At least two of us on HCF just can’t get enough of Halloween, so we’re very happy to hear that John Carpenter’s classic is getting an all-new retrospective documentary via Bloody Flicks called For the Love of the Boogeyman: 40 Years of Halloween. It will probably be released this October to coincide with the opening of the new Halloween, and you can view the trailer below.
Rundown via Bloody Flicks:
This documentary is by fans and for the fans, chronicling why John Carpenter’s classic has stood the test of time.
Bringing together some of the brightest voices from independent horror we will explore what makes the film so special. From the music, the mask to Michael Myers, everyone has their own take on Halloween, and why it is the blueprint for slasher horror and in our humble opinion, has never been better.
We’ve already confirmed our first contributor to the project, Cruel Summer director Phillip Escott, with plenty more familiar faces in the pipeline.
We’re aiming to release the documentary around Halloween 2018, and the release of the new sequel produced by John Carpenter and starring original cast members Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle.
The film is directed by Paul Downey, edited by Paul Downey & Dave Hastings and stars P.J Starks, Nathan Thomas Milliner, Daniel Mark Young, J. Blake Fichera, James Plumb, James Morrissey, Dave Hastings, and Rick Gawel. Music by SHIO-Z and Will Vallar.
For the Love of the Boogeyman: 40 Years of Halloween hits Halloween 2018.