John Carpenter?s original classic Halloween set the standard for the modern slasher movie, merging tropes and techniques originating in Italian giallo suspense thrillers with subdued everyday American settings a la Black Christmas to create a chilling new vision of horror that dominated the genre for decades ? while also spawning seven sequels (and two remakes) of its own.
Now, a new era in the storied franchise is set to begin under horror-specialist Blumhouse Productions: David Gordon Green has signed on to direct a new Halloween feature ? with original mastermind John Carpenter potentially returning to handle music duties.
Details are thus far scarce on the project, which was officially announced last year, other than that …
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