Michael Myers, the Halloween franchise, and old horror icons must be real hot ticket items behind the scenes, because not only are we getting a video game adaptation of Friday the 13th, along with yet another reboot to the series, but Blumhouse has just announced that horror fans are getting yet another installment to the long-running Halloween franchise (created by one of today’s Horror Godfathers, John Carpenter).
Blumhouse Productions’ current horror franchises include Insidious, Paranormal Activity, Sinister, and The Purge. Some of those franchises have fared better than others *cough* the only thing scary about Paranormal Activity is its terrible pacing *cough*, so the idea of a company with such a teetertodder-like track record producing an installment to one of horror history’s OGs, understandably, sounds scary (not in the good way), but Jason Blum knew how to calm our cumulative qualms by also announcing that series creator, John Carpenter, would be joining the project as Head Producer.
After the reveal, John Carpenter told audiences:
“HALLOWEEN needs to return to its traditions. I feel like the movies have gotten away from that…Michael is not just a human being; he’s a force of nature, like the wind. That’s what makes him so scary. We made the original HALLOWEEN for very little money. At heart it’s just a good, scary story, and that’s why it works. 38 years later, I’m going to help to try to make the tenth sequel the scariest of them all.”
To finish up this surprise sandwich, Jason Blum and his team also hinted that along with producing the film, John Carpenter might also compose the soundtrack.
This would definitely be a huge bonus for the film and fans of the series considering both the amount of skill Carpenter has shown in the musical world with his very popular LOST THEMES albums and the fact that it will give him the added involvement he needs to recreate what he did in the first Halloween movie back in 1978.
Obviously, this is coming as just an announcement, so nothing has been set in stone other than 1.) It is happening and 2.) John Carpenter is producing it.
A script is currently being written by the Blumhouse Productions’ writing team (no word on if Carpenter will be helping out in that level as well), but I’ll be sure to keep you all updated on this since I am very interested in seeing how one of the films that started my love of horror develops.