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The ’80s were the golden age of the slasher movie. Cinematic killers such as Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger and Chucky became pop culture icons, thanks to endless sequels filled with bloody effects, imaginative kills and bigger and bigger body counts.

As the new wave of horror crested, masked murderers and supernatural slayers replaced Dracula and Frankenstein’s monster as new villains. Every horror fan has a favorite. Which one are you? 

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Fans of 2018’s Halloween can look forward to a bloody good time with the upcoming sequel Halloween Kills. According to a recent tweet from director David Gordon Green, the next chapter won’t be holding back.

During Blumhouse’s watch party for the 2018 film, Green cryptically alluded to a Halloween Kills scene he describes as “the most violent” one he’s directed. Co-star Andi Matichak, who plays Laurie Strode’s granddaughter Allyson, concurs. She tweeted, “Violence takes on a whole new meaning in Halloween Kills.”

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Scheduled for an Oct. 15, 2021 theatrical release, Halloween Kills continues the saga of Strode and killer Michael Myers. It picks up from the events of the 2018 film, which we saw in a teaser this month.

Surviving cast members Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Charles Cyphers, Nancy Stephens, Kyle Richards and Matichak will all be returning. ’80s bratpacker Anthony Michael Hall is joining as grown-up Tommy Doyle, originally portrayed by Brian Andrews in 1978’s Halloween.

Fan-favorite Nick Castle will once again don the mask sharing duties as The Shape with actor/stuntman James Jude Courtney. Halloween Kills, the second in Blumhouse’s trilogy of direct sequels to John Carpenter’s classic, will be followed by Halloween Ends in 2022. However, we wouldn’t bet on that film being the end of Myers, nor will it mark the end of star Curtis’ horror career. The 61-year-old scream queen will be making her directorial debut for Blumhouse with the horror film Mother Nature sometime after Halloween Ends’ release.