News keeps on coming in about the new Halloween movie but I’m sure most horror fans don’t mind and are thrilled by the fact that a sequel to probably the greatest slasher film ever made is going to be made with the original director involved and doing the music, and featuring the original star. Talking with Yahoo a few days ago, screenwriter Danny McBride confirmed what John Carpenter had been saying and revealed just a little bit more about the film.
“We’re kind of ignoring all the films past the first one. It picks up after the first one, but it’s sort of an alternate reality. It’s as if the first Halloween ended in a slightly different way”.
“I just hope that we don’t fuck it up and piss people off. This is such a diehard fan base. You don’t want horror fans being your enemies because they show up at your house with masks on. We are diehard fans of Halloween. We’re watching all the sequels and where things have taken left turns here and there that maybe bites for fans, and at least trying to deliver what we would have wanted to see. Hopefully that will line up with most fans.”
“I think you should be very scared. I mean, this isn’t a comedy at all. I think there was, like, maybe one joke on the page, but the rest is straight horror. So hopefully it gets in people’s heads and keeps them up late at night.”
McBride also told the site that he and director David Gordon Green initially didn’t think that they’d be able to get Jamie Lee Curtis, but they “busted our ass on this script to really make that Laurie Strode character something she wouldn’t be able to say no to.”
In Halloween, 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. It’s out on October 19, 2018.