It wouldn’t truly be the Halloween season, if Michael Meyers wasn’t looking to make a mess of things. Of course, 2020 isn’t your typical year. Instead of being wowed and menaced by the latest rampage by The Shape, there’s simply a teaser trailer for Halloween Kills. No sense in calling a spade a spade, if it’s as effective as this. Just give us all the footage already.
Goodness gracious there’s a lot packed into 37 seconds. Specially when you factor in the beginning is another teaser in and of itself. The flashes we get from the actual movie itself are pretty cool. When a demonstration or riot is having to be quelled in Haddonfield, anything’s possible. An adult Tommy Doyle wanders the streets with a baseball bat. A geyser of blood splashes across the screen. Whatever this is all leading to, the anticipation is nuts. Not to mention there’s Halloween Ends, set to follow this entry. There’s no real telling what the story is here, besides The Shape littering the streets of Haddonfield with dead bodies and running headfirst into Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and granddaughter Allyson Nelson (Andi Matichak). In the end, that’s all that’s needed to make a killing.
Halloween may have had a weird title decision, but the film surprised people and made the series relevant again. That not something that was necessarily needed, but great to witness nevertheless. The odd pairing of David Gordon Green and Danny McBride (with assistance from Jeff Fradley) turned out to be a secret success. So with the two of them (and screenwriter Scott Teems), as well as the majority of the crew from the previous film in tow, more of the same should be expected. With this being the middle part of a planned trilogy, there may be a bigger overall story at work. We’ll just have to see.
Halloween Kills is currently set to terrify audiences on October 15, 2021.