Pure evil returns

Announcements made for new rendition of “Halloween” movie


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Story by Grey Johnson, staff writer

The year 1978 saw the release of “Halloween,” the first of what has become a beloved franchise for millions. The movie has had six sequels and a rebooted story line that spawned two films. Since 2009, the character of Michael Myers has been dormant in the entertainment industry, that is, until February of this year.

In February, an announcement by John Carpenter the director of the first “Halloween” movie introduced a new “Halloween” production is resurfacing.

“David Gordon Green and Danny McBride are joining the project to complete the creative team,”  Carpenter said. “David and Danny will write the script together and David will direct. I will continue in my executive producer role to consult and offer my advice and feedback as needed.”

Carpenter has expressed his pleasure for the production of the new addition with McBride and Green behind it. Carpenter said the ideas for the film “blew him away,” which has generated interest in the semi-reboot rather than the general population dismissing it as a stereotypical bad reboot.

McBride goes on to explain how his approach to the new movie relies heavily on the first movie.

“Green and I are definitely going to [do] a straight-up horror,” McBride said. “Halloween has always been one of my favorite movies of all time. There’s a simplicity and an efficiency to that first one that I think allows the movies just to be scary. And so…  our approach is to get back to that.”

This will be the first “Halloween” movie to have John Carpenter’s creative talent on the team since “Halloween III: Season of the Witch.”

Along with the return of the slasher from the first two movies, character Laurie Strode, played by Jamie Lee Curtis, will be included in the new movie.

As many fans know, the return of the character Laurie Strode is impossible due to events that happened in “Halloween Resurrection.” However, this plot hole is going to be avoided through the setting of the movie.

“Her part was written into the script and they had this idea. I don’t know how to describe it. It’s almost an alternative reality,” Carpenter said. “It picks up after the first one and it pretends that none of the other [sequels] were made.”

The release date is set for Oct. 19, 2018, 40 years after the release date of the first “Halloween” movie directed by Carpenter. Carpenter has been involved in the idea since 2016.

Over the span of the movies, Michael became more and more powerful going from being able to withstand gunshots, to catching on fire, to electrocution and many more. In this new movie, however, Michael will not be immortal like he previously was. The directors have stated they want Michael to be more realistic because they believe things are scarier when they could actually happen. After watching all the Halloween movies and being a fan of the movies myself, I can’t wait for this next addition. Only one more year until this epic conclusion of the series comes out.