Universal Pictures has released the final trailer for “Halloween Ends.” Described as Laurie Strode’s (Jamie Lee Curtis) last stand, the film is the epic conclusion of a story that started 45 years ago that sees Laurie Strode face 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.
However, instead of setting the events right after Michael Myers killed Laurie’s daughter Karen Nelson (Judy Greer), “Halloween Ends” takes place four years after, with Laurie liberating herself from being haunted by what the murderer has done and writes a memoir to close the book on her trauma. However, the trailer sees that she isn’t as a free as she thinks she is, and appears to be obsessed with death as she is convinced that he is still out there, stalking her, and waiting for the right time to kill the girl that he’s never been able to kill, all the while murdering others.
Although I thought the day and date model would have come to an end since studios have been moving away from it, it appears that Universal is confident enough that “Halloween Ends” will work as a film released theatrically and Peacock on the same day.
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. In 2021, Halloween Kills earned the biggest opening weekend for any horror film in the pandemic era and simultaneously set a new record for a non-live event premiere streaming on Peacock.
Halloween Ends co-stars returning cast Will Patton as Officer Frank Hawkins, Kyle Richards as Lindsey Wallace and James Jude Courtney as The Shape.
From the creative team that relaunched the franchise with 2018’s Halloween and Halloween Kills, the film is directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay byPaul Brad Logan (Manglehorn), Chris Bernier (The Driver series), Danny McBride and David Gordon Green, based on characters created by John Carpenter and Debra Hill. Halloween Ends is produced by Malek Akkad, Jason Blum and Bill Block. The executive producers are John Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green, Ryan Freimann, Ryan Turek, Andrew Golov, Thom Zadra and Christopher H. Warner.
“Halloween Ends” as a day and date release in theaters and exclusively on Peacock on October 14, 2022.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for “Halloween Ends:”
In this unexpected final chapter, set 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; The Hardy Boys, Virgin River), 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.