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Title: Halloween
Directed by: David Gordon Green
Written by: David Gordon Green; Danny McBride; Jeff Fradley
Produced by: Jason Blum; David Gordon Green; Danny McBride; Bill Block; Zanne Devine; Malek Akkad; David Thwaites; Jamie Lee Curtis; Ryan Freimann
Music by: John Carpenter
Cinematography: Michael Simmonds
Distributed by: Blumhouse Productions
Miramax Films
Trancas International Films
Released: October 19th, 2018
Country: USA
Language: English
Previous: Halloween (1978)
Next: Halloween Kills (2021)

Halloween is an American feature film of the slasher horror genre. It is a sequel to the original 1978 movie Halloween, which was directed by John Carpenter and written by Carpenter and Debra Hill. The new film is directed by David Gordon Green with a script written by Jeff Fradley, David Gordon Green and Danny McBride. The movie is notable for the return of original "Final Girl", Jamie Lee Curtis, reprising the role of Laurie Strode. The part of Michael Myers, aka "The Shape", is once again played by Nick Castle, who portrayed Myers in the original movie. The film was produced by Blumhouse Productions and Miramax and released through Universal Pictures. It premiered in the United States on October 19th, 2018.

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  • This is the eleventh movie in the overall Halloween film series. It is the first time that a sequel film bears the exact same title as its progenitor.
  • The release of this movie marks the fortieth anniversary of the Halloween film series. By extension, it is also the twentieth anniversary of Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later.
  • Franchise creator John Carpenter spoke to CBS Sunday Morning, and confirmed that the new movie would have no connection to any of the previous sequels and/or remakes. Carpenter was brought onto the new Halloween project as a creative consultant. [2]
  • Although Nick Castle donned the familiar William Shatner mask for The Shape, he was assisted by fellow stunt man James Jude Courtney. Courtney had commented that despite the advanced age of the character, and the fact that he has been incarcerated for forty years, he is still a "bad motherfucker". [5]
  • In July 2019, two sequels were announced: Halloween Kills in 2021 and Halloween Ends in 2022. Halloween Kills was originally slated for release on October 16th, 2020 but was pushed back a year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The film's original release death was taken by the upcoming Candyman sequel.

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  1. IMDB; Halloween (2018); Filming & Production.
  2. Collider.com; Cain, Chris (10-29-17); "John Carpenter Confirms New ‘Halloween’ Movie Will Ignore the Sequels".
  3. Collider.com; Foutch, Haleigh (6-8-18). "‘Halloween': David Gordon Green & Danny McBride on Bringing the Horror Franchise Back to Basics".
  4. Bloody Disgusting.com; Miska, Brad (12-20-17). "Original Shape Actor Playing Michael Myers in ‘Halloween’ 2018! [Exclusive]".
  5. We Got This Covered.com; Sheppard, Robb (6-16-18). "Halloween Star Explains How The Film Will Handle An Aged Michael Myers".

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