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Horror Happenings: HALLOWEEN RETURNS, BATES MOTEL Renewed and More!

Halloween Is Returning to the Big Screen

Fans of the Halloween franchise got some great news this week when it was announced that Michael Myers will be coming home again. After a long break from the big screen, Halloween Returns has hired Marcus Dunstan to direct the 11th film in the franchise which will begin shooting next month. There is no word on what the story will be, but Dunstan wrote the script with Patrick Melton who are the guys behind The Collector movies. We’ll keep you posted as news on the film breaks…

Bates Motel Renewed for Seasons Four and Five

Good news, horror friends: Bates Motel has been renewed for a fourth and fifth season! Even better? All 20 episodes will air in 2016. Hooray! I happen to be a big fan of the original series, although I was admittedly skeptical at first. Aside from what I thought was an anticlimactic season finale, the rest of Season Three was tense, exciting, and incredibly well acted. I can’t wait to see where the series goes!

Netflix Orders Original Supernatural Genre Series

Netflix is getting back into the horror game. The streaming service has ordered an original series, formerly titled Montauk, from Wayward Pines writers the Duffer brothers. According to Entertainment Weekly, the series takes place in the 1980’s and revolves around a little boy gone missing in addition to “top secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one very strange little girl.” EW also reports that Winona Ryder has joined the cast as the mother of the boy gone missing. The series is expected to premiere in 2016.

Are you looking forward to seeing Michael Myers back on the big screen? Do you think they should continue down the path of Rob Zombie’s movies? Tell us your thoughts on Halloween Returns and other horror news in the comments!

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