When i heard that they were making a new installment into the Halloween series, i was a little bit skeptical seeing as just the last few years so many remakes and reboots have come out and haven’t really left any real kind of imprint, maybe that’s because of the cast, maybe the director isn’t giving his all. But none the less, the moment I knew that Jamie Lee Curtis was going to be making a comeback I knew this was going to be something special, alongside other great stars like Will Patton and Judy Greer, making this installment definitely something to look forward too. This being a sequel, we will be being graced with another member of the Myers family, Laurie’s daughter. Making this to be a game of cat and mouse between Brother and Sister in an attempt to save Karen from Michael’s wrath. Knowing that this is going to be a direct sequel to the original Halloween (1978) and not a remake has my attention to the fullest. Since watching the first one many years ago, there has been many a remake and re-telling with only one or two of them even reaching the bar that the original had set, I for one was a fan of the Rob Zombie Versions, as to me they captured that deranged mentality that is Michael Myers.
Although John Carpenter’s opinion of Rob Zombie’s telling, was let’s just say unsavory to say the least. John thought “that he took away the mystique of the story by explaining too much about [Michael Myers]. I don’t care about that. He’s supposed to be a force of nature. He’s supposed to be almost supernatural. And he was too big. It wasn’t normal.” That being said I believe that Carpenter, will definitely be taking Michael Myers back to his roots.
Fast forwarding a good decade we are now graced with another slasher by none other than John Carpenter, the one and only Master of Macabre with such greats as The Thing, Vampires and They Live. With John Carpenter at the helm of this film, you know that one thing is for sure, that you and Laurie will be left hiding in the closet, clutching a knife, for i know that John Carpenter will not let us down.
With this set to be released in October just in time for Halloween, this leaves ample time to get speculating and discussing whether or not this will live up to the expectations that John Carpenter had set decades ago, although we already know that the Carpenter has more in-store than what we bargained for.
This film is my most anticipated release of the year.