No matter how many knives are plunged into the back of Michael Myers, or how many times he’s burnt in a house fire, the horror icon just keeps coming back. Having enjoyed a healthy life of 11 feature films, despite him having died at the end of nearly every single one, Myers is now back in the trailer for David Gordon Green’s sequel film Halloween Kills.
Originally intended for a 2020 release, Halloween Kills became part of a long list of films delaying their arrival due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Halloween Kills is coming out next October come hell or high water, vaccine or no vaccine. It is coming out,” producer Jason Blum announced in 2020, with that promise soon to be fulfilled, with the film’s first trailer having been released online this morning.
According to the official Halloween Kills synopsis released by Universal, the plot reads: “Minutes after Laurie Strode (Curtis), her daughter Karen (Greer), and granddaughter Allyson (Matichak) left masked monster Michael Myers caged and burning in Laurie’s basement, Laurie 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.”
Continuing, the synopsis reveals where the climax of the film could lead as the whole town becomes incessant on Myers’ demise, reading: “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.”
Speaking in an interview in 2020, director of the original horror film, and the writer of the soundtrack for the new film, John Carpenter, commented about the tone of the new film, stating: “The movie is something else. It’s fun, intense and brutal, a slasher movie times one hundred, big time. It’s huge. I’ve never seen anything like this: the kill count!”.
Halloween Kills opens in cinemas October 15. Watch the official trailer below: