Blumhouse Promises Halloween Will Release In 2018, John Carpenter May Score

Not all horror films need some supernatural or paranormal element to them. In fact, some of the genre’s best efforts have been the most simple ones, with a grounded threat that feels real and believable. For many, that’s the scariest thing and it’s what made some of the classics from the 70s and 80s into the iconic films that they are today. Sometimes, all you really need is a psycho with a blade just killing people for no apparent reason.

No one knows that better than John Carpenter, who struck gold with Halloween, one of the greatest horror movies of all-time. It needs no introduction at this point, and as fans will know, Danny McBride and David Gordon Green are getting ready to put their own spin on the classic. The plan is to have the film hit theatres in 2018 – October, to be specific – but given that we really haven’t heard a lot about it, people are starting to doubt it’ll make its release date. According to Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions though, there’s nothing to worry about.

Halloween Reboot in the Works from Blumhouse and John Carpenter

Speaking to The Wrap, the mega producer re-iterated his commitment to getting the reboot done by next October, saying that the outlet could cut his hand off if it doesn’t happen.

 “You can kill me. You can behead me. You can chop my hand off, the prince of horror, you can cut my hand off. That’s on the record.”

While it’s certainly encouraging to see his confidence in the release date, this next bit is even better. During the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend, Green spoke about the status of the project, noting that Carpenter is hoping to do the score. Given that the director composes the music for most of his movies, this isn’t too surprising to hear, but it does put a smile on our face. From the original Halloween to Assault on Precinct 13, he’s produced some truly iconic scores over his career and we can’t wait to see what he does with this new take on his classic horror film.

As always, we’ll keep you posted as more updates on the reboot emerge, but for now, tell us, what are you hoping to see from it? Do let us know.