New ‘Halloween Ends Trailer’ Teases a Final Clash For Laurie Strode
Jamie Lee Curtis is back as Laurie, facing off against Michael Myers for one final time. But who will win?
How exactly do you go about ending a run of films where the villain has a notorious habit of always coming back? That’s the challenged faced by director David Gordon Green, who gave the ‘Halloween’ horror franchise a jolt back in 2018 with his first entry (which directly followed the events of the original and largely ignored most of the other sequels) and is here wrapping up his own run on the movies.
Jamie Lee Curtis is back once again as Laurie Strode, one of the few survivors of Michael Myers’ original October slaughter rampage, who has since turned herself into a lean, mean fighting machine, ready to put an end to him once and for all.
To be honest, we’ve heard that before – no matter how many times someone (even Laurie) thinks they have put an end to Michael, he always seems to return, ready to pick up whatever is around and start slashing people.
This latest movie is being billed as Laurie’s last stand, as she faces off for the last time against the embodiment of evil in a final confrontation unlike any captured on-screen before. Only one of them will survive.
Four years after the events of last year’s ‘Halloween Kills’, Laurie is living with her granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) and is finishing writing her memoir. Michael Myers hasn’t been seen since. Laurie, after allowing the specter of Michael to determine and drive her reality for decades, has decided to liberate herself from fear and rage and embrace life.
But when a young man, Corey Cunningham (Rohan Campbell), is accused of killing a boy he was babysitting, it ignites a cascade of violence and terror that will force Laurie to finally confront the evil she can’t control, once and for all.
And from the sounds of it, both Green (who is already moving on to an ‘Exorcist’ movie) and Curtis are ready to hang up their respective director’s chairs and knives. “I speak with John (Carpenter, godfather of the whole movie series) and Jamie Lee Curtis regularly about it,” Green told Empire magazine recently. “It’s exciting, uncertain, satisfying and sad. I’ve enjoyed the ride but it’s probably time to get off. I think we’re gonna go out with a bang.”
But while there will – of course – be blood, don’t expect quite such a huge conflict as the Haddonfield-engulfing drama of the previous movie. “If our second film was free-for-all, violent chaos, this is a more intimate, atmospheric conclusion,” says Green.
As well as directing, Green wrote this one with regular collaborators director Paul Brad Logan, Chris Bernier and Danny McBride.
‘Halloween Ends’ will be in theaters and streaming via Peacock on October 14th.