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Halloween Reboot Changes Original Movie's Ending

Halloween Reboot Changes Original Movie's Ending
After nearly a decade-long break, Michael Myers is making his return to the big screen next year with Blumhouse's Halloween reboot. David Gordon Green and Danny McBride, the duo behind Pineapple Express, wrote the script for the movie, with Green set to direct. It's been known for a while now that this new movie will ignore every single Halloween sequel, but now McBride reveals that it's even going to change the ending of John Carpenter's original classic. Here's what he had to say about it in a recent interview.

"We're kind of ignoring all the films past the first one. It picks up after the first one, but it's sort of an alternate reality. It's as if the first Halloween ended in a slightly different way."

That's a pretty bold move, but given that we know very little about the movie, in terms of specific plot details, it could be necessary.
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Original Michael Myers Mask from Halloween Unearthed

Original Michael Myers Mask from Halloween Unearthed
John Carpenter's original Halloween is generally considered to be one of the greatest horror movies ever made. And with good reason. It introduced the world to Michael Myers, one of the most iconic figures not only in horror, but in the whole of cinema. Sadly, the original Michael Myers mask has been missing and thought to be long gone for more than a decade. Until now. That's right, horror fans. The original Michael Myers Halloween mask has been unearthed and a new picture of it in its current state has arrived online.

The mask, which was used in Halloween and Halloween II by actor Dick Warlock on screen, has been in the possession of a man who runs haunted attractions. For the last 14 years, a man by the name of Mark Roberts has owned not only the original mask, but the boots and scalpel Michael Myers used on screen as well.
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Jamie Lee Curtis Teases Her Long-Awaited Date With Michael Myers Next 'Halloween'

Jamie Lee Curtis Teases Her Long-Awaited Date With Michael Myers Next 'Halloween'
You can never stop the unrelenting horror of Michael Myers -- although you can take some adorable fall-themed snapshots with him, apparently.

Jamie Lee Curtis will soon be facing off against the iconic masked murderer yet again, and the longtime adversaries look hilariously chummy in the latest teaser pic promoting the next installment in the Halloween franchise.

The 58-year-old scream queen legend took to Twitter on Halloween day (obviously) to share a surprisingly playful, Pinterest-esque snapshot of her and Myers laying together in some autumn foliage, with her arm bleeding from a sizable slash.

"Some Wounds Never Heal," Curtis captioned the pic. "Michael & I will see you all next Halloween."

More: The ‘Halloween’ Franchise Ranked From the Worst to Best Slash

Technically, the latest installment in the storied franchise hits theaters on Oct. 19, 2018, but will still be a popular choice for moviegoers when the spooky holiday roles around later in the month.

Curtis famously starred
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Michael Myers and Jamie Lee Curtis Cozy Up in New Halloween Photo

Michael Myers and Jamie Lee Curtis Cozy Up in New Halloween Photo
This time next year, fans will be able to see a new Halloween movie in theaters, and not only that, but the first in over 15 years to feature Jamie Lee Curtis as her iconic character Laurie Strode. Since today is the actual Halloween holiday, the actress decided to share a bloody new promo photo, featuring her and her on-screen brother, Michael Myers, laying in a pile of leaves. The photo also shows her blouse ripped, with a rather nasty gash on her arm, presumably caused by her brother and his butcher knife. Here's what the actress had to say on social media this All Hallows Eve.

"Some Wounds Never Heal. Michael & I will see you all next Halloween."

The #H40 hashtag symbolizes the 40th Anniversary of this iconic franchise, with the original Halloween movie from director John Carpenter hitting theaters on October 25, 1978. Last May, it was confirmed that this new
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Graphic Nature: Artist Brandon Schaefer on Creating the Halloween II Vinyl Score Artwork for Death Waltz

The sequel to one of the most influential horror movies of all time, Halloween II continues the story of the night He came home. Directing from a screenplay by John Carpenter and Debra Hill, Rick Rosenthal skillfully replicated the deliberate yet intoxicating pacing and overall mood of the original film while adding a potent surplus of gore. Unfairly overshadowed by the film’s legacy, Carpenter’s score finely whittles away the nerves with its tense synthesized savageness. As one of Death Waltz Recording’s early releases, the label made sure it got off on the right note by commissioning Jump Cut artist Brandon Schaefer for the cover art. Dark, hollow, and heartless, Schaefer’s adaptation of The Shape is a fresh and hypnotizing take on a horror icon.

Death Waltz reached out as the label was starting to form to put something together,” notes Schaefer in regards to how he
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John Carpenter Confirms New Halloween Will Pretend The Sequels Never Happened

The Halloween franchise has perhaps the most convoluted history of any slasher movie series. Even if you disregard the 2007 reboot and its sequel, the first eight films still have such a warped continuity that it’s hard to get your head around it all – with various deaths and resurrections for Jamie Lee Curtis’ heroine Laurie Strode and, of course, her infamous stalker, Michael Myers.

2018’s upcoming reinvention of the franchise was always expected to ignore the majority of what had come before, then. It was assumed that, like 1998’s Halloween: H20, it would only use the 1978 original and Halloween II as its springboard. It turns out, however, that the 40th anniversary movie will cut out even more than we thought.

A few weeks back, John Carpenter, who’s on board to produce and score the new pic, revealed that it’ll completely ignore each and every sequel and now, he’s confirmed that once again.
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‘Halloween’ 40 Years Later: Why Jamie Lee Curtis Is Still the Ultimate Scream Queen

‘Halloween’ 40 Years Later: Why Jamie Lee Curtis Is Still the Ultimate Scream Queen
The mask. The music. The sequels. There are many memorable things about the Halloween franchise, but none of them have had quite the same impact as a then-20-year-old Jamie Lee Curtis, daughter of Hollywood royalty, who created an everygirl so iconic, she’s returning to the role nearly 40 years after the original.

In 1978, Curtis made her film debut as resilient teenage babysitter Laurie Strode in Halloween. It’s a simple enough story: A young man, Michael Myers, kills his sister on Halloween in 1963 and is locked away in an institution. Fifteen years later, he escapes and returns to his hometown, where he terrorizes and kills a group of teenagers one by one, until he’s stopped (or at least slowed down) by Laurie.

What makes Laurie iconic is the sense of realness Curtis imbues her with. It’s not just that she’s the typical example of the “final girl” horror movie trope, or even that she
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The ‘Halloween’ Franchise Ranked From the Worst to Best Slash

The ‘Halloween’ Franchise Ranked From the Worst to Best Slash
There was no way to predict that a low-budget, independent horror movie with a no-name cast would go on to become one of the most influential films in cinematic history. But 40 years ago, John Carpenter built the framework for one of the most successful franchises ever and helped create the “slasher” genre with the 1978 smash Halloween.

In the ensuing years, Michael Myers (aka The Shape) became one of culture’s preeminent boogeymen, Carpenter’s haunting theme continued to set an ominous mood and the fictional town of Haddonfield dealt with a serious body count problem. While the motivations for Michael’s actions grew more convoluted, he remained a terrifying force four decades later.

Now, with a new Halloween in the works from director David Gordon Green and writer Danny McBride, featuring original star Jamie Lee Curtis as the ultimate survivor, Et decided it was time to look back on the franchise to determine which film is a dull
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John Carpenter Wrote Halloween Movie Theme in an Hour

John Carpenter Wrote Halloween Movie Theme in an Hour
John Carpenter's Halloween is more than just a horror movie. It's one of the most influential pieces of genre filmmaking ever produced, which also gave us one of the most iconic pieces of music ever used in a movie. The Halloween theme music is about as iconic as anything else in the movie. Surprisingly enough, John Carpenter has revealed that the Halloween theme music was written in just an hour. That's right, horror fans. One of the most iconic pieces of score from of a movie soundtrack was written in a single hour.

The horror legend is currently promoting the release of John Carpenter Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998, which is a collection of themes from 13 of his classic movies, remastered for a new level of HD quality. While speaking in-depth about his work on each of the movies represented on the album, Carpenter was asked whether or not he was
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Horror Highlights: Frankenstein: The First Two Hundred Years Book, The Mystic Museum, Hella Horror Night, Scare Slam at London Horror Fest, Umbra, Guts

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Mary Shelley's iconic creation turns 200 in 2018, and to celebrate two centuries of Victor Frankenstein and his monster, author Christopher Frayling has written a new book (coming out this Halloween from Reel Art Press) exploring the rich history of Shelley's now legendary novel and the influences it has had on pop culture—on the screen, stage, and page. In today's Horror Highlights, we also have a look at Nerdist's short film The Mystic Museum, and details on the HelLA Horror Night charity event at the Los Angeles Theatre, Blackshaw's Scare Slam at the London Horror Festival, the Filipino folklore animated series Umbra, and the video game Guts.

Frankenstein: The First Two Hundred Years Book: Press Release: "It all began with a ghost-story contest, a parlour-game, a serious young woman of eighteen years old who had run away with her boyfriend, and some very stimulating company—and a thunderstorm which
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Catalog From The Beyond: Road Games (1981)

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I’m not sure if you heard, but there was a minor announcement made recently that Jamie Lee Curtis will be reprising her role as Laurie Strode in Blumhouse’s upcoming installment to the Halloween franchise. While the majority of the response has been positive, there have been some concerns, such as the need to once again retcon the series to resurrect Laurie Strode as well as the usual skepticism about the need for another Halloween movie. While I understand these concerns, I do have a retort: they’re bringing back Jamie Lee freaking Curtis.

This woman is the highlight of anything she’s in, be it one of her many turns in horror flicks, starring roles in big-budget action movies like True Lies, or even just a guest spot on New Girl. I’d slap down ten bucks to watch this woman fold laundry. And I have to say,
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[Podcast] We Need To Talk About Horror Episode 13: Cult Of Chucky

Janna and Josh are back and join Andy & Mike to talk about what they’ve been watching, get up in ‘dem guts on Cult of Chucky, finally explain the ending of The Prowler and battle again in another round of Horrorlimination.

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Show Notes:

00:02:38 – What We’ve Been Watching

Josh – Halloween II (on VHS), The Night Flier, Stranger Things, Friend Request, Blade Runner 2049, Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut

Janna – Rosemary’s Baby, The Birds, Strays, Orphan

Mike – Puppet Master, mother!, Fortress, The Stuff, Digging Up the Marrow, Pet Sematary Two

Andy – Gerald’s Game, A Ghost Story, Haunters: The Art of the Scare

00:57:51 – #GetUpInDemGuts: Cult Of Chucky

01:20:00 – Horrorlimination – 1981 & 1982

01:49:26 – Explaining the end of The Prowler for nachos_mcwerewolf on Instagram

Killer Track: “Blue Moon” by The Marcels

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New Halloween Movie Ignores Every Sequel

New Halloween Movie Ignores Every Sequel
We're getting a new Halloween next year! Michael Myers is about to make his long-awaited return to the big screen for the first time since Rob Zombie's Halloween II, a movie most fans would probably like to forget. But this upcoming Halloween reboot is going to pretend as though that movie never happened. In fact, it's going to pretend that every Halloween sequel beyond the original movie doesn't exist, according to http://movieweb.com/halloween-sequel-john-carpenter-role-involvement/John Carpenter.

Even though John Carpenter isn't directing the new Halloween movie, he is said to be heavily involved in the production. Instead, it's David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) who gets that honor. He co-wrote the script with his frequent collaborator, Danny McBride (Alien: Covenant) and, according to Carpenter, their script is not only impressive, but it completely ignores everything beyond his first movie and exists in an "alternative reality." Here's what he had to
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2018’s Halloween Will Ignore Everything Except The First Movie

The Halloween franchise has perhaps the most convoluted history of any slasher movie series. Even if you disregard the 2007 reboot and its sequel, the first eight films still have such a warped continuity that it’s hard to get your head around it all – with various deaths and resurrections for Jamie Lee Curtis’ heroine Laurie Strode and, of course, her infamous stalker, Michael Myers.

2018’s upcoming reinvention of the series was always expected to ignore the majority of what had come before, then. It was assumed that, like 1998’s Halloween: H20, it would only use the 1978 original and Halloween II as its springboard. It turns out, however, that the 40th anniversary movie will cut out even more that we thought.

John Carpenter spoke to Stereo Gum recently and revealed that the new film will disregard every single sequel and be based squarely on the first installment.

“It’s kind of a…
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John Carpenter Comments on the Timeline of New Halloween Movie

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Ever since it was announced in September, the new Halloween movie's timeline has been a source of discussion and debate, so who better than John Carpenter himself to shed some light on the matter?

Speaking with Stereo Gum (in an interview reported on by Bloody Disgusting), Carpenter had this to say about the timeline of the new Halloween movie, which is expected to begin filming in Charleston, South Carolina this November:

"It’s almost an alternative reality. It picks up after the first one and it pretends that none of the other [sequels] were made. It’s gonna be fun. There’s a really talented director and it was well-written. I’m impressed."

This statement goes in line with the official press release from Universal (see below) that mentions that "David Gordon Green and Danny McBride crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film.
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Jason Blum Is Hopeful The Oscars Will Stop Ignoring Horror

Today, Jason Blum – of Blumhouse Productions – is undoubtedly one of the most successful producers in cinema. His filmography is actually quite eclectic, with him having helped deliver projects across a number of genres – from the drama The Reader, to the comedy Tooth Fairy. His production label has become synonymous with horror movies, though – and that’s all thanks to one film: Paranormal Activity.

Prior to Oren Peli’s CCTV-based ghost story, Blum had enjoyed a somewhat patchier run as producer – but when Paranormal Activity earned $193 million worldwide against a budget of just $15,000, business at Blumhouse Productions kicked into high gear. Specializing in low-budget horror that earn big returns, Blum has since produced horror franchises including Insidious, The Purge, Sinister and Ouija, as well as standalone titles, such as Oculus, Creep, and Get Out.

Having received an Academy Award nomination himself, for producing the 2014 film Whiplash, Jason Blum is currently at
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Jared Leto is Hugh Hefner, Optimus Prime in Bumblebee, Halloween casting and more – Daily News Roundup

In Like Heff

Less than a week since his passing and Brett Ratner’s Hugh Hefner biopic is picking up steam, announcing yesterday the casting of Jared Leto as the Playboy creator. “Jared is an old friend,” Ratner told The Hollywood Reporter. “When he heard I got the rights to Hef’s story, he told me, ‘I want to play him. I want to understand him.’ And I really believe Jared can do it. He’s one of the great actors of today.” Read more here.

Paddington Is Back

Ahead of its UK release next month, StudioCanal and Heyday Films have debuted a new trailer for Paul King’s upcoming sequel Paddington 2. Watch it here.

Till All Are One

Although the intent of Transformers spin-off Bumblebee – according to producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura anyway – was to feature less of the original Robots in Disguise and focus solely on the yellow Vw in the 1980s.
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Judy Greer to play Jamie Lee Curtis’ daughter in new Halloween

It looks like we may have our second addition to the cast of the upcoming Halloween reboot/sequel, with Entertainment Weekly reporting that Judy Greer is in talks to portray Karen Strode, the daughter of Laurie Strode, who will once again be portrayed by Jamie Lee Curtis.

In the conflicting timeline of the original Halloween movies, Laurie has a daughter Jamie Lloyd, played by Danielle Harris in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers and J. C. Brandy in Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers. In the Halloween H20 timeline, she has a son, John Tate, portrayed by Josh Hartnett.

However, the new movie – which is being directed by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express), who has co-written the script with Danny McBride (Vice Principals) – all of those entries will be ignored, with the film instead serving as a direct sequel to
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Halloween Sequel Wants Judy Greer as Laurie Strode's Daughter

Halloween Sequel Wants Judy Greer as Laurie Strode's Daughter
Just a few weeks after Miramax and Universal's new Halloween sequel brought Jamie Lee Curtis back as Laurie Strode, the studios have found the actress to play Laurie Strode's daughter. Judy Greer had entered negotiations to portray Karen Strode, although no specific details were given about the character, aside from her name. Blumhouse Productions is teaming with both Miramax and Universal Pictures, which will distribute the film worldwide in the fall of 2018. While Judy Greer is the first new cast member to join the franchise, it will be interesting to see what other cast members will come aboard as we get closer to production starting.

Back in mid-May, writer Danny McBride revealed during a new interview that he has been "cracking away" at the script with his co-writer David Gordon Green, who has been set to direct. While no specific production start date has been given, it seems that the
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Halloween reboot circles Judy Greer as Laurie Strode’s daughter

David Crow Oct 3, 2017

The Halloween reboot is set to cast Archer's Judy Greer as Karen Strode, the daughter of Jamie Lee Curtis' character...

Like it or not, Halloween is getting yet another semi-reboot, semi-sequel. Despite having already been fully rebooted once, David Gordon Green and Danny McBride’s admittedly intriguing umpteenth Halloween reimagining is barreling along, and is now adding cast members. This includes Judy Greer as a character named Karen Strode.

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Indeed, EW was the first to report that Greer is close to signing onto the project to play the role of Karen, who will be the adult daughter of Jamie Lee Curtis’ returning (and iconic) Laurie Strode. Not much else is known about the role other than this
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