Let’s be obvious, we are in the summer. What comes after summer? The fall. And what is the most notable date of the fall? Correct, Halloween!
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the plans of Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures of rebooting the Halloween saga and releasing 3 movies in a row were truncated, but now that things are almost back to normal the nightmare is reprised. Call it a reboot or a follow-up of the first original Halloween (1978) movie, that instant cult classic directed by John Carpenter, Halloween (2018) brought back to life Laurie Strode and her archenemy Michael Myers. The first one of the new trilogy that is planned to be concluded next year with Halloween Ends (2022) gave hope to the characters that the curse that has been following the Strode family was finally over. But we all knew that was not true.
In Halloween Kills (2021), minutes after Laurie Strode, her daughter Karen and granddaughter Allyson left masked monster Michael Myers caged and burning in Laurie’s basement, she is rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, believing she finally killed her lifelong tormentor. But when Michael manages to free himself from Laurie’s trap, his ritual bloodbath resumes. As Laurie fights her pain and prepares to defend herself against him, she inspires all of Haddonfield to rise up against their unstoppable monster. The Strode women join a group of other survivors of Michael’s first rampage who decide to take matters into their own hands, forming a vigilante mob that sets out to hunt Michael down, once and for all.
As happened with the previous movie, David Gordon Green has been in charge of the direction. He has also been the writer of the screenplay together with Danny McBride and Scott Teems. The movie is based on the characters created by John Carpenter and Debra Hill.
The main cast is formed by Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, and Andi Matichak, reprising their roles of the 3 generations of Strode women, together with Nick Castle again as Michael Myers. Anthony Michael Hall, Kyle Richards, Dylan Arnold, Robert Longstreet, Charles Cyphers, and Omar J. Dorsey also stars. Nancy Stephens, who has played the role of Marion Chambers in some of the entries of the franchise including the original movie is also back to the saga.
Halloween Kills (2021) is Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, grisly images, language, and some drug use. The movie is coming out on October 14, 2021, a few days because the night of Halloween, almost everywhere in the world. Here you can watch the new trailer for the movie.
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