John Carpenter says Michael Myers’ murder spree in the forthcoming Halloween Kills is unlike anything he’s seen before.
The sequel to 2018’s sorta reboot Halloween is slated for release on 16 October this year and Carpenter, who provides music for the film and serves as executive producer, says the Blumhouse produced film is nearly ready for release.
“The cut is done,” Carpenter told IndieWire. “They’ll mix it in New York in the next week or so. Then it will be in the can. My work is all done.
“The movie is something else,” he teases. “It’s fun, intense and brutal, a slasher movie times one hundred, big time. It’s huge. I’ve never seen anything like this: the kill count!”
Carpenter co-wrote and directed the 1978 original, and produced the first two sequels in the series.
Michael Myers has appeared in 10 of the 11 entries in the slasher series, racking up 121 kills in total. His most murders occurred in 2007’s remake, in which he personally saw off 18 victims in total.
In a separate interview with Empire for its new Big Screen Preview Issue, Halloween Kills director David Gordon Green said the film will see Myers wreaking havoc on the entire neighbourhood.
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"The first one was more about Laurie's life of isolation after Michael and her attempts at revenge. It was personal,” Green said, via We Watched A Movie. “This is more about the unravelling of a community into chaos. It's about how fear spreads virally."
In June, producer Jason Blum said we could expect a trailer for Halloween Kills soon.
Directed by David Gordon Green and written by Green, Danny McBride and Scott Teems, Halloween Kills stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle returning as Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, with James Jude Courtney also portraying Myers.
Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Kyle Richards, Charles Cyphers and Nancy Stephens and Anthony Michael Hall also star.
Halloween Kills will be followed by Halloween Ends in 2021.