Danny McBride’s Hopeful That Halloween Won’t Ruin Too Many Childhoods


On October 19th, a Blumhouse horror movie hits theaters.

But not just any Blumhouse gig; the long-in-development Halloween sequel from David Gordon Green and Danny McBride, who have approached their 2018 feature film from a very specific angle. Which is to say that they’ve ignored all Halloween sequels in favor of the original John Carpenter classic – a classic that is about to celebrate its 40th anniversary in style.

That said, handling such a revered IP comes with a particular set of expectations, and McBride even admitted to IndieWire that he’s now beginning to feel a little nervous about Halloween‘s impending release.

In this day and age, Hollywood is tapping into so many beloved franchises that it seems like any time anything comes out there’s the contingency of people that are stoked, and the contingency of people that are fucking pissed off and saying you ruined their childhood somehow. I hope this thing tips more into the world of people liking it. I hope we don’t ruin too many childhoods.

Remaining behind the lens for the time being, and McBride then went on to talk about David Gordon Green and his own path to Halloween, which may read as unconventional given the director’s previous credits include Pineapple Express, which Danny McBride starred in, and the Boston Marathon drama, Stronger.

I think it will be interesting for people to see what David Green has pulled off as a director, going from things like ‘Stronger’ and ‘Pineapple Express’ and being able to segue into something that’s just straight, gritty horror. I’m always impressed with the different genre hats that David finds himself putting on, and I think people will be pleased with what he’s done here.

Halloween finally – finally! – makes its debut on October 19th, and we can already hear the shrill (and iconic!) chords from John Carpenter’s classic theme