Halloween Trailer Hopes To Erase Reboot Flair
Halloween Film Details
Director: David Gordon Green
David Gordon Green…(screenplay)
Release Date: 19 October 2018 (USA)
Release Format: Cinema
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: TBA
Social Media: Website
Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
Hollywood in recent years has concentrated on reboots, remakes, and re-imaginations with a fixate on Horror. This approach has had more duds than achievement in a genre in dire need of a fright-producing success. Instead of striving for an original substance, showcasing new filmmakers of diverse backgrounds Hollywood prefers to regurgitate old ideas for the current target audiences. The humorous facet of this situation develops when an established African American comedian makes his directorial debut in Horror thus inciting wildfire among the filmmaking community. In reality, there are hundreds of filmmakers denied the same benefit.
The trailer for Halloween released on June 8th, 2018 and in the blink of an eye caused excitement. John Carpenter penned and directed the slasher film and since its 1978 release cemented itself in Horror cinema. Eleven installments beefed up the Halloween franchise including two re-imagined versions directed and written by Rob Zombie. With this next version, all the previous plot outlines will get ignored to pave the way for a fresh approach to the story. In 1998, Halloween: H20 took the story twenty years into the future. With the 2018 release, forty years have passed since the calamity that transpired in the fictional town of Haddonfield. A revamped storyline further transforms the key relationship between the protagonist and the antagonist.
“I just felt like that was an area where he wasn’t quite as scary anymore, it seemed too personalized. I wasn’t as afraid of Michael Myers anymore because I’m not his fucking brother so he’s not coming after me.
Also you’ve seen it, so wouldn’t it be interesting just to see what would happen if it wasn’t that, and what does that open up for us if it wasn’t this random killing that has affected this character, so it just seemed like new territory to bite off.”
Danny McBride Halloween executive producer and co-writer
Blumhouse the production team behind this next entrant to the Halloween franchise have teased the Horror community with stills, teasers, and now the long-awaited trailer. The eagerness for the Halloween release is soaring. Yet, much like the filmmakers to this film have avoided the previous mistakes of the franchise so have moviegoers ignored the peppered success of remakes.
John Carpenter returns to the Halloween project but instead of directing Carpenter serves as the executive producer. Many have voiced that Carpenter’s return may help the restore the Halloween franchise. Ridley Scott presented an identical move with his science fiction horror film. Scott’s hollow cinematic piece did little to impress or make the series take off.
Halloween with all its bells and whistles, plot changes and the stellar cast is just another reboot. When will Hollywood get the memorandum? Are new ideas demanded over a cash grab?