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Spoilers ahead for Blumhouse's Halloween.
Just in time for the holiday of the same name, Halloween recently returned to theaters, complete with both Michael Myers and Jamie Lee Curtis' Laurie Strode. The film broke serious records for both the franchise and the greater film world, and provided a story that was equal parts terrifying and emotional. In addition to bringing back Laurie Strode, her family was expanded by introducing her daughter Karen (Judy Greer), and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak).
Allyson balanced both high school drama and running for her life throughout the film, with plenty of drama coming from her relationship with boyfriend Cameron. Cameron managed to survive Michael Myers' death spree, and director David Gordon Green recently revealed that he actually has future plans for the newcomer, saying:
Yeah. There's some ideas for him for later. But do you see the allusion to him and who he his? We refer to his father being Lonnie who was the young kid from the original film. There's ideas for him. There was more stuff of him and we decided to hold back and see what we could use later.
David Gordon Green's comments to Collider are certainly intriguing. While Cameron seemed like a big jerk throughout the course of Halloween, he was surprisingly spared from Michael Myers' butcher knife. This choice broke the common horror trope, where the bad/adulterous character gets murdered for their sins. In fact, we never saw the character after their break up at the dance.
Blumhouse's Halloween had plenty of references and easter eggs to John Carpenter's original slasher film, including Cameron's roots. Rather than a random Haddonfield resident, he was actually tied to the events of the first Halloween. Cameron's father was Lonnie Elam, one of the little boys who bullied young Tommy Doyle during that film's first act.
Allyson Strode went through her own journey throughout the film, learning to fight back as her grandmother did 40 years ago. Part of this path toward inner strength comes by kicking Cameron to the curb, while also rejecting his best friend's advances on her harrowing journey home. But her cheating boyfriend ultimately survived the movie, and may pop up if another Halloween movie ends up being made.
Despite being billed as Laurie Strode's final conflict with Michael Myers, it certainly seems like another Halloween movie might be possible. Like most other Halloween movies, Michael's death wasn't actually shown on screen. Jason Blum has also expressed his interest in keeping the franchise going, as Blumhouse has the rights to the iconic horror property.
Considering the massive box office performance of Blumhouse's Halloween, it certainly seems possible that another movie could be in the future. But while all three Strode women survived Michael's attack, it's unclear if Jamie Lee Curtis is interested in continuing her tenure as OG scream queen Laurie.
Blumhouse's Halloween is in theaters now. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your trips to the movies in the New Year.