‘Halloween Ends’ Screenwriter Discusses Film, Franchise

by Thomas Tuna

Being a part of horror history is pretty cool.

Danny McBride–one of the screenwriters of last year’s Halloween Ends–has taken a lot from the experience of helping bring a conclusion (for good or ill)  to one of the genre’s great franchises.

The final (?) chapter in the iconic series was directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay he wrote with McBride, Paul Brad Logan and Chris Bernier. The film follows Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) in one, last life-and-death struggle with the masked menace of Michael Myers–and also introduces Corey Cunningham (Rohan Campbell) as a villainous focal point.

And McBride–in a recent interview with Us Weekly–had a lot to say about the film and his contributions to it. “All three of these movies (the final Halloween trilogy) were David Green’s brainchild, and I just felt lucky that he brought me along for the ride,” he said. “And when he told me his pitch for focusing on the Corey character, I thought it was cool. I thought it was a way to avoid repetition.”

McBride admitted to being a “massive Halloween fan, so you want to do something that makes the fans excited, and not make them angry with you. It was fun to try to pull that off, and it was surreal to participate in furthering that story. It was awesome.”

The writer added that “we had a blast creating this, and it feels like we put our thumbprint on it. And I would be interested to see what else is out there, and what else somebody can do with this.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for all updates on the Halloween franchise.


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