Halloween: Jason Blum says directors were scared of Michael Myers


With the new film only days away, Halloween producer and Blumhouse founder Jason Blum is revealing most were scared to bring the franchise back.

Halloween is scary, but some are finding it down right terrifying…

Entertainment Weekly is reporting interesting things in Haddonfield. With the new Halloween out this Friday, Blumhouse Productions head Jason Blum recently spoke with EW and revealed getting a new Michael Myers film off the ground was apparently harder than anticipated. It seems some directors really are really frightened of the Boogeyman.

Here’s what Blum says about struggling to get a new Halloween made:

"“It was actually very hard to find someone for the movie. It was not easy. People were daunted by it.”"

The hit making producer goes on to talk about things changing when David Gordon Green entered the picture:

"“I think Hollywood has this tendency to not give bigger horror movies to directors who have not done horror before. I’m a big believer that if you can make a good movie of any genre, you can make a good horror movie, and so I pursued him. Actually, I sent him an email, I said, ‘Interested in talking about Halloween?,’ or something like that, and he said, ‘Definitely.’ And that was kind of the beginning of it. He knew we were talking to other people. But a lot of people didn’t want to do it, so I felt very pleased that he [responded] with enthusiasm. He didn’t need any arm-twisting. He was like, ‘This sounds awesome, I’ve just got to think of an idea.’”"

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Thank the horror heavens that Green answered the call — I’ve never wanted to see a movie more than the new Halloween.

While perplexing to some, that idea was to go back to the beginning. Erasing the thorn curse, a mute niece and a fiery hospital explosion, the new movie uses only John Carpenter’s original as its bloody bible. Which, from early buzz and trailers, was the best and most brilliant way to bring the Boogeyman back.

And that return wouldn’t be happening without the Stronger director. While you can’t blame others for passing — as if following Resurrection is what people want — I love Green being thrilled by the idea. You want creators making things with excitement because we’ll get better art. And with only days to find out if it payed off, my feeling is yes. Are you excited to return to Haddonfield?

Halloween stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Andi Matichak and Judy GreerDavid Gordon Green directs a screenplay from Green, Danny McBride and Jeff FradleyBlumhouse Productions produces, with Universal Pictures distributing. Michael Myers returns for more tricks Oct.19, 2018.

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