As we all know, the shooting schedule for Blumhouse’s Halloween sequel was pushed back to January. This allows the production team more time to prepare for the shoot. Because the film is nearly ready to continue moving forward, fans have become enthusiastic to hear more about the project.
Luckily, Halloween co-writer Danny McBride was kind enough to talk with The Charleston City Paper and give some more details on the upcoming flick. He explained that the new film will focus on suspense rather than gratuitous violence and gore:
“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.”
He’s certainly saying all of the right things, so let’s just hope the finished film is as good as we hope. They already revealed that Michael Myers won’t be immortal in this movie:
“…we are horror fans, and we are humongous fans of John Carpenter and of what he did with the original Halloween, so I think from watching this and being disappointed by other versions of this series, I think we’re just trying to strip it down and just take it back to what was so good about the original.”
Before finishing by saying:
“It was just very simple and just achieved that level of horror that wasn’t corny and it wasn’t turning Michael Myers into some supernatural being that couldn’t be killed. That stuff to me isn’t scary. I want to be scared by something that I really think could happen. I think it’s much more horrifying to be scared by someone standing in the shadows while you’re taking the trash out as opposed to someone who can’t be killed pursuing you.”
As for the plot…
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.
Michael Myers returns in the new Halloween on October 19, 2018.
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