With the 1980s came some of the most iconic pieces of film the genre of horror has ever seen. Iconic franchises such as Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street would be born during this decade and continue to live on to this day, cementing their place in both Hollywood and horror history. One franchise that remains just as much, if not even more, omnipresent in the industry and the genre today as both of the aforementioned preceded them when it was released in 1978 in John Carpenter’s Halloween. Michael Myers’ killer streak, literally, has spanned five separate decades now and has resulted in 11 incredibly successful films thus far. That’ll become an even dozen very soon though with the release date for Halloween Kills officially set to release during the Halloween season later this year.
Following a relatively successful reboot in 2007 with Rob Zombie in the directors chair, the Halloween franchise was rebooted once again in 2018 with David Gordon Green behind the camera instead. 2018’s Halloween was a critical success, generating over $250 million in box offices worldwide on a modest budget of $10-15 million. Subsequently a sequel was virtually inevitable, and that sequel has now come to fruition with Halloween Kills set to release later this year on October 15th. Green also co-wrote the script alongside Danny McBride, who also co-wrote the 2018 effort, and Scott Teems and fans can expect Jamie Lee Curits, Judy Greer and Andi Matichak to reprise their roles from the predecessor. The official trailer for Halloween Kills was also released with the news and can be seen below.
Horror fans and critics alike were impressed with the 2018 remake of Halloween. The trailer picks up right where that film ended and once again highlights the relentlessness of the non-descript killer. The latest reboot is also a Blumhouse Productions project, who are notorious for their work in the horror and thriller genres for franchises such as Paranormal Activity and Insidious. The trailer surely looks exciting, and that’s just a sliver of the entire project that will feature Michael Myers on a rampage yet again. Fans of the iconic franchise can begin counting down the days until October 15th when Halloween Kills hits theaters.