Michael Myers came back to Haddonfield and Cinemas in a big way last year with David Gordon Green’s Halloween, a direct sequel to the 1978 classic slasher film of the same name. The film also saw the return of Jamie Lee Curtis in the role of Laurie Strode. The film opened to a healthy $76 million and went on to gross $255 million worldwide off a $10 million budget. Not too shabby. With that kind of success its know surprise that Halloween is getting not one, but two sequels.
Series creator and producer John Carpenterhas taken to Twitter to announce back-to-back Halloween sequels. On October 16, 2020, we’ll get Halloween Kills followed by Halloween Ends on October 15, 2021, to cap of this new trilogy of films. There are no further details about how the story will followup Halloween (2018) beyond it continuing the story of Laurie Strode (Curtis) and Michael Myers within the Halloween Franchise. Green will return to direct. Per the press release, Halloween Kills is written by David Gordon Green & Danny McBride & Scott Teems while Halloween Ends is written by David Gordon Green and Danny McBride, and Paul Brad Logan and Chris Bernier. Judy Greer and Andi Matichak are expected to return alongside Curtis, playing her daughter and granddaughter respectively.
It will be fascinating to see how the narrative will play out over the next two installments, but it looks like Michael is here stalk in October for at least the next two years. Given the great relationship between Blumhouse and Universal not only with Horror films but creatively having collaborated previously on Scare Zones and House for Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) Events in Orlando and California. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the films inclusion in future HHN Events in 2020 and 2021, to coincide with the release of the films.
Here’s the announcement video: