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Can Halloween Still Scare You?

by Janet White on May 24th, 2016

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

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Here we go again…the slowest yet effective masked killer is back…that’s right, Jason Voorhees…NOT.

Michael Myers is back for the umpteenth time with executive producer John Carpenter clearing the way for another remake of his infamous Halloween. We can be assured the story should at least be consistent. The series has had its ups and downs, typical of any media property that has a seemingly endless chain of weaker sequels, although I really liked Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, which nearly returned its production budget on opening weekend (perhaps because Jamie Lee Curtis returned). It has been nearly 40 years since the original Halloween was released, so I guess they are due for a new hit. Carpenter intends to scare your socks off with this 10th sequel. All right, Carpenter, you’re on, because it takes a whopper to scare me.

With the advancements in filmmaking technology, I’m curious to see what develops. Maybe Myers will get the lead out of his butt and run after his prey or suddenly appear and grab them. The slow stalking drags the pace down too much and is boring, not to mention, a further insult to his doomed victims. It would be a nice change, similar to how fast zombies sped things up in that sub-genre.

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Furthermore, John Carpenter has been out of the limelight for a long time now, and hasn’t directed a ‘Halloween‘ movie since the original film, though he has received writing credits on a few of the franchise’s sequels. That being said, I know Rob Zombie put his vision out on the big screen twice, but by having Carpenter involved now, it just seems like it would be better for him to direct and score the film, rather than just produce.

The search for the right filmmaker will soon begin according to a representative from Miramax. David Thwaites will manage the production of this Halloween remake. Miramax will work closely with Blumhouse Productions to bring this new cinematic vision to fruition. Although Miramax has yet to establish a distribution deal, the studio has worldwide distribution rights to the Halloween reload.  Keep one eye open and see if Halloween can still scare you.

-Janet L. White

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