The first look trailer for Halloween Kills, the sequel to David Gordon Green’s 2018 Halloween revival, shows fire engines racing towards a blazing house as Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode frantically begs and screams: “Let it burn!”
It’s chilling stuff.
The clip picks up immediately after the events of Halloween and confirms the fan theory that Michael Myers could or would survive the 2018 reboot film (of course) to kill again.
The bad news, as revealed by franchise creator John Carpenter, is that Halloween Kills has been delayed by a whole year:
I know you all have been looking forward to an update on the status of "Halloween Kills". Here it is: pic.twitter.com/EWivyipYgR
— John Carpenter (@TheHorrorMaster) July 8, 2020
“The movie is something else,” Carpenter told IndieWire. “It’s fun, intense and brutal.”
The first reboot film opened to $76.2 million (the highest opening in the horror franchise’s history) and ended its run with $159 million in the U.S. and $255 million globally. That’s an impressive feat, and a good reason why the film has been delayed. With cinemagoers still not comfortable to return to theatres, it makes sense to delay the film to a later date.