The finale of the Halloween trilogy is three months away! Last night, the trailer for Halloween Ends released online. The iconic slasher, Michael Myers aka The Shape, is back to reign terror on the people of Haddonfield. Or is he? Scenes from the trailer indicate something strange is afoot.
Breakdown videos on YouTube highlight the fact that when Michael enters the home of Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), he pushes the bedroom door open using his left hand with all five digits intact. Viewers of the previous entry, Halloween Kills, will recall Laurie blew off two of his left fingers with a shotgun.
Many fans speculate the aforementioned intruder is an impostor or copycat. Similar to the plot from Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning, where a mentally unstable paramedic named Roy Burns took on the persona of Jason Vorhees. This divided the fanbase at the time and led to mixed reactions.
Could history be repeating itself? Reports from both the director and star of the film state fans will be upset by where the story goes. In an interview with the The Illuminerdi, Jamie Lee Curtis shared the following:
“…He [David Gordon Green] sort of alluded to the third one, which is going to shock people. It’s going to make people very angry. It’s going to stimulate people. People are going to be agitated by it. And it is a beautiful way to end this trilogy. Now that’s all I kind of knew from David. Only recently have he and I started to talk a little bit post-Venice film festival a little bit about the movie, a couple little tweaks that I’ve offered, but very little that you know, this man makes great movies. I just have to stay out of the way.”
Danny McBride and David Gordon Green are a formidable team. The two reinvigorated the franchise at Blumhouse in 2018. That’s three movies in four years, which is no small feat as Michael’s peers are either stuck in development hell or court disputes. Want to see more slasher films? Consider the Friday the 13th Blu-Ray collection, which includes 16 discs full of new interviews, set footage and music videos.
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