Halloween Kills is a 2020 American slasher horror feature film directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay co-written with Danny McBride and Scott Teems.
It is a sequel to Green’s 2018’s Halloween and the twelfth entry in the Halloween franchise. The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle reprising their roles as Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, with James Jude Courtney also portraying Myers. It also stars Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Anthony Michael Hall, Dylan Arnold and Robert Longstreet, with Kyle Richards, Charles Cyphers and Nancy Stephens reprising their roles from the original film. The movie is produced by Jason Blum through his Blumhouse Productions banner, alongside Malek Akkad and Bill Block.
Before the release of the 2018 film, in June McBride stated that he and Green had originally intended to pitch two films that would be shot back-to-back to save on production costs, and then decided against it, waiting to see the reaction to the first film. Critical reaction was generally favourable but the box office takings cinched it: a whopping $255,485,178 worldwide!
By February 2019, Teems was hired to co-write the script. The film’s title was announced in July 2019, along with its sequel. Principal photography commenced in September 2019 in Wilmington, North Carolina. Halloween Kills was scheduled to be released in the United States on October 16, 2020, by Universal Pictures. However, the ongoing pandemic ensured that the release date was cancelled.
A further sequel (which was filmed back-to-back in an assembly-line ‘product’ process), Halloween Ends was scheduled to be released on October 15, 2021. However, Halloween Kills will now be released on that date.
Director David Gordon Green has told Empire, who shared the latest image from the film above, “This film is about community fear, paranoia, misinformation and crowd panic. This movie is a great popcorn genre movie and not really any kind of statement, but it’s strange how things line up. It couldn’t be a more interesting time to release a movie like this.”
Previously, Total Film has published a new image of Michael Myers:
Cast and characters:
Jamie Lee Curtis … Laurie Strode, the sole survivor of Michael Myers’ 1978 killing spree, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. She is Karen’s mother and Allyson’s grandmother.
Judy Greer … Karen Nelson, Laurie’s daughter and Allyson’s mother.
Andi Matichak … Allyson Nelson, Karen’s daughter and Laurie’s granddaughter.
Kyle Richards … Lindsey Wallace, Tommy’s friend and one of the kids Laurie babysat in 1978.
Anthony Michael Hall … Tommy Doyle, Lindsey’s friend and one of the kids Laurie babysat in 1978.
Dylan Arnold … Cameron Elam, Allyson’s ex-boyfriend and Lonnie’s son.
Robert Longstreet … Lonnie Elam, Cameron’s father who bullied Tommy Doyle as a child in 1978.
Charles Cyphers … Leigh Brackett, the former sheriff of Haddonfield who pursued Michael alongside Doctor Sam Loomis in 1978.
Nancy Stephens … Marion Chambers, the former assistant to Doctor Sam Loomis.
Omar Dorsey … Sheriff Barker, Haddonfield’s sheriff.
Jibrail Nantambu … Julian, a young boy who escaped from Michael Myers
Victoria Page Watkins … Christy
Brian F. Durkin … Deputy Graham, Haddonfield’s deputy
James Jude Courtney and Nick Castle … Michael Myers / The Shape