Michael Myers will soon be returning to the big screen with a new Halloween film on the horizon, which will surely once again haunt our nightmares.
In 2018, director David Gordon Green’s Halloween became a critical and commercial hit, acting as a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s original 1978 classic slasher, therefore completely ignoring the other follow-ups.
Naturally a sequel to Green’s hit was quickly given the green light, Halloween Kills, which will take viewers back to Haddonfield continuing the story.
Although we still have a year to wait until Myers once again unleashes chaos, the first details have been revealed about the highly anticipated horror film, including release date, cast and more.
Read on for everything we know so far.
What Is Halloween Kills About?
As we noted earlier, Halloween Kills is a direct sequel to 2018’s Halloween, thus continuing that story, so it is important to recap what happens in that nerve-shredding film.
Set 40 years after Carpenter’s original movie, Myers goes on a murder spree managing to escape whilst being transferred to another facility.
He goes up against one of his first victims Laurie Strode, who is suffering from post-traumatic stress and has spent the past four decades preparing to put an end to the trauma, by killing Myers.
In the movie we also meet Laurie’s daughter Karen and her granddaughter Allyson, with the three women taking on the killer in an epic climax, which sees him seemingly killed in a fire.
Of course though killing Myers isn’t that easy, and so during a post-credits sequence we hear his breathing, proving that he has somehow managed to survive.
Whilst returning director Green is keeping his cards close to his chest in regards to Halloween Kills plot details, we do know that it takes place on the same night as Halloween, picking up directly after that fiery conclusion.
In an interview with Empire, writer Danny McBride confirmed this, also revealing that more people join in the battle against Myers, saying: “Events in the film bring together a lot of characters who were in the 1978 film who we didn’t see last time. They gather to try, once and for all, to take down Michael, to stop this madman.”
The focus then is shifting from Laurie to the community of Haddonfield, looking at how fear can spread like a virus, although we expect the Strode family will still be very much at the heart of Halloween Kills.
Is There A Halloween Kills Trailer?
Although a full trailer is yet to be released, a 36-second teaser gives us a glimpse at the horrors to expect from Halloween Kills.
Starting with a shot of the iconic Halloween pumpkin, we see Myers picking up that mask, going to war against the community of Haddonfield, including once again the Strode family.
Laurie herself narrates the trailer, ominously saying: “Next Halloween, when the sun sets and someone is alone, he kills!”
The new teaser followed on from one released earlier this year, which appears to show how Myers may have survived and escaped the fire, as the emergency services rush to the scene.
Meanwhile the Strode family watch on helplessly from the back of a truck, clearly in despair.
Who Is Starring In Halloween Kills?
The cast of Halloween are back for Halloween Kills, including Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode, Judy Greer as Karen, Andi Matichak as Allyson, with James Jude Courtney and Nick Castle once again portraying Michael Myers.
As we mentioned earlier, several characters from the Carpenter original will return for this instalment including Marion Chambers (Nancy Stephens), Lonnie (Brent Le Page) and Sheriff Leigh Brackett (Charles Cypher).
Meanwhile Anthony Michael Hall will play an adult version of Tommy Doyle, the child from the 1978 movie, alongside other new faces who are yet to be revealed.
When Is The Halloween Kills Release Date?
Originally set to be released this year in cinemas, Halloween Kills has now been delayed a year to 15th October 2021 due to the impact of the pandemic.
Whilst it is disappointing we have to wait longer for the sequel, it is an understandable move, and we have been promised the release date won’t change again.
Will There Be More Halloween Films?
A sequel to Halloween Kills has already been confirmed to be in the works, in fact it was announced at the same time as Kills.
Titled Halloween Ends, it hints that it will conclude (for now) the series, but does a popular franchise ever really end?
Due to the delay on Halloween Kills, this film has also been bumped back a year, now being released on 14th October 2022.
Halloween Kills will be released in cinemas 15th October 2021.