Halloween Ends – a coming of age story?

As we edge closer to the start of production for David Gordon Green’s trilogy closer Halloween Ends, the director and co-writer has teased more details about the story.

Set to take place four years after the events of Halloween Kills, in a post-pandemic world, Green has described the story as a ‘coming of age’ story that will honour John Carpenter’s original vision.

Speaking to the Empire Spoiler Special Podcast he said,

“There’s not a lot of games in it, there’s not a lot of wittiness and retro joy. It’s kind of a coming-of-age film, and it’s a very different tone. And that’s what excited me about it, is to have the three chapters that I’ve been involved in be very different from each other. They are all there to honour Carpenter, but aren’t necessary just emulating him.”

Green has also compared the recent draft of the script to Carpenter’s Stephen King adaptation Christine (1983).

“I sent Carpenter the new draft of Halloween Ends the other night, and I said, ‘If it feels too Christine, let me know’.

“For Halloween Ends, it’s just a love of Carpenter, you know. It’s more than just, ‘Hey, here’s a character and a community that you’ve created.’ It’s, ‘Here’s an appreciation of your legendary body of work.”

Given the tease of a coming of age angle, this most likely means a large chunk of the story will be dedicated to Allyson Strode, now parentless after the massacre across Halloween (2018) and Halloween Kills. Will it be Allyson who ultimately finds a way to take out Michael Myers for good?

If so, how do survivors Laurie, Hawkins and Lindsey Wallace figure into this? Will they band together as the final people and defeat the Shape once and for all?

Halloween Ends starts filming in January 2022.


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