What is the Halloween Ends release date? Michael Myers‘ next murder spree will be the last film in David Gordon Green’s reboots of John Carpenter’s original slasher franchise. After Halloween Kills ended on a cliffhanger, many horror movie fans may be wondering when the serial killer’s saga will end. Well, the good news is that we already know quite a bit about the latest instalment to the Halloween movies series.
In 2018, Green made a direct sequel to Carpenter’s 1978 film titled Halloween (2018). The film officially retconned the series and saw Michael Myers, 30 years since the events of that fateful Halloween night, escape from a mental institute to terrorise the citizens of Haddonfield once again. In the sequel Halloween Kills, original survivor Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) was in hospital with her family while the citizens of the suburban town rise up to confront Michael once and for all.
The film ended with lots of people dead, Michael potentially being supernatural, and the killer still on the loose. We are all anxious to see how Green ties up his take on the franchise, so we have done some Michael-esque stalking of our own and are ready to answer any burning questions Halloween fans might have about the Halloween Ends release date.
Halloween Ends release date
The good news is that we already have a release date for Halloween Ends. So, it is time to mark your calendars, slasher fans, because Green’s final Halloween movie will be hitting theatres on October 14, 2022.
The upcoming film will also be hitting the streaming service Peacock on the same day, after the success of the last film in the franchise. Halloween Kills, which was released on Peacock and in theatres, had the highest-grossing debut for a streaming day-and-date premiere, having earned $50.4 million during its opening weekend.
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So, it would make sense for Universal and Blumhouse to look towards streaming the premiere for Halloween Ends as well, given its predecessor’s success – especially since we’re still amid a global pandemic.
Halloween Ends trailer
The first trailer for Halloween Ends dropped on July 20, 2022. The moody teaser promised a final showdown between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers.
Then, a final trailer for the upcoming movie dropped in late September. It showed Laurie and Michael engaged in, essentially, a hand-to-hand fist fight. There was also plenty of guts and gore, of course. Check it out below:
Halloween Ends plot speculation
Halloween Ends plot hasn’t officially been released yet, but there is a lot of information and clues circling around about what it could potentially be. John Carpenter himself has described this upcoming movie as “a departure from the others,” though it remains to be seen exactly what that means.
Similarly, the ending of Halloween Kills sets up space for the new instalment, leaving plenty of questions that need answering, thanks to all its cliff-hangers. We would expect all those loose ends to be wrapped up in a neat, little bow by the end of this movie.
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In Halloween Kills, we see the townsfolk of Haddonfield fail to stop Michael and get gutted in the process. Karen, Laurie’s daughter and Allyson’s mom, is dead. Tommy Doyle has also bit the dust. Basically, the majority of the people we met in Halloween Kills died. In the wake of all this killing, Michael manages to get away, leaving behind pure chaos in his wake.
The town is in shambles, and it is revealed that Michael may be supernatural, meaning we have no idea how the characters will stop him. We can also take an educated guess that after killing Karen, Laurie and Allyson will be hot on his heels for revenge.
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Both Green and Jamie Lee Curtis have also been dropping some major hints about what we can expect from the next Myers adventure. Firstly, we know that there will be a four year time jump between Halloween Ends and Halloween Kills. In an interview with Uproxx, Green said that the new movie will be dealing with the consequences and aftermath of the pandemic.
This means that Halloween Ends will take place at least four years after the events of Halloween 2018 and Halloween Kills (which were set on the same night). Besides seeing Michael get back on his feet and maybe shedding off some of the lockdown weight via a murder workout, Curtis has also given clues to what Laurie’s next character arc will be.
Back in July 2021, while promoting Halloween Kills, the actor revealed that Halloween Ends would likely be the last time we see her as Laurie Strode. She also recently told The Illuminerdi that Halloween Ends is “going to make people very angry”. “It’s going to stimulate people,” the actor shared. “People are going to be agitated by it. And it is a beautiful way to end this trilogy.”
Does that mean that Laurie will meet her end at the hands of Michael? Only time will tell, but we expect the iconic Scream Queen to go down in a blaze of glory if she does kick the proverbial bucket.
According to horror legend John Carpenter, while this will be the last film in the current run, it may not be the end of the franchise as a whole, with the filmmaker teasing recently that Michael Myers may still have some life in him yet.
We will keep you updated as we wait on an official synopsis for Halloween Ends from Universal.
Halloween Ends Cast
We know that Jamie Lee Curtis is definitely coming back as Laurie Strode, along with Andi Matichak, who will reprise her role as Laurie’s granddaughter Allyson.
Nick Castle and James Jude Cortney will be coming back too, sharing the role of our leading murderous man Michael. But in terms of any more future victims or new actors to the franchise, it is still unclear who else will be part of the upcoming murder spree.
Confirmed cast members for Halloween Ends:
- Jamie Lee Curtis (as Laurie Strode)
- Andi Matichak (as Allyson)
- Nick Castle and James Jude Courtney (as The Shape – or Michael Myers)
- Kyle Richards (as Lindsey Wallace)
- Will Patton (as Officer Hawkins)
- Rohan Campbell (Corey Cunningham)
Halloween Kills ended in a lot of bloodshed and not many survivors. However, a notable cast member that made it out of Michael’s clutches was Lindsey, played by Beverly Hills Housewife Kyle Richards.
In December 2021, it was confirmed that Richards would be returning for Halloween Ends – so that is one more body for Michael.
We will be sure to let you know if any cast updates or announcements get released. In the meantime, we have to be content that Laurie and Allyson are at least scheduled to come back angrier than ever and out for Michael’s blood.
Where can I watch Halloween Ends?
As mentioned before, Halloween Ends will be released in theatres on October 14, 2022, and will also be available to stream on Peacock.
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