'Halloween Ends' will 'bring closure' to Laurie and Michael Myers' story

Tom Butler
·Senior Editor
Jamie Lee Curtis returned as Laurie Strode in the 2018 reboot of 'Halloween'. (Credit: Universal)
Jamie Lee Curtis returned as Laurie Strode in the 2018 reboot of 'Halloween'. (Credit: Universal)

Halloween Ends, the third film in director David Gordon Green’s slasher reboot trilogy, will finally bring an end to the battle between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers that began in 1978.

Green’s 2018 film Halloween was a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s original film and it ignored the events of all the other sequels and reboots in the horror series. It saw Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode confronting the masked killer, who she faced as a teenager, forty years on. Its sequel, Halloween Kills, was due to land in cinemas this October but was recently pushed back to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, delaying Halloween Ends to 2022.

Talking to Total Film, the director said while Halloween Kills deals with “a community that is united by outrage, and divided in how to deal with evil”, the third film would be a completely different beast entirely.

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“[Halloween Ends is] a very different movie than Kills, and both Halloweens," Green says.

"The script feels very fun. For me, it was essential to say, ‘Here’s a conclusive episode to my trilogy.’ I’m trying to bring closure to my ‘Laurie Strode versus Michael Myers’ storytelling.”

Green wrote the script for Halloween Ends with Danny McBride, Paul Brad Logan (Manglehorn) and Chris Bernier (Hulu’s The House).

Horror maestro John Carpenter recently revealed that Michael Myers’ murder spree in Halloween Kills, which picks up right after the events of the previous film, is unlike anything he’s seen before.

“The cut is done,” Carpenter told IndieWire. “They’ll mix it in New York in the next week or so. Then it will be in the can. My work is all done.

American actress Jamie Lee Curtis on the set of Halloween, written and directed by John Carpenter. (Photo by Compass International Pictures/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
American actress Jamie Lee Curtis on the set of Halloween, written and directed by John Carpenter. (Photo by Compass International Pictures/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)

“The movie is something else,” he teases. “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!”

He later broke the news that fans would have to wait a bit longer to see Michael Myers back in action again, saying he was “heartbroken” to be discussing a delay.

“If we release in October of this year [2020] as planned, we have to face the reality that the film would be consumed in a compromised theatrical experience,” he wrote.

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However he promised that the “wild and vibrant production” was a “creative playground” that fans will find to be an “unexpected entry into this franchise”. He also confirmed David Gordon Green’s film would be getting an IMAX release too.

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