Danny McBride Promises To “Make Michael Myers Scary Again”

The ‘Halloween’ Reboot Will Showcase A Scarier Michael Myers!

When comedy actor Danny McBride was chosen for the ‘Halloween‘ reboot, many were skeptical. But after the brilliant ‘Get Out‘ by Jordan Peele, comedy is sneaking into horror. But that’s not McBribe’s intention for ‘Halloween‘. For the horror reboot, the script’s co-writer promised to make slasher Michael Myers scary again.

Here’s what he had to say to the Empire Film Podcast:

“Look at where the Halloween franchise has gone. There’s a lot of room for improvement,” McBride joked. “David and I are coming from it as, we are horror fans, and we are humongous fans of John Carpenter and of what he did with the original Halloween, so I think from watching this and being disappointed by other versions of this series, I think we’re just trying to strip it down and just take it back to what was so good about the original. It was just very simple and just achieved that level of horror that wasn’t corny and it wasn’t turning Michael Myers into some supernatural being that couldn’t be killed. That stuff to me isn’t scary. I want to be scared by something that I really think could happen.”

This upcoming reboot will follow the polarizing Rob Zombie ‘Halloween‘ films from 2007 and 2009. A few installments have been planned but were ultimately shelved until Blumhouse took over. Original director John Carpenter signed on to executive produce the film and possibly provide the score.


The film will be directed by Gordon Green. He will co-write the script with Danny McBride. McBride also had this to add about their approach to ‘Halloween‘.

“I think it’s much more horrifying to be scared by someone standing in the shadows while you’re taking the trash out as opposed to someone who can’t be killed pursuing you.”

Do you think Danny McBride can make ‘Halloween‘ and Michael Myers scary? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

The ‘Halloween‘ reboot will be released on October 19th, 2018!

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