We’re closer than ever to the release of the highly-anticipated sequel Halloween Ends. The upcoming film will follow the events of Halloween Kills and its predecessor, the 2018 reboot Halloween. All of these films are direct sequels to the original 1978 film Halloween and disregard any of the other installments released in between. As such, many fans are anxious to see what direction these new films take the franchise. Now we know that Halloween Ends won’t be straying too far, at least in the ratings department, as it’s just been rated “R” by the MPAA.
It looks like fans can expect Halloween Ends to retain much of the violence and gore featured throughout the previous two Halloween films. Although it’s been suggested that the story will take a different turn than those particular films, it’s still nice to know that there will still be some consistency.
With that said, if you’re curious why Halloween Ends was rated “R,” here are the reasons given:
“Bloody horror violence and gore, language throughout and some sexual references.”
There we have it. The upcoming sequel will be quite similar to the other recent Halloween films in those regards. Of course, having only seen a teaser trailer thus far, it’ll be interesting to see how much future glimpses at the movie will reveal the so-called “bloody horror violence and gore.” Fans can stay tuned to ScreenGeek for updates regarding future trailers and other such news as we have it.
David Gordon Green returned to direct Halloween Ends, following his work on its predecessors, Halloween and Halloween Kills.
The cast for the new sequel includes Jamie Lee Curtis, Andi Matichak, and Kyle Richards. James Jude Courtney will return to play the role of The Shape alongside original Michael Myers actor Nick Castle.
Fans will be able to see Halloween Ends later this year on October 14, 2022.