In a surprising new reveal, Universal has released the first full trailer for Halloween Kills – and based on the film’s title, it definitely delivers. The trailer is a bloody, carnage-filled example of what’s to come to theaters this October. As you can see below, the footage shows not only how Michael Myers survives the housefire from the 2018 Halloween film – but that there will be many more victims taken along the way. In fact, there are quite a few pretty impressive references throughout the trailer – which includes a group of kids wearing masks from Halloween III: Season of the Witch. Interestingly, these appear to be the same kids that were wearing the masks in the 2018 Halloween film.
What’s more, the Halloween Kills trailer shows the mob element of the film as the townspeople of Haddonfield target Michael Myers. We also see that Laurie Strode is stuck in a hospital due to her injuries, which should instantly call to mind the retconned Halloween 2 from 1981. This film certainly looks like it will be acting in a similar way to the 2018 installment, in which it will take certain elements from throughout the franchise in an effort to create a new bloody story. And if it’s anything like the trailer suggests, then it will have most definitely succeeded.
In the upcoming sequel…
“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.”
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 be able to see Halloween Kills this year on October 15, 2021.