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Halloween Kills is a 2021 American horror film directed by David Gordon Green, based off this characters by John Carpenter and Debra Hill and it is a sequel to the 2018 film Halloween. It stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Andi Matichak, and Judy Greer reprising the role on the main characters while Will Patton has been portrayed Frank Hawkins and Nick Castle and James Jude Courtney was also created a costume of Michael Myers with mask while he holds a knife.

Jason Blum serves as a producer on the film through his Blumhouse Productions banner, alongside Malek Akkad and Bill Block. Before the release of the 2018 film, McBride in June 2018 confirmed that he and Green had originally intended to pitch two films that would be shot back-to-back, and then decided against it, waiting to see the reaction to the first film. Following the critical and commercial success of the last film, development on the sequel promptly began as early as October 2018. By February 2019, Teems was hired to co-write the script. The film's title was officially announced in July 2019, along with its sequel. Principal photography commenced in September 2019 in Wilmington, North Carolina.

The film will be released in the United States on October 15, 2021 by Universal Pictures. A sequel, titled Halloween Ends, is scheduled to be released on October 14, 2022. About that film received a Venice Film Festival Awards on September 8, 2021.

Premise

Minutes after Laurie Strode, her daughter Karen, and granddaughter Allyson left masked monster Michael Myers caged and burning in Laurie's basement, Laurie is rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, believing she finally killed her lifelong tormentor. But when Michael manages to free himself from Laurie's trap, his ritual bloodbath resumes. As Laurie fights her pain and prepares to defend herself against him, she inspires all of Haddonfield to rise up against their unstoppable monster. The Strode women join a group of other survivors of Michael’s first rampage who decide to take matters into their own hands, forming a vigilante mob that sets out to hunt Michael down, once and for all.

Synopsis

And the Halloween night when Michael Myers returned isn’t over yet.

Minutes after Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), her daughter Karen (Judy Greer), and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) left masked monster Michael Myers caged and burning in Laurie's basement, Laurie is rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, believing she finally killed her lifelong tormentor.

But when Michael manages to free himself from Laurie's trap, his ritual bloodbath resumes. As Laurie fights her pain and prepares to defend herself against him, she inspires all of Haddonfield to rise up against their unstoppable monster.

The Strode women join a group of other survivors of Michael's first rampage who decide to take matters into their own hands, forming a vigilante mob that sets out to hunt Michael down, once and for all.

Evil dies tonight.

— Universal Pictures

Cast

  • Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode
  • James Jude Courtney and Nick Castle as Michael Myers/The Shape
    - Airon Armstrong as Michael Myers (young)
  • Judy Greer as Karen Nelson
  • Andi Matichak as Allyson Nelson
  • Will Patton as Deputy Frank Hawkins
    - Thomas Mann as Frank Hawkins (young)
  • Anthony Michael Hall as Tommy Doyle
  • Kyle Richards as Lindsey Wallace
  • Robert Longstreet as Lonnie Elam
    - Tristian Eggerling as Lonnie Elam (young)
  • Nancy Stephens as Marion Chambers
  • Charles Cyphers as Leigh Brackett
  • Dylan Arnold as Cameron Elam
  • Jibrail Nantambu as Julian Morrisey
  • Drew Scheid as Oscar
  • Omar Dorsey as Sheriff Barker
  • Brian F. Durkin as Deputy Graham.
  • Mike Dupree as the Ventriloquist
  • Carmela McNeal as Vanessa
  • Michael Smallwood as Marcus
  • Diva Tyler as Sondra
  • Salem Collins as Christy
  • Lenny Clarke as Roger
  • Donald Pleasence as Dr. Samuel Loomis (archival footage)
  • Haluk Bilginer as Dr. Ranbir Sartain (archival footage)

Production

Development

In June 2018, Danny McBride confirmed that he and David Gordon Green had originally intended to pitch two films that would be shot back-to-back, and then decided against it, waiting to see the reaction to the first film:

"We were going to shoot two of them back-to-back. Then we were like, 'Well, let's not get ahead of ourselves. This could come out, and everyone could hate us, and we'd never work again. So, let's not have to sit around for a year while we wait for another movie to come out that we know people aren't going to like.' So, we were like, 'Let's learn from this, and see what works, and what doesn't.' But we definitely have an idea of where we would go [with] this branch of the story and hopefully we get a chance to do it."

In September 2018, producer Jason Blum said that "we will do a sequel if the movie performs". By October 2018, after the film's opening weekend, McBride confirmed that early development on a sequel had begun.

In February 2019, Collider exclusively confirmed Scott Teems was in talks to write the script, having collaborated with Blumhouse Productions on several projects in development. Teems had also written a story treatment for the film prior to the negotiations. Blum, Malek Akkad and Bill Block will return as producers, while Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer and Andi Matichak are expected to reprise their roles.

Pre-Production

In June 2019, it was reported that a sequel would begin filming in September 2019, with Green returning to write the script and direct and Curtis, Greer, and Matichak reprising their roles from the 2018 film. On 19 July 2019, Universal Pictures revealed the titles and release dates of two sequels were announced: Halloween Kills, set to be released on October 16, 2020, and Halloween Ends, set to be released on October 15, 2021. Green will direct both films and co-write the scripts with McBride, and Curtis will reprise her role in both films. Teems was confirmed as a co-writer for Halloween Kills, while Paul Brad Logan and Chris Bernier were announced as co-writers of Halloween Ends.

Casting for extras were announced in late August 2019.

Casting

On July 26, 2019, it was confirmed that Nick Castle will return for both sequels for some scenes as Michael Myers with James Jude Courtney again playing Myers for the majority of the films. On August 26, 2019, it was announced that Anthony Michael Hall would join the cast as Tommy Doyle, a character portrayed by Brian Andrews in the original Halloween film. Paul Rudd, who played Doyle in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, was approached to reprise his role, but declined as he was unavailable due to his commitments to Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

On August 30, 2019, it was announced that Kyle Richards would reprise her role as Lindsey Wallace from the original film. Charles Cyphers was officially confirmed to return in October, his first role in a film since Methodic in 2007. On September 5, 2019, it was reported that Robert Longstreet would play Lonnie Elam, a character from the original film. On September 27, 2019, Nancy Stephens, who portrayed Nurse Marion Chambers in the original film and its sequels Halloween II and Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, was cast to reprise her role. Jibrail Nantambu is set to reprise his role as Julian from the previous film; while Victoria Paige Watkins and Brian F. Durkin joined the cast. In May 2021, it was revealed that Thomas Mann would appear in an undisclosed role.

Filming

On July 19, 2019, a spokesperson for Blumhouse Productions confirmed that Halloween Kills and its sequel Halloween Ends will commence production and filming in Wilmington, North Carolina at the same time. The movie commenced filming September 16, 2019. According to a film permit obtained from the city, there will be a news reporter scene giving updates on the events of the 2018 film. Filming in Wilmington on September 20 to 21 involved a car wreck scene. Additional photography included simulated gunfire scenes on September 27, September 30, and October 1. Additional filming occurred on October 16, 2019. Filming concluded on November 3, 2019.

In an interview with Andi Matichak, it was revealed that filming was planned back-to-back with Halloween Ends but did not occur due to the "intense schedule".

Release

This film released in October 15, 2021 on theatrical release while The receive Venice Film Festival Awards to be September 8, 2021. It generally delayed by coronavirus pandemic which its secretly originally is October 16, 2020 and Halloween Ends replaced by this film itself on this 2021.

Sequel

It also a direct sequel titled Halloween Ends which is scheduled to be released on October 14, 2022.

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