Questions are flyin' everywhere. Of course, this all could be just a silly rumor.
At least, we think. After all, any horror freak would do a double take knowing that, not only did one Danny McBride star in the recent Alien feature, ALIEN: COVENANT, but also executive produced the recent HALLOWEEN, with Blumhouse, Carpenter, and iconic Jamie Lee Curtis. What's shocking about that is Danny McBride is not exactly known for horror! And neither is Chris Rock.
You remember Ladyhawke, don't you? Iconic medieval fantasy film about a rugged black knight with golden locks who falls in love with Michelle Pfeiffer, secretly a hawk by day. Oh, yeah, and the knight turns into a wolf at night. You can't buy stories like that anywhere. They're timeless.
It's a bit shocking given this is the Marvel Cinematic Universe we're talking about. The stories—as exciting, epic and powerful as they are—do have the grandiose, splendor, humor and positivism we all love about superheroes. We hardly see the terror in the eyes of a victim suffering from nightmares and demons, or the weird things that go bump in the night.
Let me retcon the whole "suck" sentiment, though, by saying that quite honestly I rather enjoyed those sequels—Rise of the Machines, Salvation, and Genisys—for what they were. Granted, they never held a candle to the original and its groundbreaking follow-up, yet they all at least had Ahnuld (in one way or another, right?)!
There's no doubt the horror genre's gellin' these days. What with stunners like Get Out and A Quiet Place reaping and sowing like newborn Children of the Corn, right? Don't even get us started with Us, Ma, and other bizarre yet masterful two-letter titles in the genre. But Halloween? Wow... Who would've thought that a genre could somehow rake in the cash with something typically considered B-horror shlock cult classic, yet these days similar titles somehow resonate with viewers (and readers) in ways even the more "intelligent" stories and films pine for.