Last year, Blumhouse revived the ‘Halloween’ franchise bringing back original “final girl” Laurie Strode, played by the one and only Jamie Lee Curtis. With Halloween coming up soon, many fans (including myself) have been wondering when the next sequel will be released. Unfortunately, this year we will have to go without a new installment this year. But the good new is that the studio has two more sequels on the way, ‘Halloween Kills’ in October 2020 and ‘Halloween Ends’ in October 2021. ‘Halloween Kills’ is currently production and Jamie Lee Curtis attended the Saturn Awards, where the scream queen won Best Actress for her return as Laurie Strode.
Curtis explained that she was excited to return as the iconic ‘Halloween’ character because she got to delve deeper into Laurie’s trauma and the role trauma plays in the upcoming sequels.
“The ass-kicking part is the fan-favorite part, but from my standpoint, I didn’t go into it because I got to kick Michael’s bottom. I was particularly drawn because it was a movie about trauma. We have horror movies that are horrific and we have these horrific events take place, but we leave the movie theater and then we complain that the dishwasher doesn’t work. The trauma that occurs for these character for forty years, I felt was very important that David understood that and was really giving Laurie great honor to acknowledge that her experience of her life was very challenged… And then kick his ass.”
With the upcoming sequels, fans will see the return of original characters with Kyle Richards, ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’, reprising her role as Lindsey Wallace and Anthony Michael Hall, ‘The Breakfast Club’, taking over the role Tommy Doyle.
Curtis asserts that these characters are returning for good cause; ‘Halloween Kills’ is all about further going deeper into the trauma of the first film. It will be “going back to really unpack the first movie” and the trauma that Michael Myers caused not only to Laurie, but also for the other victims that survived his original murder spree in 1978. As for ‘Halloween Ends’, the final movie in the trilogy, Curtis describes it as a deeper examination of violence as a cultural phenomenon, that will be what she calls “sensational”.
In any event, I am personally excited to see what Blumhouse has in store for the remaining films of the trilogy. I will also be binge watching the original Let us know in the comments if you’ll be watching ‘Halloween Kills’ in October 2020 and ‘Halloween Ends’ in October 2021!