EDITORIAL: If seeing horror fans debating the minutia of hotly-anticipated releases makes you want to throw your computer against the wall, maybe you don’t belong on the Internet.
Months of speculation regarding the official title of Blumhouse’s Halloween came to an end when the first trailer for the film premiered at CinemaCon. No, it’s not Halloween: Homecoming as early reports speculated. It’s certainly not called H40! The official title of Blumhouse’s Halloween is: Halloween!
Some appreciated the profundity of the singular title; the film’s being marketed as a direct sequel to the 1978 original (completely redacting every sequel, including Halloween II), so giving it an indistinguishable name drives home the point that this is the same (and only) story of Halloween. Others were disappointed, hoping for something more innovative, unexpected, or at least something that acknowledges this is (supposedly) a finale.
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The point is, no one should be mad or frustrated or indignant over the fact that horror fans debate every word revealed because that’s what we do! We examine trailers pixel-by-pixel and use photo editing software to look for images hiding in shadows. We create theories, share ideas, and express our excitement and trepidations. Bad Robot has made this an actual component of their marketing, hiding Easter Eggs in Cloverfield poster, even leaving clues in their font (not to mention an extensive ARG).
Anticipating, then dissecting news is what horror fans do, whether we express our opinions publicly or not. And that’s how it’s supposed to be.
There’s room for everyone’s opinion, and if the conversation bothers you, click away by all means. One person’s voice is no more important than another’s when it comes to loving and obsessing over horror. If wading into the fray causes you frustration, if simply knowing the conversation is taking place offends you, perhaps you’ve forgotten what it really means to be a horror fan.
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.
What do you think of the title of Blumhouse’s Halloween (which we, too, will henceforth be referring to, simply, as Halloween)?
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