THREE GUYS AND… A MOVIE
series created by Marvin Mercer and Nick Stephenson
written by Dominick Cappello
John Carpenter returns to the franchise for the first time since “Halloween III: Season of the Witch”, but I don’t want to fool myself into thinking this is a John Carpenter film. He’s producing alongside Jason Blum, who has been involved with the most successful horror franchises of the past decade. “Paranormal Activity”, “Insidious”, “The Purge”, and “Ouija”. At best, I think these movies are average. Some interesting concepts, but none of them had any memorable characters. Sorry, I’m just not a big fan. Maybe I’m too jaded to enjoy what the horror genre has become? I’m sick and tired of horror movies that are nothing but fake-out jump scares.
What I find most intriguing it that the new “Halloween” will be directed by David Gordon Green, best known for “Pineapple Express” and “Eastbound & Down”, and he’s writing the screenplay with Danny McBride. I’m curious to see what people best known for comedies will do with an iconic horror franchise. Personally, I don’t like David Gordon Green for saying years ago that Kevin Smith “lowered the bar” for independent filmmakers because I think it’s unprofessional and quite frankly a dick move. I mean, I’m sure he’s been humbled since then because “Your Highness” and “The Sitter” weren’t well received. What’s that saying about people who live in glass houses?
Danny McBride was interviewed recently on the “Jim and Sam Show” and he made it clear that this will not be a reboot of the original film and that Michael Myers wouldn’t be an un-killable Frankenstein monster like he became in the sequels. Other than that, we have know idea how this film will connect to the others. “Halloween” might be the only slasher movie with multiple timelines and I’m not even counting “Halloween III” because that was a standalone film. Halloween’s 4, 5, & 6, the Jamie Lloyd trilogy or the curse of thorn trilogy, were ignored when Jamie Lee Curtis returned for “Halloween: H20”, so that’s were the timeline splits after the first two films. I’m sure the dreadful Rob Zombie reboot continuity won’t be taken into consideration. My assumptions it that this will another film to follow up on the events of the first two films. Remember the choose your own adventure books? Watch Halloween’s 1 & 2, then you can choose “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers”, “Halloween: H20”, or “Halloween 2018” as the next chapter in the story.
– Dr. Rochester