Danny McBride calls Halloween "straight, gritty" horror

As you can imagine, one of the upcoming horror movies I'm most looking forward to checking out later this year is Blumhouse's direct sequel to John Carpenter's classic HALLOWEEN. Written by Danny McBride and David Gordon Green, and directed by Green, the new film promises to be a departure from the comedies we've seen the pair tackle in the past, such as PINEAPPLE EXPRESS and EASTBOUND & DOWN.

But just how confident is McBride on his buddy Green's ability to go full-horror on this new film? Well, as you can imagine, Kenny Powers exudes nothing but confidence in his main directing man and recently told IndieWire all about it. 

Danny McBride on David Gordon Green going full "gritty horror" with HALLOWEEN:

I think it will be interesting for people to see what David Green has pulled off as a director, going from things like ‘Stronger’ and ‘Pineapple Express’ and being able to segue into something that’s just straight gritty horror. I’m always impressed with the different genre hats that David finds himself putting on, and I think people will be pleased with what he’s done here.

He continues:

In this day and age, Hollywood is tapping into so many beloved franchises that it seems like any time anything comes out there’s the contingency of people that are stoked and the contingency of people that are fucking pissed off and saying you ruined their childhood somehow. I hope this thing tips more into the world of people liking it. I hope we don’t ruin too many childhoods. 

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 film has been officially rated R via the MPAA for "horror violence and bloody images, language, brief drug use and nudity." HALLOWEEN will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival this September before hitting theaters on October 19, 2018.

Extra Tidbit: Are you glad Blumhouse's HALLOWEEN will be "straight gritty" horror?
Source: IndieWire



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