Following 2018’s Halloween and 2021’s Halloween Kills, David Gordon Green’s reboot/requel trilogy is coming to an end with Halloween Ends, and the franchise’s official Twitter account has just dropped the first crumbs of footage of the upcoming film.
Now, there’s just as much chance of Halloween Ends being the last we see of Michael Myers as The Final Friday was of being the last we saw of Jason Voorhees, but there is still some sense of finality as the entry draws ever nearer—both Jamie Lee Curtis and John Carpenter are well into the later stages of life, and this will more than likely be their last hurrah with the franchise that kickstarted their respective careers.
But of course, there’s little time to reminisce or get introspective—Michael Myers is still on the loose and deadlier than ever. There’s a lot of footage from older films mixed in with the new, but it all adds up to one thing: Laurie versus Michael, the babysitter who survived Halloween of 1978 and the monster of a (boogey) man she spent the rest of her life waiting for, in a final showdown more than forty years in the making. Even Laurie’s granddaughter Allison takes a backseat in this initial teaser: this is Laurie’s fight, and as Halloween Kills proved there’s no one else who can do it for her.
There’s a lot packed into this just over a minute teaser for fans to pore over until we get a more substantial teaser: a brief glimpse of a younger but unfamiliar looking Laurie, a house that looks like it could be the one from Halloween 4 and 5, and—as one friend very excitedly pointed out—some very classic Michael Myers movement when he glides into frame in response to Laurie’s “come get me”. But if that gnarly, hand-almost-in-the-food-processor fight is any indication of how Halloween Ends is going to turn out, it’s that this particular incarnation of the franchise is one that will go out with a bang.
Halloween Ends arrives in theaters on October 14th.