‘Halloween’ 2018 to Start Filming in January

The new Halloween movie, executive produced by John Carpenter and arriving in theaters next year, was scheduled to begin filming in Charleston, South Carolina in late October, but now it looks like the highly anticipated project will officially start filming in mid-January.

This news was first announced last night on a local casting page that is in charge of finding extras for the film, and Bloody-Disgusting as further confirmed today that they are hearing the same from multiple sources.

But check this out: Just because filming doesn’t “officially” start until after the holidays, that doesn’t mean that production isn’t already unofficially underway. Earlier today, one of the film’s producers, Blumhouse’s Ryan Turek, shared a photo from Charleston on his Instagram account and also tweeted an image from Halloween III with the caption, “Reading comment boards like.”

The Blumhouse Instagram account also shared an image of the iconic opening credits jack-o-lantern from the original 1978 Halloween yesterday with the caption, “Who said Halloween is over? It’s Halloween all the time over here.”

Pre-production is certainly well underway at this point, and all I know for sure beyond that is that this film is definitely happening and we can expect some exciting news very soon.

As we recently reported, director David Gordon Green revealed in September that Halloween 2018 will be filmed in Charleston, South Carolina, at that time scheduled to begin in late October.

Judy Greer was recently reported to be in talks to play Karen Strode, who is Laurie Strode’s daughter in the new film. We’re still awaiting official cast announcements, which should be forthcoming imminently.

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Master of horror John Carpenter will executive produce and serve as creative consultant on this film, joining forces with cinema’s current leading producer of horror, Jason Blum (Get Out, Split, The Purge, Paranormal Activity). Inspired by Carpenter’s classic, filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film, and Green also directs.

Halloween will be produced by Malek Akkad, whose Trancas International Films has produced the Halloween series since its inception. Green and McBride will executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner.

Halloween will be distributed worldwide by Universal Pictures.

You can read everything we know so far about Halloween 2018 here.

As I’m sure you are well aware, 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of John Carpenter’s original 1978 Halloween. It is also worth noting that the film’s release date also happens to be Michael Myers’ birthday (in 1957), according to the original franchise canon.

The new Halloween arrives in theaters on October 19, 2018.

Keep watching this site for updates on the return of Michael Myers and all the latest news on the next Halloween movie!

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Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.