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Blumhouse exec confirms new Halloween will be rated R

06.06.2018by: Mike Sprague

Looks like news on Blumhouse's upcoming direct sequel to John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN is really heating up. Supposedly we are set to get the trailer this Friday (and we got a quick 16-second teaser earlier this morning to prove it) and on top of all that, we shared a host of first-look images with you yesterday. Woo, that's a lot of news in one week.

But let's not stop there, oh no. Today we have word that the new HALLOWEEN film will be rated R. This news comes to us via VP of Feature Film Development at Blumhouse Productions Ryan Turek over on Twitter who responded to a fan's R-rating question back in April with a simple, "Yes." You can check out the tweet below.

Truthfully I never gave a thought to the film being rated PG-13. I don't know how I would have felt if the new film was slapped with anything but an R rating. I mean the original film is tame by today's terms, but all the same, I'm pretty sure there would have been rioting in the streets. Now that said, this isn't anything official yet, but it seems like Blumhouse's plan is to go with the R-rating. We'll let you know when we hear more from the MPAA officially.

Until then, remember that Blumhouse's HALLOWEEN will see the return of Jamie Lee Curtis to the role of 

Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Also in the cast are Judy Greer as Laurie's daughter Karen; Andi Matichak as Karen's daughter Allyson; Miles Robbins, Virginia Gardner, Dylan Arnold, and Drew Scheid as Allyson's Haddonfield High classmates; Will Patton and Rob Niter as police officers; Rhian Rees as a character named Dana; and Diva Tyler as a caretaker, with stuntman James Jude Courtney and original Michael Myers performer Nick Castle both wearing the mask of the iconic slasher.

John Carpenter served as an executive producer on the film and is composing the score. The new HALLOWEEN arrives in theatres on October 19th.

Extra Tidbit: What would you think of a PG-13 rated HALLOWEEN film?
Source: Twitter

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