Well, that’s one way to solve a problem. Just last week, we made the case that, given the rumors that the new film would take place following the events of Halloween II, a severely injured and aged Michael Myers seems a bit far-fetched. However, it’s now come to light that the 2018 sequel will ignore every other film in the franchise save for the original.
While speaking to Stereo Gum, John Carpenter stated: “It’s kind of a… I don’t know how to describe it. It’s almost an alternative reality. It picks up after the first one and it pretends that none of the others were made. It’s gonna be fun. There’s a really talented director and it was well-written. I’m impressed.”
The horror franchise is convoluted as is, and continuity certainly isn’t the strong suit of the slasher series- so the filmmakers really aren’t asking us to buy into anything that we haven’t before. Still, ignoring all of the sequels is sure to displease some of the hardcore fans of the series.
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