'Halloween Ends' Universal Pictures has just prepared a new feature film for the slasher Halloween franchise, whose films (12) focus on psychopathic killer Michael Myers. The next installment is titled Halloween Ends (Halloween: The final night) which is a tribute to the last appearance of Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode.
Halloween Ends recent nearly two-minute clip shows Curtis behind the scenes of Halloween Ends and begins with her saying, “Welcome back, Laurie Strode. She gave everything, her heart, her soul, her blood. But that bubble has burst because Michael is coming back,” suggesting that the series finale will be bloody and dramatic.
The rest of the short video offers brief glimpses of Jamie on set, including as she gets her hair and makeup done, bantering with the film crew, and finally saying goodbye to cast and crew. “It will be difficult to say goodbye to Laurie Strode. It's been an emotional movie for me, it has been," says Curtis through tears at the end of the film.
Curtis has played Laurie Strode for nearly 45 years. The Halloween franchise is one of the longest-running horror movie franchises in cinematic history, and Laurie's portrayal of it is one of the longest instances of a character being portrayed by the same actor.
The original Halloween was released in 1978, and since then numerous movies have been released, all starring Curtis. A remake of the original film was released in 2018, relaunching the popularity of the franchise and breaking box office records.
The second film in the revamped story, Halloween Kills, was released in 2021 and picked up directly where the first film left off. Halloween ends is the third and final film in this re-installation, and will see Strode and Myers battling it out in a terrifying ending.
Halloween Ends takes place four years after the events of Halloween Kills, and follows Laurie and her granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak), who is writing her memoir. Believing Michael Myers is no longer a threat, Laurie is ready to put the past behind her when a young man named Corey Cunningham (Rohan Campbell) is accused of killing a child she cared for. This reignites a new spate of family violence as Laurie realizes that Michael has returned once again and must finally face evil in his last stand.
Halloween Ends is directed by David Gordon Green (who also directed Halloween Kills) and features a returning cast of Will Patton as Officer Frank Hawkins, James Jude Courtney as Michael Myers ('The Shape'), and Kyle Richards as Lindsey Wallace.
The film will be released on Friday, October 14, and will also be available to stream exclusively on Peacock (all in the US). In Ecuador, the film will have a preview on Wednesday, October 12, according to information from Cinemark and Supercines.
Michael Myers is one of the great legends of horror movies, and his end is closer than ever. In fact, this Friday, October 14, the premiere of what seems to be his last film. Halloween Ends (or Halloween: The end) will close the narrative arc that began in the distant 1978.
Jamie Lee Curtis is living history in slasher cinema. Her role as Laurie Strode will always be remembered when talking about the 'scream queens' (queens of terror) of the cinema, as well as the exploits of her evil brother.
With the release of Halloween Ends, both Jamie Lee Curtis and director David Gordon Green will definitely kill off Myers, contrary to what previous installments promised (and didn't).
However, there is a installment of the saga that caused great disappointment in the Californian actress. Interestingly, it is not one of the worst movies in the franchise according to the Halloween fandom.
Do you know what movie we're talking about? Whether or not that's the case, read on (unless you haven't seen the entire Halloween saga).
The actress attended a Halloween-themed panel at New York Comic Con. In response to one of her questions, Curtis acknowledged that she had no plans to return to the series after her role in Halloween Resurrection.
First of all, a quick review: Jamie Lee Curtis played the role of Laurie Strode in the first two films of the saga (in 1978 and 1981). Later, she was absent in the third installment and also in the improvised trilogy from 1988 to 1995 (where the protagonist was her daughter).
Jamie Lee returned to the role of Laurie in H20: Halloween 20 years later, a film directed by Steve Miner in 1998. The producers of Dimension Films thought of definitively killing Michael Myers, and for that they wanted the actress back.
So the last thing I thought I'd do is another Halloween movie You may or may not know why I'm in Resurrection. So H20 was really conceived by me. I am not credited as a producer on the film. But it was my creation.
Certainly throughout the film it is hinted that the final Myers-Strode battle is near. Even in her denouement, when Laurie cuts off her brother's head with an emotional epilogue.
Unfortunately, Dimension Films did not keep their promise and decided to give the green light to a sequel (which was already the eighth film in the saga) of H20: this is how Halloween Resurrection would be born.
This year we will have the last movie in the Halloween saga that will come to an end after 44 years of history.
In this film we will finally see the final showdown between Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her old enemy Michael Myers, that masked figure who has haunted her since she escaped that fateful Halloween night four decades ago.
This film produced by Blumhouse marks the end of the saga made up of the films Halloween Night (2018) and Halloween Kills (2020), based on the 1978 horror classic directed by John Carpenter.
Will this be the final end of murderer Michael Myers? The truth is that every time Myers gets away with it, will this be the grand finale of this murderer who has followed several generations?.
Let us remember that in 2018, he escaped from the bus that took him back to Haddonfield, Illinois, to assassinate Laurie Strode, who for four decades has suffered from the madness of this masked man.
In the year 2021 we saw how Laurie and her daughter Karen discover that Michael is still alive and has returned to complete the slaughter. However, this time all the surviving victims that Michael has left behind in Haddonfield come together to put an end to the monster forever.
Although there are not many movies that are really scary, the truth is that horror movies are generally enjoyed very well, either on the big screen or from the living room of the house setting up movie marathons with friends.
Although the horror genre reaches its peak in terms of releases around the arrival of Halloween, the truth is that this 2022 has not been lazy when it comes to scary movies released both in theaters and on streaming services.
The year started very well with the arrival of Scream, the fifth installment in the saga that brought together both old veterans and a new generation of protagonists who will continue the legacy of this popular franchise created by Wes Craven.
After this, horror movies did not stop arriving throughout this year, with tapes as varied as, for example, Nope!, Men, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, X, Fresh, Crimes of the future or Cage, all of them with greater or lesser reception in theaters and streaming services.
Recently we have in theaters Smile, an intense psychological thriller in which a series of inexplicable events begins to torment a psychologist after witnessing the suicide of her patient, who cut her face while she did not stop smiling.
Although Jake Gyllenhaal is not related to the Halloween saga, if it had not been for him the new trilogy would possibly not exist. Or at least not with Jamie Lee Curtis returning to her final girl figure. The antagonist of Everything at once everywhere and the protagonist of Ambulance have a close relationship.
Gyllenhaal often says that Curtis is her godmother thanks to the good relationship that the actress has with her family. David Gordon Green, a close friend of Gyllenhaal with whom he worked on Stronger than Destiny, asked the actor in 2017 to put him in touch with Curtis in order to set up the new series of Halloween night, and so it was.
It must be said that Jamie Lee Curtis was not particularly happy with her latest appearances in the Halloween saga. After Halloween II: Bloodthirsty! and especially H20: Halloween. Twenty years later and Halloween: Resurrection, the final girl par excellence was not really sure if she wanted to undergo another confrontation with Michael Myers, since the saga was weakening over the years, but the new script seems to have convinced her and now We are possibly facing the most powerful installments of the saga, without taking into account the original Carpenter of course or that little spinoff: Halloween III: Season of the Witch.
The actress has assured that this new trilogy has opened a lot of doors for her future work related to terror: "Now I have a creative life thanks to Halloween night, and its success. I am associated with Jason Blum in Blumhouse, I have a production company, I've written a horror movie that I'm going to direct, I'm going to produce TV series, I'm going to buy books. I didn't think I was going to do something like that five years ago." Halloween Ends will be released on October 14 in theaters and also streaming through Peacock.
Among the most anticipated productions for the following week are the premieres of episodes of successful series, such as House of the Dragon on HBO Max, The Rings of Power on Prime Video, or Andor and She-Hulk on Disney+.
Also, as Halloween approaches, more and more horror and suspense movies are being added to the billboard, such as Halloween Ends, Old Man and The Accursed.
Next, we leave you the most anticipated series and movie premieres of the week, including releases in theaters and various streaming platforms, such as Netflix, HBO Max, Disney +, Prime Video and Apple TV +.