audience asking what the hell is going on? Too bad coz I feel this will be the last time we see Michael on the big screen 🙁

    • Chip

      I find this tone more honest than every other horror remake/sequel interview where they talk up a big game and fail to deliver. I vividly remember Fangoria covering Nightmare on Elm Street 2010, and what a massive load of lies the whole five page piece ended up being.

      You don’t have a success by purposely aiming to please a certain target. if they have a vision, they should pursue it, and fans be damned. The best films don’t have ‘fans’ in mind. Not in the way facile interviews talk about things anyways.

      • pablitonizer

        I see your point but they’re practically rebooting the film again but they’re not being enterely honest with that, they’re just saying this a “sequel”. It even has the title Halloween alone, if we’re not getting a reboot next year then what is it?

        • Chip

          “A little different” is exceptionally vague. That could literally mean the last 5 minutes somehow change in some way.

    • Bill Agans

      They’re not rewriting the whole movie. Most likely just the ending to fit the new movie.

      • MySelfDestruct

        Even then, there isn’t much they could add with the actual cast given you know again unless they are going to CGI people in which would be even worse. Another poster mentioned him getting shot and the amount of times and the fall and I can see them editing that part a bit to make him less indestructible.

        • Bill Agans

          The way they could retcon the ending is if after Michael falls off the balcony, the cops show up & arrest him.

    • Necro

      Yeah I totally agree with you there pablitonizer! Why would you say something like that? It makes him sound so un-confident in their approach to this film! I truly hope this all one big joke to fuck with people!

    • After all the insanity, confusion and contradiction in the previous 10 movies in this series, you think most of the audience is going to be confused by this one?

      It’s a sequel to the original movie and John Carpenter is involved. That’s all most of the audience is going to care about. Or they’ll be teenagers who never saw a Halloween movie before and just looking for a good time. I hope they get it.

  • Eric Hoheisel

    You just know this is just a set up for H60: Halloween-The night she had a hip replacement.

    • Travis_Bickle

      She’s still sexy AF though.

      • biff

        All that Activia yogurt is doin’ something right.

        • Travis_Bickle

          Crap-tivia

    • Drool Bear

      Ok, that was funny. : )

  • The chicken man

    I love it! John Connor is going to be pissed!

    • pablitonizer

      Halloween: Genesys

    • “John Connor is going to be pissed!”

      You have no idea the shitstorm you just prophesied, lol

  • Freddy’s Nightmare

    I suspect they’re going to alter the end so he doesn’t just disappear after he gets shot but gets taken away and locked up again for the next 40 years till he escaped again. I could live with that

    • pablitonizer

      That’d be so original, right? greatest script ever since H4 and RBHalloween

      • Freddy’s Nightmare

        I don’t know what RBHalloween is but I’m sure it could be better executed than H4.

        • Necro

          I think it’s Rob Zombie’s version

  • jasonlives1986

    Why are you rewatching all the sequels if you’re going to ignore them?

    I assume they aren’t ignoring them as much as were getting a side story of some sorts. Kinda like saw 4 taking place simultaneously with saw 3.

    • He said in another statement that he’s watching them to study what they did wrong. What he erroneously surmised from that is they were bad because of Michael being supernatural, which is ridiculous because he was equally supernatural in the original.

      McBride is literally retconning the ending to the original now, probably because there’s no way a physical human being can survive what Michael went through. It all makes zero sense.

      • jasonlives1986

        Ahh

      • MySelfDestruct

        It was less about him being supernatural that made the films bad and more about how in the face they were with it and it sorta lost the charm of the original film. It got overly complicated when it didn’t need to be and just nosedived. At this point, so much has happened that you would kind of have to start from scratch I suppose.

    • Terrance

      Where does it say he’s watching all of the sequels? I couldn’t find that anywhere.

      • jasonlives1986

        We are diehard fans of Halloween. We’re watching all the sequels and where things have taken left turns here and there that maybe bites for fans, and at least trying to deliver what we would have wanted to see. Hopefully that will line up with most fans.”

        I read that as current not past tense

  • Imagine if they decide to surprise us and in the ending we discover Michael was possessed by Venom and this Halloween movie is a prequel from Spider-Man 3.

    • Saturn

      Well, I was on set at the next game changing Blair Witch sequel the other day, talking to my buddy Johnathon Schaech, and he did confirm that it is indeed in the Venom universe.
      I’m so excited by this prospect!

  • Will Coors

    I’m intrigued.

  • pablitonizer

    what if Jamie is only making a cameo or small part as Laurie from 1978 (weird I know, but with make up and the wig plus CGI could be) since she posted the words “same porch and clothes” on her instagram?

    • Jamie doesn’t exist in this universe, as far as we know. Even if this were set in the original timeline, Jamie died in Halloween 6 (long after Laurie died in a car wreck).

      • Nicolas Caiveau

        He means Jamie Lee Curtis, not Jamie Lloyd 😉

    • ChampionOfLight

      Honestly, it could be something like this… I mean, I’m not expecting her scene to be in 1978 (the photos they released were just promo images – they’ve not begun filming yet) BUT in this story McBride claims they wrote the script with the intention of having Jamie Lee return as Laurie but in a previous conversation Carpenter stated that Curtis talked to the director and that “Her part was written into the script” which isn’t the same thing as what McBride is claiming here. Makes me wonder how relevant her role really is if they potentially had a script without her and then added her to it.

  • Saying Like It Is

    The sequels are not very good start and repeats anyway so disregarding them is not a bad thing.

    • Jesse Sikora

      2 and 4 were great.

      • drew

        4 sucks

        • dukeblues

          4 is the best of the sequels. You must have missed it 🙂

          • suckit15694

            3 was

    • Halloween II was great. Season of the Witch is good as its own thing. But I 100% agree that, after that, the sequels aren’t that good.

      • ChampionOfLight

        Great is a bit strong. It’s subjective either way but there is a reason people are always so influenced by the original Halloween and no one ever talks about being influenced by Halloween II. But it did contain some very important plot points that would forever change the series.

        • IMHO, I personally think that Halloween and Halloween II go hand-and-hand. Like Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II, Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein, Friday the 13th and Friday the 13th Part 2, ETC. That’s just my line of thinking, though. I have no problem with John Carpenter producing a direct sequel to the original (I’m actually looking forward to it), but Danny McBride’s statements have been making me nervous for a while now.

          • ChampionOfLight

            I understand. I just feel Halloween II wasn’t as strong of a story (despite a fairly strong start). It being a direct continuation certainly helps… I agree with all the other comparisons except Friday the 13th Part 2… nothing against that but Friday 1 is much more standalone-ish whereas 2-4 (being all set immediately after the other) feels more like a hand-in-hand story across three films.

        • Nicolas Caiveau

          Halloween 2 is considered by many people the perfect sequel, as it naturally extends the original movie and make one with it. Many horror sequels tried to emulate it.

          • It also completely demystifies The Shape by making Laurie his sister. Total retcon and the series’s first and biggest mistake. It’s a pretty decent slasher movie and a fine sequel and I appreciate people’s love for it, but it’s not universal.

          • Nicolas Caiveau

            I don’t see the problem with giving Michael a motivation. It makes him more interesting. And not some random dumb killer like Jason Voohrees.

          • I think Jason has a motivation, (drowned/Mom-head). Freddy has a motivation, (burned/evil). Michael has a goal, (kill family/protect house). Michael had motivation in the first movie, (kill/Halloween). For me, that’s scarier.

            I always say, it’s kind of funny, I think most people would say the first movie is the best and Michael is at his best as a motiveless killer. A “force of nature,” he and that movie are often likened to Jaws. In EVERY follow up, his actions have 100% avoidable motives. Every sequel is Jaws 4.

          • ChampionOfLight

            I have NEVER heard that anywhere. Not to suggest it’s a bad sequel. It’s not. It certainly starts like a perfect sequel but I think throwing Laurie into a Hospital with almost no dialogue or scenes for most of the film really hinders the film narrative and its pace. I have never heard of any horror film that set out to emulate Halloween 2 aside from the original concept of Friday the 13th Part 3 (which ended up not doing that in the end).

            Everyone is entitled to their own opinion – one of my friends thinks Halloween III is the “best Halloween sequel ever made” (which makes me really question if he actually LIKES the Halloween films as it clearly isn’t a sequel to the films in that series) – but I have personally never seen anyone say Halloween 2 is the “perfect sequel” or that a filmmaker emulated their sequel based on Halloween 2.

          • Nicolas Caiveau

            Really ? Ok. I still think Halloween 2 is a perfect sequel. Halloween 3 is great too, but it’s not really a sequel, it’s a standalone movie. It’s just called Halloween 3, because they wanted to make an anthology series around Halloween.

          • ChampionOfLight

            I mean – they called it Halloween 3 because they wanted to distance the series away from Michael Myers and ensure the character remained dead. If they wanted to make an anthology they should have done that with the second one. And don’t get me wrong – I’m not trying to change how you feel about 2 (or any film), I’m just saying that I never once seen any filmmaker claim they were attempting to emulate Halloween 2 or referred to it as the perfect sequel. It wasn’t horrible or anything but people often are only referring to the original film when they discuss the major influence the series had on the Horror genre.

          • Nicolas Caiveau

            Well Cold Prey 2 for example totally ripped off Halloween 2. It started right where Cold Prey 1 ended and took place mostly in a hospital. And it’s also a slasher.

  • chrishaagan

    Now they’re changing the ending of the first one as well as ignoring Halloween II? Fuck this.

  • Creepshow

    Everyone remain calm. I notified the fire department about this forever smoldering dumpster fire.

  • Biscoito18

    Fuck this shit. Last time when they said that it will also ignore the second film, I made a joke saying: “Next thing you know, they will say that it will also ignore the original and will be a full-blown reboot/reimagination”.
    And now this! AHHHHHH!!! They should’ve said since the beginning exactly what it was. I hope their script is really THAT good like they’re saying because so far it looks like a wasted opportunity. I just hope it isn’t some annoying metamovie like “New Nightmare”.

    • Terrance

      Fuck a hockey stick. There was nothing annoying about New Nightmare. That was a damn good movie and quite interesting for it to take place in the fictional “real world” as movies like it was not really done before. Plus, it brought back a fresh Freddy after the mess he was in that mess of a movie FREDDY’S DEAD. The only thing annoying here is your pitiful comment of flu season. I’m looking forward to a NEW NIGHTMARE 2. We need another movie like that in the Freddy series!

      • Biscoito18

        hahahahahahahahahaha okay

  • RipleyCroft

    As more news of this movie unfolds I become less excited. Everyone involved in this film seems to forget something important about horror remakes, sequels, reboots etc….
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c9e318b83aa39eb4ddb8d03d65f8bf2b8b75e366842399a6adc344ed127942ad.gif

    • Exactly. I was so hyped when this was announced, and I am trying my best to stay hyped. But every time Danny McBride says something… Please don’t let this turn into another Texas Chainsaw 3D.

      • RipleyCroft

        Best case scenario this movie will be alright. I feel like it’s pretty much a decent fan fic alternate reality turned to a big film. Fans will be disappointed because this movie is cutting off ALL ties that kept fans coming to see Michael all these years.

      • Will Coors

        I cringe at the thought of it being anything like Texas Chainsaw 3D Fingers crossed!!!!!!

  • Drew

    It’s not the end of the world guys. Let’s wait and see what they come up with. So don’t go…
    http://www.gifbin.com/bin/1234443297_ken_park_suicide.gif

  • So now they are retconning the original 1978 ending, only to justify Michael Myers being a realistic human being? Dammit, Danny McBride. As excited as I am for this film, he is trying really, really hard to kill my excitement with his statements.

    • Rake

      That is exactly what I thought of when I read that comment. I imagine their change of ending means Myers fell and the paramedics picked him up off the lawn, or he managed to get up and stumble into a bush before he was found. I liked the idea of forgetting the second one ever happened because it does make Myers a more mysterious halloween figure. But this sounds like their new idea is to do the exact same thing every other horror remake has done.

  • Craig Yeaster

    The problem for BD is that they already gave this movie 5/5 skulls before it was released. They called it a true game changer.

  • Will Coors

    I just keep telling myself “Jamie Lee Curtis wouldn’t of signed on if it was a bad script” After all the H20 drama, I doubt she would of said yes to a shitty sequel/reboot. Or at least I hope hahah guess we’ll see

    • Jarle Solbakken Fremstad

      Do you of a problem?

    • John Connor

      A LOT of money.
      That’s all it takes.

  • Khy

    Yo Danny- shut up you stupid bitch and make the movie. Fall is fading away.

    • Creepshow

      Word on the street is they had to wait until after Oct. 31, 2017. That way they could save more on the budget, by getting 75% off regular price on Michael’s mask at Walgreens.

      • Khy

        LMFAO

  • The chicken man

    Guys, guys, guys…

    They wouldn’t spend the time/money to make a movie if it was going to be bad, right? Right???!

    🙂

    • Khy

      A,bad Halloween movie? Hush! That’s blasphemy!

      • Travis_Bickle

        Rob zombie’s remakes?

  • Travis_Bickle

    “Hey..so…we are going to change every aspect of the series, but we are still going to use the Name, characters and already established IP to make a couple bucks!”

    I’m going to pass on this now. It sounds like another Rob Zombie hack job.

  • IWC-3PO

    What if they pull a Blair Witch 2016 style switcheroo and it’s really a sequel to Terror Train… Game changer!

    • Wolf Myers

      Say what now?

      • John Connor

        Blair Witch was a secret, disguised as something else, “The Woods” or something, up until its release.

    • disqus_uqr3Boh0Wp

      well if you watch H20 it works as a sequel to Prom Night so why not? In Prom Night Jamie Lees dad is the head master in H20 Jamie lee is headmistress its as if she’s following in his foot steps. Then her brother shows up.

      • disqus_uqr3Boh0Wp

        In H40 Michael would be some kid she bullied at school.

        • disqus_uqr3Boh0Wp

          H50 things could get a bit foggy. It turns out the ghost in the fog was Michael all along.

          • Saturn

            But I thought it was her ghost in the fog?

    • Saturn

      Damn straight!

  • dukeblues

    I am guessing she will end up being his psychiatrist.

  • Jeremy Stewart

    What I’m guessing is that they’re gonna change the amount of bullets Michael takes at the end, so it’s more believable he’d survive. Also, they’ll probably remove the face reveal, like Halloween II did.

  • Michael Baughman

    This is not a remake John carpenter made the first Halloween movie and he is the producer for this one. So I’m looking forward this one

  • Carnage

    The only way this would work is if Michael gets caught at the end of the first one and he was put on death row. Now on the eve of his execution, he finds a way to escape and goes after the woman who testified against him 40 years ago. Laurie Strode. With that he has a motive to go after her that doesn’t include him being her brother.

    • Wolf Myers

      Worst. Idea. Ever! I actually heard news a few years back that Myers was going on death row in an abandoned sequel. Terrible idea. Sounds like an amateur fan idea. Sorry man.

      • Carnage

        Well I am a fan. Never made a movie in my life so I am an amateur. No need to be sorry lol. Still curious as hell how they are going to pull this off.

    • Rake

      I don’t think the cops needed witnesses to tie Myers to his crimes. Unless Laurie was convincing the jury that Michael was not insane there is no reason she’d be important.

    • RipleyCroft

      I can see them doing something like this. Why bring Laurie back if they’re not gonna be siblings or have met again anytime past the original flm?

    • Johnny Roberts Jr.

      I’m thinking Dr. Loomis never tells Laurie Michael is alive. She believes he died when he fell off that balcony. “As a matter of fact, that was” as in, past tense. This will set up Michael to once again escape on some random Halloween 40 years later.

    • John Connor

      A Lifetime Original Movie –

      Gone Babysitter Gone

      Thursday
      on Lifetime

  • Necro

    It seems like every time McBride opens his mouth he digs a deeper fucking hole for this film to fall further into. I’d like to hear Green say something, is McBride like the spokesman for this or something? Also does he have to comment on this, is he being forced to talk? If he’s not maybe he should just say “no comment” until it’s time to actually say something, you know maybe when the film is 2 months away from debuting. Seems that he’s driving a lot of fans away and pissing them off with every word he spews. To be honest I’m not going to get carried away, I’m happy to be getting a new film period. That being said though, the moment that I heard the new film was officially announced and McBride was attached, I had and have my genuine concerns.

  • Khy

    “We are diehard fans of Halloween. ”
    I love how he says that as if it should be comforting. Rob Zombie was also a “die hard” fan. Platinum Dunes were “die hard fans” of Freddy and Jason. We’ve heard this shit all through the 2000s. It’s old. Nobody gives a shit if you are a fan- just make the movie. That has no bearing on anything anymore.

    • Rake

      It’s a funny thing, every time diehard fans make a remake they turn the original into something completely different.

  • Danny McBride wants to make Michael Myers realistic. Maybe in the new film, he landed on a trampoline after getting shot six times in the original…

    https://i.imgur.com/FHL3Kvf.gif

    • Khy

      LMAO

    • suckit15694

      That is what is going to change . He was wearing some sort of body amour

    • Saturn

      I’ve actually heard on the grape-vine that the following footage is going to be recreated, but with The Shape, for the new Halloween movie.

  • Khy

    Movie should start off with Jamie singing a Halloween rendition of “All That Jazz” at a Haddonfield Halloween party. Now that would be to die for.

    Sexy activia lady.

    • Creepshow

      And then after that, she gets her pretty dress all muddy. After digging Michael up, and burying him in the Pet Semetary. Followed by a steel fence rod through his heart.

      Do you hear thunder?

  • Mike Lawrence

    I’m just looking forward to more Myers. Whatever universe they decide to create with this one is just par for the course given all the changes in direction we’ve seen in all of the sequels over the years.
    It’ll be well made and bring an icon back. Everyone should just sit back, enjoy, and take it for whatever it is.

    • Biscoito18

      Don’t you dare tell me how to enjoy things!

      • Mike Lawrence

        You will enjoy it my way, and you will enjoy it NOW!

        • Biscoito18

          Spacey, is that you?

  • The Night King

    We’re getting a new Halloween movie that “attempts” to fix what went wrong with the series after the first one.It’s going to star Jamie Lee Curtis and John Carpenter will do the music. Even if it falls short of expectation at the very least someone is trying to do what most people wish they would do which is fix a series where it went to shit. Your only other alternatives at this point are a sequel to Zombie’s Halloween. A lame Thorn Cult continuation which would make only people like John Conner happy. Or, god forbid another film starring a loud mouthed rapper. So mellow out and hope for the best because we’ve already had the worst.

    • Blade

      Busta Rhymes was the least of Resurrection’s problems lol him not being a good actor contributed, but that movie was going to be garbage with or without him in it either way.

      Anyway yeah I agree, at least we have people taking this seriously and really trying to do the series justice.

  • slayer929

    Halloween 2 is considered by many people the perfect sequel, as it naturally extends the original movie and make one with it. Many horror sequels tried to emulate it.

    • dvsinla

      i love halloween 2 but let’s not go crazy.. it is a very bad film… there is no protagonist… laurie takes over only in the last 15 minutes… it’s uneven and overly gory at times for the sake of gore… she looks ridiculous in that wig… the silliness of that hospital being so empty… on and on… but again don’t get me wrong i love it and it’s fun

      • Rob Rosado

        Agreed. I enjoyed the novelty of having it pick up immediately, but it’s a terrible film.

      • J Jett

        my god that horrible straw wig poor Jamie Lee wore in that movie….IT’S SO FREAKING BAD! lol.

    • RJ MacReady

      I don’t care what anyone says…H2 was far scarier and creepier to me as a kid when it first came out than the original. The whole movie just has an ominous feel to it that I love. That’s not to say Halloween isn’t one of the greatest horror movies ever made, however.

    • It’s a decent slasher sequel, but it falls short of the original and many think undermines it by making Laurie, Michael’s sister. Every single further adaptation has had to reconcile that gimmick and been worse for it.

    • Saturn

      I enjoy Halloween 2 but feel it’s a little over-rated.
      I personally prefer Halloween 4 as my favourite of the direct sequels to the original movie, followed by H20 and then H2.
      Halloween 5, although flawed, is still better than that dog turd Resurrection movie.

  • John Marrone

    So theyre remaking H20?

  • dvsinla

    so if they are ignoring all the sequels then laurie and michael may not be siblings

  • Trav

    I don’t like the idea of altering the first one, but it really seems these guys are passionate about the product.

  • REC03

    I won’t lie this is the first bit of news that makes me go…..really? I really wanted a movie that i could watch back to back with the original but who knows. I am excited about the Laurie comments and i definitely think they will take her in a much different direction this time. I’m very curious about this movie it really is such a mystery at this point.

  • llcc1103

    “I just hope that we don’t fuck it up and piss people off,”

    sounds confident.

    • REC03

      I get what you mean but i bet in person the comment was more funny then anything. I mean McBride is a really funny guy and this is just his sense of humor. Having said that i think he needs to be a bit more careful of how he says things cause they tend to spiral out of control online.

    • John Connor

      Sounds cliche.

      “This is going to be scary again”.
      “This is going to be more like the original.”

      Every sequel to every “horror” franchise is sold with this bullshit.

  • disqus_uqr3Boh0Wp

    would it be so bad if they were to just say that for 40 years she thought she was his sister but in actual fact she’s not. It would just be a plot twist that explains things away, my god its was some guys larynx crushed in resurrection but explaining away the brother sister plot is just too hard of a pill to swallow without some alternate reality schtick there’s been worst excuses.

    • oh_riginal

      If this new movie is truly ignoring ALL the sequels, then there is absolutely no basis for The Shape and Laurie to be siblings whatsoever. It’s the original SEQUEL that revealed that detail. The original film didn’t even hint at anything like that, so for all we know, they are completely ignoring the sister plot twist.

      Or maybe they aren’t. Who knows, besides these guys?

      • disqus_uqr3Boh0Wp

        Ill just add something I forgot about they also have to explain away her death in Resurrection which I had forgot about but even that’s a simple as she landed on her fat arse end of.

        • J Jett

          they don’t have to explain ANYTHING that happened from the original HALLOWEEN 2 right up to RESURRECTION. this new film continues the events of ONLY the original Carpenter directed H film.

        • MYKEE WATTZ

          Comprehension issues? Those films are being ignored. Only 1 counts.

    • MadCows

      I don’t think anyone else understood this comment, but I thought the same thing. Keep Halloween 1 and 2, ignore all the other films. Make the twist be that she wasn’t really his sister all this time, but thought she was. (Maybe they test DNA from pieces of his burnt mask left behind in Halloween 2 – 40 years later.) Maybe Michael Myers body was never found in the hospital that night or something. IDFK. Already sounds better to me than what I am hearing with this movie.

  • FeministFriendly

    Ahem,
    whats the name of it?

    Is it just called “Halloween”…

  • Reece Catlin

    Maybe Laurie accidentally dropped her keys in front of Michael’s house in the first movie??? maybe he is just chasing her to give the keys back? XD

  • M. Park

    I don’t mean to be a downer but the more I hear about this, the less excited I get. I get a very muddied and confused vibe with this project. It is a sequel, but it is ignoring other sequels and now it’s also rewriting the events of the original? Then why even bother bringing back Jamie Lee Curtis?

    I know this is an apples and oranges comparison, but one of the many issues with Prometheus was that it felt like it was a reboot but also a prequel and also it’s own thing…make up your damn minds.

    On a related note, Texas Chainsaw 3D was terrible, but I at least credit the people behind the movie for trying to make a direct sequel to the 1974 classic. Sure the movie went off the rails and was inconsistent as hell, but you knew what it was supposed to be. A sequel.

    • Gene

      Danny is good people, he won’t fuck it up.

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    No matter how it turns out, I believe this has too many good ingredients for it not to be the best Halloween movie in 20 years, especially considering topping Resurrection and RZ’s movies is all it has to do.

  • Geoff Peterson

    I got a bad feeling about this.

  • Evan3

    Not sure why they’d have to change anything. By nixing Halloween 2, they can just have Myers disappear never to be found (instead of attacking the hospital).

    This interview does make me a bit more optimistic about the film. But we’ve had numerous cracks at a second good film in the Halloween franchise and haven’t hit yet.

  • John Connor

    OOHHHH GOOD FOR YOU!!!!!

    AND HOW WAS IT?

    I HOPE YOUR VIEWING, OF THE SEQUELS YOU ARE GOING TO IGNORE, WAS FUCKING GOOD BECAUSE ITS USELESS NOW, ISN’T IT?

    FOR FUCK’S SAKE YOU’RE AMATEUR!!

    NUMBER OF TIMES YOU’RE STROLLING AROUND WITH THE FUCKING HALLOWEEN RIGHTS IN THE BACKGROUND GOING ‘ALADADADADA’ LIKE THIS ON INTERVIEWS!
    WHAT THE FUCK IS IT WITH YOU?

    WHAT DON’T YOU UNDERSTAND?

    I NEVER SAW A WRITER BEHAVE LIKE THIS.

    CARPENTER, YOU GOT SOMETHING TO SAY TO THIS FUCKING PRICK?
    BECAUSE THIS IS THE THIRD FUCKIN’ TIME THAT HE DOESN’T KNOW WHAT THE FUCK. HE’S TALKING ABOUT!

    WHAT THE FUCK. ARE YOU. DOING?

    YOU’RE UNBELIEVABLE!
    YOU’RE UNFUCKINBELIEVABLE!

    AH YOU DON’T GET WHAT IT’S LIKE TO MAKE A PROPER SEQUEL.
    THAT’S WHAT THAT IS.
    THAT’S WHAT THAT IS!
    I’M NOT ASKING, I’M TELLIN’ YOU!
    YOU WOULDN’T HAVE SAID IT OTHERWISE!

    DO YOU WANT ME TO TRASH YOUR MULLET?
    THEN WHY ARE YOU TRASHING THE ‘HALLOWEEN’ SERIES?
    YOU ARE TRASHING THE SERIES!

    YOU DO IT ONE MORE FUCKING TIME AND I’M CALLING A RALLY TO GET YOU OFF THE FUCKING PROJECT!
    I’M FUCKING SERIOUS!
    YOU’RE A NICE GUY.
    YOU’RE A NICE GUY.
    BUT THAT’S NOT GONNA CUT IT WHEN YOU’RE BULLSHITTING AROUND WITH THE FUCKIN’ SERIES LIKE THIS!

  • Bloodspatta

    I don’t mind ignoring the sequels, but changing the ending to the original is not a good sign. Enthusiasm for this is dropping.

    • MadCows

      Dropping fast!

    • His comment is so vague. Changing the events of the original movie is completely at odds with everything else they have said or are doing. I think folks are reading too much into it.

      They’re bringing back the mystique, they’re playing it straight, they’re bringing back Carpenter,…I mean what more are you looking for to keep your enthusiasm up for Halloween part 11, the 4th reboot, in 2018?

  • MYKEE WATTZ

    Again Michael is just gonna come back as a old man? Uh…

  • Lady Bathory

    I think it’s pretty funny that so many people were like “finally a real Halloween and not that Rob Zombie crap”, and now it’s a Halloween film set in an alternate reality that completely ignores even Halloween II, and that’s hated by Danielle Harris. xD Quite ironic.

    • Luca Vasto

      totally agree with you

    • oh_riginal

      I recently saw a theory that suggested that the Rob Zombie movies are actually MOVIES within the Halloween universe that are based on what happened to Laurie Strode. So, by that logic, Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode could sit and watch Rob Zombie’s Halloween and get mad that it isn’t showing things as they really went down.

      I thought it was a fun theory.

      • Lady Bathory

        Like the “Stab” films in Scream… yeah I can totally see how that’d be possible.

  • Luca Vasto

    this sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Adam Clifton

    As soon as Jamie Lee Curtis signed onto this, I knew that the writers are trying to kill Michael Myers off for good once again. What’s wrong with just doing sequels to a franchise? Child’s Play is still going strong, nobody’s trying to kill off James Bond yet are they?

    • REC03

      Child’s Play isn’t a hot mess of a franchise like Halloween became so it makes sense that they are sorta starting from scratch to bring it back to what the original was.

    • Somebody tries to kill Bond in EVERY movie. 😛

      But you have a point.

  • Saturn

    BREAKING NEWS……………..

    The movie has been saved by the news that Michael Myers is going to be played by legendary horror legend Johnathon Schaech!

  • Rocky

    JLC looks like Carol from TWD

  • John Connor

    This latest statement gives me some hope that it’ll be a remake and not a sequel.
    A remake that depicts the events of 1978 in 20 minutes and then jumps ahead 40 years.

    A sequel doesn’t make sense if they’re taking the characters and making them into different characters while ignoring all 8 films.
    That’s a remake.
    And it seems ‘remake’ is seen as a dirty word ever since they started using the meaningless term ‘reboot’ back in 2005.

    This whole project reeks of Halloween Returns which was the same fucking thing: something purpoted to be a sequel to just the first film while rewriting the first film and introducing Dr. Loomis at the end as if he was never a part of the 1978 murders.

    It was completely fucking stupid and was clearly a remake, which is fine but they were lying trying to sell it as a sequel.

    Halloween Returns was deep into the process of getting made (before they could film, similar to the recently cancelled Friday The 13th remake) before getting shut down because of rights issues.

    This feels like the makers of Halloween Returns went to McBride and persuaded him to take over that project in disguise.

    It sounded absolutely fucking horrible then and sounds just as absolutely fucking horrible now.

    Michael Myers was THE Boogeyman (aka supernatural) not just a man.
    Making him human doesn’t make it ‘scarier’:
    “Someone is outside trying to get in to kill you.”
    “Fine, I have a gun. Let him in.”
    Vs.
    “Something is outside trying to come in to kill you.”
    “It’s fine, I have a gun.”
    “… you don’t understand… this isn’t just a man or some animal… I’m talking about Evil itself… Death has come to your home.”

    Which scenario is scarier?

    Having Jamie Lee Curtis back for what’s basically a remake feels like a slap in the face (and much more) to fans.
    It’s a major missed opportunity to bring her character back from the obvious padded-with-bushes “fall to her death”.
    They could easily place the events after Resurrection with Laurie being alive, and do whatever the fuck they wanted to do (besides making Michael mortal).
    Thing is that it’s not like Michael can’t be killed.
    Cutting his head off will probably kill him, it’s just that it happened to someone else.

    • theundead

      Um its a sequel

    • The Night King

      You’re either a brilliant troll or you’re the type of person you see walking down the sidewalk having a loud argument with yourself.

  • MadCows

    So first they ignore all the other films (I only one I really cared about them ignoring was part 2), but now they are changing the ending of the original. This isn’t sounding good as the days go by.

  • Nia Snacks

    Nothing you can say can get me to not want to see this movie. I’ve waited far too long.

  • Nick Blackford

    While I hated it when they brought Ripley back for Alien Resurrection (because it’s a stupid idea) – I hated it way more when this idea about an alternate sequel to Aliens started flying around. If we legitimise bad entries in a franchise by just “undoing” entire films then the rules go out the window and we’re effectively telling studios “don’t worry if you screw it up just try again”. Horror fans deserve better!

    • On the slightly positive side (and I will admit I’m REALLY stretching to be optimistic about this), if there is a sort-of get-out-of-you-fuck-it-up-free option, while it may mean that studios might not think so clearly when making a sequel, it might mean that they have the option to keep a series running when they put out a sequel that stinks so badly that the only other choice is to walk away.

      But otherwise, yeah, this seems like a bad precedent to set if it means you wind up with a flowchart of “these three movies are the sequel to the first movie but not related to each other, then this movie is a sequel to the second sequel that was released, but these two movie are sequels to the first sequel, and now we think we might make a reboot or a reimagining, or we might have Gus van Sant come in and do a shot-for-shot remake with different actors. Or possibly the same ones.”

      Hell, eventually, “We’re just going to put a new title on it and re-cut the trailer and pretend it’s a different film and see if as many people show up this time.”

  • DukeStKing

    Some will love it, some will hate it, all will debate it. There will be name calling and the world will go on.

  • spidergod91

    What are your favorite slasher films guys? (not necessarily the best you have seen just the ones you love/enjoy the most)

    > Halloween 4 > Halloween 2 = Cold Prey = Cold Prey 2 > Friday the 13th Part 6 – Jason Lives

    • Elijah Clay

      Friday 6 & 7 – Halloween 2 for me.

  • Graham

    I’m normally a fan of continuity in horror series, however loose it may be. But I have to say, I don’t think there’s ANY WAY this could have been made and been successfully tied into the previous films in a way that would actually sell tickets. Continuity went out the window a while ago with this series anyway, so I’m super okay with it ignoring everything but the original if it means John Carpenter is on board, Jamie Lee Curtis is back, and the tone of it all matches the first film, which it sounds like this will. I absolutely cannot wait for this!!

  • Josh Thomas

    What I think Danny McBride means is that we’re gonna see what happened to Michael right after he got shot off the balcony. I don’t believe they’re going to retcon the ending of Halloween 1 completely.

  • Jace Junkerman

    “I just hope that we don’t fuck it up and piss people off” THE SHIP HAS ALREADY FUCKING SAILED PAL!!!

  • pablitonizer

    Got info on new halloween: the film will be shot under the name “night blade” and starts in the upcoming weeks. And regarding the slighty change on the ending of the original halloween, yes, Michael gets caught in this new ending and is locked again in a mental institution. Mr Disgusting could u find out about this spoiler please

  • I Am Colossus

    I hope Danny minds his “P’s” & “Q’s” after he almost blinded Jamie Lee Curtis on Freaky Friday

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