A teaser for Halloween Kills – the sequel to Halloween (2018) – which itself was a reboot of John Carpenter’s Halloween from 1978 – dropped earlier today, and…it’s definitely a teaser trailer, which is to say not much more than a bunch of images thrown together that amount to not very much beyond letting people know that a movie is on the way.
That being said, watching it got me thinking. For awhile I had the feeling that Carpenter was sidelined, seeing how it feels as if he’s been exiled from Hollywood for decades (his last feature was The Ward from 2010).
Though having seen the 2018 reboot, I get the feeling that maybe Carpenter has nothing else to say about Michael Myers, and for whatever reason wasn’t interested or hadn’t been given the opportunity to do anything else.
After all, as I mention in my video, Carpenter, after Halloween II also had a hand in writing Halloween III: Season of the Witch, which moved away from Michael Myers entirely.
That movie didn’t fare too well at the box-office, though I think it was more a case of Carpenter being ahead of the curve than that movie not being worth of success in and of itself.
And by the way, I should mention that in my video that the original movie was co-written by Sandy King, when I should have said “Debra Hill.”