Halloween Director Reveals The One Kill He Waited 15 Years To Film


With a filmography that ranges from indie dramas like George Washington and Joe to comedies like Pineapple Express and Your Highness, the career of David Gordon Green didn’t exactly hold much precedent for the slasher movie territory he ventured into with Halloween. But over the course of 15 years and multiple projects, the director claims to have kept one death scene in mind should the opportunity ever arise to give the horror genre a try.

In a bonus featurette from the film’s upcoming home release, Green reveals that his personal favorite death scene was the sad demise of Oscar (Drew Scheid), with the director recalling in a newly released clip how he’d envisioned this death by impalement on an iron fence long before he started work on Halloween:

“I’ve thought for over a decade that if I ever made a horror movie, I would have to include that moment.”

Though Green’s track record prior to his latest feature didn’t especially suggest a fondness for slasher cinema, the new Halloween was largely well-received as a worthy follow-up to the 1978 original, with John Carpenter himself even claiming recently that Green knows Michael Myers’ first big screen outing better than he does.

Now that Green has got one horror movie out of his system, the question is raised of whether he might come back for the sequel. So far, while Carpenter has said that he’s game to return on composing duties, it’s unclear who else from the latest Halloween will be back on board, though Green has at least hinted in the past that his film plants the seeds for future developments.

But regardless of what the future holds for the saga, you can revisit the latest Halloween while indulging in an array of bonus features when the movie comes to digital on December 28th, before arriving on Blu-Ray and DVD on January 15th.