Could this be the most violent Halloween movie of all time? After a year of delays, Universal and Blumhouse are finally getting ready to release HALLOWEEN KILLS, the long-awaited sequel to David Gordon Green’s forty-years later sequel. As previously revealed, the film picks up in the immediate aftermath of the last movie, with the setting still October 31st, 2018. Jamie Lee Curtis is back as the iconic Laurie Strode, with Judy Greer back as her estranged daughter Karen and Andi Matichak as her granddaughter Allyson.
As rumored, the film gets behind Michael Myers’ connection to the residents of Haddonfield, including Anthony Michael Hall’s Tommy Doyle. He was one of the kids Laurie babysat in John Carpenter’s original. You can see him in the trailer briefly wielding a bat. It seems like the movie gets into Michael’s knack of escaping certain death – will there be a paranormal reason for his seemingly eternal nature? Maybe not, but even still, this looks mighty cool – and ultra-violent with some gruesome kills teased in the trailer. I’m digging the flashback to Halloween II, which was also memorably set the same night as its predecessor. Whatever the case, Halloween Kills, which comes out October 15th, already has another sequel, Halloween Ends, set to come out almost exactly a year later, on October 14th, 2022.