October is finally here and fans of Michael Myers are just days away from the release of Halloween. The popular slasher franchise especially caught longtime fans attention when it was confirmed that the original director John Carpenter would also be involved with the project.
Earlier last year in February, Carpenter himself revealed via Facebook that David Gordon Green and Danny McBride were writing the script for a new Halloween film and that Green would also helm the project. Moreover, Carpenter also said, “I might even do the music.”
Taking a step back, it must be noted that it was Blumhouse who managed to bring Carpenter back to the franchise. Over the years, the director had been publicly critical of the later Halloween films that came out after his exit.
In EW’s recent issue, Carpenter revealed that it was Jason Blum’s words that made him decide to return to the franchise.
Jason Blum came to see me and said, ‘Instead of sitting on the sidelines, criticizing these people, why don’t you jump in and help? So, I decided to help try to get it as good as I could,” said Carpenter.
Carpenter also visited the set in Charleston during the filming of Halloween. “It was like royalty,” said Ryan Turek, a Blumhouse executive and co-producer of the film. “He’s just so dry in his wit. He came to set and he was like, ‘Guys, what are you bums doing? Let’s get to work!’ We were just like, ‘Oh, okay, yes, Mr. Carpenter.’”.
Not only that but the director also followed up on his half-promise and did the score for Halloween. He came up with a mix of new material and revamped tracks from the original movie.
“We’ve got the basic themes from the first film, but we’ve improved them with the new technology,” Carpenter said. “I was working with tube amplifiers in those days, which you had to tune up!”
Halloween hits theatres on October 19.
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