Gerald Butler, Gary Oldman star in submarine film ‘Hunter Killer’

From the producers of “Fast & Furious” and “London Has Fallen” comes an action thriller set deep under the Arctic Ocean, “HUNTER KILLER.” Starring Gerard Butler, the movie will open on October 31 in Philippine theaters, proudly presented by VIVA International Pictures and MVP Entertainment.

Hunter Killer refers to a naval vessel, especially a submarine, equipped to locate and destroy enemy vessels. The story begins with the sinking of a Russian submarine in the Arctic Ocean, which is immediately followed by the disappearance of the American sub that has been ghosting it. During the investigation, it is discovered that a rogue Russian admiral is attempting to carry out a bloodthirsty coup at a naval base in Russia which could dismantle the world order. Joe Glass (Butler), the captain of a Hunter Killer, must now assemble an elite group of Navy SEALs and cross waters that no American sub has ever crossed before. All this to rescue the kidnapped Russian president and prevent World War III.

“A fictional event (that) could easily occur in today’s world” is how Director Donovan Marsh (award-winning crime drama iNumber, Number) describes this film. “There have been many recent news articles about how Russian and American submarines are chasing each other under water in dangerous ways. Yet, because it’s happening under the ocean, the public never knows what’s going on,” he explains further, then closes his statement in a positive light, “I think audiences will be thrilled, be moved and they’ll have a good deal of fun, all while watching a story highly significant to what’s happening in 2018.”

The authenticity of “HUNTER KILLER” is due to its source material: the novel “Firing Point,” written by George Wallace, the highly experienced, retired commander of the nuclear attack submarine the USS Houston, along with the award-winning journalist and best-selling author Don Keith.

Bringing the book to life on screen started with the collaboration of screenwriters Arne L. Schmidt (Chain Reaction) and Jamie Moss (Ghost in a Shell), compressing the 700-plus-page novel into a taut exploration of the battle to stop a war both on land and below the water.

“I felt it was the best military thriller I’d ever read,” commends Marsh. “The essence of any great thriller is that you can’t predict what’s going to happen next, and as I read this script, I was genuinely on edge all the way. Plus it had such great, tough characters facing huge dilemmas that are too real.”

Early on, action icon Gerard Butler eyed the unusual role of Captain Joe Glass— who is more about daring strategy than physical derring-do. To prepare for the role, Butler not only took that initial trip out on a working nuclear sub, he also spent extensive time with a number of former U.S. Navy commanders to channel their inner cores. “The advisers I consulted with were indispensable,” he says. “These are people who can make the right moves like it’s in their sleep. Everything has to be automatic because when you’ve got freezing cold water coming in, the carbon dioxide is building, there’s a fire going on…your sub is about to go down, you need to be able to act in half a second. Learning about that was very enlightening. You see that it takes certain kind of individual to be able to lead in this very hazardous narrow tube.”

Oscar® winner Gary Oldman (Best Actor, Darkest Hour, 2017) plays the role of Admiral Charles Donnegan, the man leading the charge towards military action in the War Room in Washington D.C. to come up with the best response to the imminent global crisis for the United States.

Oldman says, “This rogue Russian Admiral has a master plan. He thinks that he’ll pull off his coup without resistance. But Donnegan feels his job is to respond to any threat with strength and intent.”

Navy consultant Captain Russell Coons assures that “HUNTER KILLER is chance for audiences to experience a lot of realistic military action but you also will get a chance to see another core part of Navy life—honor, courage and commitment being demonstrated against all odds.”

Catch the non-stop action in “HUNTER KILLER” starting October 31.

Rami Malek relives Queen’s historic performances in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

If you have ever been moved by the mesmerizing operatics of the song Bohemian Rhapsody or have been singing along to the soaring choruses of We Are the Champions and We Will Rock You in music halls, stadiums or arenas, then you shouldn’t miss “Bohemian Rhapsody” movie when it comes opens in cinemas. The film begins and ends with Queen’s iconic Live Aid performance. Live Aid was one of the most important cultural events of the 1980s, bringing together the world’s biggest superstars in a benefit concert on two stages, Wembley Stadium in London and the John F Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, on July 13, 1985. Organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for those affected by the famine in Ethiopia, the concert was one of the largest satellite link-ups and TV broadcasts of all time, watched by an audience totaling 1.9 billion in 150 countries around the world.

“Bohemian Rhapsody” is hands down the best rock biopic since La Bamba”, Ely Buendia, an icon in PH music industry whose music also redefined rock and indie genre, says of the movie.

It’s been over 25 years since the death of lead singer and flamboyant front Freddie Mercury, yet the music lives on. Freddie redefined and transcended stereotypes, just as Queen’s music refuses to be slotted into any traditional genre. Perhaps that’s why the band is such a cross-generational, multicultural and global phenomenon.

Casting director Susie Figgis brought together the rest of the cast. Says producer Graham King: “We didn’t want big names, we wanted great actors who could transform themselves.

Emmy®-winner Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) dons the skintight catsuit and grabs that microphone stick to take on the role of the king of pop rock in Bohemian Rhapsody, directed by Bryan singer, a foot-stomping celebration of Queen’s music and lead singer Freddie Mercury’s extraordinary life. Lucy Boynton, who most recently appeared in the films Sing Street and Murder on the Orient Express, plays Mary Austin, the love of Freddie’s life who remained a true friend even after their romantic relationship ended. The band members – Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon – are brought to life by Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy and Joe Mazzello, respectively. Gwilym Lee (Jamestown) as guitarist Brian May; Ben Hardy (The Women in White) as drummer Roger Taylor; Joe Mazzello (Jurassic Park) as bass guitarist John “Deacy” Deacon; Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones) as Queen’s first manager John Reid; Tom Hollander (The Night Manager) as the group’s lawyer-turned-manager Jim “Miami” Beach; Allen Leech (Downton Abbey) as Paul Prenter, who started off as Reid’s assistant and became Freddie Mercury’s personal manager; Aaron McCusker (Shameless) as Freddie’s longtime boyfriend Jim Hutton; and Mike Myers (Austin Powers) as EMI Records’ Ray Foster.

King has high hopes for the film and its message for the younger generation. “This is a really uplifting film,“ he says. “I hope that if there’s anyone in the audience who is confused or being bullied or feeling like an outcast, they would take to heart what Mary says to Freddie in the film: ‘Don’t you see who you can be? Anything you want to be.’ That’s a very important message in today’s world.”

But it’s also the music that King knows will capture the audience’s imagination. “I go to see a film because I want to feel it, not just see it. For me it was always, if we can get 500 people in a theater clapping and singing along to those powerful anthems that they grew up with and that are a part of their lives, then that’s a film experience. And I think we‘ve done just that. I want people to come out of this film and hug the person they’re next to and sing along with Queen songs. I wanted to continue the legacy of Freddie Mercury and Queen, to show a younger generation who Freddie Mercury was, how the band survived through times, how the music business has changed, what it was like to make a record in those days, what it was like for four guys to meet and create that special sound. Freddie always called the band his family. And I think there’s no better time in the world to pass on the idea that we are all part of one family, no matter who we are or where we come from.”

“Bohemian Rhapsody” opens October 31 in cinemas nationwide (also available in IMAX screens) from 20th Century Fox.

WATCH: Teaser for ‘One Great Love’ tangles Kim Chiu, Dennis Trillo, JC de Vera

Regal Entertainment, Inc. has just unveiled the first teaser for ‘One Great Love,’ an official entry to the upcoming 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival. Starring A-listers Dennis Trillo, JC de Vera, and Kim Chiu, it will be shown in cinemas nationwide starting December 25.

We all wish that we find our One Great Love in this lifetime with whom we hope to spend the rest of our lives with. But are we willing to make the sacrifices and go through all the pain to attain it and keep it? Is our One Great Love provided by destiny or do we get to choose?

Every year, Regal Entertainment, Inc., creates an entry/entries to the annual film festival to adhere to its commitment in bringing quality entertainment for moviegoers. This Christmas, the film production outfit is bringing together a stellar cast from two major TV networks to breathe life to one great movie, entitled One Great Love.

The romance drama film, a hugot – bangon film, tackles a subject that everybody is highly familiar with and which we can all relate to: love and relationships. The story tackles about love, which remains to be one of the greatest mysteries up to this day. Falling in love with someone is one thing, but staying in love with that person is another story.

Kim shows a different side of her in this movie. Mainly known for tackling romantic-comedy roles in movies, Kim goes out of her comfort zone and portrays another mature character. The bubbly bungisngis Kim Chiu will not be seen in Zyra, her character in the movie. She is expected to have love scenes in this film.

ABS-CBN premier artist Kim Chiu portrays the role of Zyra Paez, a woman fortunate enough to know and be with her one great love.

JC portrays the role of Carl Mauricio. Carl’s turbulent past has left a scarred, and in the process, keeps hurting the woman who did nothing but love him over anything else.

Kapuso dramatic actor Dennis is Dr. Ian Arcano, a heart doctor who firmly believes in the sanctity of family and keeping it that way. Ian is a dependable friend to Zyra, but then eventually falls in love with her.

The lives of Zyra, Carl, and Ian are intertwined with one another in a story that reveals to us that like every human being, we all seek for love, but our views about it differ.

“Magagaling lahat dito umarte. Baka makakuha sila ng awards. Totoong magagaling. Maganda ang pelikula para sa pasko. One Great Movie to watch out for,” says matriarch Mother Lily Monteverde.

The movie helps us understand ourselves through the characters: are you the type to cling to someone you love no matter what or are you willing to let it go for someone you love?

The film also stars Eric Quizon portraying Dante Paez, Zyra’s loving father, who never got over of his One Great Love, discovers that he deserves a second chance at love. Nina Dolino as Annie Paez, Dante’s second wife, who is a firm believer that One Great Love exists. Miles Ocampo is Jemi Paez, sister of Zyra and who is mature for her age. She is a practical thinker, who challenges Zyra’s view about love. Marlo Mortel is Bryan Gomez, a loving free-spirited guy who falls in love with Jemi.

Directed by Eric Quizon, One Great Love opens in cinemas on December 25.

‘To Love Some Buddy’ review: It’s harmless to fall in love with your best friend

Jason Paul Laxamana’s To Love Some Buddy posits that it’s harmless to be in love with your best friend.

To Love Some Buddy revolves around best friends, Faith (Maja Salvador) and Julius (Zanjoe Marudo), who chose to give in to love and live with the consequences of choosing to cross the line and risk their friendship. As best friends they are inseparable because they both share the same dreams, same songs genre, and same perceptions in life. They agree with each other and know how to never leave each other’s side. Faith was always the one who runs to Julius every time she has a boy problem even when Julius is busy with other stuff. Since they’re so close, they are inevitably asked by other people if they’re just best friends or more than that. Julius is always the one who frustratingly explains to others that they are just friends—and that’s it. Until one night, he starts seeing Faith in a different way and tries to convince her to start dating. Faith agrees and they decide to become more than just best friends with the hope that their decision will make their bond much stronger.

The movie is for those who took the risk to find answers to the what-ifs beyond the friend-zone. It’s a journey that crosses the line in an enjoyable way. It’s very relatable and somehow very crazy because one can always entertain the thought of romantic love towards a best friend—that it’s possible to try to tell the truth that you are in love. Yes, it’s weird to be in love with a best friend, but it’s all about taking it to the next level while enjoying the relationship. The story tackles everything that usually happens when you are in a kind of relationship that begins wit friendship—the hopes, the flaws, the mistakes. Because what’s more nakakakilig is that when two persons start out as friends and end up being lovers. This movie just makes one laugh out loud, cry out loud, and love out loud.

Director Jason Paul Laxamana gave his best hugot movie yet with a fresh team-up of two of the biggest stars. Maja and Zanjoe really have the chemistry. Also, the romantic connection between them is surprising. They exude more of the friendship feels rather than the typical cheesy feels. The two have long expressed their fervor to work with each other and this indeed is a good material that made that possible.

4 out of 5 stars

Directed by Jason Paul Laxamana. Starring Maja Salvador, Zanjoe Marudo, Donny Pangilinan. Produced by Black Sheep under ABS-CBN Films.

WATCH: Hiccup must find the hidden world in new trailer for ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’

The brand new trailer for Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World finds our hero Hiccup in a quest for the hidden world as dragons and Vikings face their greatest threats ever.

Check out the new trailer below and watch How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World in Philippine cinemas February 20, 2019.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

About How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

From DreamWorks Animation comes a surprising tale about growing up, finding the courage to face the unknown…and how nothing can ever train you to let go. What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic adventure spanning their lives. Welcome to the most astonishing chapter of one of the most beloved animated franchises in film history: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.

Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. When the sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they’ve known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth. As their true destines are revealed, dragon and rider will fight together—to the very ends of the Earth—to protect everything they’ve grown to treasure.

For How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, series director Dean DeBlois returns alongside the all-star cast led by Jay Baruchel (This Is the End), America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Cate Blanchett (The House with a Clock in Its Walls, Thor: Ragnarok), Gerard Butler (Den of Thieves, Geostorm), Kristen Wiig (Ghostbusters), Craig Ferguson (Doc Martin), and F. Murray Abraham (Homeland) as the villain Grimmel.

The film is produced by Brad Lewis (Ratatouille, ANTZ) and How to Train Your Dragon series producer Bonnie Arnold (Toy Story, Tarzan).

WINNERS: QCinema International Film Festival 2018

The winners of the 6th annual QCinema International Film Festival were announced at the awarding ceremonies held at Novotel Manila in Araneta Center, Cubao this October 26, Friday.

Here are the winners of QCinema 2018:

QCinema Pylon Best Picture – ODA SA WALA

Best Director – Dwein Baltazar for ODA SA WALA
Best Screenplay – Dwein Baltazar for ODA SA WALA

Best Actor – Eddie Garcia for HINTAYAN NG LANGIT
Best Actress – Marietta Subong (Pokwang) for ODA SA WALA

Best Supporting Actor – Marcus Adoro for DOG DAYS
Best Supporting Actress – Cielo Aquino for BILLIE & EMMA

Best Artistic Achievement – Neil Daza for the Cinematography of ODA WA WALA
Gender Sensitivity Award – BILLIE & EMMA
Audience Choice Award – HINTAYAN NG LANGIT

Pylon Best Picture for Asian Next Wave – A LAND IMAGINED
Asian Next Wave Special Jury Prize – THE SEEN AND UNSEEN

Pylon Best Picture for RainbowQC – SORRY ANGEL
RainbowQC Special Jury Prize – HARD PAINT

Here are the jury members for each category:

Circle Competition
  • Hock Doong Ho
  • Max Tessier
  • Samuel Ho
  • Joachim Ng
  • Oggs Cruz
Asian Next Wave Competition
  • Paolo Villaluna
  • Bianca Balbuena-Liew
  • Anne Demy-Geroe
RainbowQC Competition
  • Sung Ho Park
  • Jay Alterejos
  • Paolo Villaluna

2nd Maginhawa Film Festival calls for entries

This coming December, Cinema Centenario celebrates its first anniversary dedicated to pay tribute to the core foundation of its existence, the one hundred years of Philippine Cinema, by launching the 2nd Maginhawa Film Festival. MFF is the biggest annual event along the food hub in Quezon City which started in 2017 as a platform to strengthen a multi-sectoral audience for the local cinema by showcasing the best films of all forms, genres, and themes. This 2018, the Festival will also hold various activities such as workshops, lectures, and seminars given by adept personalities in film industry.

Festival Dates: December 1-29, 2018
Entry Deadline: October 31, 2018

  1. Entries must have been completed after December 1, 2017.
  2. The director of the entry must be a Filipino citizen.
  3. Philippine premiere is NOT required.
  4. Films that competed on other local and foreign film festivals are still eligible to join.
  5. Films must NOT be available to the public, both online and broadcast platforms prior and during the festival.
  6. a. Full Length films both Narrative Fiction and Documentary must not exceed 3 hours including opening and closing credits.
    b. Short Features (Narrative, Animation, Documentary, Experimental) must not exceed 20 minutes and NOT be shorter than 5 minutes including credits.

Entry Guidelines:
  1. Submission of films has no entry fee.
  2. Entrant must submit a duly accomplished entry form attached with private online screener (Vimeo Link with password protection or YouTube with ‘unlisted’ privacy setting.
  3. Films can be in various local language provided that the film is subtitled in English.
  4. Films must be in digital format.
  5. Films must only be shown in MFF venue/s during the festival.
  6. Directors may submit multiple entries. However, only one film would be selected to become part of the official selection.
  7. The Festival has the sole discretion to do necessary changes on programming albeit announced.
  8. Entrant should have legal authority to submit the entry and shall hold the Festival free and harmless from any and all liabilities arising out of or in connection with copyright law and suits by third parties.

  • Best Feature Length Film Maginhawa Choice Award
  • Best Director
  • Best Performance (Actor & Actress)
  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Sound Design
  • Best Editing
  • Best Production Design
  • Best Short Film

Selection Committee
  • Edward Delos Santos Cabagnot
  • Jessica Zafra
  • Sherad Anthony Sanchez
  • Ara Chawdhury
  • Raymond Red

Application for Youth Jury

Calling all student film and media organizations. Nominate a representative from your group to be part of the 2018 Maginhawa Film Festival Jury. Must be a bonafide student and a member of a film or media organization for the school year 2017- 2018. Submit your CV with attached official endorsement from your organization and college administrator

Witching hour starts with R-16 horror film ‘Suspiria’ on Oct 31

A ballet company secretly houses witches in the latest horror movie “Suspiria”. Starring an all-women ensemble lead that includes Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Chloe Grace Moretz and Mia Goth, “Suspiria” introduces the audience to a coven of a world-renowned dance company engulfed in darkness where there are only two options: succumb in darkness or wake up from the trap of a nightmare they are in.

American dancer Susie Bannion (Johnson) arrives in 1970s Berlin hoping to join the world-renowned Helena Markos Dance Company. In her very first rehearsal, Susie stuns the company’s famed choreographer, Madame Blanc (Swinton), with her talent, vaulting to the position of lead dancer. Olga (Goth), the previous lead, breaks down and accuses the “Mothers” who run the company of being witches. But before she can flee, she is captured and tortured by a mysterious force somehow connected to Susie’s dancing. Despite these early warning signs, Susie continues her rise to the top of the dance academy at all costs. As rehearsals continue for the final performance of the company’s signature piece, “Volk,” Susie and Madame Blanc grow strangely close, suggesting that Susie’s purpose in the dance company goes beyond dancing.

Meanwhile, psychotherapist Dr. Klemperer discovers a disturbing diary from his patient, a former Markos dancer named Patricia (Moretz), outlining an ancient demonic religion practiced by the Mothers. After Patricia mysteriously disappears, the doctor tries to alert the police but gets nowhere. Taking matters into his own hands, he approaches a dancer named Sara for help. Following their meeting, Sara ventures into the depths of the dance studio’s hidden chambers, where strange and horrific discoveries await.

The emotional demands aside, Johnson says the experience of filming Suspiria was remarkable, in part because of the film’s predominantly female cast and its lack of a conventional romantic storyline. “It was the most nurturing, loving environment,” she says. “You go in thinking, ‘Okay, I’m going to film this psychotic story in an abandoned hotel with a cast of 40 women. It’s going to be mayhem!’ And yeah, everyone was on the same menstrual cycle – the whole thing was so witchy – but there was such a foundation of support and love and true, deep connections with one another. It was so liberating, and it made me feel proud to show this way of filmmaking to the world: There doesn’t have to be a leading man, or a male-female story to get the point of love across.”

The dance sequences in Suspiria are crucial: They must cast a spell on the audience to such a degree that we believe the dancers’ movements are imbued with a primal, powerful force. For Guadagnino, finding the right choreographer and aesthetic was paramount.

Johnson began dance training while she was still filming Fifty Shades Freed in Vancouver. After Jalet joined the project, she spent three weeks in Varese, Italy, working eight hours a day with the other dancers. “I danced when I was younger for about 10 years, so luckily I had a bit of a background and my body has muscle memory,” she says. “And I can understand choreography, so that was an incredible plus for me.”

Director Guadagnino calls the story “a fable of a very specific time and place, where the past was so dark that it goes hand in hand with digging into the darkness of the self.” He adds that the film reflects the feminism that swept Europe in the 1970s “in the way we describe the archetypical figure of the witch and the way the movie showcases a variety of female characters and empowers and de-victimizes the women.”

From OctoArts Films International, “Suspiria” opens in cinemas October 31. Rated R-16 without cuts by the MTRCB.

‘Halloween’ review: A fresh take on the iconic slasher

David Gordon Green’s ‘Halloween’ brings dignity to an increasingly disappointing franchise.

Coming in 40 years later, Green’s new Halloween movie ignores every single sequel that came after John Carpenter’s 1978 cult classic. This game-changing move serves as a course correction to deliver a well-made and thrilling sequel that brings some form of closure to the franchise.

The film talks about the trauma of Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) who this time around is the last line of defense against the masked serial killer Michael Myers (Nick Castle). Laurie’s experience on the first Halloween film has fully consumed her for the past four decades, making her obsessively security conscious and beyond paranoid that profoundly affects her relationships with both her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak). When Michael escaped after imprisoned for 40 years he headed home to Haddonfield on the night before Halloween. On his way to Haddonfield he managed to scare and kill victims that stand in his way – this includes Allyson Strode and some of her teenage friends, some cops, and a few other locals. Michael didn’t know that Laurie turns out to be prepared for the worst. Until he get to face Laurie and her family in a cabin were a huge satisfying and incredible tense showdown happen.

The film honors the classic forebear while developing an identity of its own. This new Halloween movie was clearly made not just by the people who adore the original film but also the modern type of horror films, with enough loving wit and self-awareness to acknowledge the film’s genre. The visuals and sound maintain the exact blend of bluntness that makes this film terrifying. The sound design is heavy, chunky, and harsh, complemented by a musical score that absolutely shreds, combining the classic Halloween theme with newer, darker material

Green creates a fresh take on the iconic slasher film, nodding to the original but used an entire modern horror toolbox. Green makes a number of explicit references to Carpenter’s film with dialogue and even shots but relies heavily on subverting expectations and the long-awaited showdown between Michael and Laurie, from which the film became more interesting. Green cleverly finds a way to relate it to the original only with the roles reversed where Laurie is no longer the prey – forming in some sort of closure to Michael. The Laurie and Michael segments are worth celebrating in the film. It succeeds at giving Laurie her due while making Michael scary again.

To cut to the chase, the film is particularly made to revive its silent killer and its closure to Laurie Strode. Audiences who longs for the same taste for the original film would actually be disappointed but there’s a lot to see in the film which has more to offer for after those disappointing sequels. Because after all, it would be a blast seeing Michael Myers back.

3.5 out of 5 stars

Directed by David Gordon Green. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Nick Castle, Virginia Gardner, and Will Patton. 109 minutes

Remake of iconic slasher film ‘Halloween’ gets R-16 rating without cuts

After making a killing with its $77.5 million No.1 debut in the US — the second-biggest opening ever for a horror film — Universal Pictures’ “Halloween” is set to slash its way to the Philippine box-office as it opens in selected cinemas Weds, October 24.

Audiences can rejoice with the news that the Movie & Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) has rated “Halloween” R-16 Without Cuts. This is a welcome development for avid fans of horror films as “Halloween” will be shown in its integral version with all the terrifying and suspenseful scenes intact. Moviegoers aged 16-years old and above will definitely have a scary good time.

About Halloween

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 executive produces and serves 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 is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.