Scaring Up ‘Halloween: Nightdance’
Ah, as Valentine’s Day nears, it’s time to turn your thoughts to… Halloween?
Comic Book Resources has an interesting interview with Stefan Hutchinson, the writer of Halloween: Nightdance, a four-issue miniseries hitting shelves in February from Devil’s Due Publishing. The topics of discussion include, of course, "Why February?"
What’s really interesting about the interview, however, is what Hutchinson has to say about the "Halloween" film franchise and when he believes it lost its edge.
As Hutchinson explains it:
The first half of [the first "Halloween" film] is all in daylight, with very ‘normal’ characters, and it’s really, really creepy. You can’t really get that when you have Busta Rhymes performing Kung-Fu moves on a villain that worked principally due to his uncertain and ethereal eerieness. It’s the same sense of disappointment that comes from finding out the Wonderful Wizard of Oz is just an old man.
Even if you aren’t the sort to buy into the Halloween comics, you’ll be certain of one thing after you read the interview: Hutchinson knows his "Halloween" history.