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Danny McBride hopes Halloween won't ruin too many childhoods

It can't be easy following in the footsteps of John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN, but everything we've seen from Danny McBride and David Gordon Green's upcoming sequel shows every indication that they've been able to  knock it out of the park. That said, Danny McBride isn't exactly rubbing his hands together with glee, as he told IndieWire that although he's impressed with the film, he's already foreseeing that there will likely be some folks who will claim that the film ruined their childhoods.

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. 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.

You can't please every one, so I don't doubt that some audiences will board the anti-HALLOWEEN train, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the film will be able to match the original. It also helps that David Gordon Green isn't about to explain too much about Michael Myers. "He’s the essence of evil, so we don’t want to get too much into the specifics of what makes him tick," Green has said. "So much of what makes the boogeyman horrifying to me is the mystery and almost cat-like mannerisms and curiosity of this character."

The official synopsis for HALLOWEEN:

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as 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.

HALLOWEEN will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival this September before hitting theaters on October 19, 2018.

Source: IndieWire

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