Halloween is back in what seems like a two-part finale, ending a trilogy of movies starting with 2018’s Halloween. Blumhouse, who put out the first film in the trilogy, announced last week that they would be releasing two more Halloween movies. Both films have been slated with October release dates solidify Michael Myers taking back his reign as the King of Halloween.
The sequels come as no surprise, Halloween (2018) became the highest-grossing Halloween movie by 170 million, beating out Rob Zombie’s 2007 version of the movie. Bringing in $255 million worldwide and $159 million domestically, this movie became the highest-grossing slasher in the history of the horror sub-genre.
Halloween Kills, which will count as the first sequel, will be arriving October 16th, 2020. Although nothing has been revealed about the plot of the film, 2018’s Halloween ended with Michael Myers being locked in Laurie Strode’s (Jamie Lee Curtis) basement, where she lit the house on fire with Michael trapped inside. As always, the movie ended with Michael Myers supposedly dead. But as all Halloween sequels start, Michael Myers will most likely make a
The second sequel Halloween Ends is slated for an October 15th, 2021 release date. As the title suggests this could be the last Halloween in this series of movies, rounding out the series. As with the previous sequel not much is known about the plot, but if you have seen any of the other Halloween movies you could probably guess some elements that will be a part of these movies.
Not only did Blumhouse release the news of two new sequels, but they also announced the people returning for these movies. Jamie Lee Curtis has been announced to reprise her role as Laurie Strode, although there was a set up of a passing of the torch to her granddaughter (Andi Matichak) and daughter (Judy Greer), she will still be returning for both of these sequels. Other returning names include David Gordon Green, who directed and wrote Halloween(2018) and Danny Mcbride, Chris Bernier, and Paul Brad Logan who co-wrote the film.
One of the other most important keys to a good Halloween sequel will also be returning, and that is the legend himself John Carpenter will be composing the score of the movie as he did in the 2018 version.
Halloween (2018) was directed by David Gordon Green and co-written by Danny Mcbride, Chris Bernier, and Paul Brad Logan. John Carpenter was the composer on the film, as he was on a few of the Halloween sequels over the years. The cast includes Jamie Lee Curtis(as Laurie Strode), Judy Greer (as Karen), Andi Matichak (as Allyson), James Jude Courtney(as the Shape), Nick Castle(As the Shape/Original Shape), Haluk Bilginer(as Dr. Sartain) and Will Patton(as Officer Hawkins).
Are you excited to have new Halloween installments two Octobers in a row, or are you tired of the series? Let us know what you think in the comments.