The first official trailer for Halloween Ends has just been unleashed online, bringing Michael Myers back to Haddonfield for one more showdown against Laurie Strode.
The trailer opens with some great Halloween atmosphere, as (presumably) The Shape stalks his way into a decorated home, soon giving way to some quick cuts of action, distress, and carnage, plus a few flashback shots to the previous films, including John Carpenter’s original Halloween, David Gordon Green’s 2018 Halloween, and 2021’s Halloween Kills.
Read on for the new official synopsis: This is Laurie Strode’s last stand. After 45 years, the most acclaimed, revered horror franchise in film history reaches its epic, terrifying conclusion as Laurie Strode faces off for the last time against the embodiment of evil, Michael Myers, in a final confrontation unlike any captured on-screen before. Only one of them will survive.
Icon Jamie Lee Curtis returns for the last time as Laurie Strode, horror’s first “final girl” and the role that launched Curtis’ career. Curtis has portrayed Laurie for more than four decades now, one of the longest actor-character pairings in cinema history. When the franchise relaunched in 2018, Halloween shattered box office records, becoming the franchise’s highest-grossing chapter and set a new record for the biggest opening weekend for a horror film starring a woman.
Four years after the events of last year’s Halloween Kills, Laurie is living with her granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) and is finishing writing her memoir. Michael Myers hasn’t been seen since. Laurie, after allowing the specter of Michael to determine and drive her reality for decades, has decided to liberate herself from fear and rage and embrace life. But when a young man, Corey Cunningham (Rohan Campbell; The Hardy Boys, Virgin River), is accused of killing a boy he was babysitting, it ignites a cascade of violence and terror that will force Laurie to finally confront the evil she can’t control, once and for all.
Halloween Ends co-stars returning cast Will Patton as Officer Frank Hawkins, Kyle Richards as Lindsey Wallace, and James Jude Courtney as The Shape. From the creative team that relaunched the franchise with 2018’s Halloween and Halloween Kills, the film is directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay by Paul Brad Logan (Manglehorn), Chris Bernier (The Driver series), Danny McBride and David Gordon Green, based on characters created by John Carpenter and Debra Hill. Halloween Ends is produced by Malek Akkad, Jason Blum and Bill Block. The executive producers are John Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green, Ryan Freimann, Ryan Turek, Andrew Golov, Thom Zadra and Christopher H. Warner.
Universal Pictures, Miramax and Blumhouse present a Malek Akkad production, in association with Rough House Pictures.
Halloween Ends opens in theaters on October 14, 2022.
You can watch the official trailer and see the new poster below, and then plan to join us for a special HDN Live breakdown and discussion of the trailer at 12:31pm ET today on our YouTube channel here.
UPDATE: You can also watch additional new footage in two different promo videos Jamie Lee Curtis shared on Instagram this evening.
UPDATE 2: The first official still, featuring Michael battling Laurie, has also been released tonight, and can be viewed below.
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