2018’s Halloween now holds the recoded for top-grossing slasher flick ever made, having raked in upwards of $200M at the time this posting. There’s no doubt that original Halloween mastermind John Carpenter’s participation in the film added to the project’s air of legitimacy, which in turn, translated to higher than expected turnouts. Carpenters worked on the film as a producer as well as composing a new take on the original score (with his son fellow musician Cody Carpenter).
While it’s uncertain if Carpenter will return as a producer on any future Halloween movie, but he’d at least be down to score another. Here’s what he told Consequence of Sound:
“We’ll be ready. We’ve all talked about it. We’ll be ready.”
Though a sequel hasn’t been officially greenlit, it seems like a no-brainer for Blumhouse and Universal. If you missed this year’s Halloween while it was in theaters, you can own it on Blu-ray/DVD this January 15th. Give the synopsis and trailer a spin below.
It’s been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack from crazed killer Michael Myers on Halloween night. Locked up in an institution, Myers manages to escape when his bus transfer goes horribly wrong. Laurie now faces a terrifying showdown when the masked madman returns to Haddonfield, Ill. — but this time, she’s ready for him.
David Gordon Green directed Halloween from a script he cowrote with his frequent collaborator Danny McBride; the film stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, and Andi Matichak.