HALLOWEEN KILLS UPDATE! Danny McBride + David Gordon Green Talk The Making Of The Sequel
Big ups to our friend Petie Joe Martin for the heads up on this article in the UK version of EMPIRE magazine, just released on new stands today! Empire had the chance to speak with HALLOWEEN KILLS director David Gordon Green and co-writer Danny McBride about the sequel and they unearthed some interesting tidbits about John Carpenter's involvement beyond scoring the film. Green had this to say:
"Although he didn't direct HALLOWEEN II, he was very involved in the writing of it and he'd asked himself the same questions we've been asking ourselves. How do you continue this but make it satisfying and different? We'd also do Skype sessions where I'd watch him watch scenes, then he'd give feedback. He would jump, laugh and sometimes gives a thumbs up. Which for me, who grew up on ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK and BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, was pretty incredible (laughs)."
For everything I've heard about KILLS, it's been impressing anyone involved in the project or lucky enough to have seen it. To impress Carpenter though, is another thing altogether. He's a guy who has no qualms telling you to for lack of a better phrase fuck the fuck off. So, this is high praise from a hard to please source.
When asked about how HALLOWEEN KILLS pushes Michael's story further, Gordon Green talked about the difference between the new film and 2018's HALLOWEEN:
"The first one was more about Laurie's life of isolation after Michael and her attempts at revenge. It was personal. This is more about the unravelling of a community into chaos. It's about how fear spreads virally."
For whatever reason this quote makes me think of Wes Craven's SCREAM. Specifically the shots of the High School the day after the murders began. With the students all buzzing with rumours and the police presence and media circling the small town before it's put on curfew because of the murders. I like the idea of Haddonfield actually listening for once and becoming a town paralyzed in fear over Michael instead of ignoring him until Loomis comes around screaming at them to not repeat the mistakes of their past.
No updates on whether the film will release as planned on October 16th or a trailer but for what it's worth, the article states the movies release date as October 16th, 2020! We'll be covering everything HALLOWEEN KILLS here on We Watched A Movie on all the social media networks you follow, so whatever your poison is click one of the links above or below and light up those notifications! You don't want Michael news coming out of your closet and surprising you with a knife in the ass. Or the back. The back makes more sense. Stay in the know!
Also, we'll be covering this story in video version as well so be sure to subscribe to our youtube channel below. The full interview is available in EMPIRE UK's latest issue! Thanks for reading!