Sometimes, “unresolved chaos” can be part of the fun.
Some horror fans were left a bit cold by last year’s Halloween Kills–the second film in the current David Gordon Green horror trilogy–thinking it left too many plot threads unresolved. Well, the director has heard those complaints and has an answer–of sorts–for those fans.
Halloween Kills–which only received a 39 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating–lacked a strong on-screen presence from star Jamie Lee Curtis and did not always portray the supporting characters in the best light.
Reacting to criticisms of the film, Green–during an interview with SFX–admitted that Halloween Ends will have an opportunity to smooth over some of the hurt feelings left behind by its predecessor. To me,” Green said, “the whole point of that movie (Halloween Kills) is kind of unraveling things, and not resolving things.”
When some fans see an ending like the one in Halloween Kills, or “that kind of unresolved chaos, they get frustrated,” Green said. “For me, that’s just part of the fun. Then we get to come in and tidy it up with the last one. So, I just smile and say, ‘Hold tight, here we come’.”
Green added that it’s “so subjective what people want to see with these movies. Some people want to literally watch the original film. You’re not going to remake that–you have to do something different.”
Green will have his chance to soothe the savage breast with Halloween Ends, which hits theaters and Peacock Oct. 14. This (supposedly) final chapter in the Halloween franchise finds Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) fighting one last, bloody battle with Michael Myers (James Jude Courtney).
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