Exclusive images from Halloween Kills: Michael Myers is unleashed
In 2018, Halloween effected a reboot of the franchise of sorts, serving as a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s 1978 horror classic of the same name. Previous sequels were ignored in an ambitious retcon that found killer Michael Myers institutionalized and survivor Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) – now a grandmother – still traumatized by the events 40 years earlier.
Directed by independent filmmaker David Gordon Green – who co-wrote, along with his frequent collaborator Danny McBride – Halloween (2018) was a hit, and it wasn’t long before two sequels were announced: Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends. Following a Covid delay, Halloween Kills should finally be released this fall.
The central chapter of this new trilogy, Kills picks up immediately after the first film’s finale, with Laurie, daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) fleeing the house where – spoiler! – they left masked killer Myers to burn in the basement (at least they hope so).
Halloween Kills covers the new issue of Total Film Magazine, which features new interviews with all of the key players in the slasher sequel. Below, you can see some new exclusive footage via Total Film, including Myers attacking and Laurie, Karen and Allyson escaping. Check them out below:
The film takes place over one night and is almost ready to be experienced as planned. “That’s why you make horror movies,” Green says of his excitement about finally watching Halloween Kills with a crowd. “You make them for the crowds. You do it for these reactions. You are doing it for this community which is so loving. It’s exhilarating as a filmmaker to be a part of that connection. “
Halloween Kills hits theaters in the US and UK on October 15. To learn more about the film, pick up a copy of the new issue of Total Film Magazine when it hits newsstands in stores and on digital retailers starting Friday, July 23. Check out the covers shared by Jamie Lee Curtis herself, below:
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