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New Halloween movie starts shooting and announces new cast members

January 17th, 2018 by Dave Bowling Comments


Looks like Halloween has come early this year (sorry).

In non-pun-related news, shooting commenced on Saturday on the next Halloween movie/semi-reboot. Blumhouse Productions, the company behind the Paranormal Activity series, Tweeted this image from the set of the movie’s new ‘slashed pumpkin’ logo on a directors’ chair:

Additionally, more casting information has been released. Jamie Lee Curtis is returning as Laurie Stroad for the first time since 2002’s much-derided Haloween: Resurrection. Judy Greer (Ant-Man, Jurassic World) will play Laurie’s daughter, Karen; while Andi Matichak (Orange is the New Black) has been cast as Karen’s daughter Allyson. Despite the addition of a daughter and granddaughter, Laurie will still have a major role in the movie.

Rounding out the casting announcements are Virginia Gardner, Miles Robbins, Dylan Arnold and Drew Scheid as Allyson’s school friends/Michael Myers’s knife fodder. The movie is intended to be a direct follow-up to the original Halloween, ignoring the seven other movies in the series and the two Rob Zombie-helmed reboots. This isn’t the first time a decision like this has been made, of course: 1998’s Halloween H20 ignored everything since Halloween II. The movie is being directed by David Gordon Green, who shares scriptwriting duties with Danny McBride. Original writer/director John Carpenter has been consulted on every major step of the writing process and even agreed to come back and write the score for the movie.

Halloween is slated for release on 19 October 2018.

Sources: Cinema Blend;

Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...