Ahead of the new Halloween film, Jason Blum is already hoping that more films in the series are on the horizon. With the new movie anticipated to be a success, Blum was asked by EW if the future holds more movies in the franchise with his participation.

His answer? Of course! He said:

Yeah, for sure, for sure, 100 percent … Let me tell you, if we got six movies out of [Paranormal Activity] — they found new footage five times in a row! — I feel like we can figure out the next chapter. But we’ll see.”

While there are more than a few things contributing to the “we’ll see” caveat, I think it’s safe to assume that if this new movie makes money, we will see more films. Which may be good or bad news, depending on how you feel after seeing the new one.

Blum added his thoughts on creating a sequel, and the question that fuels the process of the franchise sequels he’s had a hand in thus far:

“How do you make it feel original enough that people feel like it’s worth seeing, but not too original that it’s not connected to the previous chapters?”

Furthermore, this reveals that either Michael Myers does not come to an end over the course of this film, or he does and a writer on the potential sequel will figure out a way to bring him back. Jason Blum and his team at Blumhouse do have a pretty good track record on sequels – not perfect, but very solid.

Personally, I would like to see Laurie Strode and Michael Myers have a final showdown and put their story to rest. There are a lot of other great horror icons just waiting to have their stories told, and the battle between Laurie and her nemesis needs to come to a definite conclusion one way or another sometime very soon.

But maybe it will be with this film. Who knows? We’ll just have to wait until the movie comes out on October 19th.

What we do know, however, is that evil never dies. Simply because profit keeps it alive.

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