Laurie Strode is trying battered and bruised in a behind the scene picture from Halloween Kills. After sitting on ice for 9 years, the traditional slasher franchise got here roaring again to life with final 12 months’s sequel-reboot, merely titled Halloween. The movie was an enormous industrial hit (grossing twenty-five instances its $10 million funds in theaters) and earned important popularity of its course and Jamie Lee Curtis’ efficiency as an older and traumatized Laurie from John Carpenter’s unique 1978 film. Since then, Universal and Blumhouse have introduced plans for at least two sequels, which is able to launch in 2020 and 2021.
Titled Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends, the movies will as soon as once more be directed and co-written by Halloween (2018) helmsman David Gordon Green. Curtis will equally reprise her function as Laurie in no less than Halloween Kills, with Judy Greer and Andi Matichak additionally returning as Laurie’s daughter Karen and granddaughter Allyson from the 2018 Halloween. And with manufacturing on Halloween Kills now underway, it appears Laurie is prepared for an additional showdown with Michael Myers within the movie.
Curtis took to Twitter at the moment to confirms she’s began filming her function for Halloween Kills. And as evidenced by the BTS photograph she posted (see under), Laurie herself continues to be fairly banged up from her final battle with Michael.
Gordon’s first Halloween film ended with Laurie, Karen, and Allyson trapping Michael within the basement of Laurie’s house and setting it on-fire, however not earlier than Laurie took fairly the beating throughout her showdown with the silent killing machine. The movie’s closing scene hinted that Michael had in some way managed to flee the still-burning basement, although, which is why he, Laurie, and her household will likely be again for extra in Halloween Kills. It will likely be fascinating to see how the sequel builds on the story from right here, particularly now that Karen has come to actually respect the survival abilities her mom handed onto her whereas she was rising up. With Allyson having likewise gone by a horrifying Halloween evening of her personal within the 2018 movie, Halloween Kills will certainly focus in no small quantity on the trio coping with the emotional fallout of what occurred (earlier than Michael exhibits up once more, that’s).
Although Halloween (2018) was stuffed with enjoyable callbacks to Carpenter’s 1978 movie, the hope is that Halloween Kills will likely be rather less centered on trying to the previous and slightly extra keen to enterprise into brand-new narrative territory for the Halloween collection. There will nonetheless be some nostalgia at play, naturally, what with characters like Tommy Doyle (now performed by Anthony Michael Hall) and Lindsey Wallace (Kyle Richards) coming back from Carpenter’s Halloween. Even so, Halloween Kills has the potential to take the slasher franchise to locations the place it is by no means gone earlier than, storytelling-wise. And if it does, that can make all of it the better for Halloween Ends to convey Gordon’s horror trilogy to a satisfying conclusion a 12 months later.
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Key Release Dates
- Halloween Kills (2020) launch date: Oct 16, 2020
- Halloween Ends (2021) launch date: Oct 15, 2021