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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 »
We're already in the thick of October, which means your scary movie binges should be well underway. While we have all of our horror movie DVDs lined up and ready to go, we also love hunkering down for those spooky TV marathons, too. Everyone loves Freeform's 13 Nights of Halloween, but where do you go when you really want to get your heartbeat racing? The answer is AMC. The channel has its FearFest movie marathon every season, and this year, you can enjoy gory, haunting, and stomach-churning films from Oct. 23 until Halloween. Stock up on peanuts and candy corn (eat them together, it will change your life) and prepare to scream bloody murder at the full schedule below. Related17 Movies Set in the Fall to Watch With a Warm and Spicy Latte Monday, Oct. 23 9 a.m. - Halloween 11 a.m. - Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers 1 p.m. - »
- Caitlin Hacker
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 »
- Gary Collinson
We found out last month that Jamie Lee Curtis will be returning to the Halloween franchise as Laurie Strode, but she may not be the only member of the Strode family making an appearance, as it's being reported that Judy Greer is in talks to play Laurie's daughter in the film, but those who are hoping for the return of Jamie Lloyd are in for a surprise...
Deadline reports that Greer (pictured above on the left) is in "negotiations" to portray "Karen Strode, the daughter of Laurie." No other details on her character are known at this time, but we'll keep you updated as more information is revealed.
Following the events of Halloween and Halloween II, Laurie Strode had a daughter named Jamie Lloyd who was pursued by Michael Myers through three films. Jamie was played by Danielle Harris in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, »
- Derek Anderson
Earlier this year it was announced that John Carpenter is returning to the iconic slasher series Halloween to produce a new instalment in the franchise from director David Gordon Green, and now Jamie Lee Curtis has taken to Twitter to announce that she will be reprising the role of Laurie Strode.
“Same porch. Same clothes. Same issues,” wrote Curtis on her Twitter account. “40 years later. Headed back to Haddonfield one last time for Halloween. Release date 10/19/18.”
Curtis portrayed Laurie in the original Halloween and its 1981 sequel Halloween II, but the character was said to have died prior to the events of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers. However, Curtis then returned to the franchise for Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, with the character said to have faked her death, before being killed by her brother Michael Myers in the 2002 instalment Halloween: Resurrection.
None of this will matter however, as »
- Gary Collinson
Now that summer is over, horror hounds are looking forward to the Halloween season, which, for many fans, means revisiting their favorite horror franchises in celebration of this spooky holiday. One inventive YouTuber decided to kick off autumn by cutting together a fan trailer that pits Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th franchise against Michael Myers from the Halloween series. The results is a blend of great scenes from both franchises along with some inventive special effects to bring these sadistic killers together.
The video was edited by a YouTuber named stryderHD, whose work we showcased back in late June with his Ghost Rider vs. Spawn fan-made trailer. The video features clips from Halloween, Halloween 2, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 5, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers and Halloween: H20 for the Michael Myers character. For the Jason Voorhees scenes, stryderHD used Friday the 13th, »
As a Halloween fan – heck, as a horror fan – I was as excited as everyone else upon hearing last week’s announcement that we’re getting another dose of Michael Myers and his iconic mask. That excitement increased further upon the realization… Continue Reading →
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- Connor Davey
On Thursday, John Carpenter dropped the Haddonfield bombshell horror fans have been waiting for when he announced that David Gordon Green and Danny McBride will be writing a new Halloween movie, with Green directing the anticipated new entry to the franchise. While details surrounding the story of the film are still under wraps, there has been some speculation that the latest Halloween film would be a remake, but McBride recently revealed that a remake isn't the direction he and Green are taking Michael Myers' story.
"You know, it's not a remake. It's actually, it's gonna continue the story of Michael Myers in a really grounded way. And for our mythology, we're focusing mainly in the first two movies and what that »
- Derek Anderson
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