Our heroine Laurie Strode thought she had reduced the slasher Michael Myers to ash at the end of Halloween 2018 (watch it HERE), but she didn’t count on how quickly the Haddonfield Fire Department would respond to reports of her house being on fire. That quick response time is how the sequel Halloween Kills, reaching theatres and the Peacock streaming service on October 15th, is possible. The promo video embedded above goes behind the scenes with director David Gordon Green to give a glimpse of how the house fire / firefighter sequence in Halloween Kills was brought to the screen.
David Gordon Green’s Halloween 2018 ignored all of the other Halloween movies except for John Carpenter’s original (which you can watch HERE). Directed by Green from a screenplay he wrote with Danny McBride and Scott Teems, Halloween Kills is set on the same night as its predecessor.
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.
The cast includes Jamie Lee Curtis as franchise heroine Laurie Strode, Judy Greer as Laurie’s daughter Karen, Andi Matichak as Laurie’s granddaughter Allyson, Robert Longstreet as Lonnie Elam (a character from the original film), Dylan Arnold reprising the role of Allyson’s boyfriend / Lonnie’s son Cameron, Jibrail Nantambu as Halloween 2018 scene stealer Julian, Omar Dorsey as Sheriff Barker, Nancy Stephens back in her Halloween, Halloween II, and Halloween H20 role of Marion Chambers, Charles Cyphers back as Brackett, Will Patton as Deputy Hawkins, Carmela McNeal and Michael Smallwood as “Sexy Nurse” Vanessa and “Hunky Doctor” Marcus, Anthony Michael Hall as Tommy Doyle, and Kyle Richards returning to the role of Lindsey Wallace. James Jude Courtney is playing Michael Myers for the second time. Original Michael Myers performer Nick Castle also has a one scene cameo. Newcomers include Brian F. Durkin as Deputy Graham and child actress Victoria Paige Watkins as Christy.
Green, McBride, and Curtis also serve as executive producers on Halloween Kills alongside Couper Samuelson and John Carpenter. Jason Blum produced with Malek Akkad.
Our own JimmyO already had the chance to see the movie and gave it an 8/10 review you can read at THIS LINK.