Meet the the dream (or should we say nightmare) team that make Halloween truly terrifying
Halloween is one of the most iconic horror films ever made, so nailing the sequel (40 years later) took just the right mix of talent, in the form of Jamie Lee Curtis, Danny McBride and Jason Blum.
We caught up with them to talk about this highly anticipated sequel to John Carpenter’s classic.
The O.G. Scream Queen
Jamie Lee Curtis launched her career in 1978 with the now iconic role of Laurie Strode in Halloween. She’s reprised the character in four other sequels… but this one promises to be a little different. Don’t expect a victim. She’s reclaiming the character of Laurie as a revenge-seeking horror heroine.
Danny McBride’s involvement as writer initially raised some eyebrows as he’s primarily known for his successful comedy career in movies like Pineapple Express and the television series “Eastbound and Down”. But McBride plays homage to the original in ways that’ll make fans nostalgic while offering a fresh, darkly comedic spin to make Halloween the most entertaining film you’ll see this scary season.
The Head of the House of Horror
Jason Blum and his production company Blumhouse Productions have revived (and expanded) the horror genre, with stylish and darkly fun films including Get Out, Split, Paranormal Activity and Unfriended. With Blum’s name on the new Halloween, you know you’re getting something exceptional.
Halloween hits Cineplex theatres on October 19th.
If you’re too old to trick-or-treat, this is the best way to celebrate Halloween
This year, October 31st falls on a weekday, so you may need to save the parties for the weekend — but you can’t let this hallowed eve pass without some kind of frightening fun. So gather your crew to see this scary sequel that’s bound to keep at least one of you up at night.
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