Danny McBride Dishes On Halloween Sequel: “You Should Be Very Scared”


Take heed, film fans, for David Gordon Green is about to deliver a “straight horror” sequel with Halloween.

Or so says Danny McBride, co-writer on Halloween and one of the driving forces behind HBO sitcom Vice Principals. Now that the latter has reached a surprisingly violent conclusion, McBride sat down with Yahoo Movies to talk about the oncoming return of Michael Myers.

First and foremost, the writer-director warned budding viewers that everyone involved is pulling to create a truly terrifying follow-up to the John Carpenter classic, as Laurie Strode gears up for one last confrontation with Myers.

I think you should be very scared. I mean, this isn’t a comedy at all. I think there was, like, maybe one joke on the page, but the rest is straight horror. So hopefully it gets in people’s heads and keeps them up late at night.

But the Halloween reboot of 2018 isn’t something that Green and McBride are taking lightly; in fact, the latter stressed that he doesn’t want to “fuck it up or piss people off.”

I just hope that we don’t fuck it up and piss people off. This is such a diehard fan base. You don’t want horror fans being your enemies because they show up at your house with masks on. We are diehard fans of Halloween. We’re watching all the sequels and where things have taken left turns here and there that maybe bites for fans, and at least trying to deliver what we would have wanted to see. Hopefully that will line up with most fans.

In doing so, David Gordan Green and McBride are skating around all other sequels to create the closest possible approximation of a blank canvas: an alternate reality set soon after the events of the original Halloween.

We’re kind of ignoring all the films past the first one. 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.

Pegged to arrive on October 19th, 2018, the Halloween sequel has got just about everyone excited about Michael Myers’ second coming – save for Danielle Harris, who recently went on record to say that she’s “bummed out” by the decision to ignore all sequels.