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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • John Carpenter confirms the new Halloween will ignore other sequels
  • Kristen Davis wants Sex and the City 3
  • Bad Moms 3? Sure, why not
  • Creed 2 release date confirmed
  • Fantastic Beasts 2 teases a book launch
  • Better Midler is not having this Hocus Pocus remake crap
  • George Romero‘s son is making a Night of the Living Dead prequel

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Creep

The found footage horror film is, for the most part, dead. The cause of death was overexposure – after producers realized how quick and easy (and cheap!) it would be to create such films, the multiplexes became choked with them. You couldn’t swing a dead cat without hitting a found footage/faux documentary chiller (note: please don’t swing cats, alive or dead; it’s mean).

Yet every now and then, someone will resurrect the idea, for better or worse. Usually worse. Then there’s the Creep series. With Creep and Creep 2 (with the potential for a Creep 3), Patrick Brice and Mark Duplass have found clever new ways to reinvigorate the found footage subgenre. Better than that, they’ve found ways to actually make such a medium seem practical in terms of the story.

Spoilers follow.

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John Carpenter Will Create Halloween Reboot Score

Not only is John Carpenter an iconic horror movie director, he’s also created some of the most memorable horror movie soundtracks in film history. Carpenter’s moody, synth-heavy music has often been imitated by never duplicated, and now the filmmaker is set to return to the soundtrack game with the score for the new reboot of his classic, Halloween.

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Spawn movie update

New York Comic Con kicked off today, and in advance of new trailers for anticipated blockbusters like Pacific Rim Uprising and Justice League, comic creator and soon-to-be-director Todd McFarlane hyped his upcoming film adaptation of Spawn, the formerly-human antihero who preys on the most evil members of society. He also threw some shade at Deadpool for some reason. Read McFarlane’s latest Spawn movie update below.
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Halloween Judy Greer

It’s officially Halloween season, so how about some Halloween news? The Blumhouse-produced reboot/sequel to John Carpenter‘s iconic slasher film Halloween is current in pre-production and rumored to begin filming very soon. Recently, original Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis was confirmed to be returning for the new film, and now another potential cast member has been announced: Judy Greer. Read more about the Judy Greer Halloween reboot casting below.

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Spawn Reboot Director

We’re getting closer to the long-rumored Spawn reboot. It’s been 20 years since the first terrible Spawn film adaptation, and ever since its release, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane has been teasing a new, better Spawn film. Now Blumhouse is making that idea a reality, and McFarlane himself is directing. The comic book artist has never helmed a film before, so his hiring on this project might raise an eyebrow or two. But Blumhouse head honcho Jason Blum isn’t concerned. In a recent interview, Blum justified putting the untested McFarlane into the director’s chair. Read on for Blum’s thoughts regarding the Spawn reboot director.

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Creep 2 trailer

Patrick Brice’s funny, unnerving Creep, starring Mark Duplass in a tour de force of weirdness, found clever ways to breathe new life into the “found footage” genre. Now Brice is trying to recreate the very uncomfortable magic again with Creep 2, a sequel that will attempt to go to even greater lengths to make its audience feel uneasy. The Creep 2 trailer below gives us our first look at the film.

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Mike Flanagan

How do you adapt an unadaptable Stephen King novel into a movie? The answer, apparently, is to hire Mike Flanagan.

Flanagan may not be the type of household name horror director the way John Carpenter, Wes Craven and George Romero once and still are, but over the last several years, he’s been quietly rising to prominence as one of the most efficient craftsmen in the horror genre. As a horror filmmaker, Flanagan seems to have a knack for taking unlikely, or unworkable, concepts and finding the humanity in them. Gerald’s Game, Flanagan’s adaptation of a seemingly unfilmable King novel, has already earned high praise from early screenings and hits Netflix today, possibly launching the filmmaker to even greater prominence. The film is exemplary, but it’s just another piece in the greater puzzle that is Flanagan’s growing filmography.

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amityville the awakening release date

Few films have been pushed back over and over again as often as Amityville: The Awakening. Even the notoriously delayed Tulip Fever didn’t suffer as unceremonious a fate as this Amityville Horror sequel. Now it seems the much-delayed fright flick will finally have its day, unless it gets bumped again. When will the Amityville The Awakening release date be? Find out below.

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glass unbreakable actors

M. Night Shyamalan is pulling out all the stops for his next film, Glass, and connecting it to Unbreakable in more ways than one. As the filmmaker prepares to start production in Philadelphia, his latest seems like a culmination of everything he’s learned up until now. It finds him returning to Unbreakable, one of his best movies and combining it with his most recent hit Split. And now the Unbreakable connection has only been strengthened, as word has arrived that Shyamalan has added two Unbreakable actors in Glass. See the Unbreakable sequel casting below.

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