Halloween Kills lives up to its graphic title, but a lot of hard work goes into making those cinematic slays look real.
A short video showing James Jude Courtney–the man behind the iconic mask–working with the film’s stunt crew as they rehearse the brutal opening sequence for Halloween Kills gives fans a glimpse into the preparation for the mayhem that has made the franchise such a success. Check out the clip, courtesy of comicbook.com, on this page.
— James Jude Courtney (@jamesjcourtney) November 1, 2021
Fans will remember the violent sequence at the top of Halloween Kills, when Michael strides from the blazing hell meant to destroy him at the finale of 2018’s Halloween and attacks the responding firefighters. How was that intense scene shot? The video shows how Courtney and stunt coordinator Airon Armstrong and crew choreographed the action.
Halloween Kills–showing now in theaters and streaming on Peacock–was directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay he wrote with Scott Teems and Danny McBride. The film brings back Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode, Judy Greer as her daughter Karen and Andi Matichak as her granddaughter Allyson.
The penultimate entry in the Halloween franchise continued its rampage through the box office this past Halloween weekend, coming in second to Dune and raking in another $8.5 million domestically. The film has now earned $85.6 million in the States and $115 million worldwide.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on the Halloween franchise–including the final (?) installment, Halloween Ends, slated for theaters Oct. 14, 2022.