‘Halloween’ Returns, Michael Myers Is Back!

Jun 16, 2015 at 4:29 pm |
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What’s the best horror movie of all time?

Leave it to good old Dimension Films to make our weeks so much brighter.

As far as movie fans go, I am just as hesitant as the next person when it comes to choosing which films and franchises to remake and reboot. Why can’t we think of new movies and plots and let the classics rest in peace and popularity? But now that it’s been confirmed that a new Halloween movie is in the works, I can’t help but feel giddy.

Yes yes, we were all let down by Rob Zombie’s sorry attempts at remakes back in the 2000s, yet I can’t help but feel better about a remake (or sequel) this time around.

Yesterday (June 15), Dimension Films and Trancas International put rest to years of rumors by confirming that Halloween Returns will begin filming this July. The director will be Marcus Dunstan, who co-wrote the screenplay with Patrick Melton. The duo has previously worked together on the fourth, fifth, six, and seventh installments in the Saw franchise, which just may be a hint for what to expect in terms of gore.

Zombie went way overboard with the wonderful universe of Halloween, so it’s refreshing to hear that the upcoming film will ignore those movies (as well as several of the earlier ones for continuity purposes). From the sounds of it, Myers will be back in Haddonfield, but this time he’ll be up against the son of the sheriff – a former cop from Halloween II who’s been obsessed with Myers ever since their interaction – making Halloween Returns a sequel to the original two films.

As long as they get the mask right, I will be at the theater opening weekend.

Sweigh

One of horror’s most notorious killers is BACK! Learn about “Halloween Returns” here!