The past few years have been a good time to be a horror fan, as the genre has been in a bit of a renaissance. Plenty of quality movies have hit theaters in recent years, making money at the box office while also becoming critical darlings. Many of these new classics have come from Blumhouse, including 2018’s Halloween. That story is being expanded into a bonafide trilogy, with Halloween Kills starting filming in the perfect way.
David Gordon Green and Danny McBride are back as director and writer of Halloween Kills respectively, reuniting them with the current cast, new faces, and OG actors from John Carpenter’s 1978 original. Fans are eager to see what Green has in store narratively, and his crew welcomed him to the director’s chair in a hilarious way: with a butcher knife. Check it out below.
David Gordon Green is a massive fan of the Halloween franchise, so this is a solid way to welcome the filmmaker back to set. Michael Myers is synonymous with his mask and signature butcher knife, which he uses to dispense of babysitters. And with two more movies coming, smart money says the bodies are going to begin piling up.
This image comes to us from Reddit, posted by Blumhouse’s official account. Aside from being a funny image, the update should be massively exciting for fans of the long-running horror franchise. Halloween Kills actually beginning production makes the movie all the more real, in addition to Halloween Ends which will be released the following October.
David Gordon Green and company really succeeded with 2018’s Halloween, winning the generations of fans over with visual homages and a suspense-based story that more closely resembled John Carpenter’s original movie. Blumhouse’s sequel started a new timeline for the franchise, ignoring the myriad sequels that have been released over the years. It was a direct sequel to Carpenter’s 1978 classic, and one that was deeply focused on the psyche of Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode.
We saw how Laurie’s encounter with the boogeyman as a teenager traumatized her, and fractured her relationships with both her family and the outside world. She was convinced Michael would one day come back for her, a suspicion that was proven right once The Shape escaped from Smith’s Grove. Michael returned to Haddonfield as an agent of chaos, killing and sparing people at random before finding Laurie and her family.
Halloween Kills looks like it’ll connect deeply to John Carpenter’s original movie, with characters from that iconic horror flick returning for the upcoming sequel. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ Kyle Richards is reprising her role as Lindsey Wallace, with Antony Michael Hall playing Tommy Doyle. Jamie Lee Curtis recently teased that the sequel will unpack the trauma from the first movie, and examine the culture of violence.
All will be revealed when Halloween Kills hits theaters October 16th, 2020. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.