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“Taking Shape II: The Lost Halloween Sequels” is Now Out!

One of my favourite books last year was Harper Press’s Dustin McNeill and Travis Mullins’ Taking Shape, which was full of information of the eleven Halloween films. Today marks the official release of the sequel, Taking Shape II: The Lost Halloween Sequels.

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Authors Dustin McNeill and Travis Mullins are back to bring you an inside look at TWENTY-FOUR lost Halloween sequels you never saw on the big screen! Learn about these fascinating unmade visions direct from their creators, many of whom have never spoken publicly on the subject before. At 600 pages, TAKING SHAPE II is brimming with untold franchise history. The journey begins with an insightful foreword by Halloween: 25 Years of Terror producer Anthony Masi. So, what are you waiting for? Grab the candy corn and settle in for THE LOST HALLOWEEN SEQUELS!

TAKING SHAPE II covers:

  • An alternate H3 pitched decades after the first one!
  • Three unused versions of H4, one with Laurie Strode!
  • Exclusive details on an early H5 with evil Jamie Lloyd!
  • The Halloween 6 nearly produced by Quentin Tarantino!
  • An early version of Halloween 7 before it became H20!
  • Three different sequels to Halloween: Resurrection!
  • Insight into how a Hellraiser Crossover almost came to be!
  • Two different stabs at a 3D sequel in the Rob Zombie era!
  • A reboot with TWO Shapes! (And another with one hundred!)
  • A reboot that introduced the Halloween Multi-verse!

Taking Shape II can be purchased at both Amazon US and Amazon Canada. For more information on both novels, check out their official website at halloween-book.com.

Halloween, Halloween 4, Halloween 5 Coming to Drive-In Theatres

From now through October 31, John Carpenter’s Halloween – along with Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers – is returning to drive-in theatres.

Speaking with HalloweenMovies.com, Halloween (2018) and Halloween Kills producer Ryan Freimann offered of the news, “Trancas International Films and Compass International Pictures have partnered with CineLife Entertainment in order to bring Halloween to audiences safely during this time of pandemic, and drive-in theater owners seem excited to be booking it as the Halloween season is right around the corner.”

For the 2020 drive-in engagement, the digital print of Halloween has been restored and remastered under the supervision of cinematographer Dean Cundey. Much like it did in 1978, the film’s rollout has started small and will grow throughout the upcoming weeks.

Locations showing John Carpenter’s Halloween this week include include Hummel’s Drive-In in Winchester, Indiana, as well as EVO Entertainment locations in both San Antonio and Austin, Texas on July 31.

Additional drive-ins also showing Halloween include ones in Nashville, Tennessee (Montana Drive-in), Buffalo, New York (Kane Family Drive-in), Hartford and New Haven, Connecticut (Pleasant Valley Drive-in) and Westtown, New York (Warwick Drive-in).

Wanna’ see Michael Myers at your own local drive-in? It’s easy! Reach out to them and let them know that they can book Halloween by visiting CineLife Entertainment’s website at cinelifeentertainment.com.

Halloween Kills Officially Delayed to 2021; Halloween Ends to 2022

Unfortunate, but expected news, has broke today. Though the film was reportedly finished, Universal has officially postponed the release of Halloween Kills until October 15, 2021, and Halloween Ends to October 14, 2022.

In a statement on his Twitter, John Carpenter announces the delay, while also revealing the film will get an IMAX release next year. He then went on to share a brief clip of footage from the film, suggesting that it will pick up directly from the ending of the 2018 film.

Jamie Lee Curtis Directing a Horror Movie for Blumhouse

Exciting news! It was just confirmed earlier this evening that Jamie Lee Curtis is set to make her directorial debut with a horror film under Blumhouse’s label!

The film, entitled Mother Nature, is part of the three-year first-look deal that her label, Comet Pictures, have with Blumhouse. Blumhouse is the distributor of the David Gordon Green Halloween trilogy that involves Halloween (2018), Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends, so my hunch is the deal may have had something to do with her signing on for those films.

Halloween Kills Novelization Confirmed by Producer Ryan Turek

Ryan Turek, a producer on Halloween Kills as part of the creative team on Blumhouse, confirmed via his Twitter that there is, in fact, going to be a novelization of Halloween Kills, continuing with the novelization that was also released for Halloween in 2018.

David Gordon Green Offers Updates on Halloween Kills & Halloween Ends

During Saturday’s Halloween Tweet-a-Thon, David Gordon Green offered some updates on the upcoming Halloween Kills when asked by some fans. They’re currently finalizing the trailer for the film, and he’s putting the polishing touches on the shooting script for 2021’s Halloween Ends. Though the film is scheduled for release this October, they’re working on some contingency plans in case a theatrical release still doesn’t seem possible.

Check out a few of the Tweets talking about the films below, and let’s keep our fingers crossed we’ll see get the 12th instalment on the big screens this fall!