John Carpenter Calls Halloween Kills ‘The Quintessential Slasher Film’
While audiences have to wait another full year and change to see David Gordon Green’s Halloween Kills, John Carpenter, the man behind the myth that is Michael Myers, already got a chance to watch the anticipated sequel and shared his thoughts during Fantasia 2020.
“It’s the quintessential slasher film…It is so intense…oh my god…it even stuns me how incredible it is. David just did a great job. Can’t wait to have you see it.”
Well, there you go. The man likes it. We’ll find out soon enough whether his praise is justified.
In the upcoming sequel, Haddonfield Memorial Hospital will be returning to the new canon with Anthony Michael Hall set to play Tommy Doyle, who first appeared as a child in the original Halloween movie as one of the kids Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) was babysitting. The adult version of the character was previously played by Paul Rudd in The Curse of Michael Myers, the sixth movie of the original storyline. The new universe avoids those sequels, however, as the 2018 movie picks up the narrative after the 1978 film.
Nancy Stephens’ Nurse Marion is also set to return for Kills with Robert Longstreet as Lonnie Elam (the young bully in the original film) and Kyle Richards as Lindsey Wallace, reprising her role from the 1978 original. It was also previously announced that Halloween filmmaker and composer John Carpenter will be composing the score for both Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends.
John Carpenter will be providing the music for both sequels. David Gordon Green returns direct and co-wrote the script with Danny McBride (The Righteous Gemstones) and Scott Teems. Halloween Ends will be released on Friday, October 14, 2022, which Green will also direct and co-write, this time with Danny McBride, Paul Brad Logan, and Chris Bernier.
Both films are based on characters created by John Carpenter and Debra Hill and will be produced by Malek Akkad, Jason Blum, and Bill Block. Carpenter, McBride, Green executive produce alongside star Jamie Lee Curtis, and Ryan Freimann.
Released to critical acclaim and huge box office success, 2018’s Halloween brought in over $250 million at the worldwide box office, making it the highest-grossing slasher film of all time.
The sequel hits theaters October 15, 2021.