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The last few years have been very good for the horror genre. Rather than stale franchises and overly gory blockbusters, filmmakers have been bringing unique and well-crafted films to theaters, resulting in both critical and box office success. Many of the modern classics came from Blumhouse Productions, including Get Out, Happy Death Day, and Don't Breathe. The studio recently turned its focus on the classics, as the new Halloween sequel was a massive success, and has already become one of the favorite installments in the entire franchise.
Given just how much money Halloween made, it seems logical that another sequel might be on its way. After all, it is a horror franchise. There's been some interest expressed by the cast and crew, but now Jason Blum himself has opened up about his plans, saying:
I’m trying, I’m trying, trying. Not official yet but I’m trying.
Well, that seems pretty cut and dry. While there are no concrete plans for another Halloween movie to hit theaters, Jason Blum certainly seems determined to bring Michael Myers back for another murderous rampage through Haddonfield. Of course, it's going to take a certain set of events in order for another movie to become a reality.
Jason Blum's comments to CinePop will no doubt excite the generations of Halloween fans out there. John Carpenter's original 1978 movie changed the horror and film landscape, with Michael Myers going on to become one of the most iconic horror villains of all time. Blumhouse's Halloween marks the whopping eleventh film in the series, and is arguably one of the strongest additions to the canon.
Blumhouse's new sequel was written by super fans Danny McBride and David Gordon Green, with the latter also directing Jamie Lee Curtis' long anticipated return to Laurie Strode. Inspired heavily by the original film, Halloween ignored the timeline and sequels of the property, and focused on a Laurie who has been haunted by her harrowing attack for decades-- revealing how her trauma negatively affected her family.
Ultimately the story was equal parts horrifying and emotionally-driven, with the trio of Stode women managing to survive their attack, and presumably burn Michael alive in Laurie's basement. But his iconic breathing was heard in the film's credits, so it's hinted that Michael survived it all.
Everyone involved in Halloween seems eager to return to Haddonfield, granted the timing was right for all. Jamie Lee Curtis said she'd return if David Gordon Green was one again in the director's chair, and Jason Blum had previously expressed interest as well. Of course, the story would also have to be an enticing as the last film, likely showing what happened to Laurie, Karen, and Allyson Strode fighting off Michael.
CinemaBlend will keep you updated on all things Halloween, so be sure to check back for the latest. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.