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Danny McBride Says ‘Halloween’ Will Pay Homage to Past Sequels

As we reported back in October, the upcoming Halloween film will be a direct sequel to the 1978 film. At that time, original Halloween director John Carpenter said in an interview with Stereogum that the new Halloween takes place “in an alternative reality. It picks up after the first one and it pretends that none of the other [sequels] were made.” That announcement, of course, set off a bunch of angry responses from fans of the franchise.

Just yesterday, speaking with Flickering Myth at the SXSW Film Festival, Halloween director Danny McBride stated that the 2018 Halloween does indeed reference the previous films in the franchise’s storied history. “We do [reference the other movies]. For fans, we pay homage and respect to every Halloween that has been out there.” read more

HNN’s Coverage of The 2018 New York Toy Fair

This weekend, the Jacob Javits Center in New York City played host to the cultural phenomenon known as Toy Fair 2018.  For four glorious days, national and international toy producers, re-sellers and developers converged on the West Side of Manhattan to display their current products and provide a glimpse of what the future holds for their catalogs as well.

Horror continues to play an integral part in the toy market, and Horror News Network was there to cover all of the excitement and wonderfully-gory products that both casual and hardcore collectors (and their kids!) can expect throughout 2018 and even into next year.  Staff Journalists Larry Dwyer and Sean McLaughlin made the trek ready to report, and thanks to an assist by our friends at Action Figure Collectors (www.actionfigurecollectors.com) we were able to provide thorough coverage of all announcements and news relevant to the horror masses. read more

Production Begins on ‘Halloween’; Additional Cast Members Announced

It may only be January, but Halloween is right around the corner.  According to the “Halloweenmovies” official Twitter account (@Halloweenmovies), Saturday January 13th marked the official start of production on the new Halloween reboot.  Tagging production companies Blumhouse, Trancas Films and Miramax, the message also included announcements of new cast members that are now on board as well.  The tweet can be seen below.

The Halloween remake has caused quite a stir in the horror film community since being announced, unofficially, by comic actor Danny McBride (Aliens: Covenant) last February.  At the time, McBride revealed that he and David Gordon Green (Your Highness, Pineapple Express) had been contracted to co-write the script by Jason Blum and that the new movie would pick up after the events of the original 1978 film (disregarding all sequels.)  Then John Carpenter, who was attached to the project as an executive producer, revealed that the new film would take place in “sort of an alternate reality.”  Plot points have been few and far between, but this latest news on the start of production and the new cast members are a welcome sign that Halloween is progressing. read more

Original Michael Myers Actor Nick Castle to Return in 2018 ‘Halloween’ Sequel

When you close your eyes and imagine Michael Myers of the iconic Halloween franchise, you’re likely picturing the signature shape of Nick Castle slowly stalking the streets of Haddonfield. Many great actors have come along since, but it was Castle who perfected the presence of The Shape in the original 1978 movie. And now… 40 years later… he’s back!

Bloody Disgusting reports that Nick Castle has signed on to reprise his role as Michael Myers in the upcoming 2018 sequel to HalloweenThis announcement fleshes out an already star-studded reunion which includes a performance by Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode and a score by John Carpenter. read more

Danny McBride Discusses the Tone of the Upcoming ‘Halloween’ Movie

The upcoming Halloween movie, which will be directed by David Gordon Green and based on a script by Green and Danny McBride, will begin shooting in January. While little remains known about plot details for the project, the film will feature a highly-anticipated appearance by Jamie Lee Curtis as her seminal protagonist Laurie Strode and John Carpenter is set to provide the score. McBride recently sat down with the Charleston City Paper to explain the influence that the original 1978 film has on this project, and how he envisions the tone of the upcoming picture. Here’s what he had to say: read more

Play as Halloween’s Michael Myers in “Dead by Daylight”

Dead by Daylight is not unfamiliar to hardcore gamers as it has already been available for Microsoft Windows OS for a year but today the game hits the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles as well.

An asymmetrical horror/survival game, Dead by Daylight pits up to four “survivors” against one “killer” who is tasked with tracking down and eliminating them all. The gameplay takes place in several locations that are based on the place that the killer calls home.

For horror fans who were psyched at the opportunity to play as Jason Voorhees in Gun Media & IllFonic’s Friday the 13th: The Game, Dead By Daylight has jumped into the mix by adding Michael Myers and Laurie Strode as playable characters in the all-too-familiar setting of Haddonfield but currently only in the Windows version (more on that below). read more

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

Michael Myers and Halloween Franchise Comes to Dead by Daylight

Independent game developers, Starbreeze and Behaviour announced their collaboration with Compass International Pictures on bringing a Halloween Chapter to the multiplayer horror game Dead by Daylight.

Set for release on October 25th, the chapter will feature the king of slashers himself, Michael Myers and his hometown, Haddonfield. If that wasn’t enough to get horror fans behind the game, it was also announced that Laurie Strode will be in the game as well.

Dead by Daylight is a multi-player survival horror game where one player takes control of the killer and the other players try to survive. The game was released on June 14, 2016 and has received many rave reviews and currently holds a 7/10 score on the digital gaming distribution platform, Steam. read more

Thousands Flock to Danbury, CT for Third Annual CT HorrorFest

Thousands of diehard horror fans descended upon the Matrix Conference Center in Danbury, CT this past Saturday to take part in the third annual CT HorrorFest which is put on by Rob and Christine Caprilozzi, Connecticut residents and founders of popular news website Horror News Network.

Those in attendance were greeted by a slew of incredible vendors which included Food Network Cupcake Wars winners Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes, haunted attraction gurus Evidence of Evil and Face-Off finalist and SpecialFX wizard Tyler Green. 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