One of the clips, presumably from early in the film, shows just how soon “Halloween Kills” begins after its predecessor. It shows Laurie in the hospital, still clutching her abdomen where Michael Myers stabbed her in the climax of 2018’s “Halloween.” The door to her room bursts open, and Tommy Doyle (Anthony Michael Hall), the kid Laurie was babysitting during Michael’s first killing spree in 1978’s “Halloween,” bursts in, followed by Laurie’s daughter Karen (Judy Greer).
Tommy explains to her that Michael killed Marion, presumably Marion Chambers (Nancy Stephens), who worked with Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasance) in the original, and attacked Lindsey (Kyle Richards), which may suggest that this particular spree isn’t random. Tommy promises that he’ll kill Michael when he arrives. “Forty years ago when I was a kid, you protected me,” he tells Laurie, “so tonight I’m going to protect you.” Good luck with that, Tommy.
The clip ends with the younger pair looking to Laurie for guidance, asking her what they should do. “We fight,” she tells them. “We always fight!”