Jamie Lee Curtis has released the first-look footage from Halloween Kills, hinting at how Michael Myers survived the events of the last movie. Following the success of 2018’s Halloween (a direct continuation of John Carpenter’s 1978 slasher classic that ignores every other sequel since), Blumhouse and Universal are moving forward with a pair of new installments in the forms of Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends. Co-writer and director David Gordon Green is back at the helm for both films, which he’ll shoot in rapid succession for releases dates in October 2020 and 2021.
Production on Halloween Kills began about a week into October, with Curtis reprising her iconic role as Laurie Strode along with Judy Greer and Andi Matichak as Laurie’s daughter Karen and granddaughter Allyson. Plot details are being kept under-wraps for now, other than the film will obviously involve Michael Myers (James Jude Courtney and Nick Castle) once again stalking the Strode women and presumably killing a whole lot of people along the way. As for how Michael survived the trap Laurie set for him in Green’s Halloween, well, that’s a good question.
What with today being Halloween and all, Curtis has released the first look footage from Halloween Kills online via her Twitter account. You can check it out, below.
For the most part, this video is composed of behind the footage and clips of Green directing on the Halloween Kills set, culminating with a few seconds of Curtis laid out on a stretcher, her arms covered in blood and cheerfully wishing everyone a Happy Halloween. By the look of things, the sequel will pick up shortly after the ending to Halloween (2018), with Laurie being escorted to the hospital to receive treatment for the terrible wounds she suffered while battling Michael. And speak of the boogeyman: the silent killer can briefly be seen (at 15 seconds in) on the front porch of Laurie’s burning house, having broken out of her basement before being turned into a crisp.
It remains to be seen how, exactly, he broke free, but considering it’s Michael Myers, it doesn’t take a massive leap to assume he smashed his way out somehow (perhaps with that item he’s holding in his hand). Green’s Halloween turned the famous horror villain into the walking embodiment of the emotional trauma that’s afflicted Laura for the last forty years (affecting her relationships with both Karen and Allyson along the way), so his return here was not only expected, but necessary from a storytelling angle. And while it would be great to see Laurie defeat her “demon” once and for all, things may ultimately play out a little differently when Halloween Kills arrives. Here’s to the next year of speculating, in the meantime.
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- Halloween Kills (2020) release date: Oct 16, 2020
- Halloween Ends (2021) release date: Oct 15, 2021