The film “Halloween Ends” which concludes David Gordon Green’s trilogy, which began in 2018, disappointed many fans and garnered more than mixed reviews from viewers. The director wanted to respond.
Halloween Ends : a controversial end to the trilogy
Last October 12 was released on our screens Halloween Ends. As its name suggests, this is the last part of David Gordon Green’s trilogy, which began in 2018. The American director created a surprise by offering a reboot of the saga which served as a direct sequel to the masterpiece. 1978 artwork by John Carpenter. Unaware of the other suites, he had made the bet to propose a new point of view on the Laurie Strode/Michael Myers clash.
Thus, in the first two films (which take place the same night), Michael after having escaped from the prison where he had been locked up for 40 years, ended up finding the trace of Laurie. The latter, living in the trauma of this terrible night of 1978, had built himself a veritable arsenal of warfare lest his bogeyman return to finish the job. A well-founded fear since Michael returned to the charge, more violent and bestial than ever.
David Gordon Green had respected Carpenter’s film by drawing a Michael without the slightest humanity, the incarnation of absolute evil. Until this third installment.
The director surprised fans by taking a 180° turn. In this conclusion, Michael Myers disappeared from view. Set four years after the events ofHalloween Kills, he even takes the gamble of making it a supporting role. It’s a brand new character, Corey, who is at the center of the story. Michael only appears after an hour of film, and is only the shadow of the beast we know.
Diminished and injured, even his last confrontation with Laurie does not transcend him. A daring choice on the part of David Gordon Green which however left many fans angry. Indeed, never in the saga Halloween, Michael had not passed into the background. And never had he appeared so disembodied.
David Gordon Green responds
These negative opinions obviously did not escape the director. In an interview given to MovieMaker he insisted on answering. He explains that he appropriated this saga, incorporating new elements that were important to him.
For every negative review, I also have people thanking me for taking the saga in a new direction, and keeping it alive, and full of love.
If Gordon Green is done with Halloweenit is about to reboot another horror classic. Indeed, he is at the helm of a new film The Exorcist. The feature, still produced by Blumhouse, will hit theaters in October 2023.