2018 Halloween Poster
2018 Halloween Poster

Jamie Lee Curtis has released the first-look footage from Halloween Kills, hinting at how Michael Myers survived the events of the last movie.

A new teaser video for the Halloween (2018) sequel Halloween Kills is now out, and included in the footage are several key images that may reveal some major plot points of the film. Halloween (2018) seemingly closed the door on Michael Myers (literally) by having Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) turn her house into a deadly fire pit meant to trap and kill Michael, but the Halloween Kills footage makes it clear that trap doesn’t hold Michael for long.

Take a look at the new Halloween Kills teaser below, and keep a close eye at the :14 mark:

As you can see, Michael is spotted on the still-burning porch of Laurie’s house, which she set ablaze at the end of the previous film, with Michael trapped in a basement bunker. If you closely at Michael on the burning porch it looks like he’s holding some kind of tool in hand, which may further suggest that Michael has more ingenuity for survival than previously thought. There are a lot of tools in Laurie’s basement, and with the right combination of hellish fury and fire damage to the structure, it’s pretty conceivable that Michael could bash his way out of the trap in time to escape the house and a fiery death.

It remains to be seen how, exactly, he broke free, but considering it’s Michael Myers, it doesn’t take a massive leap to assume he smashed his way out somehow (perhaps with that item he’s holding in his hand). Green’s Halloween turned the famous horror villain into the walking embodiment of the emotional trauma that’s afflicted Laura for the last forty years (affecting her relationships with both Karen and Allyson along the way), so his return here was not only expected, but necessary from a storytelling angle. And while it would be great to see Laurie defeat her “demon” once and for all, things may ultimately play out a little differently when Halloween Kills arrives. Here’s to the next year of speculating, in the meantime.