In 2020, entertainment comes to a standstill due to the ongoing global pandemic. Countless films have been postponed (sometimes by an entire year) in hopes of making a profit at the box office once theaters return to normal. David Gordon Green’s Halloween Kills was one of those projects, which will now hit theaters in October 2021, just in time for the titular holiday. While little is known about the highly anticipated slasher, Green recently explained his “aggressive” approach to the sequel.
The 2018 Halloween film was a huge hit in theaters, with David Gordon Green and company creating a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s 1978 original. That film focused primarily on the impact of Laurie Strode’s trauma on her family, while Halloween Kills will feature a host of recurring characters for an ensemble project. Green recently explained how he put together his second installment in the franchise:
David Gordon Green’s statement to Total Film is sure to please die-hard Halloween fans who were disappointed when Halloween Kills was postponed for a full year. While the film’s content remains a complete mystery, all reports from the set have revealed just how violent and intense the upcoming sequel will be. And it seems that Green specifically focused on tightening up the story so that he didn’t have to hold back at all.
In fact, it was previously revealed that Halloween Kills will pick up shortly after the end of the last film. Laurie, Karen and Allyson are in the back of a truck after fighting Michael Myers and trapping him in the basement to be burned alive. Unfortunately, The Shape seems to survive, which prompts Haddonfield and its various survivors to arm themselves to take on the villain.
David Gordon Green gathered a large cast for “Halloween Kills”. In addition to the scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis, several actors reprise their roles from John Carpenter’s original film: Kyle Richards, Charles Cyphers and Nancy Stephens. In addition, actors Anthony Michael Hall and Robert Longstreet will play the adult versions of Tommy Doyle and Lonnie Elam respectively. It’s a great cast, and smart money says a lot of them are going to die before Michael Myers is finished.
Even the first teaser for Halloween Kills was exciting and shows the chaos Haddonfield will be in in October. Michael Myers’ rampage through the city in the aftermath of 2018 was random and terrifying, and it seems that citizens are finally standing up for themselves. It will also be interesting to see how Laurie’s relationship with her daughter and granddaughter changes as a result of their shared experience.