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Halloween Kills Is More Action-Packed Than 2018 Movie


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Halloween Kills director David Gordon Green teases an action-packed sequel to the 2018 film that revitalized the iconic horror franchise. The original Halloween was released in 1978 and kicked off one of the most enduring slasher franchises of all time. Halloween has gone through numerous reboots and retcons, but it wasn't until the 2018 film of the same name that audiences felt confident in the property once again. Bringing back both scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode and the practically immortal Michael Myers, the 2018 Halloween acted as a direct sequel to the original film and saw Michael once again setting his sights on Haddonfield.

Halloween was met with positive reviews and became a hit at the box office, paving the way for two more sequels. Halloween Kills, the next installment in the rebooted franchise, was supposed to debut in theaters last year. However, the coronavirus pandemic resulted in a delay; Halloween Kills is now slated for October of this year. The sequel will pick up from where the 2018 Halloween left off, with Michael somehow surviving the fiery prison that Laurie and her family trapped him in.

Fans are desperate to learn more about Halloween Kills, and Green has some fresh teases for them. While talking about the film with Total Film magazine (via GamesRadar), Green touted Halloween Kills' action, promising it will be even more of a thrill ride than the 2018 installment. "When we made the last one we wanted to find a way for someone who’s never seen the original to get up to speed with the story," Green said. "But this one gets right to the action. It’s very aggressive. It’s more efficient. We wanted it to be an explosive middle before things get streamlined and personal again." From there, things will come back down to earth with 2022's Halloween Ends, which may or may not be the end of the franchise.

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The 2018 Halloween devoted time to establishing Laurie's family - which has grown to include daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) - and her PTSD as a result of her past altercations with Michael. Since the sequel arrived many years after the original, this makes sense; audiences need to know what has changed. Halloween Kills now provides the opportunity to jump straight into the thrills, since audiences will already know what's going on. Green didn't specifically use the word "scary," but everything about Halloween Kills certainly points to a more terrifying sequel.

The initial trailer for Halloween Kills already hinted at some of the action sequences audiences can expect, and it looks like Green's comments aren't exaggerations. After a year with very few big screen thrills, Halloween Kills just might be the perfect movie when it arrives later this year. With the personal foundation already laid, there's nothing left but shocks, scares, and fast-paced action. Here's just hoping it doesn't get delayed again.

Halloween Kills (2021)
Release Date: Oct 15, 2021

Halloween Ends (2022)
Release Date: Oct 14, 2022

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