Danny McBride Talks About The Tone Of David Gordon Green’s 'Halloween'

Here at CryptTeaze, we recently learned that filming on David Gordon Green's Halloween has been delayed until January and that the film will completely ignore the events after John Carpenter's original masterpiece.

Danny McBride, who is writing along with Gordon Green, recently spoke to Charleston City Paper on the focus of the new Halloween and how they hope to capture the same atmospheric dread of the first film. Read on for the full conversation.

"The original is all about tension,” McBride told the paper. “Laurie Strode doesn’t even know that Michael Myers exists until the last minutes of the movie. So much of it you’re in anticipation of what’s going to happen and the dread that Carpenter spins so effortlessly in that film… I think we were really trying to get it back to that. We’re trying to mine that dread. Mine that tension and not just go for gore and ultra-violence that you see some horror movies lean on.”

McBride continues, “To us, it was all about bringing back the creep factor and trying to find the horror in your own backyard, in our own homes.”


“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.”

John Carpenter, Malek Akkad, David Gordon Green and Danny McBride will all serve as producers for this one, with John Carpenter also serving as composer. We can expect Michael Myers to make his return to Haddonfield October 19th, 2018.

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