The Final Trailer for “Halloween Kills” is a Grisly Thrill Ride

Yikes. The final trailer for Halloween Kills is practically NSFW. Universal has unveiled (practically unmasked) this riveting, bloody romp less than a month before the film’s appropriately Halloween-timed release, and it’s truly a doozy. David Gordon Green’s follow-up to his sensational 2018 Halloween sequel of John Carpenter’s iconic 1978 original looks even nastier, bloodier, and scarier. Michael Myers, specifically, seems even more hellbent (if that’s even possible) to obliterate everyone standing between him and Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis). Halloween Kills will place a lot of people between them, including Laurie’s daughter, Karen (Judy Greer), and the adult version of Tommy Doyle (Anthony Michael Hall). These luckless people are once again facing the unkillable killing machine that is Michael Myers. 

We’ve been waiting a long time for Halloween Kills, which was originally slated for release in October of last year, but you know what happened. We’re back in Haddonfield, where Laurie finds herself forced to play town crier, again. She’s warning everyone that Michael is back for blood, and then there he is—The Shape—fresh off having survived (again!) a fire in Laurie’s basement. What did he do to the firemen who saved his life? You can guess.  

There’s a lot of blood in this trailer. We find Laurie, her daughter, and her granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) readying for battle in an attempt to keep the shape from enacting, in Universal’s phrasing, “his ritual bloodbath.” We’ve got one of the original actors in Carpenter’s 1978 classic, Nancy Stephens, playing Marion Chambers for the fourth time. Another original Carpenter alum is on hand; Kyle Richards, who was a youngster when she played Lindsey Wallace in the first Halloween, is back to reprise that role, too.

The final trailer is no joke. Halloween Kills slashes its way into theaters and on Peacock on October 15.

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