John Carpenter Says the Next Halloween Sequel Will Be ‘the Scariest of Them All’

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There’s going to be a new Halloween film, and the tagline might go something like "Halloween, the Night He Came Home" "he" being John Carpenter, director of the original Halloween, and "home" being the film franchise. Carpenter is returning to the series he created, acting as an executive-producer on the Trancas/Blumhouse–produced tenth film, the first since Rob Zombie’s oneiric Halloween II in 2009. (Zombie’s 2007 remake of Carpenter’s original remains the series’ highest-grossing entry, with 80.2 million blood-stained dollars; Zombie's second film made less than half that.) In a statement, Carpenter said, “Thirty-eight years after the original Halloween I’m going to help to try to make the 10th sequel the scariest of them all.” Note that this is actually the ninth sequel, since there are ten films total in the franchise. Anyway, cue the synths.