John Carpenter describes Halloween Kills as the ultimate slasher
John Carpenter really digs Halloween Kills. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly to discuss his latest album, “Lost Themes III: Life After Death,” the horror maestro took the time to talk about the highly anticipated sequel, and, boy, is he excited — which means we should be too.
“It’s brilliant,” Carpenter said. “It’s the ultimate slasher. I mean, there’s nothing more than this one. Wow! Man.”
Dah! October can’t come soon enough.
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 on October 15, 2021.