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More ‘Halloween’ Cast Announced As Filming Begins!

In 1978, John Carpenter gave birth to Michael Myers in Halloween, a masked maniac hellbent on killing babysitters in the small town of Haddonfield, IL.  The killer known simply as “The Shape” will be returning 40 years later to finish the job.

Bloody Disgusting is excited to confirm that today marks the start of production on Trancas International Films, Blumhouse Productions, and Miramax’s Halloween, which will be released by Universal Pictures on Friday, October 19, 2018.

Several rising young talents have joined the cast, Bloody learned, including Virginia “Ginny” Gardner (Project Almanac, Marvel’s “Runaways”), Miles Robbins (Mozart in the Jungle, My Friend Dahmer), Dylan Arnold (Mudbound, Laggies, When We Rise), and Drew Scheid (“Stranger Things”, The War with Grandpa). They will be playing the school friends of Andi Matichak’s character, Allyson.

As previously announced, Jamie Lee Curtis is back as Laurie Strode in next year’s Halloween, which will take place after the original classic and disregard *all* of the sequels. Judy Greer has been cast to play Karen Strode, Laurie’s daughter, while Andi Matichak recently landed the coveted role of the film’s young lead (daughter to Greer and granddaughter to Curtis). It’s a full-blown family affair!

As we previously reported, actor, director, and screenwriter, Nick Castle, will return to the role of Michael Myers, while stunt performer and actor James Jude Courtney has also been cast to play Myers!

Also on board is Academy Award-winning make-up and VFX artist, Christopher Nelson (Suicide Squad, Deadpool, Sin City, Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2).

In David Gordon Green’s Halloween co-written by Danny McBride“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.”

While Castle originated the iconic role in John Carpenter’s 1978 horror classic, Tony Moran also donned the infamous Michael Myers mask in the film.  Carpenter will score, executive produce and serve as a consultant on the film.

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COMMENTS

303 Comments
  • Khy

    Hot sweet doggy dog!

    Let’s do this!

    • Shane Scully

      Not a handsome man in sight. And they’ll play the boyfriends of all of THESE girls? Movies really are make believe.

      • Saturn

        Tut tut – you’re assuming that the girls are into boys.
        HATE CRIME!!!!!

        Shit, I’m assuming that they consider themselves to be binary or something – HATE CRIME!!!!

        • Khy

          Did you just assume their gender?

          • Saturn

            Guilty as charged.

        • Yes, how dare you jump to an obvious conclusion when the actors haven’t specified otherwise! You monster! Haha

      • DukeStKing

        That’s odd. I usually think the teens are too good looking. Most teens are pretty average looking at best from what I remember. Plain would be more credible in my opinion.

        • Khy

          I could get that if the girls didn’t look like they just stepped off the set of Gossip Girl. If you’re going to have two striking beauties like that then at least have one good looking dude for those of us who’d like a little eye candy ourselves.

          • DukeStKing

            Understood.

      • Khy

        And I bet they will be super annoying and selfish and yet sympathized with as “the geeks who got the girls”. Psh. Predictable.

  • CaptainBlake

    I have a good feeling about this one.

  • Logan

    I have a feeling this is going to be the SJW version of Halloween. I can already tell you that this probably ends with the three generations of strong, powerful and independent Strode women uniting to kill a now human and geriatric Michael Myers once and for all.

    If that’s the way this is going, I’d rather just stick to the original Halloween 2.

    • Saturn

      Don’t give them ideas!

    • Demetra

      Lmfao why does this offend you so much?

      • gilles008

        I know right? Horror has had female main characters for decades, but now I see more and more of these snowflakes seeing the “SJW” boogeyman everywhere.

        • Saturn

          Now that would be a great way to reboot the Boogeyman franchise.
          The killer is targeting people who don’t end sentences with “Oh it is 2018 after all!

          • RJ MacReady

            Great, now when they release the SJW Boogeyman movie it will be all your fault! 😉

      • Logan

        I’m not offended by it. I just have zero interest in a watered down version of my favorite slasher. Especially after they retconned almost the entire series that I have enjoyed for years. I feel like they’ve tinkered with this far too much.

      • The Night King

        There’s a fine line between a strong female character and the unrealistically over the top superwoman female characters that today’s hardcore liberals demand from movies. We are pretty much to the point where characters are becoming unrealistic in an attempt to cater exclusively to a portion of society that has clearly gone batshit crazy fanatical in their beliefs.

        • DukeStKing

          I’m liberal. And I sure as hell don’t demand it. Stop generalizing, repubtard.

          • The Night King

            Sorry, I am neither republican nor conservative nor democrat nor liberal. Just as there are people who are religious and there are people who are batshit crazy fanatical religious, there are people who are liberal and there people who are batshit crazy fanatical liberal.

          • DukeStKing

            I sincerely apologize. I jumped the gun.

        • MODOK

          It’s funny how so many co-called horror fans whine about women in these movies when “the Final Girl” is the genre’s defining trope. Whether it’s Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street or Friday the 13th, it’s the women who’ve most regularly defeated or evaded the unstoppable killer through courage, intelligence, etc.

          Christ, you insecure snowflakes and your hang-ups with women…

          • The Night King

            Learn to read every sentence before seeing only what offends you. There were no complaints over a strong female lead in film, only criticism against unrealistically strong, over the top female or other minority characters.

          • Garbageface

            Yeah, but that’s according to your perception of women, which, since you’re online whining about strong women in movies, probably isn’t that great to begin with.

          • MySelfDestruct

            Let’s be real, they’ve probably never met a woman irl.

          • MODOK

            Haha…oh right, that’s a totally different point. So you’re okay with women being in the movie, as long as they don’t do too much more than scream, cry and run away. And throwing in “minority characters” was a nice touch. It must be tough being so delicate a person that you feel threatened by different-looking people on a movie screen.

          • The Night King

            I shall remember your stinging truth bombs the next time I watch old favorites Kill Bill, Mad Max Fury Road, Silence of the Lambs, You’re Next, and their more realistic strong female lead characters.

        • Garbageface

          I think it’s more that you’re a total fucking baby and have strong aversions to strong women in movies.

          • The Night King

            Garbageface, you are known to many as the herpes virus of the BD comment section. No point in arguing with you, just block you and enjoy the silence.

          • Garbageface

            Probably mostly just to you MRA pieces of shit. I’m pretty okay with that

        • Saturn

          If done well the strong independent final girl can be as good as it gets – a case in point would be You’re Next, with a final girl who I hope to see in at least one sequel, who had a back story the fleshed out how she was able to fight back.

          I would have loved to have seen Nancy, after her initial experimentation with home defences in Elm St 1, actually learn more about self defence etc and go after Freddy in the dreamworld, taking the fight directly to him (I know that kinda happened in Dream Warriors) but in a more aggressive manner, where Freddy skips from one persons nightmare to another, trying to escape her wrath.

      • MySelfDestruct

        Who moved the rock to let all these trolls out?

    • lupe

      *SJW version of Halloween*

      Don’t worry your poor little heart!,The cast is all white!

      • Saturn

        Why assume that Logan is white just because he/she/them/attack helicopter commented on it being an SJW movie?
        That’s racist assuming the colour of the person which is a total irrelevance..
        You should be ashamed of yourself. HATE CRIME!

        😉

        • MODOK

          Please. I’ve never known an attack helicopter that wasn’t astoundingly racist. Oh sure, it might be hard to hear them over the constant WHUP-WHUP-WHUP-WHUP, but everyone knows what they’re saying.

          • Saturn

            “Damned Bi-Wing airplanes, flying over here and taken our women and men, thinking they can do what-ever they damn please. Long live the Airywing race!”

          • MODOK

            Haha

        • David

          And let’s assume that Saturn is black. All bitter that there’s no “color” in a horror movie. Black people will NEVER be happy. Let us remake Roots with asians. Why not? Asians were slaves too.

          • Saturn

            I’m white.
            Not that that should matter.

    • Garbageface

      Check out the snowflake triggered by powerful women in a movie!

      • Logan

        Stop being such a cliche. You sound like every other person who is offended just to be offended nowadays.

    • MySelfDestruct

      How is anything about your comment SJW? A lone female survivor or multiple is the ending of most horror films. Unless your trolling.

  • John Ray

    Just waiting for the inevitable PG-13 rating announcement.

    • Saturn

      MAKE IT STOP!!!!!!!!!

      • John Ray

        Make what stop

        • Saturn

          All this talk of a PG13.

    • Nick Greeley

      And what would be the problem? The original barely meets the criteria for a PG-13 by today’s standards

      • John Ray

        It’s an R rated franchise, also I think the original would get an R rating based on intensity alone. Also R rated horror does better at the box office so if it’s Pg-13 I doubt it would make as much as it would with an R.

        • David

          The Conjuring was rated R based on HARDCORE intensity. That flick had no nudity, barely naughty language, no gore, no blood… NO SHIT!!!! If they take a page from James Wan’s Conjuring Universe, this flick WILL be a grand slam for sure. I SERIOUSLY can’t wait til Halloween 2018. I just want to live that much longer.

    • Khy

      Shhhhh

    • SugarShane333

      If that happens I’m out. None of them have been pg-13.

    • MySelfDestruct

      The original has very little gore. I’d hope it wouldn’t be bloody enough to deserve an R. But let’s be real, I doubt it’s gonna be Saw levels of gore.

  • King Jordyn

    I pray they dont kill him off for good. Thats going to piss ALOT of people off.

    • Logan

      That seems to be the plan. Even Carpenter said this is the last Halloween movie that will ever be made. Which we all know is a lie. It’ll just be a while until we see Myers back on the big screen again after this.

      • King Jordyn

        Blumhouse has had hit, after hit, after hit. I’m almost certain Universal will promote this a little better than they do with their other movies. This is going to be a big hit for them. We all know what comes after a hit….sequels. I am happy with the idea that they are killing off the family story-line because it opens room for Michael to be a killer with no purpose like Jason. Therefore movies will make more sense going forward. This WONT be the last one…like you said.

        • Khy

          Of course not. I think if they play their cards right this will be 2018’s big horror movie like IT was last year. They are going to truly go insane with the marketing.
          They need to gag Carpenter with that “last movie” nonsense. It’ll make them look like typical studio hacks if after preaching about this being the last- they go announcing “Halloween 12” for October 2019 after Jason Blum uses the money earned from this one to buy himself another mansion.

          • King Jordyn

            I agree.

        • DukeStKing

          I thought Jason had a purpose?

          • King Jordyn

            Besides kill campers? Wouldn’t it be the same for Michael to just kill people. You knew what i meant.

          • DukeStKing

            I thought he was avenging his mom. Perhaps I’m wrong. Not an expert on Jason.

          • King Jordyn

            im saying he wasnt after just a specific individual like michael was after Laurie.

          • NOCC Monkey

            Avenging his mom even though he was a young corpse at the bottom of the lake. It never made any sense to me honestly.

          • Saturn

            Pt 2 kinda covered it that Jason probably didn’t really drown, he managed to escape the lake but couldn’t find his way back home, so grew up wild.
            It just seems to have be forgotten after that movie.

          • Saturn

            He avenged his mum at the start of Friday The 13th Pt 2.
            Jason really doesn’t have a reason to be killing those other people, aside from they keep encroaching on his turf.
            See, Jason is part of a gang.
            It’s called the Gang Green, and has several other members, who are all pretty rotten to the core….

      • chrishaagan

        Yeah, I’m sure Malek Akkad will stop the train from running because Carpenter said it’ll be the last lol

        • King Jordyn

          Ha! Doubt it.

      • Saturn

        Perhaps he’s agreed to get on board because it’s in the contract that this WILL be the end of the franchise. Similar to the contract that Motley Crue signed to end their band.

      • scott

        Where did he say it would be the last Halloween ever made?

    • John Ray

      “This will be the last Halloween movie ever!”
      Makes $500 million at Box Office

      “Um.. we meant last Halloween movie to be released in 2018”

      • King Jordyn

        ???

      • MODOK

        …and we have some great prequel stories to tell!

      • J Jett

        LOL!! so true! 🙂

    • Saturn

      Not necessarily – I remember when H20 came out and it seemed that Michael was killed, many of us were saddened, but also happy with the ending, that fate truly had caught up with Laurie, that she was always fated to kill her own flesh and blood. They should have just ended it there, and then if they were going to continue do the remake, or ret-con the movies so Jamie could take over the role of her uncle

      • King Jordyn

        Im sure if we were to take a poll, more people would want it to continue rather than be the end. My opinion.

        • Saturn

          You’re entitled to your opinion.

          Not sure if anyone out there has a way of popping up a quick poll to see whether they wanted Halloween to continue after H20, or end on a pretty much high note?

          • King Jordyn

            I know I am that’s why I said that. Move along.

    • Darnell

      He died at the end of part 2, and the end of part 4. He died at the end of H20. YET movies continues after each.

      So them killing him off won’t matter. Some other director will bring him back to life.

      Remember when Rob Zombie said he wouldn’t do a sequel and Michael was dead?

      If the movie makes money he will be brought back to life.

      • Saturn

        Well, in part 4 we never saw a body, so it was probably he hadn’t died, and of course in H20 it turned out that it wasn’t Michael who was beheaded, and the actions of the person under the mask did kinda hint at that.
        Personally I feel that that should have been the end of Halloween. It would have been a perfect ending. But, money talks…..

  • jasonlives1986

    Didnt think we’d get here.

    Casting has been really quiet and I’m glad to see it finally happening

    • DJ sTikInsEkT

      todd farmer called he wants his photo with his daughter back

      • jasonlives1986

        Lovely

  • chrishaagan

    Cast looks too pretty. One of the good things about Halloween was the cast were regular looking people.

    • Khy

      Really? Other than the two females, the guys in this cast are not pretty at all.

      • SugarShane333

        Agreed. Everyone just wants to complain about something.

  • Darnell

    This movie just has the feeling of being terrible. I have half dozen Halloween tattoos, and the series is by far my favorite of the slasher genres. However this movie just didn’t appeal to me. Hopefully it’s great but I can’t imagine it will be if the premise really is as ridiculous as it sounds. A 62 year old mute slasher that has been in hiding for 40+ years?

    A senior citizen Michael Myers? Really lol. Oh and he also is human and isn’t supernatural at all?

    These directors that claim to love the source material then change everything they think it’s wrong with the source material is getting old.

    This was the same thing Rob Zombie said and then went on to destroy the franchise.

    It seems this movie is being made to make money only. They are twisting the story to fit bringing Jamie Lee Curtis back to the franchise who is now a senior citizen.

    • Saturn

      We assume that Myers has been in hiding – maybe he was caught and sentenced to life in prison, but (like in earlier movies) for some reason he’s being moved (perhaps to a hospital) and escapes, to return home one last time…

      A 62 year old as a killer isn’t really that far fetched when you consider the recent Las Vegas mass shooter was 64-65 year old iirc.
      Yes, he used guns, but there’s no reason what-so-ever that a man/woman in their 60’s couldn’t cause quite a lot of harm with a knife. It’s not as far fetched as you’d imagine.
      In the UK we had a serial killer called Harold Shipman (he was a GP who killed HUNDREDS of his patients – an estimate was around 250) – he died at the age of 58 and was working well into his 50’s – so again, age isn’t really a factor when it comes to serial killers/mass murderers.

      I’m willing to give the movie a chance, with an open mind.
      It may suck, and if it does? The other movies still exist and we can pretend like it never happened. Just because H20 happened doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the Cult Of Thorn timeline.
      Hopefully though it will re-invigorate the franchise and give some other franchises the kick up the arses they need.

      • Khy

        Is that logic I see? Seriously, people can accept every dumb thing in this franchise but Michael being in his 60s? Oh no, that’s impossible! He’s evil on two legs but holy shit will that arthritis slow him down. Lol, Like really people?

        • Darnell

          The bigger question is he submitting to the every five year prostate exam once he hit 55 lol. I think they should exam this in the film. Michael using his senior card at the local Denny’s would also be a nice addition. Maybe a scene with Robert Englund where he talks about his high blood pressure and Michael can just nod. 🙂

    • Khy

      The way you talk about senior citizens actually piss me off. Do you think once you become 55 that you somehow morph into a geriatric who needs a hip replacement? Seriously, what kind of people do you hang around? I work with men and women in their 70s who can almost out lift and out work me and I’m in my 20s.

      How old are you? Because you don’t look like a spring chicken yourself. He’s a killer. He puts on a mask and walks around stabbing dumb teenagers to death. What is so unique about that? How many 50+ serial killers are there? Come on.

      Get out and mingle with someone who wasn’t conceived the same day as Facebook.

      • Saturn

        I agree about what you say about some of the so-called elderly – over the years I’ve known plenty of them who are physically much stronger than the average modern Western male.
        They grew up in harder times, and had to make an effort in life, where-as now so many people just sit around all day on Facebook, growing physically and mentally weaker by the day.

        If we could pick up around 20 average western males and put them in a time machine to go toe to toe with their equivalent 60 years ago, I can pretty much guarantee that the modern male would lose.
        In the west we’ve become weak.
        Hell, we’re ripe for invasion, as so many are clinically obese and wouldn’t be able to fight, and so many of the post millenials would just surrender immediately because they wouldn’t want to get their hands dirty, as it may remind them what being a real man actually is, and they probably would think that they could just sit down and talk about their feelings to the invading forces.

        • Garbageface

          It must be weird living with your head so far up your ass

          • Saturn

            Oh, you’re one of them…..triggered much?

            I’m a realist.

            Not some liberal brain-washed self hating white guy who believes that all cis gender white males are evil incarnate just because they have opinions that differ from what is being forced on people to be acceptable with no questions asked.

            If you can’t handle that? Nevermind.

            Some of us don’t want to bury our heads in the sand in regards to what’s really going on in the world today.
            You bury your head in the sand and you get fucked up the arse.
            And personally I have no issues with consenting adults who choose to do that, that’s up to them and none of my business, but I still want the right to say “not for me” without being accused of being Hitler.

            And I stand by what I said – the average Western male has been softened, totally demasculated.
            Our men aren’t even half the men our great grand-fathers were.

          • Garbageface

            You totally don’t seem triggered at all, snowflake.

          • Saturn

            I’m not triggered at all – and don’t consider myself to be a snowflake.
            Sounds to me someone is projecting…..

            Oh, and no more food for you…..

          • Garbageface

            I KNOW MASCULINITY IS SO IMPORTANT TO YOU

          • Saturn

            As a man, yes it is.
            Just like femininity is to many women.
            And guess what? In this world we live in were it’s live and let live, the fact that a man likes to be masculine shouldn’t be issue, in the same way that some men don’t want to be overly masculine, some like to be feminine.
            I don’t have an issue with them, so don’t you have an issue with a man fulfilling the role nature intended that’s been doing us fine for hundreds of thousands of years as a species. Just because your college professor wants you to believe that being “masculine” as a man is a social construct and something to be ridiculed, our evolution as a species seems to point otherwise.

          • Garbageface

            I’m not saying there’s a problem with masculinity. However, there is a problem when douchebags like you start hand-wringing about the lack of other people’s masculinity as if that’s some kind of gauge of how well we’re doing as a people.

          • Saturn

            No hand ringing from me at all, I don’t claim to be John Wayne or whatever the gauge of masculinity is today.

            How are we doing as a people?
            Well it’s claimed that todays children that are coming though are more likely to die earlier than their parents. That doesn’t sound like we’re doing fine to me, with the high levels of obesity and so many people addicted to prescription drugs, which are doing more damage than good. We’re not doing fine.

            Look around you at the levels of obesity we have in the West.
            Look around at all those who would struggle just to run after a bus.
            Look around at those who are constantly checking their Facebook profile and playing on their games consoles instead of getting out there are meeting new people – whose idea of exercise is walking up their stairs to bed, who, as evidence is showing, are intellectually dumbing down.

            Wow – what an advancement of our species.

          • Darnell

            What does obesity have to do with being masculinity?

          • Saturn

            I didn’t say obesity had anything to do with masculinity.
            ‘Twas the other guy who wanted to make that an issue..

          • MySelfDestruct

            I applaud you for engaging in this uber masculine commenter as long as you did.

          • Darnell

            Wow dude you got problems. There is nothing wrong with masculinity. This idea that toughness is tied to some 1950s tv version of what it means to be a man is pretty shallow.

            I know ultra outwardly masculine men that are complete pussies, and I know feminine guys who fight in MMA.

            I am always suspicious of white men longing for the good old days of old and pining for the days when men were in there mind men.

          • Saturn

            Just so you don’t get the wrong idea about what I’ve said, and confuse my opinions that modern men are quite often lesser than their own grand-parents with some kind of silly neo nazi ideology to do with being white and pining for the good ol’ days, I’m actually one of those guys who’d be considered a “race traitor” by that group as I have mixed raced children.
            Like I’ve posted several times over the years – I don’t give a shit if someone is white/black/straight/gay or anything under the rainbow – live and let live.
            BUT, like I believe in freedom of speech from the ultra liberals I also expect to be able to express an opinion that differs from them without having to put up with a bunch of “ists”…

      • J Jett

        Khy, i love you for what you wrote. if i could upvote your comment a million times i would. 🙂

      • Tony Sola

        Hey I agree, I’m old enough to have seen the original Halloween on opening night, but I admit to being disappointed for several reasons that this movie isn’t set in 1978. The second being Michael Myers IS pretty long in the tooth to be out stalking teenagers. Plus, if and I mean IF he’s been inactive for 40 years it really begs a ton of questions. I am optimistic that we’re going to get a great movie (fingers crossed) but the age thing did bug me a bit. I might still play softball and bench 300 lbs but I’m not chasing down any damn crossfit teenagers either lol

        • Khy

          Thanks for the polite reply! Well there’s a few things that may ease your mind.

          1) Michael doesn’t run. If we were talking about a 60 year old Ghostface, I’d totally get it. But Michael stalks, moves slowly, takes his time, and strikes from the shadows when they least expect.

          2) His age will most likely not even be brought up with the exception of perhaps a few meta quips from one of the teens. But Michael’s age won’t factor into anything because he will simply be The Shape, stalking and waiting.

          I really don’t think it will be a big deal. He’s not a man, he’s evil on two legs. He survived six gunshots, a fall off a balcony, an explosion, falling down a mineshaft, being beat upside the head with a metal pipe, having his head chopped off(Lol I know not him), and being burned alive yet again.

          I mean we suspend our disbelief with these movies all the time but why does Michael being in his 60s somehow seem more unbelievable than his being shot at point blank range in the head and recovering from it the same night(RZ Halloween)? Lol To each their own I guess.

          • Darnell

            He isn’t evil on two legs however according to the premise of this movie. He isn’t supernatural or indestructible. Myers was super inhuman strong in the original film. If he is just another guy how is he going to overpower young adult men? The overwhelming majority of 62 year old men can’t overpower 17-20 year old men.

            Are there some well conditioned men in there 60s that work out and lift like they are in there mid 30s? Yes but that takes years of training and work. But hey maybe Michael has been working out like a mad man at the local LA Fitness to stay in shape. Eating the best food, supplements, and has great health insurance.

            It’s totally ok to be excited about this film. Maybe it will be great. However you can’t simply excuse away the ridiculous premise of what we know about this film.

            Michael having been in hiding for 40 years and returning begs so many questions that I am sure this 90 minute film won’t bother to answer which already sets it up for failure.

            So much of the original film worked because of the time period it was made in. I just don’t see this film working but if it does I will admit I was wrong.

    • Flu-Like Symptoms

      Was the premise of the other timelines better?

    • lupe

      i feel like this movie will be just OK or the nail in the coffin of the Halloween series

    • J Jett

      even though not one frame of footage has been filmed for this new movie, it’s already kajillion times better than RESURRECTION is. LOL. 🙂

      • Darnell

        Lol so true..

    • Sam

      Oh no, a movie with older people! Insidious has been doing fine with there main character being an older lady, so this could work fine too.

    • Tony Sola

      I’d agree 100% EXCEPT my faith that David Green and Danny McBride really don’t need the work (this project) and this seems to be a passion project for them. The synopsis sounds like a dreadful retread of H20 but I’m hoping it took a lot more than a lame been there done that pitch to wow Blumhouse and John Carpenter.

  • Wez Za

    How is this gonna be any different from all the other slasher films it sounds the same women in trouble and all the guys die by half way thru

    • Khy

      Then don’t watch it? It’s like going into a romantic comedy and saying “Oh it’s going to be funny jokes and two strangers meeting who will fall in love in the end”.

      Well duh- that’s the genre. Put up or shut up.

    • Saturn

      This is a thing about slasher movies we slasher movie fans enjoy – they (usually) don’t try and re-invent the wheel. When they do, and do it well (Elm St/Happy Death Day/Scream – I guess) it’s cool, but all we, as fans, usually want is a bunch of (usually) teenagers being picked off one by one by someone in a mask.

      • Khy

        Exactly. I feel like it’s a crime to just to enjoy slasher films without needing huge reinvention.
        A slasher movie is what it is. If you don’t like it then go on to another sub-genre. But this whole ideal of a slasher movie having to be “more” than what it is sucks.

    • Nicolas Caiveau

      Why do you want it to be different ? It’s a slasher, it’s supposed to be like that !

  • Graham

    Awesome to hear more news on this! I am so excited that this is actually happening, and that it sounds as promising as it does.

  • pablitonizer

    I’m worried about the title…is it just gonna be simply “Halloween”? It really doesn’t make any sense, this will be the third film called that way only

    • Sam

      Halloween Returns

      • pablitonizer

        Exactly, I always thought the idea behind Halloween Returns being set in the 80s and michael as the shape hunting down teenagers was pretty interesting. I’m not talking about the script itself coz I read it was really bad but that idea well executed could have perfectly worked, specially with the current 80s nostalgia

        • REC03

          that script was actually present day. some girl takes a selfie in it. i pray this movie has NO selfies.

        • NOCC Monkey

          That would have been a much better approach. We have had way too may horror-ish films already that go overboard the the forced social media that it has become sickening. Cell phone, texting, facebook, Unfriended, Friend Request, etc. They all end up being so horrible.

        • Sam

          Well, apparently they have some amazing script that impressed Carpenter and Curtis to sign on again. Must be good. Let’s hope.

    • REC03

      they are calling Truth or Dare, BLUMHOUSE’S Truth or Dare so I’m thinking they may call this Blumhouse’s Halloween tbh.

    • Nicolas Caiveau

      It will probably end up being called H40, may it be official, or unofficial. So it doesn’t matter.

  • Dead-behavoir

    I still think it would be better if they wanted to ignore all the other sequels, only make it a sequel to the 78′ Orginal just have it leave off as Dr. Lomis shoots him 6 times/ balcony scene. He disappears and hides in the shadows lurking until he comes back to Haddonfield to terrorize the town make it take place a few years later when shit cools down in a 80’s timeline with No cell phones, social media etc. And have Myers stalk another group of teenagers on Halloween night. Bring creepy presents lurking around in “The Shape” of darkness and make it intense heart pounding screen time Your going to tell me he has been in hiding for 40 years without doing anything?

    • pablitonizer

      I agree with u, it would have made a lot more sense. What I find so cringeworthy is Jamie Lee Curtis getting back on track, I love her but there’s no reason on earth for the Strode family to return if michael is no longer bonded to her as brother & sister. Specially in the present day…. this film will seriously suffer from audience bad reaction not understanding what’s happening since the original timeline is being changed. I know halloween franchise has multilple timelines but at least the original one was still kept until the mess of Resurrection…

      • Dead-behavoir

        Exactly 100% agreed and having an old man Myers? I’m not sure how well that’s guna workout…
        Hopefully this film exceeds expectations and proves me wrong

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    “While Castle originated the iconic role in John Carpenter’s 1978 horror classic, Tony Moran also donned the infamous Michael Myers mask in the film.”

    Such a randomly curious, out-of-place comment to make as the article’s closing. So did Tommy Lee Wallace. So did Jim Winburn. So did Debra Hill. What’s the point?

    • DJ sTikInsEkT

      even if ppl hate tony for saying he was it all along, hes still the face of myers

      • Flu-Like Symptoms

        I don’t hate the guy at all. His face adds a lot to that scene. Just felt odd that Brad would feel the need to mention it at the end of the piece, well after the Nick returning bit.

        • DJ sTikInsEkT

          i know i like him in talkin about those haters out there

  • Geno1987

    I think that if Laurie Strode is in this she should be the new Dr Loomis. Someone who took up his work and studied all about him to try and stop him from ever harming another victim.

    • lupe

      That could possibly work if we’re talking Myers being an unstoppable force, but in this version, Myers is stoppable and only killed 4 people as an adult and 1 person as a child. He’s been grounded to being only one family’s nightmare and not the infamous boogeyman we’ve all come to know him to be.

      • NOCC Monkey

        You make a good point.

    • DJ sTikInsEkT

      if u watch the first movies shes a smart woman in class shes really nerdy doing her home work and stuff and she prob went to uni to be a doctor to find out what maks ppl like him tick coz sometimes people who survive that experience go onto be people who talk to criminals in juvie

  • I need to see what the film is doing with these actors before I form my opinion on this. It’s nice to know that filming didn’t get delayed again.

    • lupe

      don’t rest so easy. I’m sure they’ll be reshoots lol

    • DJ sTikInsEkT

      you actually know them? ive never heard of them

      • I actually have only heard of Virginia Gardner and that’s only because of Runaways, lol

        • DJ sTikInsEkT

          its fresh faces like the original had fresh faces but some veterans like pleasance buit this time the veteran is curtis

        • J Jett

          Darkknight, have you watched RUNAWAYS yet? if so, i’m curious to know what you think of it. imo it’s pretty decent/decent-ish.

          • I’ve seen the first three or four episodes. It’s decent so far, though the original comic book is much better. I still need to finish it.

  • Munchie Strikes Back

    In the headline you say filming begins, but in the first paragraph you say that today marks the start of production. Two very different things. Which is it?

    • Creepshow

      It’s both. They are filming the start of production. That way it can be used in the documentary, of how this film failed from the start.

      • Khy

        DEAD

        • Creepshow

          I feel bad for the fans, because this sounds awful.

          • REC03

            don’t feel bad for me, i love the original and this sounds like its on the right path.

          • Creepshow

            Come back to us man! That’s not Kool Aid your drinking, it’s brown water.

          • REC03

            Nope, it is actually perfectly distilled crystal water and I’m thirsty for it.

    • DJ sTikInsEkT

      one could be filming actors one could be filming like moons and buildings and leafs falling little insert shots get them out the way then they do actors

  • Draven

    I could be wrong but I get the feeling this movie won’t make its release date.

    • DJ sTikInsEkT

      films are like filmed in only 5 days so fast u will be rupsired lol second unit though taks longer

    • Khy

      It should. Blumhouse movies don’t take long to film. As long as they have all of their ducks in line they’ll be fine.

    • Michael

      It’s filming in 4 weeks. Their films are made quickly. Jason Blum has stated many times it’ll make the date(twitter). Not worried. Halloween 2 (2009) was filmed in almost March of 2009 and was released in August of that year. Relax.

      • Khy

        Exactly. These are cheap inexpensive films. If I remember correctly even Halloween 4 and H20 were both shot same year as release too.

    • Winston Sims

      they should wrap up filming by mid spring and hopefully we’ll get a trailer around may or june

  • J Jett

    AWESOME! i love Virginia Gardner on Marvel’s Runaways!! she’s really good on that show!

  • CONAN Ayatollah of Jack & Cola

    won’t be any better than Halloween 2007.

    • REC03

      lmao

      • CONAN Ayatollah of Jack & Cola

        we’ll see. Carpenter should have kept his name out of it, now if it isn’t a work of pure genius he is going to get the blame and his legacy will be ruined.

        • Khy

          Not really. Carpenter may be heavily involved and his handprints may be all over the film but if the film is crap he can easily throw it on the director and writer. Carpenter is basically a consultant, a heavily involved consultant but one nevertheless. More tomatoes would be thrown at Blum, McBride and Green. They have way more to lose and for Blum this movie failing would ruin the legacy he’s been building up since 2009 as the current hottest name in horror.

          Carpenter will sit back and sip tea and laugh either way. He’s got his check.

        • disqus_uqr3Boh0Wp

          Ghosts of Mars helped do that never mind Halloween H40.

    • RJ MacReady

      It definitely couldn’t be worse.

      • CONAN Ayatollah of Jack & Cola

        Halloween 2007 has the biggest box office take of any film in the series. Every film after halloween 2 was a disaster ( excluding season of the witch )

        • disqus_uqr3Boh0Wp

          Actually its Halloween H20: 20 Years Later you have to adjust it’s gross for inflation H20 made $82,771,968.21 domestic.

    • Justin McGill

      I am hoping at least that is wrong.. But I am not counting on it sadly.

  • DJ sTikInsEkT

    ppl got excited in 2000s for resurrection and it was a dud.
    i pray it is not like jigsaw coz that movie was made just for money, and how you know coz it added nothing new to the story, nothing new was added everything we already knew it was just .another. saw film, it added nothing new just went back again to stuff we knew to a time we didnt need to hear about and added extra chapter, a carbon copy of dr gordon who ended up being apprentice and later on doing the murders again. so i hope this halloween isnt jus there for money and its adding something how about they do the first few screenings of it in theater for free then we will know its not just a money thing and there is actually a story they wanna tell

    • Khy

      Of course it’s for money. This is a business.

      What “New stuff” do you want? It’s a Halloween movie. If you’re expecting something revolutionary then I can tell you right now this won’t be it.

      People always want to demand the world from horror films but yet demand nothing from all the generic superhero action films. Those films can be “ordinary” , but a slasher film better be a massive game changer or it sucks.. Yeah…no.

      • DJ sTikInsEkT

        did you not see my SAW example? either
        1. the movie needs to be put out because we despiertly need something new, and creative and important in the franchise to be told
        or
        2. just another one for money coz the title famous

        watch SAW 8 again, it was just there it didnt need to happen it didnt add anything new to the story.

        • lostboy408

          Okay. Let me things perfectly clear to you since you went completely out of your way to get angry and post a comment to me on an article from seven months ago (an article I forgot even existed)
          You are angry at me becuase I liked Khy’s comment. Not because I agree with her 100% but because I agree with her statement about everything being a business and the claims that it is seemingly okay for superhero films to do the same thing over and over again.

          That’s it. Fot some reason you equated that like to mean that I am perfectly okay with horror movies just doing the same old same old which isn’t the case.

          I get where you’re coming from. I really do and I even agree with some of what you said. But Khy is still right. Movies studios are always going to pump out the same thing. Does that mean I like it… No! Far from it. Does that mean I was even going to see it… No!

          My intrigue towards the movie itself was the only reason I even read the article in the first place. Do I think that this particular Halloween movie is going to be beneficial to the Halloween mythos. No! It’s going to repeat many of the same stuff as before because it puts the mass paying audience in seats.

          Do I want them to do something out of the ordinary? Yes! Are they going to? Probably not! Sadly.

          Do I want to see how someone else’s take on Halloween is going to be. Yes! It doesn’t mean however that I’m to just like any ols shit that’s thrown my way. Even when just done for the money, the movie still has to be entertaining and actually feel like tye makers gave a shit about what they made. If it’s a soulless rehash, then yeah I would be a bit upset. But until then, I’m still curious as to what could unfold.

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            aint reading that bible lol fuck that i got work to do

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            who the f mentioned super heros? i wouldnt be seen dead watching a super hero crap. marvel and dc is for pussies

          • Khy

            Thankfully you get it! I totally agree! I want the writers and creators to strive for new territory and to offer a damn good story as much as possible. But I also know that this movie won’t be the next SCREAM Haha. At best it will be an enjoyable entry we will have fun with on Friday night. At worse it’ll just be another “meh” Halloween sequel. But at the end of the day it’s a slasher and the most basic at that- look at how the original classic’ s simplicity worked out. Sad part is the film can have Oscar award winning acting, superb atmosphere, wonderful writing, and more terror than a fart in a tight space but there will always be this group of unimpressed people who will simply dislike the film because of it being a slasher. I can see the critics reviews now- “Blumhouse’s Halloween offers lots of chills but is still just slasher movie!”

            Blah. Lol

          • disqus_uqr3Boh0Wp

            yeah if nothing else it won’t be the worst Halloween film Zombie made two of those. Put it this way if it ends up being the worst Halloween film made then the whole lot involved should be ashamed. Better it be “Meh” than another Zombie film. It won’t be any lower than the 3rd worst Halloween film.

      • DJ sTikInsEkT

        ive never seen a super hero movie in my life btw only toxic avenger and swamp thing

      • DJ sTikInsEkT

        if a sequel comes out then there should be a compelling story that NEEDS TO DESPERATLY be told. not just oh heres another one. you dont seem understand different. you jsut want laurie running around and teens being stabbed with the halloween melody playing well not me. if they gonna make another one they better have something important and something to move the story forward not just stuck in that same loop they been in. dont make a movie for sake of it. dont make a movie JUST for money. only make a movie if there is a story worth telling a story need to be told to move the plot forward. u just want stabby stabby myers over and over blood and teens screaming ur satisfied. iwanna see it progress and move onto something important within the halloween world and if they dont have something important to tell, then dont make it. sick of money grabbing sequels using a famous title that offer nothing new in the universe arrrgh

      • DJ sTikInsEkT

        SAW didn move the story at all, just more back story filler that we already had just this time with sum 1 else and another copy cat apprentice in the present taking care of personal problem makers around him using the M.O. of the guy who taught him. it was same thing we saw in like the last 3 films? it didnt move the story forward it didnt progress it was just filler. it wasnt something that desperatly needed to be done, it was oh heres another saw peeps you wanted 1 here u go, and then watch the money come in. yeah we wanted more, more to the story, not just another movie for sake of it.

        • Nicolas Caiveau

          And that’s why I loved Jigsaw ! It was exactly what it needed to be, just another Saw. It didn’t need to totally change the style of the series. And that’s what I want for the new Halloween, just another regular Halloween sequel. If you want something different, then watch another movie, not the 11th movie of a franchise.

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            but then it feels like money. if it isnt going to progress the Halloween 1 story forward then i dont know. why even make one. just watch Halloween sequels again? only make a movie sequel if there is something compelling and important to tell, not a cash grab on a famous established title. Are they making it becaus they have something important in the universe to say? is Carpenter just itching for them to tell this part to progress his original? or they like ppl want 1 ppl will pay for 1 lulz

          • Nicolas Caiveau

            But it’s a slasher, I just want to see Michael kill people ! I don’t get what you expect from a slasher…

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            So you just want myers stabbing, halloween music, teens dying and Laurie kicking his ass all over again? meh.. feels like just a way for quick money. I want the story to progress. So let’s pick up from part 1. What would Carpenter want to do next? and why didn’t he continue it? and he is he really itching for something else to be told in the Halloween world AFTER 1978 or is it just there for the sake of it. Is there a story itching to be told?

          • Nicolas Caiveau

            Of course ! That’s a Halloween movie I don’t expect mindblowing story with a lot of twists and shakespearian actor. I want Michael doing what he does best like in the previous movies. I would have done without this “alternate sequel stuff” though, would have prefered a regular sequel, not ignoring the previous movies, but, I’m gonna judge the movie on itself.

            When I wanna see something different, I don’t watch Halloween 11, I watch an original movie. This one is not supposed to change everything but to give us what we expect. It’s like listening to the new AC/DC album and complaining it always sound the same… Of course, that’s their style, they’re not gonna turn R&B. Same with Halloween, it’s always gonna be about Michael killing stupid teens and targeting Laurie or her relatives. The only exception was Halloween 3, and it flopped.

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            so you basically want a slashy slashy Friday the 13th movie out of this? that is your expectations? meh.. i’d them give us a story worth hearing. What happens AFTER 1978. not another rebooted sequel that just does the same thing again. pretend 1978 was a real event. what logically would happen next ? and is it so important to tell? is carpenter itching to tell it? or are they itching for money? that’s my problem. it is like people who write books about proof of UFO and nasa exposed… but they charge for it? its like.. you want the public to have this or you just wanna cash in? is there a story they reallly reallly wanna tell so badly or they just trying get some more money? if they put the film out for free first few weeks then i’d understand. doesnt seem like its somethign they wanna tell. its like people been begging so they quickly threw a script together and said here you go. you wanted it… i’d rather them tell something that needs NEEDS to be told.

  • Tony Harley

    I love Virginia as Karolina on Runaways so I’m sure she’ll do great here

  • Gore

    The people already complaining about Halloween are too hilarious.

    • DJ sTikInsEkT

      can you blame them? 1981 is last good myers movie lol can you blame them?

      • Gore

        Welp… some films don’t always require a sequel or remake. Especially when other people are involved. In this case, Carpenter’s back in the fold. As well as Nick Castle and JLC. So I don’t think it’s going to be as bad as a majority of the sequels

        • DJ sTikInsEkT

          but Carpenter was involved with Ghosts of Mars lol

          • Gore

            Lol… no doubt. I’m fairly confident he’s still got it in him to make another competent Slasher film. If not, then he should retire from films, and stick with scoring movies and making music.

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            hes very old and retired, he really isnt a film maker anymore. he had his time in the sun doing his films back in day. hes old. let his guard down. he proved him self. made his art/movies and won his awards. now hes just getting money for his family using his established carer. why would he care at 80 years old about making a good slasher movie in 2018 lol come on

          • Gore

            … because he wants to do one last Halloween film, bringing his career full circle (and to do a sequel to his original film justice). That would be my guess. Btw, he’s not eighty…lol.

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            noway! do you believe that. damn you’re gullible

          • Saturn

            I wouldn’t say gullible – I feel the word you should have used is “hopeful”.
            We all hope our favourite director’s have “one last classic” before they leave us.
            As an Argento fan I’d love it if he came back for one last movie, a new Mothers movie, to end the series on a high note, and really put everything in to it. One last classic.
            In the same way we’d hoped that Romero’s/Craven’s last movie was a classic, so they’d gone out at a high point of the career.

          • Gore

            Glass half full guy eh.? Lol…

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            just dont like putting my hope in them anymore they will disapoint us. i put my hope in resurrection in 2002 and i couldnt wait. i did same for texa chainsaw 2013. they let me down.

          • Gore

            To be fair, Dimension Films don’t have the best track record. Since than, the franchise has moved to another studio

          • Saturn

            It does look like Carpenter has come out of his semi-retirement, as he’s touring with his band, and seemingly doing quite well, and then there is his Anthology tv show that’s coming (he’s directing at least the first episode) – hopefully a spark has been re-lit and he’ll direct another movie at some stage.
            I’d be willing to watch anything new he directs as for me he is NUMBER ONE when it comes to horror directors (and yeah I know he didn’t really direct that many pure horror movies, but enough genre stuff to be one of us).

          • Saturn

            He did semi-retire from making movies in the early 2000’s.
            Can’t say I blame him really, as many of his greater movies (which have gone on to become classics) flopped at the box office, while other shitty movies did really well, so you can understand if he thought to himself “fuck it – what’s the point?”

          • Saturn

            He was also involved in The Fog, The Thing, They Live, Prince Of Darkness, Big Trouble In Little China, In The Mouth Of Madness and a handful of other above average movies, so….

      • Saturn

        Gotta disagree – Halloween 4 and H20 were pretty damn good movies too.
        Hell, I prefer H4 to H2.

        • DJ sTikInsEkT

          wow! H4 was more cheesie 80s film and h20 was very slapstick with myers falling down and getting bonked on head all the time and he didnt feel threatening

          • Saturn

            Someone should make a Gif of Michael being bonked on the head!

          • Saturn

            Someone should make a Gif of Michael being bonked on the head.
            But remember, I’m British, so bonk has a different meaning over here….

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            i’m sure bonk means the same in england lol

          • Saturn

            Of course Bonk is a verb we use to describe sexual intercourse over here in Blighty, is it used in the same manner in the US?

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            i’ve never been to US in my life lol
            bonk here means being hit on the head with a blunt instrument

          • Saturn

            You’re not in the US?
            I just assumed you were as most of the posters here are, and you mentioned in another post about being able to do film tours in Pasadena, so I put 2 and 2 together.
            Over here in the UK “bonk” also means the same as it does for you, but it’s more commonly used as a softer version of saying that you’ve f$*!ed somebody.

          • DJ sTikInsEkT

            south africa. i meant that guy could go to pasadena to see the filming. if i lived in us i would for sure. id be touring all the moviel ocations

  • Nahuel Benvenuto

    please be good

  • BreeBennett

    Let’s see how this one goes.

  • ScorntobeBlue

    I loved David Gordon Green’s Joe and I love the Halloween franchise, so I’m glass half full on this one.

    • DJ sTikInsEkT

      i duno if its a franchise it was 3 good movies and a bunch of iffy things

  • King Jordyn

    I’m calling it ahead of time. This releases in October. The intent is for it to be the last film. Well they are going to end it how Carpenter wanted it to end pretty much. It ends up being a big hit for the studio. They do a reboot (but hopefully they reboot it to where he has no purpose, just kills people). Im telling u guys. Another reboot is next. I’m putting money on it lol.

    • Logan

      That’s almost exactly how I see this going. I still see no problem with the original Halloween 2. I thought it was almost a perfect sequel and I’d be far more optimistic about all of this had they not ignored it.

    • oh_riginal

      Carpenter originally didn’t want a sequel to begin with, so for him to end it how he wanted it to end would have been… to not have a sequel. Halloween II should have been a standalone, non-Myers story, like he wanted. Who knows how many Halloween anthology films we would have today if Carpenter’s plan had gone as he wanted.

      • King Jordyn

        I know he didn’t want a sequel. I got that. But a sequel happened anyway. Im almost certain when he said “and WOW, they get it” talking about McBride and Greens’s idea for the film, I’m certain it had something to do with killing Myers off which is why he said that. I’m sticking to my theory of this being rebooted after this film is made. Blumhouse is behind it and so is Universal. Look at what happened with Insidious: The Last Key. It was suppose to be the final film but the box office numbers made the studios change their mind. Money speaks more than words.

        • Saturn

          Not sure where you got the idea that the 4th Insidious movie was meant to be the last one?
          I think people just assumed it because of the title, but I don’t remember seeing anything that claimed that? I could be wrong, I dunno, but why would they end the franchise so early when they’ve done so well?
          Hell, before The Last Key was released I read that a cross-over Insidious/Sinister movie is a possibility.

          • King Jordyn

            Yeah it definitely wasn’t something I just made up. This is something that has been said prior to its release. Never fails that once a movie opens big, the producers eat their words.

        • John Connor

          But the first movie ended with Michael still out there.
          Would Carpenter want it to end the same way?
          That’s how Resurrection ended it.

          • King Jordyn

            It sure did. So that part is confusing. I haven’t seen any horror movies lately that ended as if there won’t be a sequel anyway. I just highly doubt this is the end.

    • Michael

      My thoughts exactly.

    • Saturn

      Have the next remake be called Halloween, but set it outside of Haddonfield with a NEW killer.

  • diapers

    Set photos set photos SET PHOTOS!

    • DJ sTikInsEkT

      its in pasadena lol go there they do tours there and u can watch them film it unless they filmed somewhere else in that case they suck

  • Franmon

    Maybe the presumptuous gatekeeping should wait until there’s an actual movie?

    • Saturn

      Yeah, but, internet?

  • oh_riginal

    Am I the only one looking forward to this movie? There’s a ton of negativity and doubt here, as if this were a Platinum Dunes remake in the works, when it is not.

    I think this movie won’t surpass the original, but it will be a good film nonetheless. Sure, if it turns out to be terrible, then it’s terrible. But with the people involved in production, I don’t feel like I have to automatically hate it.

    • Justin McGill

      Honestly even with Carpenter aboard his previous attitudes about his work.. Just doesn’t sell me on this. Then we have this ignore the sequels thing..Greer is good.. But just don’t see it. I just don’t see what they are going for with it. I am hoping they knock it out of the park though.

  • Michael

    People need to stop with negativity. If John Carpenter is involved, how bad could it be? He said “they blew him away” with the pitch for this movie. Yeah Blumhouse produces some iffy movies…but their track record is the most reliable horror studio producing movies right now. Even though they are disreguarding every sequel, most are trash. Only good ones are H2 & H20. Give this movie a chance. I think it’ll be decent. GIVE IT A CHANCE AND WATCH THE MOVIE AND LET YOURSELF DECIDE.

    • A-TOWN CALI DUDE

      Agreed, Cheers!

    • DJ sTikInsEkT

      carpenters invovlement is extending his hand and a check falls into it lol yeah hes doing msuic so what? he was involved with ghosts of mars too. heavily involved with that. and people hated it. stop acting like everything carptner touches is gold. originally yes in his hay day hes an old old frail man hes let his guard down he dont care bout movies no more he did that won his awards hes retired. hes just wanting money for his family now and mooching off as much as he can before he dies and dont blame him but dont put hope in him please

      • Khy

        “hes just wanting money for his family now and mooching off as much as he can before he dies ”

        Sounds about right .

    • Logan

      Ghosts. Of. Mars.

      • Saturn

        You know something, although it’s far from Carpenter’s best, I still like to give that one a spin from time to time, as it’s not really the shitfest some pretend it to be.

    • Adam Clifton

      It’s just that I know what’s going to happen. As soon as JLC was announced as returning, I knew what they were going to do. They’re going to kill off Michael Myers properly. She always said that she regretted that ending of H20 because she was promised that he was going to die at the end but then the Akkads changed it at the last minute. Now she’s back? There’s only one reason why

      • Khy

        No, she’s back because she ran out of activia checks. 😉

        ACTIVIA!

  • DJ sTikInsEkT

    its gonna suck. its gonna feel like a trendy episode of american horr story with new trendy faces that lush 70s feeling is gonna be gone obviously its modern day. yuck. and im howling in laughter that people wanted a follow up of magical thorn demon, slapstick the clown in h2o and kung fu rapper in resurrection ah ha ha ha

    • Khy

      It Follows was modern day and look how that turned out.

      It can still have a retro feel and look.

  • DJ sTikInsEkT

    lady gaga is doing the soundtrack and myers is played by michael jordon the basket baller because they needed appeal to other minorities and needed him to have nice long legs

    • Khy

      I’m black and Michael Jordan doesn’t appeal to me.

      But Lady Gaga? Yaaas gurl!

      • DJ sTikInsEkT

        I am black too and i’d love to see him in it

  • REC03

    Wait….Miramax is still involved in some form? I thought they lost the rights completely?

    • Khy

      If I’m not mistaken- they’ve seperated from Dimension. Dimension lost the rights and Miramax was shopping the rights around and ended up linking up with Blumhouse.

      Thank God Halloween managed to escape Dimension before that shitty studio imploded.

      • REC03

        Yeah thank god, so lucky its over at Blumhouse now. I’m so excited.

  • Khy

    I told my mother Jamie Lee was returning to Halloween and she sarcastically replied “Oh really? As what? The Grandmother?”

    I nearly choked to death. Spot on mother dear, spot on.

    • Halloween H220, Jamie Lee Curtis’ corpse is revived after cryogenic freezing to star as the great great grandmother! Here we go again… again!

      • Saturn

        Or, after the events of Resurrection, Laurie Strode re-awakens in the morgue, she’s not dead because she has the same gene that makes Michael indestructible!

        Oh, and then she’s experimented on so the US military can male super soldiers.
        For space wars.
        Or something.

        • John Connor

          I actually want that.

          Except the remnants of Silver Shamrock track her and plea with her to kill or capture Michael for his power.

          But the tables are turned when they ensnare both Laurie and Michael and the two must team up to breakout.
          Laurie then asks Michael about her real parents.
          Michael tells her they were nobodies, just white collar drug addicts.

          Then Michael takes control of Silver Shamrock, sans his silly mask, changing his name to Colonel Cochran and going back in time so he could easily take over the world, before Laurie discovered she had supernatural powers, when she was just a drug addict having kids with different baby daddies.

          • Saturn

            Dammit – it was you who stole my most excellent script that I wrote with Johnathon Schaech in mind for the role of The Shape!

    • Your mother is awesome lol

    • Nicolas Caiveau

      She’s still younger than Elise from Insidious !

  • J Jett

    i love that Christopher Nelson is doing the special FX. his work in Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2 was FANTASTIC (most notably in “The Showdown at the House of Blue Leaves”. the blood/gore/fx (especially in the unrated Japanese release) in that Bride VS. the Crazy 88’s was so fucking awesome! hopefully his FX talent will be put to good use in this new HALLOWEEN film!

    • MrX13

      One of the best scenes ever in Kill Bill. That Bride took out 87 out of the 88 but that was fantastic! I look forward to seeing what he can do in this new Halloween movie.

  • captaintrips

    To say I’m excited about this would be a massive under-exaggeration!

    And with the bar being set so low for all these years I feel like they’re playing with house money. All they have to do now is stick the landing.

    I hope they do.

    • Khy

      I’m more excited for the hype. The set pics, the very first still image of Michael, the teaser, the TV spots ect. I love that stuff and the fact that I haven’t experienced any of that in regards to Halloween since I was 18 years old is insane!

      It’s been a long decade.

  • Khy

    LOL Hot.

  • scott

    I love how 60 year old Michael Myers is IMPOSSIBLE but 65 year old Liam Neeson can kick ass in every single action movie and we flock to the movies.

    • Khy

      Thank you.
      Yet it’s so impossible for Michael to walk slowly and hide in the shadows because *gasp* age!

      • Knut Lilium Redfield

        are these people expecting michael to backflip, frontflip his way while chasing someone?

      • John Connor

        Now, when he lurks in the shadows, we’ll hear a knock every four seconds, wondering what that sound is and where it’s coming from.

        It’ll be revealed that it’s Michael’s walking cane.

    • Saturn

      Indeed, and if Stallone made Rambo 5 we’d still watch it.
      Well, I would.
      One last Rambo movie, with Stallone playing a character that has been to pay respects to General Troutman, who has recently died, and discovers that Troutman’s family are being terrorised by a local gang – and Rambo has to defend them during a siege situation.
      It could end with the gang dead, so the day has been saved, but Rambo being mortally wounded, but at peace with his death, as he’s died doing what he originally thought he would be doing in the army – protecting the innocent.

      A nice, fitting, send-off for Stallone’s Rambo – and then we can have someone else step into the role for the inevitable reboot (or prequel)

  • American Atheist

    I’m not really looking forward to this at all but Danny McBride better make an appearance in Halloween (That’s the name? Isn’t it a sequel and not a remake??) Danny can be the neighborhood pot dealer. His name can be “Red”.

    • Nicolas Caiveau

      They’ll probably change the name to something like H40 or Halloween Returns.

      • American Atheist

        Lol. It seems kind of pointless making this movie. It was bad enough watching Zombie’s white trash garbage.

        The only way I want to see Michael Meyers now is in a retirement home. Time for new horror stories and icons. It can be done.

      • John Connor

        I suspect this movie is Halloween Returns under a new guise.

        • Nicolas Caiveau

          As long as it’s not “Halloween – The Final Chapter” x) We all know every entry in a franchise named “final” has sequels. It’s ridiculous…

    • Creepshow

      It’s titled: Halloween 2 Too.

      • American Atheist

        Halloween 2 Too? Lol.

        I don’t even understand how this is supposed to work? It’s a direct sequel to the original Halloween but Laurie is all of sudden an elderly woman and Loomis is mysteriously gone/dead? WTF?

        Hollywood really needs to try making original stories again instead of trying to milk money off of nostalgia.

        I read Blum wants to remake Friday the 13th again. That should be original. Lame.

        • Creepshow

          Yup. I can’t comprehend how people are willing to lap this shit up.

        • Rocky

          easy take on the Loomis part: he died from old age, assuming the timeline is at present day.

        • Nicolas Caiveau

          Direct sequel doesn’t mean it takes place right after the original movie. It just means that the other movies doesn’t exist. It’s an alternate timeline in which only the original movie happened.
          I’m not saying I like the idea though x) I wanted a real Halloween 9.

  • DJ sTikInsEkT

    but she couldnt stalk her victims, they’d hear her heels tapping on the floor while shes approaching them

  • NOCC Monkey

    I am trying hard to remain optimistic being a big fan of the original, and having the displeasure of seeing everything after it. I’m afraid this has too many things working against it to make it successful, but I hope I’m wrong.

  • Tired

    So he isn’t her brother anymore? A little confused as to where the line is being drawn.

    • Flu-Like Symptoms

      Correct. Apparently John Carpenter never liked the idea of having them related so it’s being retconned. The way he wrote the original movie was just this psycho killer breaking out of a sanitarium and returning to the place where he once killed his sister. No other family members factored in.

      • Tired

        Thanks. Intriguing.

      • Nightflyre9

        I guess I’m one of the few who’s always loved the idea of Laurie being Michael’s sister. I find it more disturbing that he is compelled to kill his own sibling (and whoever is in her orbit), rather than just killing randomly.

        • lupe

          No, you’re not. We spent some 35 years with the sibling plot. Now it seems pretty pointless to have her come back.

        • Flu-Like Symptoms

          I never had an issue with the sister element, personally. It was that leading to the whole Thorn thing that kinda watered it all down. It was an interesting twist in the original H2 at the time. I’m curious to see how they explain it in the retcon. I do hope there’s something more to Michael’s motivation 40 years later than simply “the one who got away”.

  • Twist Of Kane

    I’m not going to judge the film until I see what Michael’s mask looks like, then I’ll base my opinion of the film entirely on what I think about the mask… : P

    • DJ sTikInsEkT

      if its not the same mask from 1 ill riot

  • Barry El Beardo

    I’m looking forward to this but I still think its going to be hard to ‘retrain’ the audiences mind that Laurie is not related to Michael.

    I think subconsciously it will be in the back of everyone’s mind while they are watching this. Its a connection that was made over 35 years ago and followed through in 6 more films and 2 remakes on top of that.

    The writing will have to be really clever to disregard that link, IMO

    • MrX13

      I agree. I think it will be hard for us fans to not think “Laurie is his sister” while watching this new one. But I will try to watch it with an open mind and see how it turns out.

  • Saturn

    Nah, it can still be Michael, perhaps he’s been killing all these people because he’s sick of being mis-gendered?
    Perhaps Michael Myers is a woman, trapped in a man’s body and tired of being described using the wrong pro-noun?
    If only people had shown Michelle Myers the respect she deserved we wouldn’t have all this bloodshed.
    Instead of being described as “the boogeyMAN” the “snowflake killer” would be more apt.

    The clue is in the movies original working title of Halloweiner.

  • Saturn

    With an ice pick?

  • llcc1103

    Michael is going to rip off his mask at the end and its going to be Seth Rogen. Why anyone thinks this is a good idea is beyond me. We need fresh original ideas/films not rehashes, reduxes, re imaginings etc etc.

  • Knut Lilium Redfield

    I’m a little bit worried about this movie but at the same time I am very interested in how this turns out. I will try and keep my expectations low but for now it’s a let’s wait and see moment.

  • The Night King

    I just read that had Jamie Lee passed on this film, they were going to get Anderson Cooper to play Laurie. Nobody would have noticed the difference.

  • Nightflyre9

    I don’t know how any fan of slasher movies–and of Halloween, in particular–is not pissing themselves in anticipation of this film. The ’80s slasher phenomenon was one of the best times to be alive, and all these years later I still miss it. ANYTHING to do with that time period is okay in my book.

    I’m beyond excited to see the Halloween universe come full circle. Now if we could just get proper remakes of the original Friday the 13th, Prom Night, Terror Train, The Burning, and Happy Birthday To Me, I could die complete.

    • MrX13

      I really enjoyed the 2009 Friday The 13th movie. I thought it was great remake with bits of 1 (killing of mother), 2 (Jason with bag over his head) and 3 (Jason with hockey mask) in it. If they can just do a proper follow up to that one, then I’m good.

      But would be great to see a new Terror Train or Burning, I’m down for that. The Prom Night remake was ok, it could have been better though.

      • Nightflyre9

        The 2009 Friday remake felt like a generic slasher movie to me, with none of the camp atmosphere and sense of isolation of the four original films. I did appreciate the nod to Pamela Voorhees, as well as to Baghead Jason, but I felt it was a huge missed opportunity to reinvent the franchise.

        Also, the 2008 Prom Night remake was an absolute abomination, a disgrace to a classic slasher movie. It has ZERO redeeming qualities.

        We can only hope someone will do something with The Burning, Terror Train, and HBTM; they are all slasher royalty and could be brilliant remakes.

      • DJ sTikInsEkT

        friday 2009 was an insult

    • 1EyeJack

      Not to sound pessimistic but, if anyone is such a fan of these movies then why hope for a remake at all? Its vary rare a remake has the same impact and is as good as the original.

      • Evan3

        I couldn’t agree more!

      • Nightflyre9

        If I love a movie, I’m always fascinated to see what someone else can do with the material, what new life they can possibly breathe into it, even if it’s a hit (Dawn of the Dead, 2004) or miss (The Fog, 2005) proposition. That never gets old. I don’t care that remakes aren’t popular with the masses; that’s irrelevant to me.

  • Betcha it’ll be dumbed-down for a PG-13.

    • Adam Clifton

      haha I really don’t think so. It won’t be overtly graphic like Rob Zombies version, but it will be bloody

  • MrX13

    Can’t wait! Nice to hear that started filming this movie. I definitely look forward to seeing this Halloween movie and see how it follows up to the original.

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