By Riley Lorden
As you may know, we are big Halloween fans here at Slash 'N Cast and moments like this make our fanboy innards squeal. Images have been progressing from the set of Halloween, but most of them have been wide, blurry images, or simply close ups of Haddonfield Patrol vehicles. It wasn't until today that Jamie Lee Curtis took to her Twitter and most an image of her back in her Laurie wardrobe for her first day of shooting.
"Universal Pictures will release Trancas International Films, Blumhouse Productions and Miramax’s HALLOWEEN on Friday, October 19, 2018.
Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
Master of Horror John Carpenter will executive produce and serve as creative consultant on this film, joining forces with cinema’s current leading producer of horror, Jason Blum (Get Out, Split, The Purge, Paranormal Activity). Inspired by Carpenter’s classic, filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film, and Green also directs.
The new film will be produced by Malek Akkad, whose Trancas International Films has produced the HALLOWEEN series since its inception. Green and McBride will executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner.”
HALLOWEEN will be distributed worldwide by Universal Pictures and is said to arrive in theaters October 19th, 2018.
By Roger Alan Perks
With the addition of Part 5 Jason, aka Roy, coming to Friday the 13th: The Game, players are upset that he will be played the same as other Jasons do: That he can take a shotgun blast and get up, that he can have the same abilities, and will be killed just as all other Jasons.
The facts are though, that around 90% of what exists in the game, never existed in the films. Counselors never had to find gas, a battery, keys or a propeller to escape. Counselors never called in Tommy Jarvis or the cops. Counselors never had the availability of pocket knifes, firecrackers, health sprays, bats, wrenches, machetes and axes.
Yet it's accepted.
Jason’s shack and Pamela’s sweater was only in Friday the 13th Part 2. Yet, players accept that the shack and sweater is on all maps and is the method to kill any Jason on any map. So why not Roy? Jason in parts 2, 3 and 4 was human. He can take a shotgun blast and survive. So why not Roy? Why does the Camp Crystal Lake map even exist? Pamela Voorhees was the killer in Friday the 13th (1980). But it does. And we accept it. Jason never had morph, sense, shift and stalk abilities in the film. But the game does, and we accept it. So why can't Roy have them also?
The facts are simple. Friday the 13th: The Game is fictitious, based on fictitious films. There is no rhyme or reason, nor is it needed. It's just a game, why you have to be mad?
Relax. Enjoy the game. And stop looking for facts in fiction.
By Jennifer Sturkie
The horror documentary that's ‘made for fans, by the fans’; “For the Love of the Boogeyman: 40 Years of Halloween” has set a release date for October 2018, around the same release of the 2018 reboot of Halloween, which is currently being filmed in South Carolina after a delayed start for January.
Bloody Flicks makes their debut release with the documentary “chronicling why John Carpenter’s classic has stood the test of time. Bringing together some of the brightest voices from independent horror we will explore what makes the film so special. From the music, the mask to Michael Myers, everyone has their own take on Halloween, and why it is the blueprint for slasher horror and in our humble opinion, has never been better.”
The U.K. studio plans to coincide their release with the release of the Halloween 2018 remake, scheduled for October 19th, directed by David Gordon Green and produced by Carpenter himself. The movie is set to bring back Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode, the iconic hero of the first movie, as well as Nick Castle reprising his role as The Shape. They will be joined by Judy Greer, who is in talks to play Strode’s daughter, Karen, as well as Andi Matichak playing the role of Greer’s daughter and Curtis’ granddaughter, Allyson Strode. The film also features actor Danny McBride as the films co writer alongside director David Gordon Green.
In Halloween, “Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.”
With these releases and more, horror fans should find themselves having a "killer" Halloween season.