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Blumhouse Halloween Will Bring Back the Tension and Dread of Carpenter’s Classic



Two weeks ago we let you guys know that filming on Blumhouse’s upcoming sequel to John Carpenter’s Halloween had been pushed back to January.

Not a big deal. Just means they have a bit more time to get all the pieces in place.

Speaking of which, recently co-writer Danny McBride chatted with the Charleston City Paper and talked a bit about the upcoming film from director David Gordon Green.

Specifically, McBride talked about how the new film will bring back the tension and dread of John Carpenter’s original classic. Not the ultra-gore of (some) of the followups.

“The original is all about tension,” McBride says. “Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) doesn’t even know that Michael Myers exists until the last minutes of the movie. So much of it you’re in anticipation of what’s going to happen and the dread that Carpenter spins so effortlessly in that film, I think we were really trying to get it back to that. We’re trying to mine that dread. Mine that tension and not just go for gore and ultra-violence that you see some horror movies lean on. To us, it was all about bringing back the creep factor and trying to find the horror in your own backyard, in our own homes.”

Amen, Kenny Powers!

I have said it before and I will say it again, the original Halloween works so well because it is (basically) told as a spooky ghost story. Not a slasher. All of the subsequent follow-ups have been straight slasher movies. This is an issue McBride and Green hope to remove from their sequel. We’ll find out if they succeed this Halloween!

How excited are you for Blumhouse’s upcoming Halloween sequel from Danny McBride and director David Gordon Green? Let us know below!

Blumhouse’s Halloween hits theaters October 19, 2018.


Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who 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.




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