Michael Myers is back — again — this Halloween season in the first trailer for “Halloween Ends.”
The film is the 13th installment in the “Halloween” slasher franchise, and the third in the chronology established by the 2018 “Halloween” film, which ignored every other film from the series aside from John Carpenter’s 1978 original. The trilogy has seen Jamie Lee Curtis reprise her role as Laurie Strode, the survivor of Michael Myers’ (played by Nick Castle and stuntman James Jude Courtney) original killing spree, now a recluse struggling with PTSD. The 2018 film and the 2021 sequel “Halloween Kills” saw Laurie team up with her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) when Myers reemerges to attack Haddonfield, Ill.
“Halloween Ends” will follow the cliffhanger ending of “Halloween Kills,” which saw Karen attacked and stabbed to death by Michael. Curtis and Matichak will reprise their roles from the last two movies as they attempt to avenge Karen’s memory. Also reprising their roles from the previous films are Will Patton, Kyle Richards and Omar Dorsey, while Michael O’Leary will join as a new addition to the cast.
David Gordon Green returns from the past two movies to direct “Halloween Ends.” Green additionally wrote the script with Danny McBride, Paul Brad Logan and Chris Bernier. The film is produced by Jason Blum through his Blumhouse Productions banner, alongside Rough House Productions, Miramax and Trancas International Pictures. Additional producers include Bill Block and Malek Akkad. Universal Pictures will handle distribution for the film.
“Halloween Ends” will release in theaters Oct. 14. Watch the full trailer below.