"It's time to put the Boogeyman to bed."
A new TV spot for Halloween Ends has been shared online (via FearHQ), and while brief, it features quite a bit of previously-unseen footage from the final(?) chapter in David Gordon Green's sequel trilogy.
Fans should pay close attention to the final shot, as Michael Myers admires his handiwork in a callback to one of the most chilling scenes from John Carpenter's original classic.
While chatting to Total Film, the director revealed that he's currently moving around "the last few scenes of the movie in various orders, and I’ve been playing with music." Green also commented on the threequel's tone, and it sounds like Ends is not going to be quite a relentlessly bleak as the divisive Halloween Kills.
"This one is a good time at the movies," he says. "Let’s have a blast, ride the roller coaster with a few unexpected turns, and walk away feeling complete. That’s what I want."
That shouldn't be taken as an indication that we're in for a feel good Halloween movie, of course, which is evident from these new promo stills!
After 45 years, the most acclaimed, revered horror franchise in film history reaches its epic, terrifying conclusion as Laurie Strode faces off for the last time against the embodiment of evil, Michael Myers, in a final confrontation unlike any captured on-screen before. Only one of them will survive.
Icon Jamie Lee Curtis returns for the last time as Laurie Strode, horror’s first ‘final girl’ and the role that launched Curtis’ career. Curtis has portrayed Laurie for more than four decades now, one of the longest actor-character pairings in cinema history. When the franchise relaunched in 2018, Halloween shattered box office records, becoming the franchise’s highest-grossing chapter and set a new record for the biggest opening weekend for a horror film starring a woman.
“Four years after the events of last year’s Halloween Kills, Laurie is living with her granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) and is finishing writing her memoir. Michael Myers hasn’t been seen since. Laurie, after allowing the specter of Michael to determine and drive her reality for decades, has decided to liberate herself from fear and rage and embrace life. But when a young man, Corey Cunningham (Rohan Campbell), is accused of killing a boy he was babysitting, it ignites a cascade of violence and terror that will force Laurie to finally confront the evil she can’t control, once and for all.”
Universal recently announced that Halloween Ends, will follow its predecessor's release pattern by opening day-and-day in theatres and on streaming on October 14.