The official trailer for Halloween Kills is finally here, featuring a ton of new footage from this year’s big screen return of Michael Myers.
After it was leaked online earlier today (June 24), Universal made the decision this evening to go ahead and release it themselves. Regardless of what the marketing plan may have been yesterday, it is here now, and it is bloody and glorious.
Jason Blum tweeted around 8:45 p.m. ET (5:45 p.m. PT), responding to a fan question about when the trailer would be released. Blum answered, “If I were a betting man, I’d say around 6:30pm pt.”
HK has been rated “R” for what is described as “strong bloody violence throughout, grisly images, language, and some drug use.”
In addition to Jamie Lee Curtis reprising her iconic role as Laurie Strode, the cast includes Kyle Richards (read our interview here) reprising her 1978 role as Lindsey Wallace, Nancy Stephens reprising her 1978 role as Nurse Marion, Charles Cyphers reprising his 1978 role as Leigh Brackett, and Anthony Michael Hall, who will take over the role of Tommy Doyle from Brian Andrews, as well as Robert Longstreet as Lonnie Elam, and James Jude Courtney (watch our 2021 interview here) and Nick Castle continuing their collaboration as Michael Myers.
Also back from Halloween 2018 are Andi Matichak as Allyson, Judy Greer as Karen, and Dylan Arnold as Cameron Elam.
Directed by David Gordon Green from a script he co-wrote with Danny McBride and Scott Teems, Halloween Kills was filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina. John Carpenter returns as an executive producer and has performed the music for the film with his band mates Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies.
UPDATE: The official synopsis: And the Halloween night when Michael Myers returned isn’t over yet.
Minutes after Laurie Strode (Curtis), her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) 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 will be released on October 15, 2021.
Watch the official trailer and see the official poster below, and then watch our full discussion and breakdown here.
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