HALLOWEEN KILLS Director Explains Divisive Ending And Confirms Time Jump For HALLOWEEN ENDS - SPOILERS
Halloween Kills director David Gordon Green has addressed the sequel's divisive ending, clearing a few lingering questions up and confirming a time jump when Halloween Ends kicks off. Check it out...
Halloween Kills has proven to be surprisingly divisive, with the ending one of the most problematic issues for fans and critics alike. You can read our review of the movie by clicking here, but during a recent interview with IGN, director David Gordon Green shared his take on the way things wrap up.
We broke down those crazy final few moments yesterday, but according to the filmmaker, he didn't intend to portray Michael Myers as a "supernatural" being.
"The suggestion that he is more than a man is a theory that Laurie has," the director says. "My own personal concept for Michael, which will carry forward as long as I'm involved, is that he's capable of spectacular things but not impossible [things]. So I don't personally see him as supernatural, but I see the element of fear that he's generated and exacerbated is transcending the immediate character and moved on to an entire community."
That doesn't exactly line up with what we see in the movie because Michael manages to survive being impaled by a pitchfork shortly before he's stabbed in the base of his neck. It sounds pretty impossible to us, that's for sure. Regardless, Green adds that when it comes to Laurie Strode, "[Michael is] not personally motivated to kill a person, but he does have a beacon to go home."
As for where things go next, he dropped a few new details about Halloween Ends. "Our middle chapter is about that community and that expansion of the legacy," Green notes. "Some return for Ends. But Ends has a little less novelty and a little bit more specificity in the emotion of a Laurie/Michael connection." He concluded by saying "we're going to take a four-year leap in time."
That presumably means Michael has been free to kill for all that time...or he's just disappeared. It definitely sounds a little weird, and you have to wonder whether the negative critical reaction to Halloween Kills will change what Green has planned for the conclusion to his unexpectedly odd trilogy.
Halloween Kills is now playing in theaters and on Peacock.