When production crews began filming in the neighborhood used as “Haddonfield” in the original Halloween, directed by John Carpenter and released in 1978, many media sources hypothesized the upcoming Halloween 2018 was going back to the story’s roots. Leaked set-photos added to the speculation. It turns out, however, that this particular production has nothing to do with the project currently gestating at Blumhouse. This is actually a set for American Horror Story Season 7.
Have a look-see at the leaked pits, courtesy of paparazzi site AHSLeaks:
— AHS LEAKS (@ahsleak) June 3, 2017
The question now becomes: Is showrunner Ryan Murphy deliberately creating a tie-in to the seminal horror film that birthed Michael Myers? Sure, it could be a coincidence, but AHS fans are smart cookies; even if these images hadn’t been leaked, plenty of us would have recognized “Haddonfield”. Also keep in mind: American Horror Story Season 7 will likely premiere in late October, meaning it would be the perfect time to introduce a Halloween tie-in.
Last weekend, paparazzi website JustJared spotted Cheyenne Jackson and Adina Porter on a different set with fellow Roanoke returnees Sarah Paulson and Even Peters, and newcomers Billy Eichner, Billie Lourd, and Leslie Grossman. We’ll keep you posted on additional AHS Season 7 news as details emerge. Stay tuned!
What do you think about the fact that American Horror Story is filming in the original “Haddonfield” neighborhood? Do you think producers are making a deliberate connection to John Carpenter’s Halloween? Let’s hypothesize in the Comments section!