"Halloween" made a killing in North America, earning $77.5 million when the slasher film launched in 3,928 locations. Then there's the matter of the end credits stinger, which takes a cue from John Carpenter's original ending and features heavy breathing to suggest Mr. Michael Myers might just be alive after all.
"It was the biggest opening for any movie with a woman over 55", she said. "I went home and wrote a screenplay that I will direct at some point, I hope".
My not-a-joke suggestion is that they remake Halloween III: Season of the Witch, a tragically underrated Halloween movie that doesn't feature Michael Myers, but a new story about some haunted Halloween masks instead. It's also the biggest Blumhouse debut, beating out Paranormal Activity 3 ($52.5 million), and according to Forbes "is the fourth-biggest horror movie/scary movie launch ever (sans inflation) behind only It ($123m), Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ($150m) and Jurassic World ($208m)". "I don't know why".
However, the original director distanced himself from the franchise many years ago, and David Gordon Green took his place in this latest movie. "But what ended up happening was, she wasn't part of it, John [Carpenter] wasn't part of it, and I was still part of it, and it was a machine going down the road". While Haluk Bilginer's Dr Sartain may be sarcastically dismissed by Laurie as "the new Loomis", it's Strode herself who actually wears that mantle.
First Man's lack of success may have been a result of the film's seemingly anti-American message, with Chazelle choosing to downplay the moon landing mission as an American achievement as well the historic image of Armstrong planting the flag on the moon.
While it was written before the first #MeToo revelations about sexual abuse by producer Harvey Weinstein previous year, Curtis said Halloween was about three generations of women fighting back against violence. Critics and audiences despised the movie at the time.
And when she does make her horror directorial debut, she'll ban cellphones from the set after watching her castmates reach for their handheld devices as soon as each scene wrapped.