One of the most anticipated horror films of this year was Halloween Kills, which unfortunately had to be delayed until 2021. While we still have a little under a year left to wait once again for the film’s release, actress Jamie Lee Curtis was able to give some new insight about the movie. Apparently Halloween Kills will not just focus on an enraged mob, but it actually shares some parallels with the ongoing real life Black Lives Matter movement.
Jamie Lee Curtis explained it while speaking on SirusXM, where she stated:
“2018 was about Laurie’s trauma, right? It was focused on Laurie Strode. But you know there are a lot of other people that had the result of Michael Myers in 1978. And we brought back all of those people. So Kyle Richards, who played the little girl, Lindsey, came back. We have the character of Tommy. There are other characters, Marian, the nurse. All of the people that suffered the trauma.”
“And the Halloween Kills movie is about a mob. So what I will tell you is that what we were seeing around the country of the power of the rage of voices, big groups of people coming together, enraged at the set of circumstances, that’s what the movie is,” she continued.
She then discussed how it seems to have a parallel with the real life Black Lives Matter movement.
“The movie is about a mob. And so it’s very interesting because it takes on what happens when trauma infects an entire community and we are seeing it everywhere with the Black Lives Matter movement. And we are seeing it in action.”
She then stated, “And Halloween Kills weirdly enough dovetailed on to that, preceded it. It was written before that occurred. So when you see it, it’s a seething group of people moving through the story as a big angry group. It’s really, really, really, really, really intense. It’s a masterpiece.”
With that being said, Jamie Lee Curtis also discussed how the movie will move past focusing solely on Laurie Strode’s trauma. This will be a film that looks at the trauma of everyone who has come face to face with Michael Myers.
“It was just because trauma isn’t just Laurie’s. It was the entire community. It was the police officer’s, it was the little children, and that’s to me… By the way that’s all the genius of David Gordon Green and Danny McBridge. It’s all their construction.”
“Again I want to remind everybody it was pre-Black Lives Matter movement and yet the same activity takes over in Halloween Kills and then Halloween Ends is a total secret. But it’s amazing. It’s just amazing.”
When asked about Halloween Ends, the sequel which is due the year after Halloween Kills, Jamie Lee Curtis was hesitant to reveal anything. But she did give one little tease about the movie.
“I can’t. I can’t. I can’t. I can’t. I can’t. I can’t. I can’t. Ok, here’s my snippet. I know we have to wrap up, here’s my snippet. Legacy. It really has to do with the nature of evil and the legacy of evil.”
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, when the film hits theaters on October 15, 2021.