The year 1978 introduced us to John Carpenter’s classic, Halloween. The film featured escaped Smith Grove Mental Hospital patient Michael Myers AKA “The Shape,” who set out on Halloween night to stalk and kill a group of babysitters, with the exception of one lone survivor, Laurie Strode in Haddonfield, Illinois. It is believed in the horror community, especially with Michael Myers fans, that this movie set the tone for suspenseful slasher flicks. Currently, a new Halloween movie is being filmed and Bloody Flicks announced their first production – a Halloween documentary called For the Love of the Boogeyman: 40 Years of Halloween.
This documentary is by the fans and for the fans, chronicling why John Carpenter’s classic has stood the test of time.
From Bloody Flicks:
Bringing together some of the brightest voices from independent horror, we will explore what makes the film so special. From the music to the mask to Michael Myers himself, everyone has their own take on Halloween, and why it is the blueprint for slasher horror and, in our humble opinion, has never been bettered.
Bloody Flicks also announced their first contributor, Cruel Summer director Phillip Escott. They promise plenty of “familiar faces in the pipeline.” They are aiming to release the documentary to coincide with the release of Halloween 2018, a sequel to the original Halloween, starring original stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle in October 2018.
This is thrilling news! This year keeps getting better for the 40th Anniversary of Halloween. Not only do we get another Halloween film, but now we have an upcoming documentary to boot! Halloween is my favorite franchise. What can I say, I’m a Michael Myers fan for life! I can’t wait to check this documentary out. You can like the Bloody Flicks Facebook page and follow them on Twitter for further updates. Be sure you stay tuned to PopHorror as well, for future news on all your horror favorites! Are you looking forward to these films? Are you a Michael Myers fan? Let us know below. Watch the vintage Halloween trailer below to get yourself in the Halloween documentary mood!