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Danny McBride's 'Halloween' Film Has Officially Begun Production

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267 points · 6 months ago

McBride, David Gordon Green, Jamie Lee Curtis, and John Carpenter = fuck yeah

The last episode of Vice Principals (and really the whole season, but especially the finale) got me really hyped for this

the penultimate episode with the fight was incredible as well.

& Danny directed that episode! cannot wait for this!!! my most anticipated of the year

That fight was my TV moment of the year 2017. Just perfect.

Already a classic

10 points · 6 months ago

I need to start this show. Is it Eastbound and Down levels of funny?

It is that funny and at times funnier, but heightened/balanced with much darker situations

Yes, it really is. It’s a treasure.

I think it's better, personally. It's shockingly original, surprised it got made tbh.

It's awesome. Don't read anything about it or spoilers, just watch it. It's two seasons and the series finale aired a few months ago

No, it isn't. But I still thoroughly enjoyed it still.

It starts off a little slow, but it definitely can be.

The one where Goggins smashes the planes is incredible

the dark moments in Vice Principals are what make me really curious about this movie. Also he/they are very skilled in making you feel uncomfortable as well which also gives me hope that this could be something really good.

Yeah there's some good talent involved

I think this Halloween would be a critical and a box office hit

88 points · 6 months ago

Halloween is my favorite horror movie of all time and has a truly iconic antagonist in my opinion. Everyone involved in this movie and the direction they’re going with has me incredibly excited. I can’t wait for the first teaser whenever that will be.

19 points · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

Since a remake of An American Werewolf in London is actually happening and is being made by Max Landis, I’m hoping it’s going to have an overall great team that’s passionate about it like this Halloween movie has. That movie has to retain the distinct emotional impact of the original for it to work. And no CGI. It’s Edgar Wright’s favorite movie ever, I’m seriously praying he gets attached to it. He succeeded in replicating the movie’s emotion and tone in Shaun of the Dead

Max Landis rewriting his father's best film and a horror masterpiece

Please god no, leave it alone Max, please.

Yeah that’s the movie that has finally done it for me with being angry about a remake.. I think I understand the angry Ghostbusters fans now. It’s my favorite movie ever and it captured lightning in a bottle, I really don’t think it’d be able to be done again. Unless it was done perfectly, and Edgar Wright is the only person I can see doing it justice. He did it with Shaun of the Dead but idk. It needs to have that perfect balance of comedy, horror, and tragedy. Oscar Isaac would be perfect for the role though

Not anymore. Max is done in Hollywood for a good long while.

5 points · 6 months ago

Why's Max done in Hollywood? I remember hearing that he sold the screenplay to Bright for 3.5 mil.

Sexual assault allegations.

4 points · 6 months ago

Oh damn, I hadn't heard about this. I love his YouTube stuff and Dirk Gently. Hopefully he's not guilty

I just looked into them, I couldn't find anything damning or detailed. Definitely not "done in hollywood". What have your read care to link anything? I read this and this doesn't have anything specific leveled against him from those he abused.

Just allegations and hearsay mostly. Though I have seen a lot of industry folk saying this is another one of those open secret type situations.

He also was not brought back for the sequel to Netflix’s BRIGHT, so it’s already affecting his career (rightly or wrongly).

I really wish they just rebooted it entirely.

JLC didn't need to come back and we don't need to see a battle of 60 year old Laurie and Michael.

That being said, I will be a patron of this movie because I'm a slave to fandom.

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It's not about it being improved or updated, it's about maybe getting a good and/or interesting take on Halloween.

I thought the original Halloween did this well

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A different take could still be good or bad, so improvement isn't really a factor. And if the move taking place 40 years later counts as an update than I guess we can call it an update. The movie can work around cell phones, it's not a big deal.

Art isn't a calculation, bud. It doesn't need to be an improvement or detriment. It simply can be. It has the ingredients to be good.

-12 points · 6 months ago(0 children)

John Wick Get Out Split Baby Driver Hitman’s Bodyguard Atomic Blonde

Just to name a few.

-5 points · 6 months ago(0 children)

Uh... still original films, buddy.

-7 points · 6 months ago(0 children)

Oh, I see. Actors/Directors are supposed to do one film then retire. Because they can simply only have enough art brewing inside them for one project.

10 points · 6 months ago

Out of that late 70s/80s group of horror villains, I felt like Michael Myers was the most realistic and part of an event that could actually happen in real life. To me that gave it more than just a “simple/creepy” factor (no offense to your comment). It had a big feeling of dread which is something I didn’t really get from any of the other movies like F13th, NOES, TCM, etc.

I’m excited because I’m interested on having a direct sequel to the original film with modern filmmaking. Rob Zombie’s first remake was meh and I liked it because I like the series but the second one was just weird as fuck and not all that great. I enjoyed the original Halloween II and would have rathered Blumhouse and McBride to make a direct sequel to that instead but I’m not complaining. With the recent success of IT, I’m interested to see how this new Halloween will try to capitalize on that and continue this trend of actually decent mainstream horror movies.

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Haha damn man you must really have it out to hate this Halloween movie. I don’t know what to tell you buddy, sorry.

Did you see friend request?

That's why

-30 points · 6 months ago(5 children)

I'd say he's up there with Jason Freddy

Up there? Lol he's the top. Myers is the reason the slasher genre exists.

See: Leatherface.

I'm gonna upvote you because you're not exactly wrong and you don't deserve down votes for this.

Here's where I would disagree with you:

TCM is about the family. It's the horror of this entire family killing and eating people. And while leatherface has gone on to be a horror icon in the slasher category since his debut in 1974, he isn't a lone ranger (as slashers are).

It isn't until the sequel in 1986 (well after the slasher genre has been established) that a focus is put on leatherface - and even then it's still about the family.

TCM kind of, found it's toe in the slasher door and tried to kind of be a part of it.

Halloween invented the American slasher genre in 1978, and Michael Myers is the true first slasher.

no shit, that's why it was retarded for Taclooc to add the "in my opinion" qualifier

I love the Halloween franchise. I don't even care that they're retconning all previous retcons as long as it's not a continuation of Zombie's story. Can't wait.

1 > 2 > 4 > 3 > H20 > 5 > Zombie Remake > 6 > Zombie 2 > Resurrection

Halloween 3 master race because of icky creep factoe.

3 is a lot of fun.

It is not a 'Halloween' movie.

'Halloween 3' is a shitty 'Halloween' movie.

All of those statements are correct.

EDIT - I have now said 'Halloween' in my head so many times I actually had to go back up and verify that was the name of the franchise. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

3 that low... absolutely disgusting


Dude. Wasn't Resurrection the goofy one with Busta Rhymes ? The sheer campiness of it makes it better than either Rob Zombie one. Also 3 hardly counts and if it does , it's the absolute worst one.

3 is pretty awesome if you rewatch it. They originally wanted the series to be more of an anthology, which is why it was so different to 1 and 2. Unfortunately, audiences were so pissed about Michael not being in it that they went back to the basics for 4.

Halloween as an anthology series would have been incredible. I'm always saddened when I hear how h4 came to be.

I can never forget Busta going hand to hand with Myers. It was awesome!!

13 points · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

are you on ya meds m8? Robbie Zombie's Halloween 2 was the WORST.

I'd put it on the same level as Resurrection, really, but what that one did to Curtis was unforgivable

H2 was so bad, but I liked the first remake (Danny Trejo’s character was great in it). Rob Zombie needs to make a sequel to The Devil’s Rejects. that and House of 1000 Corpses are his best movies, he should call it To Hell and Back, have it be about Dr. Satan or something

The new bits in that were great, the bits before he escapes. The remake section of the movie had nothing too memorable though.

I would of liked it if it wasn't supposed to be a Halloween movie.

1 point · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

As someone who watched 4 and 5 all the time as a kid, I think you have 4 ranked too high. It does not hold up.

I haven't watched it in a while; but if anything 4/H20 are on pretty level ground. 3 is the one I'm always indecisive on.

I like 4 (at least better than most of the others, which isn't saying much), but I would say 5 is the one that's ranked too high. It does nothing with the cliffhanger ending of 4 and Wendy is one of the worst characters in movie history.

I still enjoy 4 and 5 even though I don't think they're good movies. But 5 is definitely a lot worse. However, the worst Halloween to me is 6.

I think the back half of the list is pretty level and up for grabs though, don't you think? 5 is pretty bad, but I still think it's better than Zombie, Resurrection, and 6 if only for the chase scene at the Myers household.

I like some of the stuff at the party in 5 and I always love me some Dr. Loomis.. I think I have a negative bias towards 5 because it was the only one the closest video store didn't have as a kid. I didn't see it many times growing up, so I don't have the nostalgic soft spot I do for some of the others, only my more critical adult view.

I don't know if this person has ever watched Halloween 5 considering how highly they've ranked it.

That's pretty ridiculous IMO. The first remake is way better than pretty much every Halloween film after the first three. H20 was alright, and the remake sequel is easily the worst of the lot.

IMO: 1, 2, 3, remake, h20, 4, 5, 6, resurrection, remake sequel.

It looks like the only thing we really disagree about is 4/5 though.

H2 is fucking great. Way better than the original remake. Brutal formula slasher mixed with touches of surrealism and actual character development. Scout and Dourif were great. I have yet to see another franchise slasher film sequel deal with the trauma of a previous films events so well, Scout is a broken mess of a person in a more believable way than I've ever seen in a film like this.

Soundtrack rules too.

Resurrection weren't that bad. It had Busta Rhymes in it.

They already retconned 3-6, and then rebooted it, so it will be nice to start off with a good movie as the foundation for this sequel/reboot.

Tenth time's the charm!

I’m absolutely amazed that Danny McBride keeps getting attached to these franchises. I’m not a fan of his acting but it’s obvious he’s passionate.

I’m not a fan of his acting

well good news because he's not acting in this, he wrote it

I’m not a fan of his acting

"Can I wear the Scream mask? The mask from Scream... while I do you from behind?"

"You look like a retarded Michael Myers. It's not a good look."

I hope he plays Michael, imagine kenny powers talking shit while stabbing people.

2 points · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

This is totally my hat now!

He's just the writer. The original Michael is back.

He sorta reminds me of John c Reilly. But a little less talented serious acting wise.

He’s just the writer

He is directing it as well.

It’s directed by David Gordon Green

That's a sentence I never thought I'd hear

I'm really looking forward to this

Right people are involved in this project and it is giving me genuine good vibes

Had the pleasure of meeting him when came by the bar I work at a week or so ago, before they started filming. Super friendly and personable, and took pictures with anyone who wanted them, which I found kinda funny since most or his on screen personas are the exact opposite.

Looking forward to hearing three weeks from now it's officially entered production once again.

Halloween is my favorite story of all time, and the fact that Rob Zombie isn't involved with this has me even more excited for it!

Once i see Michael walking outta the dark and his theme song playing im going to cry of joy

6 points · 6 months ago


username checks out.

A little disappointed that McBride isn’t going to be actually in the movie tho... he’s just one of the writers

Virginia Gardner is in this, cool. She was really good in The Runaways.

Too bad that her character is almost certainly going to die though.

As a huge fan of the halloween series, everything I've heard up to now has given me hope that this will be good. That also scares me because the idea of being hopeful for a good halloween movie goes against everything horror movies have taught me.

It feels weird seeing Danny McBride's name on this, but I won't judge it til it comes out.

1 point · 6 months ago

Can’t wait to see this movie, everything they’ve revealed about it so far sounds pretty good


Pineapple Express Danny McBride? Looks like you got this melon farmer interested.

0 points · 6 months ago

The franchise has been destroyed at this point. How many sequels and re-boots of the same tired concept can they keep on cranking out? The entire premise of every Halloween movie, except for Season of the Witch, has been a psychotic Michael Myers, stalking and murdering people. That's it. That's all Hollywood can do with these movies. That's all.

Like every other slasher of its era? They still appeal to some people.

because you know danny mcbride's serious acting in Covenant just elevated the movie so much

Actually yeah it did. Well in the sense that his was the only character that I gave any kind of craps about there (you can only do so much to try and elevate bad material).

Also he's not acting in this as far as we know. He just helped write it.

You should know what you're talking about before you speak probably. He isn't even acting in this film

Nowhere in my post did I even mention danny McBride acting in this movie. I was making a statement that he's worked in a serious film before and he still sucked

-8 points · 6 months ago(More than 25 children)

I'll never understand why they won't just hit reset and start anew

what were you doing in 2007?

probably hitting elementary school by the looks of it

Wow you got me good.

I meant a new Halloween franchise. Rob Zombie's Halloween was its own movie, and was not intended to start a franchise. If they want to see a string of new Halloween films they should just start from the beginning.

But they did a sequel to that film and I think they wanted a third but the rights got relinquished or something.

Rob Zombie never intended to do a sequel, and for a while he was absolutely reluctant to do it. He ended the 2007 film so that it wouldn't support a sequel. He decided to make one anyway as a sort of drama film to see where the characters were after the events of the first film, but not to do create a franchise. He intentionally killed everyone at the end of the second film so that there would be no chances for a sequel.

What I mean is, if they really want to create a new franchise then they should plan 5 or 6 films, and make them accordingly.

I see, I'd rather they just make 1 good film at a time, kind of like Nolan's Batman trilogy, and let it organically grow.

H20 already did the "replace all the other sequels" thing, though, so I'm not sure why you give that one a pass but are so mad about this one.

H20 already did the "replace all the other sequels" thing

but are so mad about this one.

I don't know what you're trying to say.

You said the franchise must really suck if they're replacing all the other sequels, then said that H20 was a good way to end it.

H20 already replaced all the other sequels (after II, anyway). So why is that one fine but this one means the franchise sucks?

2 points · 6 months ago

He's just confused on what to be mad about. H20 sucks too but doesn't suck as bad as 4,5,7, or Rob Zombie's last one.

No, as I said, they already wrapped up the series with Halloween: 20 Years Later.

Now they're undoing that timeline because, even though they wrapped up the series, they're still not happy with it.

Because, as I said, they already retconned films 4 - 6 with a much better conclusion. I'm totally fine with them doing that, because the film they chose to replace films 4 - 6 was a good film and brought a much satisfying end to the series.

This new Halloween film attempts to undo all of that, and instead will be a new conclusion to the series. So the series has been ended not once, not twice, but three times. That is why I said the film makers must think this franchise must suck, if they must try three attempts at ending the original film. All of these sequels, all of these conclusions, just to tie into one film; the original.

I'm happy with them doing it once with Halloween: 20 Years Later because they did it right. But now they're doing it again, for no reason.

EDIT: I completed a sentence.

....H20 wasn't even a conclusion to the series, though. Resurrection came out like three or four years later.

Resurrection came out like three or four years later.

Halloween: Resurrection was an unnecessary add-on to continue the franchise. Halloween: 20 Year Later was made with the intention of ending the franchise for good. Halloween: Resurrection has no real place in the Halloween timeline, since it completely contradicts the film that came before it.

Hell, even Jamie Lee told the film makers upon making Halloween: 20 Years Later that the franchise was meant to end there.

As far as the Michael Myers story goes, at least, the first movie was supposed to be the end of the franchise. So was the second. Basically every movie in the series is an unnecessary add-on.

Resurrection also does have a place in the timeline, as it opens by addressing what happened at the end of H20 and explaining why things are the way they are. I mean, it's dumb, but it's not really any dumber of an explanation than any of the other movies.

Resurrection fucking sucks, but it exists and and fits as well as anything else.

Halloween: Resurrection does not compliment the previous film enough to justify its existence. Adding a stretched explanation to why Michael Myers is alive defeats the purpose of having Halloween: 20 Years Later replace all the other sequels. For most fans, including myself, the franchise truly ends there.

Despite Halloween: Resurrection having a different purpose to the film that came before it, it can be treated like Halloween films 4 - 6, and just be ignored.

TIL that a movie has to justify it's existence to you to actually exist.

You have to ignore real life for any of what you said to make sense. That's absurd.

Have you seen the sequels after H2? They are extremely horrible and they milk Michael Myers into nothing more than trying to kill someone simply because he happens to be a family relative to some other person. That really cheapens his character and made him so worthless. I like the idea of being a mindless killer who doesn't give a fuck who he runs into, as long he kill someone. That made him ruthless and terrifying.

Have you seen the sequels after H2?

uh, obviously, as that person said that they like H20

For me, the redeeming part of the Halloween series was Halloween: 20 Years Later. It wrapped up the first two films and brought a satisfying conclusion to the series.

kill someone simply because he happens to be a family relative to some other person. That really cheapens his character and made him so worthless.

That's generally how horror movie sequels work, once the sequels start revolving around the villains and not the protagonists. A Nightmare on Elm Street films 3 - 5 did a similar approach where they would stretch out as many excuses for Freddy to be connected to the main character simply because they need an excuse for him to be there.

That's a reason why I stopped watching Friday the 13th films after the third one. I have no interest in any of the films that abandons its premise.

Woah, the best Friday movies are Part 4 and 6, and is say must watch horror films.

Tedious for you perhaps but there's a huge cult following for the Halloween films and there will ALWAYS be interest in a sequel, no matter what number entry it is or how bad the previous film was. They've always been a profitable series of films with a built in and very large cult following.

-21 points · 6 months ago(0 children)

I kind of hope this new film involves Time Travel and Space Aliens. I mean, fuck it. How many sequels are they going to make until they're happy with it? They might as well go all out and make it as ridiculous as possible, and stop pretending as though these films are actually going to be any good.

Because in 10 years time, someone else will come along and create yet another direct sequel to the original Halloween.

How can you tell? You assume without seeing a trailer or anything

Because Halloween as a franchise has stunk for decades? Because it's being made by the master of horror, Danny McBride?

Yes but most slasher films do Freddy,Jason,chucky etc but we cant assume so soon that danny mcbride cant do horror we have to wait and see

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