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New Halloween Movie Is Returning to an Iconic Location?

New Halloween Movie Is Returning to an Iconic Location?
The upcoming Halloween reboot has gone from interesting idea to one of the most highly-anticipated movies of the year. Blumhouse just started filming the sequel recently, with the movie set to arrive in theaters this October, just in time for Michael Myers' favorite holiday. Many details about the movie are being kept under wraps, but thanks to a new casting call, it looks like we know the new Halloween movie is going to be returning to a very iconic location.

A casting call recently went out that revealed the production was seeking some extras for a day of work on the movie. The casting call, specifically, notes that the producers are looking for a couple of guys to play a "criminally insane patient." That doesn't spell it out plainly, but it sounds very much like the new Halloween is heading back to Smith's Grove Sanitarium.

"Halloweensequel starring Jamie Lee Curtis
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The Last Horror Blog: 'Friday the 13th,' 'The Terror,' ''Monsters' and More

Blumhouse teases Friday the 13th reboot – Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Pictures has been responsible for many of the most noteworthy mainstream horror releases of the past few years – and their next big project is the highly anticipated reboot of John Carpenter’s slasher classic, Halloween. However, that’s not the only big name franchise Blum and his team have their eye on – if they had their way, they’d love to tackle the other sultan of slash, Jason Voorhees, too. Blum tells MovieWeb about it in a recent interview: "You know, I really wanted to do Friday the 13th. I would love to do that movie. Maybe someday we’ll get do to that one." This is probably music to most fans’ ears – as Jason has languished in...

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More "Big Trouble In Little China: Old Man Jack"

While Fox contemplates a remake of writer, director John Carpenter's "Big Trouble In Little China", Sneak Peek Boom! Studios' sequel to the original film, "Big Trouble In Little China: Old Man Jack" #7, written by Carpenter, with Anthony Burch, continuing the adventures of 'Jack Burton', illustrated by Jorge Corona and Greg Smallwood, available March 2018:

"...'Jack Burton' and his increasingly improbable team break into the 'Tower of Skulls'...

"...to save an old ally who could change the tide of this fight...if they can make it in time!

"Big Trouble In Little China: Old Man Jack" #1, now available is also from John Carpenter and Anthony Burch:

"...here is the story of old man 'Jack Burton' and his final ride in the 'Pork-Chop Express'.

"The year is 2020, and hell is literally on Earth. 'Ching Dai', sick of relying on screw-ups like 'Lo Pan' to do his bidding, has broken
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Script For Canned Halloween Sequel Surfaces Online

In the opinion of this writer, it’s about time that somebody put out a guide to the Halloween series that’ll help general moviegoers make sense of it. Sure, you and I may know all the specifics, but the timeline is choppier than that of even the X-Men franchise.

Long story short, we had the first six films (well, we should probably exclude Season of the Witch) that remained canonical for the longest time, before H20 disregarded all but the first two, with Resurrection serving as its sequel. Then, Rob Zombie hit the reset button in 2007 as he helmed two pictures set in a universe all their own. And, now, Blumhouse is readying a new take that follows only the 1978 original. Seriously, what the hell?!

Personally, I thought 1995’s Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers to be one of the low points in the series, what with its goofy chosen one-style storyline.
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Latest Halloween Casting Call Points To A Famous Sanitarium

You’ve heard of it, haven’t you? Smith’s Grove Warren County Sanitarium? It’s the fictional psychiatric hospital where Michael Myers was incarcerated for killing his little sister in Halloween, thus spawning a horror legacy that continues to enthrall fans to this day.

Case in point: David Gordan Green’s all-star reboot. Scheduled to arrive on October 19th of this year – how very fitting – the Halloween sequel heralds the return of Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode. She’s now a loving grandmother, with Judy Greer and Andi Matichak expected to play Karen Strode and the film’s young lead, respectively.

That’s exciting in and of itself, as it ensures 2018’s Halloween will be a multi-generational affair. But according to a newly-uncovered casting call, Green’s follow-up, one which ignores all other sequels in favor of John Carpenter’s original, is headed to Smith’s Grove Warren County Sanitarium.
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10 Years of Cloverfield: 8 Undercover Facts You Might Have Missed

10 Years of Cloverfield: 8 Undercover Facts You Might Have Missed10 Years of Cloverfield: 8 Undercover Facts You Might Have MissedKurt Anthony1/18/2018 9:30:00 Am

It seems some thing has found us…

Crawling its way into theatres on January 18, 2008, today marks the tenth anniversary of Cloverfield!

Directed by Matt Reeves (War for the Planet of the Apes) and co-produced by J. J. Abrams (Star Trek) and Bryan Burk (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Cloverfield follows a group of six New Yorkers as their city is attacked by a gigantic, building-sized monster.

Starring Lizzy Caplan (Mean Girls), Jessica Lucas (Evil Dead), Michael Stahl-David ("Narcos"), and then-newcomer T.J. Miller (Deadpool), the unique sci-fi thriller is presented as “found footage” from a personal camcorder and offers a modernized take on the beloved creature feature genre. Filmed on an estimated budget of $25M, Cloverfield has since earned its place in the monster movie food chain,
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Rotten Tomatoes Reports that ‘Halloween’ Director John Carpenter Died (He Didn’t)

With the modern, 24-hour news cycle – especially within the comparatively niche realm of “entertainment news” – it’s inevitable, if not understandable, that news outlets will occasionally get things wrong. Sometimes it’s an April Fool’s Day joke that goes over people’s heads, sometimes it’s a juicy bit of gossip that gets repeated as fact. Sometimes it’s just an honest mistake mixed with sloppy reporting. This is how, for instance, I excitedly told everybody I met that Marvel was buying out Fox… three years before it actually happened. This is how Morgan Freeman seems to die every April 1st. If it’s

Rotten Tomatoes Reports that ‘Halloween’ Director John Carpenter Died (He Didn’t)
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Armageddon’s Will Patton Joins Blumhouse Halloween as a Police Officer

It was just the other day that we let you guys know that filming on Blumhouse’s upcoming sequel to John Carpenter’s classic Halloween had kicked off in South Carolina. And today we have news via The Tracking Board that yet another major member of the cast has been set with Will Patton joining Blumhouse’s Halloween as […]

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Will Patton to Play a Police Officer in New Halloween Movie

With production now underway on the new Halloween movie, Will Patton has joined the cast to play a police officer character who will likely have his hands full with Michael Myers once again on the loose.

The latest Halloween casting news (fittingly revealed on John Carpenter's 70th birthday) comes from The Tracking Board, who report that Patton will play a cop, although further details on his character are unknown. Patton, who has accrued an impressive list of credits in over four decades of acting, is no stranger to playing law enforcement characters, having recently portrayed Sheriff Daniel Platt on the series Shots Fired (see above photo).

As previously announced on the official Halloween franchise website, Ginny Gardner, Miles Robbins, Dylan Arnold, and Drew Scheid have joined the cast of the new Halloween movie to play the friends of Allyson (Andi Matichak).

Allyson is presumably the daughter of Karen Strode
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Danny McBride Shares New Halloween Set Pic For John Carpenter’s Birthday

Aside from the fact that we haven’t seen Michael Myers on the big screen since 2009, there seems to be a multitude of reasons why we’re greatly looking forward to the next Halloween movie. Granted, we could talk about this all day, but a few of them are how it’ll ignore everything but the events of the original film, and how it’ll be set in an alternate universe of sorts, somewhat changing the ending of John Carpenter’s eternal classic.

Speaking of which, the legendary director celebrated his birthday today though things took a weird turn when an errant article from Rotten Tomatoes saw the outlet pronounce Carpenter as dead. The filmmaker, who has been in a state of semi-retirement since 2011, thankfully took the erroneous Tweet in his stride, confirming that he is very much still alive. And his sense of humor is, too.

Now, in more positive news,
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‘Halloween: H20’, 20 Years On – A Retrospective

Original movie slasher, Michael Myers will be looking to stalk babysitter Laurie Strode once more this year when the latest movie in the ‘Halloween‘ franchise hits theaters on October 19th, 2018. It will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 1978 classic by revitalising the Myers/Strode narrative once more. However, this time there are a couple of twists. John Carpenter, director of the original film, has returned to oversee the project as well as create the score. Danny McBride and David Gordon Green wrote the script, and Green is set to direct with Jason Blum of Blumhouse Pictures producing the reboot.

But that is not all! Nick Castle, who played “The Shape” in the very first movie, will be putting the mask on one more time. With Jamie Lee Curtis also returning, it looks as if the upcoming slasher movie is pulling out all the stops to make sure it gives
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Rotten Tomatoes Mistakenly Claims Director John Carpenter Is Dead

Director John Carpenter is very much alive, but somebody should have told Rotten Tomatoes. Related: Director John Carpenter Doesn’t Mince Words When It Comes To ‘Friday The 13th’ Franchise In a now-deleted Tweet, the movie review aggregation site mistakenly implied that the “Escape from New York” and “Halloween” director had died. The tweet was meant in celebration
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PSA: John Carpenter Is Still Alive, Even If The Internet Says Otherwise

Rest assured, the Horror Master is still alive.

In light of an errant article from Rotten Tomatoes, in which the outlet pronounced John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing, Big Trouble In Little China) as dead, the director himself has taken to Twitter to set the record straight.

The now-deleted tweet from Rt initially came bearing the caption: “John Carpenter would have been 70 years old today! We celebrate his birthday by looking back at his five favorite films.”

Naturally, film fans jumped on the gaffe – the Internet is written in ink, after all – producing all sorts of horror-tinged memes to poke fun at Rotten Tomatoes, not to mention the irony of the Tweet itself. For Carpenter, we imagine he got quite the shock earlier this morning, as debunking stories of one’s death is not exactly how one wants to remember their 70th birthday. Still, the legendary filmmaker, who has been in
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John Carpenter … Not Dead!

We currently live in a world of false alarms. Within the last several days we’ve suffered everything from warnings of doomsday to Rotten Tomatoes accidentally celebrating the passing(!) and career of the very much still alive John Carpenter. That’s right, kids; earlier today Rt tweeted, “John Carpenter would have been 70 years old today! We […]

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Halloween To Get 40th Anniversary Documentary Later This Year

Aside from the fact that we haven’t seen Michael Myers on the big screen since 2009, there seems to be a multitude of reasons why we’re greatly looking forward to the next Halloween movie. Granted, we could talk about this all day, but a few of them are how it’ll ignore everything but the events of the original film, and how it’ll be set in an alternate universe of sorts, somewhat changing the ending of John Carpenter’s eternal classic.

Coincidentally enough, this year also marks the 4oth anniversary of the timeless masterpiece. So, naturally, one would expect for wide-sweeping documentaries uncovering numerous factoids about the series to be in the works – and we’re certainly not ruling that out – though we’re quite pleased to learn that something like For the Love of the Boogeyman: 40 Years of Halloween is in the pipeline.

Blumhouse Shares First Set
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John Carpenter would like to dispute Rotten Tomatoes' claim that he is dead

John Carpenter is done with directing movies. He doesn’t even really like to discuss his old movies, preferring instead to talk about video games and play one-handed keyboard all day. But while he’s largely moved on to a second career as a touring musician who sometimes dabbles in TV and comic books, he is, we are…

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John Carpenter Assures Fans He's Alive After Errant Tweet

John Carpenter Assures Fans He's Alive After Errant Tweet
John Carpenter is very much alive and his sense of humor is as well. 

The horror master on Tuesday responded to an errant tweet posted by Rotten Tomatoes earlier in the morning saying the iconic Halloween director was dead. 

Fans were quick to point out he was alive and had a chuckle at the irony. 

"To Rotten Tomatoes, despite how it appears, I'm actually not dead," Carpenter tweeted. 

It does not appear Rotten Tomatoes did a story on Carpenter's alleged death, but rather said he was deceased in a tweet promoting a gallery of his work as Tuesday is his 70th birthday. 

The Rotten Tomatoes tweet was...
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Rotten Tomatoes Mistakes John Carpenter for Dead on 70th Birthday

Rotten Tomatoes Mistakes John Carpenter for Dead on 70th Birthday
Happy Birthday, John Carpenter! It's still so good to have you here. Yes, today is John Carpenter's 70th birthday. He is the horror master and one of the true living legends of the genre. And that's an important point here. Carpenter is very much alive and, as far as we know, doing well. Unfortunately, in celebration of his 70th birthday, Rotten Tomatoes took to Twitter in order to give fans a scare, but not the kind that they're used to when discussing John Carpenter. Rotten Tomatoes mistakenly said the legendary director is dead.

While they corrected the mistake rather quickly, the Rotten Tomatoes Twitter account sent out a tweet that talked about John Carpenter in the past tense, saying he "would have been" 70 today. In fact, he is 70 today and he's likely celebrating in his own way. Carpenter has yet to respond, as of this writing, to the mistake. Here's
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Rotten Tomatoes Apologizes After Mistakenly Killing Off the Very Much Alive John Carpenter

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Rotten Tomatoes Apologizes After Mistakenly Killing Off the Very Much Alive John Carpenter
In a tweet honoring John Carpenter’s 70th birthday, Rotten Tomatoes accidentally killed off the legendary filmmaker — but don’t worry, he’s alive and well. “John Carpenter would have been 70 years old today! We celebrate his birthday by looking back at his five favorite films,” Rotten Tomatoes wrote in the now-deleted tweet, captured by Bloody Disgusting writer John Squires. “Rotten Tomatoes celebrates John Carpenter’s birthday by letting the very much alive John Carpenter know that John Carpenter is actually dead,” Squires wrote alongside the screenshot. Rotten Tomatoes celebrates John Carpenter's birthday by letting the very much alive John Carpenter know that John...
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Have Your Say: What's Your Favorite John Carpenter Film?

Many salutations and congratulations to director and composer John Carpenter, who turns seventy years old this very day! While it's been a while since one of his films has turned into a classic, his resumee boasts a fair few already, often accompanied by kick-ass soundtracks by himself. His career as a director spans over four decades, and the number of feature-length films he made is twenty. I can make this intro as long or as short as I want, but in the end you'll probably see the question coming already (it's in the title, so...): which of those films is your favorite? Chime in, in the comments below, and Have Your Say!...

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