Universal has revealed the first full-length trailer for the hotly anticipated horror sequel, Halloween Kills.

The new film – a direct sequel to the 2018 sequel-cum-reboot – continues the ongoing battle between Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her nemesis, the masked maniac Michael Myers. Halloween (2018) director David Gordon Green is once again at the helm, with John Carpenter onboard as an executive producer.

Here’s the official synopsis: “Minutes after Laurie Strode (Curtis), her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) left masked monster Michael Myers caged and burning in Laurie’s basement, Laurie is rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, believing she finally killed her lifelong tormentor. But when Michael manages to free himself from Laurie’s trap, his ritual bloodbath resumes. As Laurie fights her pain and prepares to defend herself against him, she inspires all of Haddonfield to rise up against their unstoppable monster. The Strode women join a group of other survivors of Michael’s first rampage who decide to take matters into their own hands, forming a vigilante mob that sets out to hunt Michael down, once and for all.”

Picking up the action on the very same night, with Laurie winding up in hospital after her ordeal, invites comparisons with Halloween II (1981), and that’s not the only Easter egg for franchise fans – look out for the Silver Shamrock masks from Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) in the trailer.

Delayed by the pandemic, Halloween Kills is finally coming to cinemas in October 2021 (of course).

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