As we await for more details on David Gordon Green’s upcoming Halloween movie, there’s plenty of speculation to be made now that the film is shooting. And a new casting call may have just unveiled the return of a very familiar location.
According to Project Casting, the filmmakers are looking to cast for “criminally insane patients”, in particular “1 African American and Hispanic Male.” As we all know, Michael Myers lived most of his early life at Smith’s Grove Sanitarium, so it’s possible this casting call means a return to the iconic mental hospital.
It’ll be exciting to see how they work this location into the new film. If it is Smith’s Grove, it may mean some flashbacks from Michael’s past. Or, perhaps we’ll learn that Michael was arrested following the events of the original film. Maybe that’s why it’s taken him all these decades after 1978 to return. It would be an easy and quick way to explain Michael’s inactivity, but it’d probably ruin the mysticism of the character as well. The original Halloween basically showed Michael grow into an unstoppable killing force, moving from a natural young boy to an immortal personification of evil. If he was simply recaptured and sedated up until this point, it’d be kind of silly. But only time will tell how everything is going to piece together.
We also know that Michael Myers won’t be immortal in this movie – according to producer Danny McBride:
“Look at where the Halloween franchise has gone. There’s a lot of room for improvement. David and I are coming from it as, 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.”
“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.”
As for what we know about the actual plot…
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 night four decades ago.
The Halloween sequel is being directed by David Gordon Green from a script he co-wrote with Danny McBride. The film hits theaters later this year on October 19, 2018.
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