The newly released horror film Halloween Kills once again brings Michael Myers back to the big screen. With such an iconic horror villain back to doing what he does best, many fans are already excited to see Halloween Ends – the next and final film in David Gordon Green’s Halloween trilogy. Especially considering the way Halloween Kills ends, many fans are eager to see where the next film takes the story. Interestingly, however, there was an alternate ending to Halloween Kills that did show just a few additional moments of footage.
As fans who’ve seen Halloween Kills already know, the movie has quite the unexpected and brutal ending. Laurie Strode’s daughter, Karen, is horrifically murdered in Judith Myers’ old bedroom by Michael Myers. With Karen dead on the ground, Michael Myers then takes a moment to look out the window just as he did as a child. The film then immediately cuts to the title card and end credits, signaling the way for Halloween Ends to take place. It’s an exciting cliffhanger of an ending, but there was initially going to be one more scene.
The original ending for the film, which can now be considered an extended alternate ending, actually brings Laurie back into the mix. As noted via ComicBook, Laurie calls her daughter’s cellphone, unaware that she’s just been murdered. Michael Myers picks up the phone and breathes into the receiver. It’s an eerie moment much like in the original Halloween when Michael Myers would use the landline phone to breathe in Laurie’s ear. Laurie knows this sound all too well and comes to the realization that her daughter is dead. She grasps her knife and heads out through the hospital, ending the film there.
It’s an equally exciting moment for many reasons, but David Gordon Green explained why the scene was trimmed. He explained that because Halloween Ends takes place four years later, it didn’t seem like a good place to end Halloween Kills. After all, it seems to imply that Laurie would now hunt down Michael Myers on the same night that Halloween 2018 and Halloween Kills took place. But that obviously isn’t going to be the case if the new film takes place several years later.
Luckily, fans should still be able to see the scene for themselves. David Gordon Green has already teased that the home video release of the film will include the alternate ending for Halloween Kills.
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.
Fans are currently able to see Halloween Kills both in theaters and on the Peacock streaming service.