Halloween Kills just added another movie star from the original 1978 Halloween. The upcoming sequel to 2018’s reboot-quel of the franchise from director David Gordon Green is quickly coming together for its 2020 release. A new member to the cast, but someone who is not new to Halloween, has joined the film. That someone is Lindsey Wallace herself, Kyle Richards. Take a look:
Little Lindsey Wallace is all grown up now and so is Kyle Richards, who will be returning to the franchise after over 40 years for Halloween Kills. Kyle Richards played Lindsey Wallace in John Carpenter’s 1978 horror classic when she was just a kid. As a child actor she was something of a mainstay in horror movies, having also starred in films like The Watcher in the Woods, Eaten Alive, and The Car.
Kyle Richards has also had recurring roles on Little House on the Prairie and E.R. over the years, but more recently she is best known for portraying herself on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
In the original Halloween, Kyle Richards’ Lindsey Wallace is one of the kids watched over by Laurie Strode’s friend Annie Brackett, who was the daughter of Sheriff Leigh Brackett. In the film, while watching Lindsey on Halloween night, Annie wants to meet up with her boyfriend Paul, so she drops Lindsey off with Laurie, who is babysitting Tommy Doyle nearby. Later, while being hunted by Michael Myers, Laurie saves Lindsey and Tommy and gets them to safety.
As one of the survivors of that original killing spree, Lindsey Wallace was able to grow up and it seems she will now return to Haddonfield. Whether or not she will be able to survive Michael Myers a second time, we’ll have to wait and see. According to HalloweenMovies.com, speaking about Kyle Richards’ return to the series, producer Malek Akkad said:
We couldn’t be happier, and are so excited that Kyle is coming home to her Halloween roots.
One of the guiding principles of the modern, rebooted Halloween franchise has seemingly been to return the series to its roots, and this is reflected in its casting. These newer films are bringing back characters and actors from the original, both paying homage to John Carpenter’s genre-defining film and staying true to the story, seeing how the events of that film shaped the lives of those who experienced them.
In addition to Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode, Nick Castle will once again return as The Shape himself, and Charles Cyphers is expected to return as Sheriff Leigh Brackett. Lindsey Wallace isn’t the only one of Laurie Strode’s babysitting kids that is all grown up because Tommy Doyle will also be in Halloween Kills. Though he will not be played by original actor Brian Andrews (or later actor Paul Rudd) and will instead be played by Anthony Michael Hall.