How long will the drought without a new Halloween film last?

We are quickly approaching four years since Rob Zombie’s Halloween II first appeared in theaters back on August 28th, 2009.   That date will mark the fourth longest period in the HalloweeN franchise without a new movie to date, and with Halloween 3-D (or Halloween 3/Halloween Reboot/?) all but abandoned the drought is likely to become significantly longer.

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Given the facts that no new updates have been given about another film and with this year already halfway spent, it would be a surprise if we see a new entry sooner than two years at a minimum.  If this proves true, it would be the longest drought between installments in the franchise’s history.

Only Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers had a gap of six years between them and their predecessors, and they each realized very different outcomes.  Halloween 4 was a commercial and critical success while Halloween 6 (although myself and many others like the film) failed both commercially and critically.

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Optimistically, I’m hoping that we will have news of the next Halloween movie being “in the works” by the end of the year or no later than next year.  If this is the case it would be very possible to have another movie in the Halloween franchise ready for theaters by Halloween season 2015.  Hopefully, this next entry will benefit from the long wait and be one of the best we’ve seen yet!

The approximate periods between entries in the Halloween film franchise are as follows (listed in order of longest period between films to shortest):

FILM ENTRIES:                                                                                   PERIOD BETWEEN FILMS:

* Halloween III (10-22, 1982) to Halloween 4 (10-21, 1988)                                                  6 yrs

* Halloween 5 (10-13, 1989) to  Halloween 6 (9-29, 1995)                                                    6 yrs

* Halloween Resurrection (7-12, 2002) to Rob Zombie’s Halloween (8-31, 2007)                5 yrs

* Halloween: H20 (8-5, 1998) to Halloween: Resurrection (7-12, 2002)                                4 yrs

* Rob Zombie’s Halloween II (8-28, 2009) to Halloween 3/Halloween 3-D/Reboot?             4 yrs

* Halloween (10-25, 1978) to Halloween II (10-30, 1981)                                                      3 yrs

* Halloween 6 (9-29, 1995) to Halloween: H20 (8-5, 1998)                                                   3 yrs

* Rob Zombie’s H1 (8-31, 2007) to Rob Zombie’s H2 (8-28, 2009)                                       2 yrs

* TIE: HII (10-30, 1981) /HIII (10-22, 1982) and H4 (10-21, 1988)/H5 (10-13, 1989)            1 yr

21 thoughts on “How long will the drought without a new Halloween film last?”

  1. I could have sworn I saw a trailer for a new Halloween movie back in December at the movies… guess they decided not to release it.

    1. no more remakes damnit

    2. Hell Im tired of everything being remade. If anything, they should re-release the originals back to theaters.

  2. James Singleton says:

    I didn't see it so I don't knw lol I think your right to Jackson Chapman.

    1. Yeah and if I am not wrong., I remember it having the pumpkin like in the original… and clips of Michael and the Halloween theme. And it didn't have a date, it just said 2013. I don't know. I never even saw the trailer again.

  3. Justin Beahm says:

    Why does it matter how long it takes between films?

  4. slash69 says:

    There was nothing ever promoted for the new 3 and we will be lucky if this project is ever picked up….I love M Myers

  5. Alejo Gomez says:


  6. Please no more Rob Zombie versions. I want to see the real deal!

  7. Carrie Martz says:

    So ready for another movie continuing the original story! I wanna know what happened to jaimie's son.

  8. Brian Bug-z Weston II says:


  9. jrm025 says:

    I loved what he did with the remakes! Still nothing as good as the OG, But nonetheless they were pretty good movies and brought some creditability back to the masks. HELL, At least it didn’t tank like “The Lords Of Salem”. NOW THAT sucked!

  10. gmarockin says:

    Bring back the real Michael. Even my 20 something daughters will watch the originals over and over, they cant stand the RZ halloweens. My grandson is now a fan of the originals. I agree with Carrie, pick up from Stephen or with John. There is still a long way to go. STOP the remakes.

  11. Will they just continue the franchise from "Resurrection" already? As we recall he wakes up at the end of "Resurrection". Will someone out there give all of us real Halloween fans what we want? Bring back the real Michael! Not this Rob Zombie mess.

  12. Nita Selasie Agbodzah says:

    so did i

  13. Michael Allen Brown says:

    What ever happened to his niece in 6 after she killed her dad

  14. DA Shredder says:

    word honestly having the 3D version of the orignal 1978 classic like they did with Star Wars Phantom Menace 3D would be nice hoping for new releases of Michael MYers classic toys by NECA !

  15. She never killed her dad……She atttacked her adopted mother but she lived..Micheal killed his niece in the beginning of 6.

  16. Steve east says:

    Hey.what ever happened to Laurie strode son & daughter Halloween 4&5 also her son who played in H2o & resurrection all of this should start from there that are all good movies I started watching them on amc tv when I was 15 I was n he high school and I told my cousin and we started watching em and a couple of years after that I told my boyfriend(fiancé) I’ve been watching theses movies since I was 15 he was like WOW and he started watching em with me when I seen Jamie lee Curtis in the movie I was that’s her she was young and I wanted to see what the movie was like.when I seen the movie I like what the hell lol it was a darn good movie all of em please make lots of em not remakes they are the same ones they’re not the same now with Michael Myers he can so some damage like get the job done he don’t waste no time he nows what he wants and looking for and gets it the are my most favorite and memorable movies I won’t never forget ant thanks who ever made. Michael come out with some new ones with same and new characters too

  17. I want a continuing story of Michael Myers going after his nephew. He's still alive, so go from there. NO MORE stupid remakes!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It just ruins the originals.

  18. I would really love it if there was another Halloween. Me personally i think Halloween is the best horror movie there as ever been. Please make another Halloween.

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