2020 was the year of disappointment. Anything and everything that people had planned throughout that year were to be shelved indefinitely while a modern plague ravaged the globe. Personally, as a bit of a hermit, I didn’t mind being told that I couldn’t go out and mingle with people. It suited me fine as I don’t really like people, or moving, or much of anything.
I don’t mean to make light of the pandemic. People lost their lives to this awful illness, and some lost their livelihoods. It’s been an unprecedented and unpredictable year, and we are not out of the woods just yet.
One of the things most affected by Covid-19 has been the movie industry. Many movies that were completed long ago were shelved indefinitely. Distribution companies waited with bated breath to see what would become of the sudden closure of cinema chains the world over. One such film that should have seen its release last October, and just so happens to be the film I was most excited about, is Halloween Kills.
It’s no secret that I adored Halloween 2018. It was everything I wanted it to be, having been a Halloween fanatic since I was a young whippersnapper. Sure the movie wasn’t flawless. I hated the subplot with the new Doctor Loomis character. It was unnecessary and distracted from the film's main plot, but other than that, I thought Halloween nailed it.
Well, good news, like-minded Halloween fans, because it looks like we are getting Halloween Kills this year, come Hell or highwater. And if that isn’t exciting enough, Blumhouse pictures have just dropped the new trailer.
There is so much to love about this trailer. The kill count looks insane as, from what I can tell, Michael cuts and guts an entire brigade of cops and firefighters. The one, touch that brought a wide, nerd-grin to my face was the inclusion of the three Silver Shamrock masks from Season of the Witch. Keep your eyes peeled because they are in there. I also love how this film picks up where the last one left off. Oh, and not forgetting, a kill involving a fluorescent tube bulb.
Anyway, I could waffle all day about my love for these movies, but who wants to listen to that? Instead. Why not take a look for yourselves at the trailer below?
Halloween Kills stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Nick Castle and Anthony Michael Hall, and is released on October 15th, just in time for… Well, Halloween, obviously.