“The saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode comes to a spine-chilling climax in this final installment of the franchise.”

Director: David Gordon Green
Writers: Chris Bernier, John Carpenter, David Gordon Green
Staring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Will Patton, Kyle Richards, Andi Matichak, Nick Castle
Release Date: October 14, 2022

Right off the bat we have the timeline. It has been four years since Michael Myers survived the mob in Haddonfield. It has been four years since Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) was cooped up in a hospital. It has been four years since Karen Strode (Judy Greer) was murdered by Myers.

Is four years enough time for Strode to feel safe and for Haddonfield to recover from the carnage?

The answer is a predictable, resounding, NO.

My initial vibe from this final trailer for the “final” saga are…good? This is much more like the original Halloween (1978) in terms of the fact that Laurie is looking at empty spaces, seeing phantom beings, and questioning whether or not her paranoia is warranted. Allyson (Adi Matichak) is eager to move on seeing how she lived through it and her mom did not, so she gets in the face of Laurie and tells her grandma that she is just obsessed and she needs to move on.

Well, Myers is moving back into Haddonfield. Sorry to disappoint.

Who the hell is this guy? Who is he talking to? Why is he being a harbinger of bad omens?

The random boy pictured above is right that Myers is returning, and he is returning with vengeance. Perhaps it is his undying hate that keeps him young and viable.

Laurie Strode is talking about how this time feels different, setting the stakes on how this is going to be the final battle between the ultimate scream queen and the ultimate silent terror.

We are going to get a shot-for-shot recall to Michael Myers rising from the dead. The shot on the left is after Laurie unmasks Michael (I am guessing so seeing how we get a shot of a hand removing a mask later in the trailer) and the shot on the right is when Michael went all Undertaker (or should say inspired him) and let us know that evil never dies.

I have a guess as to what the final shot of Halloween Ends is going to be. It is going to be a shot of the mask handing on the hilt of the knife above a jack-o-lantern. The jack-o-lantern is melting, and the flames of the candle are going to begin burning everything around the mask, but the mask itself will never be touched by the flames.

Evil can not die.

As much of a disappoint as Halloween Kills (2021) is, I am still excited to see Halloween Ends. I am going to do a full rewatch of all the Halloween movies and do a rankings like I did for the Predator movies and am in the slow process of for the Alien franchise as well.

The Michael Myers saga comes to an end (supposedly) in one week with Halloween Ends on October 14, 2022 in theaters and on Peacock.


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