Evil Dies Tonight in New Halloween Kills Trailer

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Jamie Lee Curtis continues to play, “I’m not locked up here with you. You are locked up here with me.

Hailed as the ultimate ultimate horror girl, Laurie Strode in the 2018 take on The Halloween the franchise had spent its entire life waiting for the inevitable return of a certain Michael Myers. David Gordon Green’s vision came 40 years after the original 1978 film, effectively reviving the series for the… well… I lost count of the number of times Halloween has been reconnected.

That being said, Jamie Lee Curtis, this time around, was a mix of tragic (because Laurie had been so traumatized she had alienated herself from her family) and phenomenally badass (because she was right, Michael is. came back, and she was ready). It was an interesting back and forth between “Oh no Laurie, what are you doing” “because she was pushing her loved ones away, but also, well, you KNOW Michael is waiting to make a grand entrance, so you understand why Laurie acts like the way she does.

The 2018 film ends with Laurie, daughter Karen, and granddaughter Andi triumphing over Michael Myers, three generations of Strode women ending—

I laugh! Here is the trailer for the sequel!

Minutes after Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) left masked monster Michael Myers caged and burning in Laurie’s basement, Laurie is taken to hospital with fatal injuries, believing that she ultimately killed her lifelong tormentor.

But when Michael manages to free himself from Laurie’s trap, his ritual bloodbath resumes. As Laurie fights his pain and prepares to defend against him, she inspires all of Haddonfield to rise up against their unstoppable monster.

The Strode Women join a group of other survivors of Michael’s first rampage who decide to take matters into their own hands, forming a vigilante mob that sets out to hunt down Michael, once and for all.

Evil dies tonight.

Laurie Strode.

Is so done.

With this shit.

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The trailer begins where the last movie left off. The women of Strode leave together, finally taking a well-deserved breath, but as the fire trucks speed by, they realize that, oh my god, oh no, they’re going to go put out the fire. They had burned down the house Michael Myers was in (after beating him) and left him to die, but in hindsight, she’s a bitch, and now they realize the fire department is going to see if he there are survivors in this fire.

Of course there are.

There is Michel.

That certainly explains the energy of Jamie Lee Curtis in this trailer. I can’t explain the level of “fact” one must be if they walk slowly through a crowded hospital hallway armed with a knife. I’m not a psychic or anything, but I imagine Laurie blames herself for not staying in the burning house to make sure Michael stays super crisp.

What’s going to make this sequel interesting is that Laurie Strode doesn’t have to convince her family, or anyone else, that this is a real threat. We see that they arrive at the hospital, and despite this cold opening with Laurie shouting LET IT BURN, the family thinks Michael is dead, only to be told he’s alive and well. Since everyone knows it the essence of evil is on the run, it looks like the cast will be hunting down Michael Myers.

The killings this time around are more than brutal (this fluorescent light killing is WILD), and the nods to the past Halloween movies are a nice touch. (I see you, Season of the witch masks.) While this version of the franchise carried over from previous versions, these plot rhythms are similar to those of 1981 Halloween ii (until Michael killing this elderly couple), although in the next one Halloween kills, Laurie Strode is much more proactive. In the original 1981 version, Michael Myers went to the hospital to get to Laurie, but Lord, Mrs. Strode isn’t about to wait for her ass to show up.

Laurie gets out of her hospital bed, to hell with the wounds, and lets her daughter know that the ailment is dying.

Tonight.

I know Michael Myers is a big threat and all, but I don’t know, the trailer ending with “I’m coming for you, Michael” makes me think Mr. Myers might want to leave town.

Halloween kills will be released on October 15th.

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