Blumhouse’s Halloween prepare for some reshoots
Although they finished shooting back in February, the crew of the upcoming Halloween movie will be returning to Charleston, South Carolina to film a little more, according to Bloody-Disgusting.
The film is reportedly going back to tweak the ending following a test screening shrouded in mystery, and while that might fuel doubt in some fans, there should be no concerns, as this has happened with many other films, including other releases from Blumhouse Productions, which is behind the eleventh installment in the long-standing horror franchise.
In the film, Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role of Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. Judy Greer plays Karen Strode, the daughter of Curtis’ character, and Andi Matichak (Orange Is the New Black, Underground) plays Allyson, the granddaughter of Laurie Strode.
Curtis’ character was unceremoniously killed off in Halloween: Resurrection in 2002, but in true Halloween franchise fashion, it would appear that the new Halloween film will be ignoring the continuity of many of the sequels in favor of telling its own story. Curtis has previously appeared in four films in the series, including the 1978 original, its 1981 sequel, 1998’s Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, and Resurrection.
Master of horror John Carpenter will executive produce and serve as creative consultant on this film, joining forces with cinema’s current leading producer of horror, Jason Blum (Get Out, Split, The Purge, Paranormal Activity). Inspired by Carpenter’s classic, filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film. Green also directs. Even with the reshoots, the film is still set for its October 19, 2018 release.