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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Comic Book Resources is reporting that Danny McBride and David Gordon Green, the team behind the new remake of the horror movie classic Halloween, are looking to ground the series in a more realistic state. Speaking with Empire Film Podcast, Danny McBride had this to say about their reimagining.

It was just very simple and just achieved that level of horror that wasn’t corny and it wasn’t turning Michael Myers into some supernatural being that couldn’t be killed. That stuff to me isn’t scary. I want to be scared by something that I really think can happen.

While some may question the duo taking the reins of the horror classic due to their resume of comedy films, some may be encouraged by their take on the series. They may also be assured by the approval of series creator John Carpenter.

So for us, we were like we have to make sure that this is something we actually would want o see or else it’s not worth doing. We came up with a take that we thought was cool, and then we actually went and pitched to John Carpenter, and he loved it. He was into it. It was like insane to have his seal of approval and to have him respond to where we were talking about taking Michael Myers next.

The Halloween series has been in flux for close to twenty years now. When horror made a rebound in the late 90’s thanksto the movie Scream, Halloween was quick to come back to theaters with a tepid sequel that happened to star Jamie Lee Curtis, the star of the first movie. Since then, we’ve had two remakes from Rob Zombie which didn’t exactly set box office records. The latest remake will be executive produced by John Carpenter and produced Blumhouse Productions, the production company behind such low budget horror movies as Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and The Purge.

Executive Producer titles can also be deceiving. While they give the impression that someone has a level of involvement in a particular production, they’re often given out to simply have that person’s name show up in the credits for a film. While it’s nice to hear that John Carpenter has some level of involvement in this movie, why Blumhouse couldn’t give John Carpenter the reins of the series he created is just sad. The new movie may be great. Not giving a legend like John Carpenter a chance to add to his legacy is a shame.

So what do you think? Are you excited to see Halloween be remade again? Do you feel that Danny McBride and David Gordon Green can bring excitement back to the franchise? Sound off in the comments section below.

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SOURCE: Comic Book Resources

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.