As far as horror franchises go, there are few quite as beloved as Halloween. John Carpenter's 1978 classic brought the slasher genre to audiences for the first time, while also making Jamie Lee Curtis a household name. The property has never been far from theaters, but recently had an exciting resurgence thanks to Blumhouse's 2018 Halloween sequel. Two more movies are on the way, starting with David Gordon Green's follow-up Halloween Kills. And we've just gotten our first glimpse at that highly anticipated movie, thanks to Curtis herself.
Jamie Lee Curtis is one of the world's first Scream Queens, and Halloween Kills will mark her whopping sixth appearance as Laurie Strode. Curtis has always brought a strong performance to Laurie, but Blumhouse's Halloween allowed her to truly delve into the character's psyche and trauma. And to celebrate the holiday the franchise is named after, the 60 year-old actress shared footage from the set of Halloween Kills with the fans. Check it out.
Well, one thing is for sure. It's going to be a long year waiting for Halloween Kills to arrive in theaters. And David Gordon Green and company are not going to hold back on the scares and kills for this one. And that makes sense, given Michael took out an impressive 16 people throughout the course of the last sequel.
This new video (which comes from Curtis' Twitter) shows a handful of brief glimpses onto the set of Halloween Kills, which looks like it's going to be a bloody great ride when it hits theaters next October. Production has returned to Haddonfield, and it looks like the denizens of the sleepy town are in for another deadly encounter with The Boogeyman. Although just what the movie will be about is hard to discern from this quick look at the set.
As the clip open, we see the set from an outside perspective, and see director/writer David Gordon Green behind the camera for Halloween Kills. We hear the sound of female voices, who are trying to suss out where Michael Myers was located. In between the shots of those girls on a swing set, we're treated to the first look at Michael Myers in the upcoming movie, as well as bloody hands gripping a knife.
Further into the video, we can see the return of Laurie's daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and Granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak), who both managed to survive their first encounter with The Shape. Allyson can be seen stepping out of a truck, shotgun in hand. It's a badass visual, and seemingly hints at where the character will go when she's forced to fight for her life a second time.
Karen is also shown, once again rocking her signature Christmas sweater and seemingly being questioned by the police. It looks like we'll catch up with the Strode women directly after the events of the last Halloween movie, which saw them narrowly escape Michael Myers and trap him in Laurie's home/trap. So we shouldn't expect a tie jump. At least, not at the very top of the Halloween Kills.
While the above image shows quick shots of bullets flying and action sequences, perhaps the best part comes at the very end, with a greeting from Jamie Lee Curtis herself. Lying in a pool of fake blood on a stretcher, Curtis wishes the fans out there a Happy Halloween. I guess everyone's entitled to one good scare.
Halloween Kills is set to arrive in theaters on October 16, 2020. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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