If you’re planning on seeing Halloween Kills and if you haven’t seen
Halloween, the 2018 version not the original, I suggest that you make the
effort to watch it before your trip to the cinema as Halloween Kills
follows on directly from its predecessor.
When we left Michael Myers in 2018 he’d been locked in a burning basement
by Laurie Strode (Curtis), her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and
granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak). The trio then escaped, after Laurie
Strode had been stabbed in the stomach by Myers, on a truck.
Unsurprisingly Michael didn’t die in the fire and after killing every
fireman that’s attempting to put out the blaze he resumes his murder spree.
Meanwhile as Laurie Strode is been treated for her injuries in hospital
Tommy Doyle (Anthony Michael Hall) and other survivors from Myers original
murder spree (we’re now talking about the 1878 version not the 2018,
confused?) forms the townspeople into a modern posse and they go out
hunting for Myers. Needless to say they’re not that successful as Myers
mutilates and murders anyone that comes across his path.
Director David Gordon Green , he also had a hand in the script, has stated
that his intention is to create a trilogy, Kills being the second part of
his three acts, and Halloween Kills does feel very much like a middle part
of a story. Curtis in particular gets very little screen time and when she
is on screen she does nothing more than lie on a hospital bed telling
anyone that will listen to her that Michaels coming to the hospital to kill
her. I would imagine, and hope, that she’s going to have more to say and do
in the planned third film.
As chaos descends on the town, and as the townsfolk start going crazy as
they search for Myers, Halloween Kills gets more and more ridiculous,
Haddonfield must be the only town where people can’t shoot straight, people
can’t run in a straight line and people don’t know how to switch a house
By the end of Halloween Kills Green has really lost the original idea of
the lone murder story as the Myers character takes on an almost mythical
status, who knows maybe in the next one he’ll be fighting Freddie Krueger
from Nightmare on Elm Street or Jason from Friday the 13th,
Halloween Kills is that bonkers it’s just about possible.