halloween franchise

Dimension Films has been spearheading the Halloween franchise since 1995’s Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. Under their banner, the violent saga the masked “boogeyman” Michael Myers continued on for three sequels before it was rebooted under director Rob Zombie. After two films, Zombie stopped away and Marcus Dunstan boarded the franchise to helm a third movie that would have acted as a soft reboot of the whole series. Halloween Returns was supposed to film in July. It didn’t.

Now, whatever behind-the-scenes problems were plaguing Dimension and this iconic series have spilled into the public eye. The studio has lost the rights to the Halloween franchise, which means… Well, it certainly means something, although we have no idea what that something means quite yet.

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Halloween Returns plot

Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton are co-writing the new Halloween film, Halloween Returns, which Dunstan will direct. To date we’ve known only a bit about the film, which has been described as a “recalibration” of the series, with rumors saying that it would follow directly from Halloween II — the original 1981 movie, not Rob Zombie’s most recent entry int he series — by focusing on one character peripheral to the original story, and that man’s daughter.

Now Dunstan has given an interview talking about some Halloween Returns plot influences and timeline clues, and the ideas that he and his team are bringing to creating the latest incarnation of Michael Myers. Read More »

Halloween Returns

Michael Myers is putting on the mask and picking up the knife once again as Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton are working on a “recalibration” of the Halloween series. Halloween Returns is the title of the new film, which will be the eleventh overall installment in the Halloween series, and the tenth featuring killer Michael Myers.

The story reportedly centers on the grown child of a former Myers victim harboring a deep (and understandable) resentment of the killer before becoming a target of the newly-freed Myers. In addition to serving as one of the writers, Marcus Dunstan will direct. Read More »