In a new featurette for “Halloween Kills,” star Jamie Lee Curtis promises that it “is a very different movie” than its predecessor. As for what exactly will make the movie different, David Gordon Green explains that because the new film is called “Halloween Kills,” he and his collaborators felt like the movie “has to live up to that title.” Expanding on that idea a little further, Green added that “Halloween Kills” is “a bigger, badder, crazier version” of the franchise’s previous film.
“Halloween Kills” is also different from it’s immediate predecessor because it focuses on more characters than just Laurie Strode and her immediate family and friends. “The last movie was Laurie’s story, this is the town’s story,” says Curtis in the new featurette. “David was really clear that he just wanted to explore the after-effects of violence and how it affected Haddonfield,” adds the film’s co-writer, Danny McBride.
There’s another term that the featurette focuses heavily on, and it’s “mob mentality.” After all, a town that’s so scared and consumed by both shock and grief over the return of a murderous boogeyman like Michael Myers could be capable of just about anything. At least, that’s what this “Halloween Kills” featurette seems to promise.
Fortunately, fans of the franchise don’t have to wait much longer to see exactly how the citizens of Haddonfield choose to react to Michael’s return, with “Halloween Kills” set to hit theaters and begin streaming on Peacock on October 15.