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John Carpenter will executive produce the next Halloween movie

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John Carpenter, director of the original 1978 Halloween, will return to the horror franchise once again to executive produce the movie's 10th sequel, Entertainment Weekly reports. This is Carpenter's first involvement with the series since 1983's Halloween III, which Carpenter produced alongside his Halloween co-creator Debra Hill. He also co-wrote Halloween II in 1981.

"Thirty-eight years after the original Halloween I’m going to help to try to make the tenth sequel the scariest of them all," Carpenter said in a statement to Entertainment Weekly.

The scariest of them all

As EW notes, 1978's Halloween was critically and commercially successful, grossing $47 million on a budget of just around $300,000. Halloween II was slightly less well-received, and Halloween III, which didn't feature Michael Myers, was, at least initially, considered a flop. Since then, there have been several more installments, including Rob Zombie's 2007 fan tribute and 2002's Resurrection, which starred Busta Rhymes.

There's no word yet on when the next Halloween will be released.