For years now, we’ve recognized that David Gordon Inexperienced’s Halloween trilogy would shut with an entry titled, appropriately sufficient, Halloween Ends. Recent from revitalising the slasher saga with 2018’s confusingly-titled Halloween – a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s 1978 authentic that ignores the remainder of the movies within the collection – the filmmaker most just lately despatched Michael Myers on one other murderous Haddonfield rampage in final yr’s Halloween Kills, organising a concluding chapter of Laurie Strode’s story for the upcoming threequel. However although we all know that Halloween Ends will deliver some sort of ending, fairly how that performs out continues to be in flux.
Chatting with Empire within the Glass Onion: A Knives Out Thriller challenge, Inexperienced claimed that he’s nonetheless tinkering with Halloween Ends’ ending. “It adjustments on daily basis,” he says. “In idea, the image is locked, however this morning I referred to as the editor and mentioned, ‘What if we do that one factor…’” There’s, in any case, stress to get it proper – Ends not solely marking the top of this Halloween continuity, however the finish (once more) for Jamie Lee Curtis’ iconic scream queen Laurie. “I communicate wth John [Carpenter] and Jamie Lee Curtis usually about it,” says Inexperienced, who guarantees huge issues for his ultimate slice of Halloween. “It’s thrilling, unsure, satisfying and unhappy. I’ve loved the journey however it’s in all probability time to get off. I feel we’re gonna exit with a bang.”
Nonetheless, after the ultra-gory murder-fest of Halloween Kills, the director claims he’s reining himself in slightly extra this time. “If our second movie was free-for-all, violent chaos, it is a extra intimate, atmospheric conclusion,” he says. With the ending simply across the nook, right here’s hoping Inexperienced provides it an actual good stab.
Learn Empire’s full Halloween Ends story within the October 2022 challenge, on sale Thursday 1 August and obtainable to order on-line right here. Halloween Ends hits UK cinemas from 14 October.