The new trailer for Halloween Ends just broke, and of course the internet is all abuzz. You can watch the trailer at the end of this article, but first, let’s talk about where Michael, Laurie and company are at this point in the franchise. *Note: this article contains spoilers.
Not all fans of the iconic series of films were happy with Halloween Kills, but, for the record, I actually liked it (this is just my personal opinion, but I thought both of the newer sequels were better than most of the older ones).
Halloween 2018 is set 40 years after the deadly events of Halloween, and ignores every other sequel in the series (meaning the two main characters are NOT related). Laurie Strode, who survived Michael Myers’s attempts to kill her, has been suffering from the trauma ever since. Her attempts to cope include drinking heavily and turning her home into an extremely fortified fortress, because even though Michael has been institutionalized for 40 years, she knows he is just biding his time.
Sure enough, Myers escapes, leaving a trail of dead bodies along his way back home to Haddonfield. A seriously injured Laurie, daughter Karen and grand daughter Allyson end up setting him on fire, and make their escape in the bed of a truck, but we all know you can’t kill the boogeyman, right?
Halloween Kills picked up immediately where the last film left off, as Laurie and her family are taken to the hospital. Through some brilliantly set up flashbacks, we are taken back to 1978, and given the opportunity to see some of that night’s events through different eyes, including those of little Tommy Doyle and his friend Lindsey Wallace and Marion Crane.
The film builds up to the big finale at the hospital, where Myers turns into a super villain, slaughtering numerous Haddonfield residents and proving that, despite the townspeople’s chant, evil does NOT die tonight. You know who did die, though? Karen. Although we never got to see Laurie react to the news, we could only assume that her anger and grief would be monumental.
All of this brings us to Halloween Ends, which everyone involved insists will be the final Halloween film (which it probably won’t be, because money talks). Set four years after Halloween Kills, the new installment finds Laurie living with Allyson while writing her memoirs.
According to the synopsis, Laurie is now trying to find joy in her life, and not constantly live in fear. But all of that changes when a young man is accused of killing the boy he was babysitting, and somehow, Laurie and Michael end up in a fight to the death. Yes, I know, we have been told that before, and yet both of these characters are still standing. But this time we are told that only one of them will survive.
John Carpenter on Halloween Ends: “Well, it’s Halloween, and it ends.”
Most of the new trailer focuses on that brutal fight between Michael and Laurie, and it seems pretty likely that even though one of them will die, the other will end up seriously wounded (again). We can only speculate about how that fight will end, but Jamie Lee Curtis recently spoke to People Magazine about how she thinks fans will take to Halloween Ends. “I think people will be very satisfied with the movie, and I think they will be very moved. They’re going to lose their minds.”
John Carpenter said, “Well, it’s Halloween, and it ends. You’ll see it’s a departure from the others. It’s interesting.” We trust Jamie Lee and Carpenter, right? Well, I do, and I am looking forward to watching Laurie and Michael fight for the last time (probably) in Halloween Ends.
Halloween Ends opens in theaters Friday, October 14.
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