The iconic Halloween horror movie franchise returns later this year (2021) with the release of Halloween Kills; the follow-up to the critically-acclaimed, record-breaking Halloween from David Gordon Green, which hit the big screen back in 2018.

That film served as a direct sequel to the original 1978 classic, bringing back the incomparable Jamie Lee Curtis to reprise the role of Laurie Strode once more. In older age, she is someone who has trained in order to protect herself and her family - her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) - should evil ever return.

Evil did indeed make a comeback in the form of the monster Michael Myers, who stalked the Strode family in the 2018 sequel before a dramatic stand-off in Laurie’s basement. Though the serial killer appeared to be trapped and burned to death, he manages to survive the night thanks to emergency services; and shows his gratitude by murdering each of those who rushed to his aid.

Picture Credit: Universal Studios
Picture Credit: Universal Studios

Rushed to hospital with her own life-threatening injuries, Laurie rediscovers her grit and determination to get rid of the man who has made her life a living Hell once more, inspiring the other residents of her town Haddonfield to rise up and take down Myers once and for all.

With the Strode women joined by a force of survivors from Myers’ first rampage, the hunter becomes the hunted; but will their collective defence be enough to bring Myers to his knees, or will his killing spree continue?

Returning legacy characters include Kyle Richards as Lindsey Wallace and Nancy Stephens as Nurse Marion Chambers, with the character Tommy Doyle also being brought back; just with a new face (Anthony Michael Hall). Will Patton and Thomas Mann also star.

Picture Credit: Universal Studios
Picture Credit: Universal Studios

The filmmaking team from the 2018 hit are back, with Scott Teems, Danny McBride and David Gordon Green writing, based on characters created by John Carpenter and Debra Hill.

David Gordon Green directs, with Malek Akkad, Jason Blum and Bill Block producing. John Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green and Ryan Freimann all serve as executive producers.

Halloween Kills is set to come to cinemas across the UK on October 15th, 2021. The conclusion to this new trilogy, Halloween Ends, is set to follow in October 2022.

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