The 2018 film Halloween successfully revived the long-running slasher franchise. By acting as a direct sequel to the original 1978 Halloween, it gave fans another chance to see Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode go up against Michael Myers in a rather exciting third act. However, the third act in which Michael Myers is trapped in a burning house wasn’t always the plan. In fact, a completely different ending was originally shot – one which has so far been revealed only in script pages. But some fans have managed to recreate the original Halloween 2018 alternate ending by editing together bits of deleted scenes, behind the scenes footage, and trailer clips.
It’s not a fool proof way of viewing the original alternate ending for the 2018 Halloween film, but it paints a nice picture for what was originally written on the script pages and how it would’ve translated on screen. Because it seems unlikely that the original footage will ever be released in full, this is a nice alternative for fans who want to see what else could’ve been.
Regardless, either ending is no longer conclusive. As mentioned above, the Halloween franchise has been successfully revived – and we have two new films on the way. Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends will be bringing slasher icon Michael Myers back to the big screen yet again.
Halloween Kills was directed by David Gordon Green who also helmed the 2018 film. He wrote the script alongside Danny McBride and Scott Teems.
The film features a cast that includes Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Charles Cyphers, Anthony Michael Hall, Kyle Richards, Nancy Stephens, Jibrail Nantambu, and Robert Longstreet. James Jude Courtney and Nick Castle both return as Michael Myers.
Audiences will not be able to see Halloween Kills until later next year. The film is now expected to hit theaters next year on October 15, 2021.