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Earlier this evening we learned that Michael Myers isn’t dead, and will be resurrected with the mighty pens of Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, the duo behind various Saw sequels, as well as Pacific Rim, Feast, The Collector and The Collection.

The only information to come out of the announcement was that the next Halloween is not a remake, not a reboot, nor is it a re-imagining. In fact, it’s being called a “recalibration.”

While we don’t have any information on what that means, we did get some inside info answering a few questions that have been weighing on the minds of Halloween fans.

Bloody Disgusting can exclusively report that the next Halloween is NOT a remake, and it WON’T follow Rob Zombie’s 2007 remake and its 2009 sequel.

We have also confirmed that it will NOT be in 3-D, as Patrick Lussier (My Bloody Valentine) and Todd Farmer had originally been developing.

Personally, I’m happy The Weinstein Company/Dimension isn’t forcing a 3-D aspect because it would have been post-converted. And I definitely didn’t want it to follow Rob Zombie’s vision, and would prefer something new. I’m hoping they don’t reference any of the Halloween sequels, and just do their own thing, which is what I think “recalibration” could mean…

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  • Recalibration sounds like another way to not officially call your remake/reboot/reimagining/recalibration a remake/reboot/reimagining/recalibration.

    • TheTwoJakes

      Im just hoping recalibration means ingoring the Zombie versions, getting back on track with the original storylines and building suspense instead of replacing it with repeated blugeonings and stabbings. I dont care what they do with Michael as long as he moves out of the trailerpark and stays away fron outerspace.

  • Foxy The Pirate

    It also won’t go back to the old series, so the H9 dreamers should be quiet about that. The old series is dead.

    • David Angle

      it ended with Halloween H20. There is no H8. 😉 Never was and never will be.

      • Foxy The Pirate

        I tend to ignore it too!

      • Haha, I hear ya.

      • Saku Raitonen

        EXCUSE ME! EXCUSE ME! I SAID EXCUUUSE MEEE!

        I thought, HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION did came out, i mean i have three different DVD copies from that movie and two BLURAY versions so last but certainly not least HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION (H8) came out back in 2002 😉

        You moron!!!!

        The upcoming HALLOWEEN should be a seguel to H8 as THE H9 and let MICHAEL MYERS go after LAURIE’S son JOHN TATE and his girlfriend MOLLY CARTWELL and they should also RESURRECT LAURIE STRODE and JAMIE LLOYD 🙂

  • Daniel Rodrigues

    That made me think of this article I wrote about the franchise a few months ago!

    http://moviepilot.com/posts/2014/08/21/halloween-what-to-expect-from-the-next-movie-poll-2209319?lt_source=external,manual

  • chris hayes

    If it’s not a remake or a sequel it can only be a reboot so it will start with no back story & Michael will be on a killing spree in Haddonfield……

    • Raiden Riff Raff McFly

      ” Halloween is not a remake, not a reboot, nor is it a re-imagining. In fact, it’s being called a “recalibration.””

      • Foxy The Pirate

        Semantics!

    • Vicente Garcia

      …And, if written well, that sounds perfectly fine to me.

  • James Rynearson

    Yaaay an article offering news on what the movie ISN’T going to be….

    • Raiden Riff Raff McFly

      haters gonna hate

  • J Jett

    “recalibration” sounds idiotic but i think these 2 writers could give us something unique and special and hopefully brutal. i’m optimistic.

  • SethAndurzz

    Really? You posted two articles which both contain the exact same information? Lord almighty

    • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

      Classic hacky Brad.

      • Vicente Garcia

        The SUPER EXCLUSIVE BD NEWS AHHH article says nothing the other article doesn’t….I actually laughed.

        • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

          And he links his own identical article too, the lazy douche.

  • Rob

    Recalibration? So Michael Myers is going to be a cyborg now? Skynet is gonna be pissed!

  • JoeInTheBox

    …my girlfriend told me our relationship needed a “recalibration”, then she cheated on me…

  • David Angle

    I highly hope they go the Halloween Nightdance route. With likable characters with depth. An artistic chilly feel. And just doing it’s own thing. But don’t be afraid of drawing blood and delivering some blood…but most of all. CHASE SCENE! Halloween 1 and 2 had the best chase scenes with the “The Shape Stalks/Again.” An extreme favorite theme of mine.

    “Mister Sandman, bring me a dream…”

  • JB

    They should just pick up where the original Halloween II left off and go from there.

    • David Angle

      Dude..got watch Halloween H20 which has tons of homages to Halloween 1 2 and Psycho. You’re welcome. P.S. How the hell were you going to make Jamie Lee look 17 again?

      • JB

        Seen it already, thank you.

        Who cares, just use new actors. Or have a Dr Loomis hologram. 😉

        • BloodyMcFlipp

          If some fancy exec reads your comment and implements that hologram, I’m coming after you.

  • Victor

    God this made me so happy, finally my favorite horror villan!!!!

  • Victor

    They should follow after resurrection, follow john’s story….. Or just a whole new story after that… I’m so happy news came out for this!!!

  • For me, this is one of those lesser of two evils kind of situation. On one hand, thank God Zombie has nothing to do with it and it’s not following his movies (no offense to fans of his movies). But while I’m glad it’s out of his hands I also have no love for the Saw franchise and little to no faith in these writers. I’d love to be pleasantly surprised but I think for a lot of us fans it’s hard to be optimistic about the future of Halloween after all the shit we’ve had to wade through (not just Zombie’s 2 films but some of the shitbombs in the original franchise as well).

  • Tony

    All of it is excellent news so far. Always thought they should do a story of Laurie’s son and Tommy teaming up to hunt down Michael Myers.

    • Foxy The Pirate

      The old series is dead. Thorn failed and they know that…

  • Yikes, I hate the use of the word ‘re-calibration’ there, that’s already sending up a red flag. Anytime they are using mechanic lingo, you know you’re getting bent over. Apparently ‘Halloween’ is now a set of brakes that need recalibrated by Jiffy Lube. Oh there is some lube for sure, they need to lube you up before they fuck you in the ass…
    I have a bad feeling about this.

    • BloodyMcFlipp

      Recalibration is just a spot on the giant red flag that is: Saw-Writers.

  • diapers

    If they write any, ANY thorn cult bullshit into the plot, I shall project my vomitus upon yonder silver screen.

    • John Connor

      Thorn is awesome. Keep it in there.

  • Skull-And-Crossbones

    sounds like a remake lol. studios should just using the word “mulligan” instead

  • wehoaks

    I hope brad posts seven more articles with the same exact news.

    • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

      He hasn’t denied that it’s a prequel yet. Can’t wait for that article.

  • suspiciousbulge

    All I want is suspense, stalking babysitters, no overboard gore, a decent script, and to be entertained…that’s not too much for a Halloween fan to ask.

    • John Connor

      All I want is a continuation of the Thorn trilogy.

  • Krug09

    Just make a sequel to the original series. Have him kill Busta and that other chick within the first 5 mins then start over fresh 🙂 i am a genius… i tell you! BTW the only good movie those guys made was The Collector.

  • I just want them to keep the core values of the original Halloween the Stalking made that movie what it was and added a core of suspense to it that should be added and should be the foundation. Michael shouldn’t be Jason he should be the silent, stalking killer who when he’s ready gets you in a non-gory but bloody way.

  • ThunderDragoon

    I’m thinking they’re making it like Texas Chainsaw in the sense that it references the original, but not the sequels. In this case, they would need to reference Halloween II because it’s the same night, maybe it’ll take place shortly after that. I’m so freakin’ happy it’s not a sequel to Rob Zombie’s stuff. We needed the original Michael back.

  • HoneyTree EvilEye

    Could be that it would be a continuation after Halloween 2 and it’s own original story. Originals leave it open between 2 and 4, or if you ignore those 2 and H20.

  • Ethan

    Great, the writer’s resume is sad. Some of the films are fun at best, but they are no where near good. Why can’t these franchises attract bigger talent? So many up and comers adore these franchises and would be glad to take it over, but yet the studio goes with weird choices because they have experience, even if that experience is with mediocre films.

  • Chase Jenks

    Hmmm…I have not seen the Collector, but the first 2 saw films were alright….for those who liked the other saw films cool….but, they lost me after the 3rd. Pacific Rim was a good film.. and I enjoyed Feast i feel its an underrated film, especially compared to whats been coming out in hollywood lately……Feast seemed to know how to set up jump scares. Which i defend that jump scares are not bad…bad execution of jump scares are bad. If you are going to use jump scares you have to set them up, and not be generic…..You have to get the right atmosphere, and the right build. Do not use them as a crutch or as something cheap…Jump Scares are a classic staple of horror..and people need to stop blaming jump scares as a whole…but, blame those who don’t use them well.

  • Thank God it’s not following Rob’s films! His two films should be outlawed and every DVD and Blu Ray copy seized and burned. Period. With that being said, if it’s not a reboot, remake, or reimagining, then it’s clearly a sequel, but not a sequel to Rob’s films, which means… sequel to the originals! 10+ years late, but better late then never!

    • BloodyMcFlipp

      Imho the Halloween franchise produced worse than Rob’s films…

    • John Connor

      The Theatrical Cut of Rob Zombie’s Halloween II is one of my favorite films ever.

  • Harley Mitchel Dirk

    I’m assuming recalibration is just another way to say reboot without actually saying reboot. I guess I’m curious, not impressed with the choice of writers but the writing in slashers is typically not very strong.

  • Adam Clifton

    Like how H20 was to Halloween 6? That kind of recalibration? The next Halloween should have nothing to do with Rob Zombie’s movies, I’d rather it continue from the original series. There’s more story potential there than the remake

    • Banach007

      That’s my thought as well. H20 acknowledged elements of Laurie’s post Halloween (1978) storyline, but mostly in the newspaper clippings in Loomis’ office in the beginning (which show murder weapons from subsequent sequels and reference her death in a car accident). There’s only technically two references to Halloween II, even though it’s a direct sequel: Laurie is Michael’s sister, and John refers to her having seen Michael burn to death (a reference that could easily have been replaced with his “death” by gunshot at the end of Halloween).

      So aside from really inside references for super fans, H20 essentially took what worked from the original Halloween film and it’s first sequel, and discarded all of the good, the bad, and the ugly from the films in between, giving us the single best conceived and executed sequel in the series. It’s a stripped down grudge match between Laurie and Michael, with strong subtext of the violence and destruction carried out by Michael being indirect consequences of Laurie’s failure to successfully move beyond that night in 1978 through various therapies, and relying increasingly (or solely) on drugs and self-medication through alcohol.

      Say what you will about how successfully H20 accomplishes what it sets out to do, but it is a model of a well-reasoned “recalibration” of a series that had gone off the rails. Here’s hoping this new film can do what H20 tried, while also laying groundwork for a continuing series, free from rampant retcons, misguided backstories, or complete departures in style or intent.

  • baronterror

    I’m assuming Recalibration means it is a Sequel to the original movie, and could refrence anything else they like from any other movie in the series but it is not specifically tied to any of them. It is probably very clearly going to be like how Godzilla 1985, Godzilla Millenium series, Texas Chainsaw & other films a sequels to the first but ignore the later films. Which is fine. I would like enough room to allow for the sequels to have happened but without getting all tied up in specific continuity.

    • wehoaks

      I’m thinking maybe a sequel to part 2 of the original series… See what he was up to during the 20 years before H2O

      • Adam Clifton

        He was sitting in the basement underneath his house eating rats. Which is why it’s best to ignore H20 and Resurrection and continue from part 6. We don’t need the Thorn cult, Michael already killed them all apart from Dr. Wynn

        • wehoaks

          Just because they showed that under his house was home base doesn’t mean he sat on that bed for 20 years.

  • John Connor

    Bring Danielle Harris back as Jamie Lloyd. Halloweens 5-8 or 6-8 were just hallucinations. Or Jamie hallucinated her death and her mother’s. Have Danielle Harris and Jamie Lee Curtis return.

    • movieartman

      direct sequel to 4? have myers have actually been buried in the mine shaft at the end? and is just now being released? thats a fucking BADASS idea dude.

  • kaido

    …I’m lost. What did they have to do with Pacific Rim?

    • alliedcola

      Uncredited rewrites

  • evil dead 2013

    Probably going to be boring like most of the pre Rob Zombie Halloween movies. Everything after part 2 was pretty stupid. The best Halloween movies where original H2 , RZ H1 .

    • BloodyMcFlipp

      H20 wasn’t bad, either. Depending on my mood and alcohol intake, H4 is at least watchable, too.

      • I agree – H20 was surprisingly fun!

        • BloodyMcFlipp

          What a difference a cool setting and capable cast can make…

  • Not sure about this again….SAW sequels? They were all meh

    • BloodyMcFlipp

      Meh at best.

    • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

      MEHHHHHRP. Mehrp.

  • Raul Calvo

    The best thing would be if they find a way to erased the notion of Laurie and Michael Myers being brother and sister. It was very stupid, made no sense and it has hurt every sequel after that. It’s more scary when there’s no motivation for Michael actions, he’s just evil incarnate.

    • BloodyMcFlipp

      It made a hell of a sense in the first one, what the hell are you talking about? The first (iconic) scene and everything around it built on that premise.

      • Adam Clifton

        Halloween (1978) – John Carpenter had no intention of making Michael and Laurie brother and sister. She simply had the misfortune of being seen putting the housekey under the Myers front door mat. It was Halloween 2 (1981) when they added the brother-sister angle

        • BloodyMcFlipp

          So?

          • Adam Clifton

            So Michael and Laurie were never meant to be related

          • BloodyMcFlipp

            But they are “now” and like I said, everything since then was kind of built around that premise. It’s part of the legacy and changing it would just make it just more confusing.

          • Adam Clifton

            I personally think they should ‘recalibrate’ and continue the next film after Halloween 5. That way, Jamie Lloyd would still be alive. They could also explain Donald Pleasance’s absence from the film as he appeared dead at the end of 5 and the Man In Black is still mysterious and not some doctor in a lab coat.

          • BloodyMcFlipp

            Still, I know what you are getting at and part of me agrees, but that would be a Halloween just for the fans of the series and _no one else_. Even if that boxoffice-bomb wouldn’t bury the series, what would we get after that? That’s right, another reboot/remake/reimagening/recalibration/dimension 5.

          • John Connor

            Halloween should only be for the fans of the series. Otherwise, why are you watching it? And if you are not a fan of the series after 8 entries plus 2 other entries in a remake universe, you need to stick to 50 Shades.

          • BloodyMcFlipp

            Well that applied to the 80’s, mate. Nowadays you need to compromise at least a little: Have a tad of mainstream or see you favorite franchise die.

          • John Connor

            Adding “mainstream” and catering to dumbasses is what made Halloween temporarily die in the first place.

          • BloodyMcFlipp

            Well say goodbye, then.

      • Raul Calvo

        The first iconic scene it’s not build around because John Carpenter came out with the idea of Laurie being Michael’s sister when he couldn’t came up with a motivation for Michael’s killings in the first part when they asked to do the sequel. It wasn’t plan because Carpenter saw as just one movie with a killer that has no rhyme or reason for the things he (or “it”) does. Basically, Halloween was a movie about the bogeyman, never thought of doing a sequel and he never liked the concept.

  • Adam Clifton

    Recalibration tells me that they’re taking the series back to the series that John Carpenter started. It’s not quite a remake or reboot if this new movie continues from Halloween 6 or Halloween Resurrection

    • Brad

      I see it more as a stand-alone. It neither acknowledges nor conflicts any prior movies (from Carpenter series). Its true to the mythos, but doesn’t reference anything specific. Its definitely NOT going to follow 6. Like .0005% of the population is going to remember that storyline.

  • Connorg45

    i remember them reporting that scout taylor compton would be returning as laurie strode a while back, maybe the re calibration means that shes still going to be laurie but in a different reboot.

    • Adam Clifton

      Hope not. A reboot with a previous actor is not a proper reboot

      • BloodyMcFlipp

        You spelled recalibration wrong.

  • TheHitchhikingGhost

    As long as we’re off the horrible Zombie timeline and there are no actors from it (Scout Taylor-Compton is horrible, and you know it).

  • lily weeks

    If the movie was in 3D, you don’t have to watch it in 3D, and it does nothing to take away from your viewing of the movie in 2D. Just saying.

    • BloodyMcFlipp

      Except when they film it for 3D shocks only. Ever seen ‘Journey to the center of the earth’? The 2008 one with Brandon Fraser? Every fucking take and angle screams “watch me in 3D!” in that one.

  • Brad

    The best option for this (and Jason, Leatherface etc) is just to make stand a lone stories. Be true to the mythos, but don’t go out of the way to connect the dots to characters and a plot that’s been collecting dust for 25 years and only .005% of the population will even remember.

  • Brad P

    Additionally, taking the “legend” approach that Jason Goes to Hell took would work here. Since theres 3 timelines (Thorn, H20, and remake) you can just say Michael is a mysterious psycho who killed a lot of people, and theres conflicting stories about him.

  • Don Allen

    Hoping for Myers to possess people after someone eats his heart.

  • marklola12 .

    meh sorry but the Halloween movies are boring as hell, the first was ok the rest suck. The character is just dull, Friday the 13th is a tad better series but again gets dull after a couple of movies and the kills are lame and all the same. nothing beats nightmare on elm street series tbh
    I wish they would sort that out and leave Halloween

    • cooderbrown

      That is hilarious. I was reading your post and the first thing I thought of was “Your Halloween is my Nighmare on Elm Street.” Then you mention Nightmare.

      Are you my wife? 🙂

    • Scott1174

      I think the second one was better then the first. I like the robotic Micheal Myers.

  • Nathan Bradley

    I have heard all the right things with the exception of it not being Halloween 9. Lets see what this recalibration brings to the table. Good luck.

  • jason4eva

    Sounds like great news to me!

  • Jesse Diaz

    No offense to any fans of the franchise but, everything after the original Halloween 2 should be dismissed and disregarded. The Thorn scenario was completely misguided and compromised the mystique and essence of horror that Michael Myers was. Michael Myers was insane,…period. What’s next, Jason Voorhees is a member of Scientology?
    So if they hope to restore the essence of the shape, let’s hope they return Myers to his original glory and concept. Cults, Busta Rhymes, and Rob Zombie need not apply.

    • Slade Wilson

      I slightly disagree. I think everything after halloween 4 should be ignored as that movie didnt move into the Thorn direction yet and was pretty much everything a good Halloween movie should be. It was also the movie that made me a fan of the series (saw the original afterwards) so I feel very attached to it. I would love a sequel that follows a now adult Jamie Lloyd played by Danielle Harris when Michael finally comes for her again. Kind of a H20 vibe but less Scream-style and more classic Halloween style.

      • Jesse Diaz

        I’ll give you that. Halloween 4 is pretty good. But the others lack any real quality or entertainment value

        • movieartman

          aspects of 5 where good, mostly in relation to how it followed up 4, and the man in black was a good mysterious idea within that film, just how they resolved in in the theatrical cut of 6 sucked.

      • Alex Oswell

        I love that idea! And it would be a great way for Danielle to finally take on Michael because in the four Halloween movies she’s been in, Danielle has never truly fought Michael (in 4 and 5, she was just a kid. In RZ’s H1, she was beaten and slashed. And in H2, she died). And seeing how she fought Victor Crowley in Hatchets 2 and 3, I definitely say she could kick Uncle Mikey’s ass 😉

    • ragethorn

      You’re probably the smartest dude I know. The fanboy in me wants to punch you but the realist in me is giving you a high five.

    • John Connor

      Actually Jason is a member of the book of the dead, the cult of the Necronomicon.

      And everything after Halloween 2 is really great and wonderful. The Thorn cult was a lot of fun and really the defining hilltop of awesome the series reached. Michael Myers being the result of a demonic cult that ascended from the true origins of Halloween was fucking awesome. They should stay with that.

      But what you and the dull audience member wants is just another slasher that kills a bunch of babysitters because killing and gore is all that satiates you, just like that demon of Thorn. It’s as if the Thorn angle made some people too aware of the cult of society they are a part of and they didn’t like what they had seen when looking into a mirror.

  • macguffin54

    If it matters there are no updates on the official website again (as it was with the last false news update to the series). Not that this is much of an update, but there is a nugget or two in there.

  • Miranda

    Sounds like a straight-to-video movie to me.

    • BloodyMcFlipp

      So did the evil dead, aso….

  • movieartman

    honestly at this point i want them go do with a approach similar to what scott snyder is doing with the joker in batman – endgame, and emphasize myers having become a endless supernatural being.
    id love if they got the guy who directed the american grudge remake to direct a halloween film, that guy knows how to create suspense.

  • movieartman

    jared harris or if for real not following any previous continuity idris elba as Dr. Loomis

  • cooderbrown

    I’m surprised Zombie’s versions get so much crap. I thought it was an awesome gritty remake. Especially early with young MM. Always curious about remakes. There’s some sort of goofy novelty in them.

    • BloodyMcFlipp

      I’m not exactly a _fan_ but remake wise it was the tits.

  • Porty Guil

    “the duo behind various Saw sequels, as well as Pacific Rim, Feast, The Collector and The Collection.”

    all of those movies sucked.

    • movieartman

      first feast was good, sequels where dreck

    • Jonathon Knight

      Considering the massive balls you suck I’m not surprised you love those…

      • Porty Guil

        this coming from a fat fuck 40 year old virgin

    • James

      The writer certainly don’t instill me with confidence….

    • sam7447

      The Collector & The Collection are hella good though

    • trob6969

      C’mon now how could any horror fan NOT like The Collector?!

  • ragethorn

    Wanna know what killed Halloween? Nobody wants to say it but I will. The Akkads.

    • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

      Only Malek.

      • ragethorn

        Right. Because 4, 5, 6, H20 and 8 were all about fan service.

  • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

    Guys, make this a clever blockbuster horror film a’la H20.

    • John Connor

      You mean that devoid of style-and-atmosphere entry that had the dullest feel of the entire series? Halloween should be atmospheric, dark, and haunting like all the entries in the series (except for H20) and not a Scream-clone filmed as a daytime soap opera.

      • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

        I really meant the blockbuster feel of it. Imagine that crossed with the HALLOWEEN 4 atmosphere? I’d be in love.

  • James

    Now this is the film I wish the director’s of inside were doing instead of leatherface. Or the guy who just did the town that dreaded sundown.

  • Scott1174

    This is ridiculous. Malek announced that a script was in the works back in October and a big announcement was coming right after Halloween. Is this the announcement of a team of writers hired to write the script. We wont see a new Halloween until 2020..lol

  • Scott1174

    Bring back Carpenter even though he career is in the toilet and he doesn’t want to direct another Halloween(been there done that). He rather direct a dead space movie….please….

    • trob6969

      Considering what John Carpenter did with The Thing, im actually hoping like hell he DOES do Dead Space.

      • Scott1174

        Nah..He is to old..lol

        • trob6969

          Actually he was already a huge Dead Space fan before the franchise was even considered for a feature film. In fact, it was HIS idea to make it into a movie. So its not like he wouldn’t be able to relate to it due to his age…Dead Space is pretty much all about atmosphere and mood and John Carpenter is THE master director at using music, lighting and suspense to create a sense of unnerving dread.. Go back and watch: the 1980 version of The Thing, the original Assault On Precinct 13, the original The Fog and original Holloween and you’ll see why i don’t think anyone else should even be considered to make Dead Space a feature film.

    • Bobby Gill

      I Dont think CARPENTERS career is in the toilet.Financially IT ISNT BECAUSE HES LOADED UP THE ASS..JUST OFF HALLOWEEN 1AND PRESINCT 13..But making movies wise yeah I do agree a bit with you about his career being in the toilet..I dont know why he wants no part of Making any New Halloween movie???ISNT DIRECTING FUN,DONT U DO IT FOR THE PASSION AND LOVE????

  • Noah

    Recalibration?.What does that mean?.It’s probly going to be another re-do.Rob Zombie’s remake was fine.Just do a sequel to Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2.Or hell do Halloween 9.DON’T re-do it again!.

    • Bobby Gill

      Nope No sequel to Rob Zombies H2.This movie is going back to the original Halloweens 1,2 And 3.

  • Darkness69

    Great. Everyone gets some sort of treatment (even if it is a “recalibration”, whatever the fuck that is), but Freddy is officially buried with that abomination of a remake. Platinum Dunes should be sued for inflicting such damage to one of the most iconic horror characters!

  • CaptainBlake

    The INSIDE guys are the only ones I see getting this right. I know, they’re busy on LEATHERFACE right now…still, they have style, a vision, and worship Carpenter’s original. I say Akkad and Dimension should wait it out – get a great script together, let those guys take it on. Entrusting this series to low-rent talent – right when it’s finally in a position to return to its classic, stylish, scary origins – is a serious waste of potential, both from a financial and artistic perspective.

    • Bobby Gill

      Sorry but thats not going to happen.Marcus Dunstan has already wrote a script and they hv already started filming it..so thrs no waiting for ANYBODY else.

  • c-s-a78

    I personally like 3D in movies.its like a bonus version of the movie.you can always watch a movie on bluray without the 3D version!!!

  • Steve Rudzinski

    Good get me another Season of the Witch, get Michael Myers out of my face. Recalibrate this back to the whole “yearly movie with a different story each time.”

  • ghostofmurrayhamilton

    Sounds like they might try to do a direct sequel to Halloween II (1981). Maybe that’s what they mean by recalibration?

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  • Steve

    I’d love them to go the Season of the Witch route but keep Michael as a linking element, much like Michael Dougherty did with Sam in Trick ‘r Treat, which captures the Halloween holiday vibe better than ANY film I’ve seen. Failing that I hope they at least go in a completely new direction… Just The Shape and a new crop of victims.

  • N1ghtmar3Freak

    As long as they bring it back to the origins of what made the original classic a classic to begin with, then I’m good. The use of simplicity; good characters, setting, and plot. I’d honestly be perfectly fine with the stalking babysitters on Halloween night route again. To me, it’s just classic, simple, yet still very effective. I don’t really understand the meaning behind this “recalibration” term they’re using but I hope they just go back to the original story and start it from there, a good solid sequel and not another remake.

    • Bobby Gill

      YEP ITS GOING TO CONTINUE FROM THE ORIGINAL HALLOWEEN 2,BUT HOW ARE THEY GOING TO MAKE IT DIFFERENT FROM THE BEGINNING OF HALLOWEEN 4,THAT WAS A PERFECT CONT OF HALLOWEEN 2.Thr WILL BE A DEATH ROW SCENE WHICH I WROTE TO MARCUS AND ASKED HIM NOT TO PUT A DEATH ROW SCENE IN..BUT IT MIGHT JUST WORK.APPARENTLY THEY ARE HAVING A HARD TIME MAKING THE NEW HALLOWEEN RETURNS MOVIE.

  • Darnell

    I really think that is what they mean. They are going to try to recreate the Carpenter affect (which I am not even sure is still viable). I mean Halloween as great of a film as it was for it’s time is outdated. That formula which was rehased to death in the 80s is pretty much the punchline for every horror movie joke.

    In the world of cell phones, and non-stop media the small little suburban town in midwest America that existed in 1978 no longer exist. and a masked killer that never gets caught is impossible to imagine in our age of technology.

    I honestly feel that the Halloween franchise is just outdated, and is a relic of what use to be.

    It’s my favorite movie of all time and I have watched it hundreds of times, and even have two tats on my arm because I am such a huge fan.

    I just think there is nothing that can be done to recapture the magic that made the first film great because that era of America doesn’t exist anymore.

    • Adam Clifton

      It exists if the writers say it exists

      • Stevie Lee Rothferd

        Halloween’s menace is not outdated. That’s what they need to get back.

        • Adam Clifton

          I saw a short animated Halloween film that showed Michael escaping again from Smiths Grove. That had the tension and menace that was missing from the Rob Zombie movies

    • Victor

      It still does exist, If done right it truly can happen. Not a film that’s just being made to have a branded name on it for a quick cash grab. Halloween is my favorite franchise and if there’s one thing I hope for is for them to get this film right. I honestly understand what your saying and it being outdated, but I have hope this franchise can be lit again.

  • Victor

    Hands down if It wasn’t for me watching the original Halloween back in 1997 when I was 6 I probably would not be on this site right now. The entire Halloween franchise is my favorite Horror franchise to me Michael Myers is the King of Halloween. Honestly I’m happy their not taking rob’s direction, I loved both films (yes you read right BOTH films.) But it’s time to make Michael scary again, slasher has been dead for years now honestly the last official huge slasher release was Texas Chainsaw 3D and that was SHIT! Don’t give this new film a back story or origin honestly that has been done to death with Michael. Don’t expose his face or make him grunt, instead lets go back to the roots of the original, follow this masked shape this dark force in human skin behind this white pale mask. Set it on Halloween Night of course, lets have him stalking his victims in the shadow’s, let’s bring back scenes with just the theme song and sounds of him breathing in that mask without knowing where he is. As far as a story goes I mean I can go for a story after resurrection or maybe a sequel to the orginal Halloween II (1981.)

  • KingCujo

    Just stupid Hollywood semantics. “Recalibration?” What does that even mean? This is yet another attempt to get us to believe that what we’re going to get ISN’T a scavenging from the trash heap of every Halloween that came before it. This series and character has run it’s course — ran it five movies ago. Let’s celebrate the arrival of new stories and fresh ideas. Let’s celebrate a return to actually scaring people (you know, like Carpenter’s original Halloween). Let’s stop picking over the musty, dried up bones of this series and move on.

  • Stevie Lee Rothferd

    Any series can have a good entry no matter how many films in if they get someone to write a good script.

  • Brendan Mckenzie

    I feel like a continuation from Rob Zombie’s ‘re-imagining’ would work well. Doesn’t anyone else find it annoying how many different branches this series has to it now?

  • Bobby Gill

    No forget the cont of Zombies H2,That is history and Dunstan already said Halloween Returns continues after the original Halloween 2 AND is related to Halloween 1,2 and 3.So No Rob Zombie continuing in this one..Awsm.

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