More than 40 years after John Carpenter’s original Halloween, Michael Myers and Laurie Strode are back for the next thrilling chapter. Strode is hell-bent on making sure the Halloween monster kills for the last time. Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Anthony Michael Hall, and Kyle Richard also star.

This time Strode is aided by her daughter (Greer) and granddaughter (Matichak). They unite their town and form a vigilante mob set on finally taking Myers down for good. (Or until the next sequel.) Pushed back a year due to the pandemic, Halloween Kills premiered at the Venice Film Festival.

Kyle Richards, who played Lindsay Wallace in the original, reprises her role. Nick Castle, who played Myers in 1978, also has a cameo: “You can’t kill the Boogeyman. Just heard the news. I’m coming back,” Castle tweeted in 2020. He later clarified that stuntman James Jude Courtney would primarily play Myers. 

Critics are divided between those excited to see Myers and those who can’t be more disgusted: “#HalloweenKills is a darker, meaner, more disturbing entry in the franchise. The kills are absolutely brutal and shocking in the best way.” tweeted Collider’s Rafael Motomayor.

Blumhouse announced that the sequels to 2018's Halloween would have “a wild arc,” with the final film, Halloween Ends, slated for 2022. John Carpenter, director and composer of the original, reprises his role as composer for both sequels: “It’s the ultimate slasher. There’s nothing more than this one. Wow!”

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