Out of Order and Out of Time: How the ‘Halloween’ Franchise Was My Guide to Horror Movie Obsession

My brother and I settled into our seats. The theater was dark but still dimly lit as more people filed in excitedly. There was a bit of electricity in the air, almost as if the crisp autumn breeze outside had infiltrated the space, carrying with it a whiff of bonfire and a few scattered red […]

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Colin Alexander Reimagines John Carpenter’s Iconic ‘Halloween’ Theme for an Unmade Reboot Pitch from 2012 [Exclusive]

Just after running our Phantom Limbs article covering the unproduced 2012 Halloween pitch penned by The Night House/Hellraiser writers Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski (read here), Mr. Piotrowski passed along a special treat for Bloody Disgusting readers to check out once they’ve read the story. Mr. Collins explains: “We did one other funny thing. I […]

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The Scariest Scene in John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Touched Upon a Real Suburban Nightmare

The scariest scene in Halloween doesn’t involve a knife or a gruesome death. In fact, the most terrifying scene in the movie doesn’t even involve Michael Myers. John Carpenter’s 1978 classic about the boogeyman come to life explores the nature of evil in an ordinary town where gunshots triggered track meets, not sirens. Haddonfield, Illinois […]

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Behind the Music That Kills: An Interview With the Master of Horror, John Carpenter

For over 40 years, Michael Myers has existed as one of the greatest icons in horror. Coming into existence in 1978’s Halloween, Michael’s violence and terror have only been rivaled by few slashers in the genre. “He is supposed to be the boogeyman, a force of evil,” says director, writer, and music composer John Carpenter. […]

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David Gordon Green Says ‘Halloween Ends’ Script Is Complete and Awaiting John Carpenter’s Notes [Interview]

Halloween Kills arrives in theaters and on Peacock on Friday, October 15, picking up immediately after the events of 2018’s Halloween. Michael Myers escapes the blazing basement where the Strodes left him to die and resumes his killing spree across Haddonfield. It rips open old wounds from Haddonfield’s previous encounter with the boogeyman. Director David Gordon Green, who […]

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You Can’t Kill the Boogeyman: What’s Next for the ‘Halloween’ Franchise After ‘Halloween Ends’?

It’s hard to keep a good Slasher down. With the cyclical nature of these movies being part of their appeal, it’s rare for studios to greenlight a definitive end to their popular franchises. For every Final Chapter and Final Nightmare, there’s a Jason Lives and New Nightmare to undo the conclusions of the past. Now […]

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How Rob Zombie’s ‘Halloween II’ Paved the Way for a New Kind of Horror

Filmmakers have been using horror as a tool to explore serious issues since the very dawn of cinema. Unfortunately, while we’ve been treated to award-winning hits like The Exorcist and The Silence of the Lambs, many of the more experimental horror flicks of the past were doomed to become critical and box-office flops, only being […]

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Ghost’s New Single “Hunter’s Moon” Will Feature on ‘Halloween Kills’ Soundtrack [Video]

David Gordon Green’s Halloween Kills is finally headed our way on October 15, and we’ve learned today that Ghost‘s brand new single will feature in the movie’s soundtrack. “Hunter’s Moon” marks Ghost’s first new single in two years, arriving a week after tickets to their upcoming tour went on sale. The track’s release was accompanied by a […]

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Haunting New Track from John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween Kills’ Soundtrack Explores “Michael’s Legend” [Video]

David Gordon Green’s Halloween Kills is finally headed our way on October 15, and we recently learned that the film’s official soundtrack will release on the very same day. From John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, and Daniel Davies, the album is releasing on October 15 via Sacred Bones Records, and the track “Michael’s Legend” is available NOW. The press release explains the new […]

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Killer New Track from John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween Kills’ Soundtrack Previews Michael’s Brutal “Rampage”

David Gordon Green’s Halloween Kills is finally releasing in theaters on October 15, and we recently learned that the film’s official soundtrack will release on the very same day. From John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, and Daniel Davies, the album is releasing on October 15 via Sacred Bones Records, and the track “Rampage” is available for listening NOW. The press release details, “Renowned composer […]

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[Exclusive] Movie-Style Poster Previews the Story John Carpenter Wrote for New Comic ‘Tales For a HalloweeNight Vol. 7’!

John Carpenter‘s graphic novel series is back this Halloween season with Tales For a HalloweeNight Vol. 7, featuring more twisted tales masterfully crafted for your terror. The latest issue from Storm King Comics will be on shelves September 22, 2021! John Carpenter himself wrote one of the stories featured in the new volume, which is titled “Aliens […]

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John Carpenter’s ‘Tales For a HalloweeNight Vol. 7’ Releasing in Time for Halloween

John Carpenter‘s graphic novel series is back this Halloween season with Tales For a HalloweeNight Vol. 7, featuring more twisted tales masterfully crafted for your terror. The latest issue from Storm King Comics will be on shelves September 22, 2021! “From the mind of John Carpenter, the man who brought you the classic horror film […]

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John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween Kills’ Soundtrack Releasing in October; Listen to the Track “Unkillable” Now!

David Gordon Green’s Halloween Kills is finally releasing in theaters on October 15, and we’ve learned today that the film’s official soundtrack will release on the very same day. From John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, and Daniel Davies, the album is releasing on October 15 via Sacred Bones Records, and the track “Unkillable” is available for […]

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John Carpenter Gives CHVRCHES Single “Good Girls” the Cinematic Treatment [Listen]

I’ve been looking for an excuse to cover the forthcoming CHVRCHES album, Screen Violence, out August 27th through Glassnote Records, and now have more than reason. The Scottish synth-pop band has teamed up with John Carpenter for two extra special remixes. The iconic film director of The Thing, Halloween, Escape From New York, They Live, In […]

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John Carpenter Says Snake Plissken Deserves “a Third or Maybe Even Fourth Story”

Kurt Russell‘s one-eyed badass Snake Plissken is one of the most iconic characters in film history. He saved the President of the United States in John Carpenter‘s thrilling sci-fi actioneer Escape from New York (1981) and then the POTUS’s daughter in the 1996 sequel Escape from L.A. The dystopian anti-hero is a fan favorite that’s been […]

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