Screenwriter Says ‘Halloween Kills’ Will Be Meaner

by Thomas Tuna

Michael Myers is already gearing up for his next October bloodletting.

Halloween Kills, the “can’t-wait-for-it” sequel to the 2018 scream-fest Halloween, is slated to hit the big screen Oct. 16, 2020 with a real attitude, MovieWeb reports.

Scott Teems, who wrote the screenplay along with director David Gordon Green and Dan McBride, spoke to MovieWeb about the sequel and dropped a few hints that fans of the franchise can hang their hats on.

But Teems also played it close to the vest, obviously not wanting to play the role of spoiler. “I really can’t say anything about (the sequel), but I am really excited about it,” he said.

“I saw a rough cut of it a few weeks ago and, I’m a little biased, but my gut says that people who like the last one will be very excited about this one.

“It’s like the first one on steroids, I guess. It really is the bigger, badder, meaner version of the first one.”

Other sources close to the movie echoed Teems’ assessment of the sequel. James Jude Courtney, who returns as the murderous Myers, said the upcoming film is like the last movie “on speed.” And the studio producing the film, Blumhouse Productions, likened it to a big movie with a large canvas.

Once again, Jamie Lee Curtis (of course) will be back as the resourceful Laurie Strode. And John Carpenter, who’s responsible for the start of the Halloween phenomenon, will serve as executive producer and will compose the eerie score.

As reported, Halloween Kills is headed for an Oct. 16 release, provided the COVID-19 pandemic is no longer a health threat. But, since movie houses across the country reportedly are aiming for a reopening in late July, that date should hold.

Also, keep in mind that the third movie in this trilogy, Halloween Ends, is scheduled, as of now, for an October 2021 release.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any and all updates on the latest misadventures of Michael Myers in Halloween Kills.

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