Not One, But Two “Halloween” Sequels Are Coming

Might seem like overkill, but then again Michael Myers likes his killin.’

It’s never too early to start thinking about your Halloween plans for next year—and the year after that. Today, Blumhouse announced they are making not one but two sequels to last October’s Halloween reboot. Via Twitter (see the tweet below), John Carpenter—director of the original 1978 release—confirmed the trilogy; the next two films are titled Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends (but does it, ever?) and they will be released in 2020 and 2021, respectively. 

Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode will be returning to Haddonfield, which makes sense because she survived the last flick and is the reigning star. How Michael Myers could come back is less clear, seeing as we last saw him trapped in a basement that was very much on fire. Also, he’s really old so he can’t possibly have survived that. Maybe he has a son? Or a grandson. 

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The same creative team will be joining in the sequels, including director David Gordon Green and co-writer and producer Danny McBride. Carpenter will probably compose more scores, too. 

Halloween Kills is set for release on October 16, 2020 and Halloween Ends is out October 15, 2021. It feels so far away. Maybe the flood waters and fires of climate change will have already consumed us by that time. Guess we’ll see.

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