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CT HorrorFest 2018’s ’40 Years of Halloween’ Panel with Nick Castle, PJ Soles and Nancy Loomis

On Saturday September 15th 2018, three of the cast members from John Carpenter’s seminal 1978 film Halloween delighted the crowd at Connecticut’s annual CT HorrorFest convention with stories about working on the popular slasher film. The three were busy most of the day signing tons of Halloween memorabilia for the thousands of fans who flocked to the Danbury Ice Arena in hopes of meeting stars from their favorite films/television shows.

In attendance were Nick Castle, who played Michael Myers in the original film (he’s also reprising his role for 2018’s Halloween), PJ Soles who played Laurie Strode’s friend Lynda and Nancy Loomis (Kyes) who played Laurie’s other friend Annie Brackett. read more

Early Reviews of ‘Halloween’ Emerge From Toronto Film Festival

David Gordon Green’s long-anticipated “stab” at a new entry in the Halloween film series was unveiled this weekend at the Toronto Film Festival and most of the initial reactions and reviews have been positive so far.

John Defore of The Hollywood Reporter found there to be “… more scene-setting than in the usual thriller, with the script fleshing out both this family dynamic and introducing Allyson’s circle of high-school friends. These kids would resemble the usual group of slasher-pic victims-to-be, if not for the fact that they’re actually likeable. Not only are we not eager for them to die, in some cases it’s going to make us sad when it happens.” read more

New Trailer for ‘Halloween’ has Arrived

We’re just six weeks away from the release of Blumhouse’s new Halloween. Directed by David Gordon Green and written by him, Jeff Fradley and Danny McBride, Halloween is a direct sequel to the original 1978 John Carpenter classic. Disregarding all sequels, this latest Halloween takes place 40 years since the events of the 1978 film and finds a “Sarah Connor”-ish Laurie Strode preparing for an end-of-the-world-style showdown with her former attacker, and best-friend slayer, Michael Myers. read more

‘Halloween’ Trailer Arrives

After a long wait, Blumhouse has dropped the highly anticipated trailer for Halloween. The trailer showcases Laurie Strode ready to take on the boogeyman, Michael Myers, in all his brutal glory.

David Gordon Green directed the film and also co-wrote it along with Danny McBride and Jeff Fradley. Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her iconic role of Laurie Strode and Nick Castle returns as Haddonfield slasher Michael Myers. John Carpenter also returns to the franchise as the composer and executive producer.

Back in April, Jamie Lee Curtis took to the stage to reveal the first trailer for Halloween at CinemaCon. The legendary actress let the crowd know that the film would be “hella scary,” and “will scare the living sh-t out of all of you.” Many in attendance took to social media after seeing the preview and delivered high praise for what they saw. read more

First Images Released For the Upcoming ‘Halloween’ Reboot

If you’re jones-ing for some new Halloween reboot news, you are in luck.  Three new photos from the set have been released by Blumhouse Pictures, and they represent everything true Halloween fans were hoping for. These first glimpses from the set are glorious, and are a great teaser for the first official trailer due out at the end of this week.

Though most associated Danny McBride with the current project since he was the first to break the pre-production news, the Blumhouse Pictures reboot is filled with Hollywood heavyweights from the original film in 1978.  Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her iconic role as Laurie Strode, the brother of psychotic killer Michael Myers.  Original Michael actor Nick Castle returns, and legendary mastermind John Carpenter will executive produce the film as well as lend his unique talents to the final cut again as composer. read more

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