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June 08, So the new Halloween trailer was officially released today, and you can check it out here. Sadly however, he will not be joined by Debra Hill, who produced and co-wrote the original Halloween back inand whose vital contributions to the film are so often overlooked, as she passed away in It looks great and my hopes for the film are now even higher.
I hope the new film spends plenty of time with Laurie, reintroducing her to us and establishing her as a fully rounded, fleshed-out character. H20 should be commended for doing this, even if the focus frequently shifted to less interesting though no less likeable teenaged characters.
I also hope it evokes some of the eerie beauty of the first film, the look and feel of which is too often overlooked. Halloween was beautiful - all those shots of leafy suburban streets during sunset, the subdued lighting of family homes as living rooms are illuminated by flickering TV sets showing old black and white horror films, and the almost otherworldly blue lighting of the night-time exterior scenes.
The use of the steadicam to glide after various characters along quiet streets, or depict the POV of the lurking Shape, was as groundbreaking as it was strangely beautiful.
Please take time to establish mood and tension - and then keep it quiet, spooky and tense before letting rip with the terror in the final reel.
Rob Zombie used an ultra-violent approach with his remake and, while that film and its sequel are not without merit, the violence becomes absurdly numbing and elicits no suspense. I am optimistic the new film will be more in keeping with the tone of the original, as screenwriter Danny McBride suggested during an interview for Empire Film Podcast it will deploy a real back to basics approach: I want to be scared by something that I really think could happen.
The original is all about tension. Mine that tension and not just go for gore and ultra-violence that you see some horror movies lean on.
Which brings us to… Location, location, location: The quiet, mundane and achingly normal suburban setting of the first film was one of its strengths. When the cosy family homes are invaded by Myers, the effect is downright chilling: The idea of a sinister, brutal maniac stealthily stalking through our backyards and side streets, hiding in the trees that line either side of our streets is relatable and therefore incredibly unsettling.
I hope the new film depicts an invasion of mundane domesticity and cosiness, and tells its story against a backdrop of tree-lined streets, comfortable, lived-in homes and friendly neighbours.
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