Before we get started, we’ll just come out and say that the screening of David Gordon Green’s Halloween that we attended at TIFF last year was one of the most fun times we’ve ever had in a theater. From the audience — who were so into the film that a person had a panic attack in the back of the theater — to the creepy-ass Michael Myers impersonator standing in one of the Elgin Theatre’s boxes, it was a blast. That said, it seems like everybody generally had a good time with this reboot: it was well-received critically, and it made a shitload of money. So much so, in fact, that it was basically a given that Blumhouse would green-light a sequel.
And, on Friday, they finally announced what we’d all been expecting: The Halloween franchise will continue. Director David Gordon Green will helm two sequels, Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends, both filmed back-to-back. We’re not crazy about those titles (it’s got the reboot trilogy title problem that JJ Abrams’ Star Trek series did), but we’re sure that this team will be able to make them work. Green will be co-writing them alongside Danny McBride, who famously helped him pen the 2018 reboot. Jamie Lee Curtis will return and reprise her role as Laurie Strode, and we couldn’t be happier about that. John Carpenter’s involvement has also been announced, though we’re not sure exactly in what capacity (please God, let him be doing the score).
Blumhouse prepped a small announcement trailer for the two new films, and you can check it out below:
Halloween Kills will hit theaters on October 16, 2020, and Halloween Ends will arrive on October 15, 2021. We’re pretty stoked about this, we’re not gonna lie.