It’s official! Michael Myers is coming back not once, but twice more! Earlier today, the titles for the next two Halloween films starring Jamie Lee Curtis were announced.
Halloween Kills will continue the battle between Michael Myers and Laurie Strode in 2020, while Halloween Ends will conclude the saga on 2021. The news was revealed by John Carpenter himself.
Not much more info is available at this time apart from this short teaser being just that…A very short teaser. Some screaming, the sounds of fighting, and the house burning down from the end of the 2018 film.
David Gordon Green is returning to write the script and direct and Curtis, Judy Greer, and Andi Matichak are all reprising their roles from the first film, which acted a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s original 1978 horror masterpiece.
Jamie Lee Curtis also took to Twitter to confirm her presence in the films.
In the original film, Michael Myers had spent the last 15 years locked away inside a sanitarium under the care of child psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis. On the night before Halloween in 1978, the killer escapes and makes his way back home to Haddonfield, Ill., where he stalks high-school student Laurie Strode, memorably played by Curtis in her film debut.
In the 2018 film, Curtis’ character has a final confrontation with Michael Myers, who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree four decades ago. Halloween 2018 found Strode as a reclusive grandmother still traumatized by her encounters with the killer and praying every night to get one more chance to dispatch Myers.
Halloween premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2018, and was theatrically released in the United States on October 19, 2018, by Universal Pictures. The film received generally positive reviews from critics, with many considering it to be both the best Halloween sequel and a return to form for the series. It grossed over $255 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film in the franchise, and the highest-grossing slasher film in unadjusted dollars, breaking the record that Scream had held since in 1996, as well as setting several other box office records.