Here’s a rather curious reveal. The classic Halloween horror franchise has made a grand return. In 2018, director David Gordon Green revisited the franchise and offered a direct sequel to the original 1978 film, as Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle return in their respective roles. Their success led to two sequels, Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends. The former is releasing in a few days with the sequel ending the new trilogy next year. As we await the next entry, Green offered a tease for the final entry in the new trilogy.
In an interview with Uproxx, he discusses how the upcoming third entry will take place during the time it releases. As such, it will also deal with real-world problems that affect people during that time. The pandemic hit people across the world and it seems that the poor Strode family will not just face a global virus alongside a man on a killing spree. Green goes on to highlight his approach with the threequel.
So if you think about it, I mean, where we’re leaving these characters on Halloween 2018, the world is a different place. So not only do they have their immediate world affected by that trauma, having time to process that trauma – and that’s a specific and immediate traumatic event in the community of Haddonfield. But then they also had a worldwide pandemic and peculiar politics and another million things that turned their world upside down.David Gordon Green
It’s an interesting idea to consider these real-world events in the upcoming story. Naturally, it’s not new for slasher films to integrate elements from whatever is happening during those times and it makes sense to explore it, especially as they are also filming under those restrictions. We can’t wait to see how Halloween Kills also sets up the sequel and builds upon it.