New “Halloween” Ditches Gore & Raises Tension

Comedian and writer Danny McBride has spoken some more about the “Halloween” mini-reboot that he and director David Gordon Green are working on.

As we know it’s a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s 1978 original, one that ignores all the others, and sees Jamie Lee Curtis returning to the role of Laurie Strode. McBride tells Charleston City Paper that they also intend to keep the first film’s focus on tension over gore:

“We’re trying to. The original is all about tension. Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) doesn’t even know that Michael Myers exists until the last minutes of the movie. So much of it you’re in anticipation of what’s going to happen and the dread that Carpenter spins so effortlessly in that film, I think we were really trying to get it back to that. We’re trying to mine that dread. Mine that tension and not just go for gore and ultra-violence that you see some horror movies lean on. To us, it was all about bringing back the creep factor and trying to find the horror in your own backyard, in our own homes.”

Filming on the remainder of the “Halloween” reboot was recently delayed, but the movie still intends to make its October next year release window. Judy Greer also stars.