HALLOWEEN KILLS – WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR
Halloween Kills has officially started filming and we’re getting more insider news about casting and some of the themes writer/director David Gordon Green will be covering. The last time I wrote about Halloween Kills was with the news that Anthony Michael Hall will be playing Tommy Doyle, one of the original kids Laurie Strode and her friend Annie were babysitting on that original night they met Michael Myers. I’ve read a few tweets by original Tommy Doyle Brian Andrews that he’s not too pleased about being passed over.
With the news of the return of Tommy Doyle, it was officially confirmed that Kyle Richards would be returning to the franchise as Lindsey Wallace, the other kid that Laurie and Annie were babysitting. Richards has since joined the successful cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills along with owning her own boutique stores and launching a fashion line. I’ll be very curious whether the adult Lindsey Wallace will mirror Richards high-glam lifestyle or if she will retain that suburban mom look to her.
If that wasn’t enough, news broke the other day on halloweenmovies.com that Nancy Stephens is also making her return to the Halloween franchise as Nurse Marion. You may remember that Nurse Marion accompanied Dr. Loomis to Smith’s Grove where they noticed patients wandering outside late at night. One of those patients happened to be Michael Myers who sped away in their car. Stephens also appeared in Halloween II and was killed off in the opening of Halloween H20. These new films negate the sequels, which means she was never killed off in this timeline.
We haven’t seen any official movie stills yet, but Jamie Lee Curtis did fill us in when asked about it on the red carpet at the Saturn Awards. She told Collider,
“What I love that David and [co-writer] Danny [McBride] and company did is they connected the dots for forty years, now they’re going back to really unpack the first movie, bringing back all those characters whose lives were affected by what happened in 1978.”
This gives me high hopes that this new Halloween trilogy will continue to live up to the original and the legacy of what John Carpenter and Debra Hill created.
Halloween Kills opens in theaters October 16, 2020.