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Halloween Writers Recall Pitching Their Sequel To John Carpenter

When it comes to old-school horror, there is really only one master: John Carpenter.

So you can imagine David Gordon Green and Danny McBride’s trepidation when they pitched their idea for a full-blown sequel to Halloween. But not just any sequel, for Green and McBride planned to rework the ending of Carpenter’s 1978 classic so that they were able to effectively ignore the likes of Season of the Witch and Return of Michael Myers.

All in all, their calculated risk paid off dividends. Halloween drew near-unanimous praise from film critics and banked a cool $253 million at the global box office. Indeed, there have even been rumblings of a potential sequel getting the green light from Blumhouse. But before all that, Green and McBride sought the blessing of John Carpenter. Naturally, they were riddled with doubt and nerves, as Green tells Vice News:

Danny and I went to film school together.

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