Originally scheduled to be in theatres eight months ago, director David Gordon Green’s Halloween Kills will definitely be getting released this October 15th – and Universal has released a new trailer to assure us of this fact. Check it out in the embed above, but be warned, this thing is packed with SPOILERS for death scenes. Appropriately for the film’s title, this trailer is largely a compilation of Michael Myers’ latest kills.
There’s also a new poster, which you can see below!
Set on the same night as 2018’s Halloween (which you can watch HERE), which ignored all of the previous Halloween movies except for the 1978 original (watch that one HERE), Halloween Kills is said to be about
the creation of fear. It’s one thing to be afraid of the Boogeyman, to have someone who might be in the closet, under the bed, creeping around your house… But we wanted to explore next was confusion, misinformation, and paranoia. What happens when fear goes viral? You can’t just stick your head under the covers any more."
The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode, Andi Matichak as Laurie’s granddaughter Allyson, Judy Greer as Laurie’s daughter Karen, Robert Longstreet as Lonnie Elam, Dylan Arnold as Allyson’s boyfriend / Lonnie’s son Cameron, Kyle Richards as Lindsey Wallace, Anthony Michael Hall as Tommy Doyle, Nancy Stephens as Nurse Marion, Charles Cyphers as Leigh Brackett, Jibrail Nantambu as scene stealer Julian, child actress Victoria Paige Watkins as a character named Christy, and James Jude Courtney as Michael Myers. Original Michael Myers performer Nick Castle also has a one scene cameo.
David Gordon Green directed Halloween Kills from a screenplay he wrote with Danny McBride and Scott Teems. Green, McBride, and Curtis also serve as executive producers alongside Couper Samuelson and Carpenter. Jason Blum produced with Malek Akkad.
Halloween Kills is rated R for "strong bloody violence throughout, grisly images, language and some drug use".