Screenwriter Says ‘Halloween Kills’ Will Be Meaner

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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Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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