With Halloween getting rebooted again (nope, not by Rob Zombie), director Danny McBride has revealed there’s going to be a big change to its terrifying serial killer Michael Myers.
No, it’s got nothing to do with his infamous William Shatner mask – instead it’s all about his absurd indestructibility and superhuman strength.
In an interview on the EMPIRE podcast, McBride said: “I think we’re just trying to strip it down and just take it back to what was so good about the original.
“It was just very simple and just achieved that level of horror that wasn’t corny,” he added.
“And it wasn’t turning Michael Myers into some supernatural being that couldn’t be killed – that stuff to me isn’t scary.
“I want to be scared by something that I really think could happen. I think it’s much more horrifying to be scared by someone standing in the shadows while you’re taking the trash out as opposed to someone who can’t be killed pursuing you.”
We couldn’t agree more. There is nothing more terrifying than actual serial killers, because, y’know, they actually exist. Shudder.
In the podcast, McBride also said that he’s up for bringing the character back to John Carpenter’s original 1978 vision, which shouldn’t be a problem…
Carpenter is serving as an executive producer on the film, and might provide the score too. (He wrote the original’s spine-chilling music.)
Previously, Carpenter slammed Rob Zombie over his remake, saying: “I thought that he took away the mystique of the story by explaining too much. I don’t care about [Michael Myers].
“He’s supposed to be a force of nature. He’s supposed to be almost supernatural. And he was too big. It wasn’t normal.”
This is all getting a bit confusing, but we’re sure McBride and Carpenter are on the same page. Right? RIGHT?
The Halloween reboot – featuring either a supernatural or non-supernatural Michael Myers – is set to be released on October 19, 2018.
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