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How Jason Blum Convinced John Carpenter To Work On 2018’s Halloween

Jason Blum wanted to ensure that his 2018 sequel to the original Halloween was different than the many sequels that had come before it. In order to do that, he knew that he needed to bring back the mastermind behind the spooky source material. Convincing John Carpenter to do so, however, seemed like it was going to be tough. The iconic filmmaker hadn’t taken part in most of the series’ other installments, including Rob Zombie’s 2007 reboot. Still, Blum was determined to get the legend onboard and did so by hitting him with some tough love.

In Carpenter’s own words:

“Jason Blum came to me and said ‘This movie is going to be made. So we’d like you, John, to come aboard as an Executive Producer, and just short of shepherd it through. And maybe do the music.’ He challenged me, and he said ‘Why don’t you

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