We’re keeping our fingers crossed the tomorrow will see the release of the trailer for Blumhouse’s Halloween, slated to debut in US Theaters on October 19th (just in time to coincide with the 40th Anniversary of John Carpenter’s original Halloween). Whether it drops or not, we’re about to see Blumhouse’s marketing team switch into high gear, making this the perfect moment to delve into the Halloween franchise as a whole.
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Our friends at Screen Rant recently assembled a list of terrifying hypotheses regarding Halloween: 10 Dark Theories About the Halloween Movie Franchise That Will Keep You Up at Night! Give it a spin below and let us know what you think in the Comments section! Of course, we’ll be keeping our ears to the ground in order to bring you all Halloween related news as details emerge. Stay Tuned!
If you can’t stream, the 10 dark theories about the Halloween franchise are listed below the video, followed by the 411 on Halloween 2018. Enjoy!
Official Synopsis: Ever since the first Halloween movie was released way back in 1978, the iconic slasher franchise started by horror legend John Carpenter has been one of the most popular horror franchises in the world. Its main villain – the nigh-unkillable Michael Myers AKA the Boogeyman AKA the Shape – is one of the most recognisable characters in all of fiction, with his blue overalls and creepy white mask. As is the case with any popular movie franchise, Halloween has a huge fanbase – a fanbase who like nothing more than to talk and theorise about it, no less. This video will look at ten theories devised by fans about it. Those theories are; that Michael Myers is the personification of evil itself, that Michael Myers has congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis (mean that he can’t feel any pain), that Michael Myers exists solely to spread fear, that Michael Myers’ clown mask in the first Halloween movie was made by the Silver Shamrock company from the third Halloween movie, that Michael Myers is triggered by sex, that Michael Myers is autistic, that Michael Myers can actually talk, in spite of the fact that he is completely mute throughout the franchise, that Michael Myers is Chucky from the Child’s Play franchise (yeah, we know, this one’s absolutely crazy), that Dr. Sam Loomis is the same character as the character with the same name from 1960’s Psycho and, finally, that it’s actually Dr. Sam Loomis who is the main villain of the Halloween franchise, not Michael Myers.
1. Michael Myers is a metaphor for Evil incarnate and the films are not intended to be taken literally.
2. Michael Myers has CIP (Congenital Insensitivity to Pain), a condition that makes him immune to discomfort; this explains why he appears to be immortal.
3. Michael Myers exists only to spread fear and has been endowed with supernatural powers.
4. The Silver Shamrock Company made Michael Myers’ infamous mask.
5. Michael Myers propensity towards violence is triggered by sex.
6. Michael Myers is autistic; this explains why he’s nonverbal and obsessed.
7. Michael Myers can talk—he just chooses not to.
8. Michael Myers is Chucky. What if Michael Myers is possessed by the spirit of Charles Lee Ray in the original Halloween?
9. Sam Loomis from Halloween is the same Sam Loomis from Psycho; after he failed to save Marion Crane, he became a crime-fighter obsessed with psychopaths.
10. Sam Loomis is the real villain of the Halloween franchise; after murdering his sister, Loomis crafted the confused child into a relentless killer.
Here’s the 411 on Halloween 2018:
Official Synopsis: Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers (Nick Castle), the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green who co-wrote the script with his frequent collaborator Danny McBride.
Besides Curtis and Castle, other cast members include James Jude Courtney, Judy Greer, and Andi Matichak.
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