Halloween Kills
Directed by David Gordon Green
Produced by Malek Akkad
Jason Blum
Bill Block
Written by

David Gordon Green
Danny McBride
Scott Teems

Based on Characters by by John Carpenter
Debra Hill

Jamie Lee Curtis
Judy Greer
Andi Matichak
Kyle Richards
Anthony Michael Hall
Dylan Arnold
Robert Longstreet
Charles Cyphers
Nancy Stephens
James Jude Courtney
Nick Castle

Casting by

Sarah Domeire
Terri Taylor

Music by

John Carpenter

Cinematography Michael Simmonds
Editing by N/A
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Production studios Blumhouse Productions
Trancas International Pictures
Rough House Productions
Release October 16, 2020 (United States)
Running time TBA
Country United States
Language English
Preceded by Halloween (2018)
Followed by Halloween Ends (2021)

Halloween Kills is a forthcoming film in the Halloween franchise. Announced on July 19, 2019, by John Carpenter, Halloween Kills is followed by Halloween Ends. The film continues the story of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode.[1] The film will be released on October 16, 2020



40 years ago, Michael Myers (Nick Castle) murdered three teenagers on a Halloween night in 1978 40 years later, Michael (James Jude Courtney and Nick Castle) returned and began a storm of horror in Haddonfield Exactly two years after the events of the previous film, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), now trying to have a new life with her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and her granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak), returns home to Haddonfield. Unfortunately, on a Halloween night, Laurie's appearance also brings about the return of Michael Myers, putting Laurie, Karen, and Allyson, along with Allyson's friends, and the whole town of Haddonfield in danger



In June 2018, McBride confirmed that he and Green had originally intended to pitch two films that would be shot back-to-back, and then decided against it, waiting to see the reaction to the first film stating that: "We were going to shoot two of them back-to-back. Then we were like, 'Well, let's not get ahead of ourselves. This could come out, and everyone could hate us, and we'd never work again. So, let's not have to sit around for a year while we wait for another movie to come out that we know people aren't going to like.' So, we were like, 'Let's learn from this, and see what works, and what doesn't.' But we definitely have an idea of where we would go [with] this branch of the story and hopefully we get a chance to do it."[2]

In September 2018, producer Jason Blum said that "we will do a sequel if the movie performs". By October 2018, after the film's opening weekend, McBride confirmed that early development on a sequel had begun.[3]

In February 2019, Collider exclusively confirmed Scott Teems was in talks as the screenwriter, having collaborated with Blumhouse Productions on several projects in development. Teems had also written a story treatment for the film prior to the negotiations. Blum, Akkad, and Block will return as producers, while Curtis, Greer, and Matichak are expected to reprise their roles.[4]

In June 2019, it was reported that a sequel will begin filming in September 2019, with Green returning to write the script and direct and Curtis, Greer, and Matichak reprising their roles from the 2018 film. In July 2019, the titles and release dates of two sequels were announced: Halloween Kills, set to be released on October 16, 2020, and Halloween Ends, set to be released on October 15, 2021. Green will direct both films and co-write the scripts with McBride, and Curtis will reprise her role in both films. Teems was confirmed as a co-writer for Halloween Kills, while Paul Brad Logan and Chris Bernier were announced to co-write Halloween Ends.[5]

Casting for extras were announced in late August, 2019.[6][7]


On July 26, 2019, it was confirmed that Nick Castle will return for both sequels for some scenes as Michael Myers with James Jude Courtney again playing Myers for the majority of the films.[8]

On August 26, 2019, it was announced that Anthony Michael Hall would join the cast as Tommy Doyle, a character originally portrayed by Brian Andrews in the first Halloween film.[9]

At some point, it was reported that Paul Rudd, was approached to reprise his role, but declined due to his commitments to the Ghostbusters film also coming out in 2020.[10]

On August 30, 2019, it was announced that Kyle Richards would reprise her role as Lindsey Wallace from the original film.[11][12]

On September 5, 2019, it was reported that Robert Longstreet would play a character named Lonnie Elam. Tristian Edgerling would later be cast as a young Lonnie, following his appearance in the Halloween Kills teaser.[13] [14]

On September 27, 2019, Nancy Stephens, who portrayed Nurse Marion Chambers in the original film and its sequels Halloween II (1981) and Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, was cast to reprise her role.

Jibrail Nantambu is set to reprise his role as Julian from the previous film; while Victoria Paige Watkins and Brian F. Durkin joined the cast.[15]


In July 2019, a spokesperson for Blumhouse Productions confirmed that Halloween Kills and its sequel Halloween Ends will commence production and filming in Wilmington, North Carolina at the same time.[16]

The movie commenced filming September 9, 2019.[17] [18]

According to a film permit obtained from the city, there will be a news reporter scene giving updates on the events of the 2018 film. Filming in Wilmington on September 20 to 21 involved a car wreck scene.[19]

Additional filmography will include simulated gunfire occurring on September 27, September 30, and October 1.[20]

On November 1, 2019 Jamie Lee Curtis unveiled through her personal Twitter account a First look at the mayhem David has created for this film.[21]

On November 2, 2019, filming wrapped.

Promotional Videos & Trailers

External links


  1. - John Carpenter's Twitter
  2. Halloween co-screenwriter Danny McBride almost pitched making back-to-back sequels - EW
  3. Danny McBride On Inevitable ‘Halloween’ Sequel & Why Michael Myers Scared Up So Much Gross 40 Years Later - Deadline
  4. Exclusive: ‘Halloween’ Sequel to Be Written by ‘Firestarter’ Scribe Scott Teems - Collider
  5. New ‘Halloween’ Movies Set for 2020 & 2021 - Variety
  6. ‘Halloween Kills’ casting Wilmington-area extras, triplets, ventriloquists - Star News Online
  7. Casting company seeks extras, triplets, ventriloquist for movie filming in Wilmington - WECT 6 News
  8. Exclusive: ‘Halloween 2’ Gearing Up for Fall Shoot, 2020 Release; Jamie Lee Curtis to Return - Collider
  9. ‘Halloween Kills’: Anthony Michael Hall Joins Horror Sequel (EXCLUSIVE) - Variety
  10. Rumor: Tommy Doyle Making His Return in ‘Halloween Kills’!? - Bloodydisgusting
  11. Kyle Richards Returning as Lindsey Wallace for ‘Halloween Kills’ - Variety
  12. Kyle Richards Opens Up About Making Her Return to the 'Halloween' Franchise (Exclusive) - ET
  14. Robert Longstreet Will Play Returning Character Lonnie Elam in ‘Halloween Kills’ Exclusive - Bloodydisgusting
  15. Halloween Kills casts another original franchise character - Looper
  16. Upcoming ‘Halloween’ horror movie sequels set to film in Wilmington - WECT 6 News
  17. 'Halloween' sequels to film with Jamie Lee Curtis in Wilmington - ABC 11 Eyewitness News
  18. Blumhouse - Twitter
  19. Simulated gunfire planned for ‘Halloween Kills’ scenes filming in Wilmington- WECT 6 News
  20. ‘Halloween Kills’ crew to film car wreck scene on Fifth Ave.- WECT 6 News
  21. - Jamie Lee Curtis' Twitter
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