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Old 09-25-23, 01:19 PM
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Re: Report: Miramax shopping Halloween franchise for Film and TV projects

I kind of figured there would be an interest in making more Halloween movies after the last Trilogy. I'm hoping we get s sequel to Season of the Witch.
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Old 09-25-23, 02:27 PM
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Re: Report: Miramax shopping Halloween franchise for Film and TV projects

Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial
I kind of figured there would be an interest in making more Halloween movies after the last Trilogy. I'm hoping we get s sequel to Season of the Witch.
I've been saying since they announced Halloween Ends that they should go back to the anthology format. Season of the Witch is the best in the series after the original, for my money.

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Re: Report: Miramax shopping Halloween franchise for Film and TV projects

Would a 2024 audience be more receptive to an anthology format Halloween franchise than the 1982 audience? Or do they just want to see more of Michael Myers in the spray-painted Captain Kirk mask?
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Re: Report: Miramax shopping Halloween franchise for Film and TV projects

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Would a 2024 audience be more receptive to an anthology format Halloween franchise than the 1982 audience? Or do they just want to see more of Michael Myers in the spray-painted Captain Kirk mask?
100% you have a lot of people who think Halloween = Michael Myers. But Season of the Witch has gained a sizeable following over the last 40 years and the internet has helped people discover the original intentions behind the franchise.

When AMC didn't include Halloween III in their Fear Fest programming (that included the rest of the original series) in 2021 or 2022, Twitter comments on the announcement were clowning them.
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Re: Report: Miramax shopping Halloween franchise for Film and TV projects

I prefer miniseries on streaming services. I need to know about Dr. Loomis as a kid. How about a trilogy of Michael walking around the mental hospital?
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Re: Report: Miramax shopping Halloween franchise for Film and TV projects

No more Michael Myers please. The story has been done to death.
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Re: Report: Miramax shopping Halloween franchise for Film and TV projects

I'm for an anthology/horror series using the Halloween as the name and time of year theme. That would be a great way to keep it fresh.

Seems like after a promising start, most think the Blumhouse version of Halloween was a massive creative disappointment.
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Re: Report: Miramax shopping Halloween franchise for Film and TV projects

For those in favor of an anthology series, at this point does it really matter if it has the Halloween branding? It would have been one thing if the original series had continued in that vein with Carpenter's involvement, but with Halloween just another overexposed i.p., it's kind of lost all meaning. Has it not? It's not like there's a shortage of original horror movies to consume.
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Re: Report: Miramax shopping Halloween franchise for Film and TV projects

Get it as far away from this last creative team as possible please!
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Re: Report: Miramax shopping Halloween franchise for Film and TV projects

A Season of the Witch sequel is all I’m interested in.

Im completely burn’t out on Michael Myers. The well is dry. Much like the Terminator it’s sort of over. I don’t think there’s anything you can do to make the story fresh again.
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Re: Report: Miramax shopping Halloween franchise for Film and TV projects

There’s only a couple ways I’d be interested in Halloween coming back yet again.

Either a sequel that’s period set shortly after the events of the first two films. I think it works better set further back than in modern times personally.

Have Michael return after the events of Halloween II but no Laurie or Loomis. You could go with the burnt look again to keep in line with the events of the second film but still have him live on and back to killing.

That or pick up after The Return of Michael Myers and use that ending to continue Jamie as the killer.

I could also get on board with more of the anthology approach and a prequel or sequel to Season of the Witch. I think audiences would accept it more now days but you’d probably also need proper Myers content alongside it or alternate the two on the release schedule.

I don’t expect either of my first two ideas to happen but those would be most of interest to me. I could see something with Season of the Witch as it’s gained a cult following. That could be the tv show or limited series possibly.
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Re: Report: Miramax shopping Halloween franchise for Film and TV projects

Never was that crazy about Halloween 4 or 5 because they seemed like a quick money grab with little budget and amateur acting.
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Re: Report: Miramax shopping Halloween franchise for Film and TV projects

Feel like the best way to get people excited for the return of Michael Myers would be to put out several really good non Myers Halloween projects.
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Re: Report: Miramax shopping Halloween franchise for Film and TV projects

I think it would be really cool to have non-Michael Myers Halloween movies in the same universe as Michael Myers’ Halloween. Like take place in the early 80s with TV reports on in the background talking about the police search for the Haddonfield Killer or even have it take place in Haddonfield set amongst the backdrop of a community paranoid and fearful of a serial killer on the loose.

Of course, the trick would be creating non-Michael Myers Halloween movie(s) set in the same location but without Michael Myers and not have the series’ fans feel like they were cheated out of a Michael Myers movie.
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Re: Report: Miramax shopping Halloween franchise for Film and TV projects

Originally Posted by Alan Smithee
No more Michael Myers please. The story has been done to death.
"You don't know what death is!"
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Originally Posted by IBJoel
"You don't know what death is!"
Death can't be any worse than Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends.
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Re: Report: Miramax shopping Halloween franchise for Film and TV projects

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Never was that crazy about Halloween 4 or 5 because they seemed like a quick money grab with little budget and amateur acting.
They sure feel like watching made for TV movies once you watch them after the excitement of seeing another Halloween movie wears off.
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Re: Report: Miramax shopping Halloween franchise for Film and TV projects

Shouldn’t even need to be a rule that when a character is killed onscreen and/or a movie has the words “final” or “ends” in their title, there shouldn’t be any more sequels or returns after that.
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Re: Report: Miramax shopping Halloween franchise for Film and TV projects

Miramax has won the TV rights. Apparently Trancas and Malek Akkad control the overall rights.

https://deadline.com/2023/10/hallowe...73e828aa12daf1

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Re: Report: Miramax shopping Halloween franchise for Film and TV projects

Instead of a movie here and there about Michael Myers, we are now going to be subjected to episodes about him. I can't say that I'm too optimistic or excited about this.
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Re: Report: Miramax shopping Halloween franchise for Film and TV projects

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Instead of a movie here and there about Michael Myers, we are now going to be subjected to episodes about him. I can't say that I'm too optimistic or excited about this.
It doesn't mean this will be "Michael Myers" the series. Could very well just be taking the name and taking it in a completely different spin.

I don't know if you're old enough to remember, but Paramount made a Friday the 13th TV series that lasted 3 seasons. It had absolutely nothing to do with Jason.
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Re: Report: Miramax shopping Halloween franchise for Film and TV projects

I have seen the series and actually own some of the dvds. I know they could take it in a different direction, but as mentioned before, it would just become another anthology series like V/H/S. I think most fans are expecting it to be about Michael Myers or at least have him in the peripheral.
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Make it a prequel. We have 15 years to fill before he escaped.

I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up
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Re: Report: Miramax shopping Halloween franchise for Film and TV projects

I'd love to see a series that's animated, re-telling the original story. Make all the characters other than MM new and start with his initial escape and return to town on Halloween. The whole series could be that one night. With the high quality animation we're getting these days, I think it would work great. Would have to be on something like Netflix to pull off the violence though.

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