Halloween - 1978

Last year belonged to Pennywise in It, this year it’s Michael Myers in Halloween. As we begin this journey into a media blitzkrieg, we discover a possible plot point and it’s an important one.

Georgia-based Project Casting is currently looking for background extras in Charleston, South Carolina who, according to Cinema Blend, will play “criminally insane patients.”

This tidbit of information suggests that America’s Final Girl, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) may be heading to the Smith Grove Asylum for some info about the Shape who pursued her in the first film.

Or, perhaps the highly secret script is doing a Rob Zombie-style origin story which focuses on the masked killer’s beginnings and his escape.

What isn’t a secret is that writer Danny McBride has said his version will take place in a universe that ignores any sequels past the first one. In fact, this Halloween takes place 40 years after Strode’s experience in Haddonfield where many of her high school friends were killed Halloween night.

“We’re kind of ignoring all the films past the first one,” McBride has said, “It picks up after the first one, but it’s sort of an alternate reality. It’s as if the first Halloween ended in a slightly different way.”

So will this scene take place in the past or the present? There is another casting request which asks for police officers too.

The filmmakers are under a lot of pressure to make Halloween a success. This is considered one of the best horror movies of all time, and besides Curtis returning to her part, original director John Carpenter will also play along, doing some music for the soundtrack.

This film will also abandon the use of gore to tell the story, McBride wants to build tension and suspense much like the Carpenter original.

We are hoping that last year’s production pushback from November to mid-January only brings good luck to director David Gordon Green and his crew.

Get ready for nine months of media saturation as Halloween is set to open on October 19, 2018.