With less than a month before the theatrical release of “Halloween Kills”, Universal has unveiled a final trailer for the long-awaited return of Michael Myers. Unsurprisingly, it’s very violent, but also very nostalgic. Many nods to the original John Carpenter film are indeed hidden inside.
Halloween Kills: Michael Myers returns
Three years after having left him in a very bad position in Halloween, Michael Myers returns on October 20 in the highly anticipated Halloween kills. Still directed by David Gordon Green, the film resumes a few minutes after the last scene of the previous movie. Indeed, after being trapped in the basement on fire of the house of Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), Michael Myers manages once again to escape. Its first victims are the firefighters who came to put out the fire, and the massacre has only just begun.
While Laurie, injured, is driven to the hospital with her daughter (Judy Greer) and granddaughter (Andi Matichak), Michael will continue his bloody epic. The whole town of Haddonfield will come together plunged into chaos, like 40 years ago. And the wounds of the past will reopen, with every stab from Michael.
Less than a month before its theatrical release, Universal has unveiled a final trailer for the film (to be found at the top of the article). We discover a bloodthirsty Michael Myers, and a Laurie ready to do battle.
What we remember from the final trailer
But these new images also contain winks to the original John Carpenter film. Indeed, the video opens with a sequence in a kindergarten, and individuals trapped. Among them, we find Marion Chambers (Nancy Stephens), Doctor Loomis’ nurse in the 1978 film. She finds herself in a very bad position, in a car, attacked by Michael.
If you know the John Carpenter saga, you certainly know thata similar scene, also starring Marion Chambers in a car opposite Michael, is present in the first film.
In the same sequence, another ghost is also part: Kyle Richards, who played the role of Lindsey Wallace, the little girl given to Laurie by Annie in the first film.
With Tommy Doyle (the child Laurie kept) also back, it’s a real back to basics offered by David Gordon Green. And that’s not all.
Indeed, in a very short sequence of this final trailer, we can catch a glimpse of an image of Michael’s arrest. by Doctor Loomis in 1978. Except that this sequence is not from the original film, but from a flashback present in Halloween kills which was entirely shot for the needs of the film. The director brought in an actor to play Loomis, who looked a lot like Donald Pleasence.
See you in theaters on October 20 to discover the film. And if you are impatient, you can discover our Halloween Kills review that we had the chance to see as a world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.