What's up guys and gals? Did you all have a very awesome Comic-con weekend? I sure as hell did! Sorry about the lack of coverage of Comic-Con this year on the site, as I was extremely busy and only got a chance to post the Glass, Aquaman, and Shazam! trailers up. The good news, I'm back and I'm gonna get all you guys caught up on the coolest movie news!
First up! The insanely great sounding new footage from Universal and Blumhouse's upcoming Halloween sequel. Director David Gordon Green co-writes the film with long-time collaborator and friend, Danny McBride. The sequel is the only Halloween film that John Carpenter has ever approved of and he's even returning to the franchise he started to score the damn thing. Jamie Lee Curtis is also returning for the highly anticipated sequel. In case you missed the trailer from awhile back CLICK RIGHT HERE!
Read the awesome comic-con footage description below courtesy of Comingsoon.net.
In the footage we got to see during the presentation, the brutality of Myers is showcased as he creeps into various homes on Halloween night. Totally jarring, Myers targets women in their homes while the kids are out trick or treating. First, a woman in the kitchen with a hammer while a baby cries in the other room. The action for that one mostly happens off camera making the violence unimaginable, but you’re on the edge of your seat as he picks up his signature knife and passes the crying baby. Making his way through the costumed crowds, Myers approaches teenagers in a car, very reminiscent of his usual M.O. but lets them drive away. That subversion of the trope, at least in this scene raises questions about whether the kills are more calculated or a message. Mostly because the second kill we see is another mother, at home alone, who he watches from outside and then stalks around the house, letting himself in to murder her at her window in a very bloody and disturbingly unsettling way.
Green completely nails the tone and tension building cut by the violence. Any doubtful fans should concede that in comedy its all about timing and delivering the punchline, in that way it’s not so dissimilar from what makes horror great and believable. In what we’ve seen so far, they deliver on that and what makes Michael so terrifying. It’s probably better we didn’t see a scene with Laurie as a lot of reboot-quels tend to bank on the nostalgia of returning characters. The scene we saw was the most on edge I’ve seen a Hall H audience be, completely quiet as the scene unfolded with jumps at the kills.
Sounds absolutely riveting. In case you guys didn't know. Growing up, I was one of the biggest Halloween franchise fans. Watching the films over and over again until I couldn't sleep from scary ass Michael Myers creeping around and haunting me in my dreams. Fast forward to a few years ago and the Rob Zombie Halloween remakes never hit the mark for me, sometimes, those films didn't even really feel like a Michael Myers film at all. With David Gordon Green and Danny McBride's Halloween sequel, I've got a scary good feeling about this film. I can pretty much guarantee we'll all be enjoying the hell out of Halloween this Halloween.
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