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Michael Myers Will Not Be Supernaturally Immortal in New Halloween Movie

We reported back in February that the next Halloween movie will be written by Danny McBride and David Gordon Green, and directed by Green. John Carpenter will serve as executive producer and he is considering composing the music for the film. Around the time of the announcement, McBride and Green alluded to the film being a literal or spiritual successor to 1981’s Halloween II. Now, Danny McBride has dropped another tidbit on the project that proves the group’s commitment to the earlier films of the franchise: the new Michael Myers will not have supernatural or immortal qualities! read more

Mondo Reveals Board Game Based on John Carpenter’s The Thing

Mondo and USAopoly announced today the release and provided images for “The Thing™ Infection at Outpost 31.” The game will be released in October and both a regular and an exclusive version will be available.

The regular version of the game will feature artwork and designs by Justin Erickson of Phantom City Creative. For the collectors out there, Mondo will be releasing an exclusive version of the game, sold exclusively through MondoTees.com. The exclusive version of the game will be limited to 1,982 copies, and feature different packaging artwork by Jock. The limited edition game will also come with a Mondo print, enamel pin, and two additional sculpted movers: the Norwegian character and the Palmer Thing. read more

Robert Rodriguez In Talks to Direct Escape From New York Remake

When Snake Plissken next hits our theater screens, he’ll be taking orders from somebody very familiar to horror fans.  The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that director Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk Till Dawn, Planet Terror, Machete) in in talks to helm the remake of the cult classic Escape From New York.  While plans for the remake of the 1981 movie (which takes a bleak look into a dystopian future where New York City is now a city-wide prison) have been floating around the 20th Century Fox studios for around a decade, the hiring of the 48-year-old Rodriguez is a strong sign that the project is really ramping up and is one step closer to becoming a reality. read more

Kurt Russell on Chris Pratt’s Performances: “That’s My Kinda Guy”

Anyone who knows anything about Kurt Russell- the legendary actor behind classic John Carpenter heroes like Jack Burton, Snake Plissken, and R.J. MacReady- must’ve jumped right out of their seat when it was announced that he would be playing Chris Pratt’s father in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2He recently sat down with io9 to discuss his role in the upcoming film and to draw connections between his early work and Pratt’s performances. Russell practically invented the “sometimes heroic/sometimes hilarious cool dude” archetype, so it makes perfect sense that he play “Ego” to Pratt’s “Star-Lord.” Turns out, Russell is just as aware of this as the rest of us. Here’s what he had to say: read more

Horror Fans Descended Upon Seymour, CT for John Carpenter Double Feature

On Saturday night, Connecticut Cult Classics paid tribute to legendary director John Carpenter by showcasing two of his films at the Strand Theater in Seymour, CT. Dubbed “John Carpenter Night” the double bill featured Big Trouble in Little China and The Thing. Fan favorite Kurt Russell starred in both films.

The 1986 classic, Big Trouble in Little China was first on the big screen. Fans roared with laughter as they watched trucker, “Jack Burton” (played by Kurt Russell) thrust into a mystic battle set in Chinatown.  Russell is joined by Kim Cattrall who plays “Gracie Law” in the film and James Hong is the evil antagonist, “Lo Pan.” read more

New Halloween Film Coming from Eastbound & Down Collaborators Danny McBride and David Gordon Green

John Carpenter has just shared some very interesting news about the next Halloween film on his Facebook page. The next film in the franchise will be written by Danny McBride and David Gordon Green. The film will be directed by Green. The two have previously collaborated on several successful projects, including Pineapple ExpressEastbound & Down, and Vice Principals.

Check out Carpenter’s post below for all of the details:

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Halloween 2 House Announced for Universal Orlando’s Horror Nights

Michael Aiello, director of creative development for entertainment for Universal Orlando Resorts, announced today that a house based on the 1981 John Carpenter sequel Halloween 2 would become a featured house for the 2016 edition of Halloween Horror Nights.

Aiello broke the news on the Official Universal Orlando blog stating “Growing up with the original ‘Halloween,’ I always loved and appreciated that its sequel was simply titled, ‘Halloween II.’ It literally picked up the events within seconds from where the previous ended. I found this so cool. What I thought was the end was merely the first half of a horrific story.” read more

John Carpenter on The Walking Dead and Horror Consumerism

Horror icon John Carpenter, the man behind the some of the genre’s most classic films weighed in on “The Walking Dead” and the current state of horror on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast.   When referring to AMC’s top rated show he said, That was a movie that George Romero made back in ’68 [Night of the Living Dead] and they have milked…people have milked it and they’re STILL milking it. It’s unreal.”  He also suggested that the horror genre wasdue for a resurgence.” 

What do our hardcore horror fans think?  Is it time for less rehash and more innovation? read more

John Carpenter & Jason Blum Partner for New HALLOWEEN

John Carpenter will executive produce a new Halloween film with Jason Blum and Blumhouse.  Malek Akkad (2007’s Halloween), with his Trancas banner, will also produce.   Blumhouse and Miramax are co-financing. 

Carpenter said “Thirty-eight years after the original Halloween, I’m going to help to try to make the 10th sequel the scariest of them all.”

Blum added, “Halloween is one of those milestone films that inspired everyone at our company to get into the world of scary movies. The great Malek Akkad and John Carpenter have ???a special place in the hearts of all genre fans, and we are so excited that Miramax brought us together.” read more

Horror Hunting! Edition #17

Welcome to the first post-Halloween edition of Horror Hunting!, as we barrel into November.  Just because this special day for kids and horror freaks has passed, that doesn’t mean you can’t stay in the Halloween spirit!  To prove it, one of the items highlighted in this installment will ensure that it’s October 31st all year round in your dwelling.  The second collectable came to me as the family and I enjoyed a post-trick-or-treating viewing of the underrated ’80s flick The Monster Squad.  And away we go…… read more