The most recent entry in the “Halloween” slasher franchise is “Halloween Kills,” coming after 2018’s “Halloween,” which was a 40-year sequel to 1978’s “Halloween” by John Carpenter. The earlier sequels are no longer considered part of the franchise’s canon due to these recent movies. David Gordon Green is back directing the movie and is also one of the writers alongside Danny McBride, with Scott Teems receiving a third writing credit. There are gory images and references in this review.
Halloween Kills will now make its theatrical and online debuts on the same day, thanks to Universal’s change in distribution strategy. The reports state that the film’s October 15 release date remains unchanged.
Halloween Kills: Synopsis
The plot is developed in “Halloween Kills,” and the foundation for the trilogy’s final installment is laid. And you’ll appreciate this one too if you liked the first installment and aren’t scared of gore and blood, especially for some terrific Michael Myers’ murders.
Halloween Kills: The Plot
As Michael Myers, dubbed the boogeyman, an inhuman monster, escapes Laurie Strode’s trap and resumes his ritualistic carnage, the nightmare for the residents of Haddonfield is far from finished. The survivors decide to take matters into their own hands and establish a vigilante mob to find Michael and end the nightmare once and for all. They are joined by other town residents who Michael’s memories have plagued for 40 years.
Halloween Kills: Cast
“Halloween Kills” opens up where “Halloween 2018” left off, with Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) bleeding from a stab wound as she leaves the scene with her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson. Michael Myers (James Jude Courtney) is trapped in the basement of a burning house (Andi Matichak).
Word spreads that Michael, dubbed the boogeyman, has returned as Laurie is being transported to the hospital. The survivors, Tommy Doyle (Anthony Michael Hall), Marion Chambers (Nancy Stephens), Lindsey Wallace (Kyle Richards), and Lonnie Elam (Robert Longstreet), band together to find the serial killer who has been let loose after the rampage in 1978. Will the boogeyman be killed, or will he continue to be unstoppable?
Halloween Kills: Review
Director David Gordon Green sticks to the central idea of battling evil without diminishing the impact of the first movie in the Halloween trilogy. Every character has a unique story arc, used by David Gordon Green and his co-writers Scott Teems and Danny McBride to set the stage for the series’ resolution. The screenplay mixes seamlessly and connects to the preceding chapter because of its meticulous crafting. It perfectly captures the horrific scar Michael Myers’ abomination left on the Haddonfield citizens. Also making viewers shudder in the worst way possible is how Michael Myers carried out the murders. In contrast, despite multiple exciting plot twists, the climax is entirely predictable.
In a nutshell, “Halloween Kills” advances the story and establishes the foundation for the trilogy’s final installment. And you’ll appreciate this one too if you liked the first installment and aren’t scared of gore and blood, especially for some terrific Michael Myers’ murders.