Casting A Fresh Halloween Franchise Reboot

Casting A Fresh Halloween Franchise Reboot
While Halloween is one of the most iconic slasher movies ever made, that does not mean the legendary horror cannot have another reboot, but casting a new generation poses a trickier issue. For every successful reimagining of a horror genre classic, like director John Carpenter’s 1982 sci-fi horror classic The Thing, there are plenty of misfires, such as 2010's Nightmare On Elm Street. Furthermore, while some remakes, such as Gus Van Sant’s take on Psycho, are so similar to the original movie that they are almost entirely redundant, the likes of 2019’s Black Christmas are so different that they might have fared better with an original, unrelated title.

Between the two extremes of beloved and derided horror remakes is 2007’s Halloween remake by director Rob Zombie, which took an undeniably original approach when remaking John Carpenter’s sparse suspense classic. Carpenter’s brief 6-minute prologue was replaced with almost
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