Reports that audience reactions to a test screening of Blumhouse’s Halloween were sharply divided took the internet by storm yesterday. The article was voluntarily redacted at the request of the studio, but word that the film was screening kept the web buzzing. Until…
Responding to a fan inquiry on Twitter, executive producer John Carpenter stated emphatically that the test screening never happened. What’s more, he claims a rough-cut of Halloween doesn’t even exist yet. So there you have it, folks! Straight from the horse’s mouth! Case closed! Or is it?
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Carpenter’s statement that a rough cut doesn’t exist contradicts previous reports that Jason Blum has viewed and enjoyed a first draft of the film. But we can still trust him on his word that the supposed test screening never happened, can’t we?
Normally, we wouldn’t think twice, but we’re the site that broke the news of the screening. We’re the ones who have an anonymous source and, most importantly, we have proof. While we’re not revealing anything here out of respect for Blumhouse and the cast and crew of Halloween, we will make corroboration available to sites who are reporting (or planning to report) on the status of Halloween based on Carpenter’s Tweet.
I can, however, share this as it was a request made publically on Twitter:
Requests from media outlets can be directed to [email protected].
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