The horror genre has been enjoying a renaissance for a number of years now, including David Gordon Green’s 2018 Halloween sequel. Jamie Lee Curtis’ return to Laurie Strode resulted in record breaking box office numbers, while Blumhouse quickly ordered two more films from the same team. And Curtis can’t stop, won’t stop hyping up the release of Halloween Kills.
Halloween Kills will pick up immediately after the events of the 2018 movie, and will feature a number of returning characters from John Carpenter 1978 original. The upcoming slasher was pushed back a full year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’ll finally arrive in a matter of weeks. Jamie Lee Curtis teased the next Halloween installment on social media, posting:
Is it October yet? Because while the end of summer is always a bummer, I’m ready to finally return to Haddonfield in a matter of days. Jamie Lee Curtis and company seem similarly excited about getting Halloween Kills in theaters, to the joy of the generations of fans out there.
The above post comes to us from Jamie Lee Curtis’ personal Instagram account. She’s got a whopping 3.3 million followers on the social media outlet, and often uses it to share a glimpse behind highly anticipated projects like Borderlands and Halloween Kills. Luckily, we’re getting ever closer to seeing the latter movie finally arrive on the big screen.
2018’s Halloween movie was an emotional and chilling experience that focused on the trauma of Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and how that affected her familial relationships. But it looks like Halloween Kills will zoom out, as the town of Haddonfield arms up and becomes an angry mob. As a reminder, you can check out the trailer below:
Jamie Lee Curtis previously teased how Halloween Kills will “unpack” the events of John Carpenter's 1978 original. The cast of characters certainly seems to hint at this, as a number of survivors from Michael Myers’ first attack will be featured. This includes the return of OG actors Kyle Richards, Nancy Stephens, and Charles Cyphers. We'll also be meeting adult version of characters Tommy Doyle and Lonnie Elam, played by Anthony Michael Hall and Robert Longstreet respectively.
Following the upcoming sequel, the current trilogy of films will wrap up with Halloween Ends-- still directed and written by David Grordon Green and Danny McBride respectively. It’s unclear who will survive to make it into that threequel, but Jamie Lee Curtis has teased that this might be her final bow as Laurie Strode. After all, she’s been playing the final girl on and off for decades now.
Halloween Kills is currently expected to arrive in theaters on October 15th. In the meantime, check out the 2021 movie release dates to plan your next movie experience.
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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