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Update: A new synopsis for Halloween has been released and we’ve added it to the article below.

If the upcoming Halloween reboot wanted to get our attention, this is a great way to do it. Jamie Lee Curtis, who had her big break as the “final girl” in John Carpenter‘s 1978 horror masterpiece, will return as Laurie Strode in the new movie, which is due out in 2018.

And if you’re scratching your head and wondering how this is possible…that just means you’ve seen all of the Halloween movies. We’ll get to that in a moment.

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Game of Thrones VFX - Morning Watch

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, see a new, in-depth look at the visual effects that went into making the famous “loot train attack” from the seventh season of Game of Thrones. Plus, see what you think about a Harry Potter theory about The Boy Who Lived’s possible impact on The Dursleys during the 11 years he stayed at their house, and watch a fan trailer for a movie pitting Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees against each other. Read More »

Halloween 2018

It’s been years since fans of horror maestro John Carpenter‘s Halloween franchise have been truly thrilled with a new entry in the series, and now we know they’ll only have to wait one more year to see if that streak is broken.

Producer Jason Blum, the CEO of the budget-conscious and incredibly successful Blumhouse Productions (Get OutParanormal Activity, Insidious, The Purge) has promised that their planned Halloween sequel – the one written by Danny McBride and David Gordon Green and directed by Green – will definitely be released by its planned date in October of 2018. And additionally, there’s word that Carpenter himself is still interested in providing the score. That’s music to my ears.
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/Answers: Our Favorite Horror Movie Villains

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Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. Tying in with the release of It and the re-introduction of Pennywise the clown, this week’s edition asks “Who is your favorite horror movie villain?”

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slasher things

The Demogorgon is a truly terrifying monster that the kids from Stranger Things had to defeat, but what if they faced off against your run-of-the-mill slasher villain? It wouldn’t be pretty — we’re talking violence, strong language, adult content— all things that may be a bit too mature for the 11-something kids who saved the day and Will Byers.

While we may not get a guy with a chainsaw chasing the kids around Hawkins, this spoof of the Stranger Things trailer imagines what it would be like if the small Indiana town was terrorized by Jason from Friday the 13th or Pennywise the Clown from It. Unsurprisingly, it matches up perfectly.

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Halloween Reboot

Starring in an Alien movie, co-writing a Halloween film, and a second season of Vice Principals on the way, it’s a good time to be a Danny McBride fan. McBride and David Gordon Green, who directed most of season 2 of Vice Principals, are working on getting Michael Meyers back in theaters next October.

According to McBride, the man in the iconic mask will no longer be some unkillable entity. Below, McBride discusses the new Halloween reboot and going back to the simplicity of John Carpenter‘s classic.

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scariest movie scenes

Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. This week’s edition, tying in with the release of Alien: Covenant, asks “What is the single scariest scene you’ve ever watched in a movie?” As always, we have submissions from the /Film writing crew and podcast team.

If you’d like to share your pick for the scariest movie scene, please send your thoughts to slashfilmpitches@gmail.com for a chance to be featured on the site. Find our choices below!

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Matthew Peak Halloween Print

We’re far from the Halloween season, but that isn’t stopping Bottleneck Gallery from getting in the spirit of the spooky holiday with an astounding new print celebrating John Carpenter‘s original groundbreaking slasher from 1978.

Halloween is a classic, and it deserves some truly stunning artwork to honor it. So who better to design such a poster than the son of a movie poster design legend? Matthew Peak is the son of movie poster illustrator Bob Peak, who famously created the masterful illustrated posters for the entire A Nightmare on Elm Street film series. When you see the print he’s created for Halloween, it’s clear he’s inherited his father’s artistic skills.

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A resurgence of the Halloween franchise has been expected for years now. The reboot franchise from Rob Zombie died off, but recently there was talk of the horror series coming back at Blumhouse Productions with the original film’s director John Carpenter executive producing. Oculus director Mike Flanagan was rumored to be at the helm, but that changed this past week.

Surprising news surfaced just a few days ago that Eastbound & Down collaborators David Gordon Green and Danny McBride were teaming up to write a new Halloween sequel with the former handling directing duties. Some fans were exciting about this prospect while others were perplexed, but all of them seem to at least be interested in how this new Halloween installment will pan out. Thankfully, Danny McBride just gave us some idea of how they’re approaching the movie, and that includes ignoring all all of the franchise’s sequels. Read More »

Halloween Sequel

In May 2016, we learned that Blumhouse, producer of The Conjuring, Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Sinister and The Visit, would be teaming with Miramax to co-finance a new Halloween movie. Not long after, we heard that Oculus director Mike Flanagan was in talks to direct. Well, it looks like that isn’t happening after all.

Instead, David Gordon Green and Danny McBride will be writing and directing the new Halloween movie with John Carpenter serving as executive producer and consultant on the project.
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