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October 18, 2021 78 min

When David Gordon Green and Danny McBride kicked off production on 2018’s “Halloween,” the duo had already thought about shooting a pair of films back-to-back but they ultimately decided to wait until the first film came out to discover how audience felt about the movie before shifting gears into a sequel. 

Once “Halloween” opened to rave reviews and became a box office smash, producer Jason Blum gave the greenlight on not only a second film but a third in the series to complete a new “Halloween” trilogy. Green and McBride once again teamed up on the script with all of the cast from the 2018 film signing onto return for the sequel. 

Green also agreed to direct and the initial plans were to film the movies together and then release them in October 2020 and October 2021 to complete the trilogy. Sadly, the global pandemic shut down those plans so only the sequel was filmed after production started in late 2019 with the film then set for release in October 2021. 

The sequel dealt with themes of long term trauma and a town that had finally been pushed too far by a deadly legacy that haunted them since 1978…

In the latest episode of Rewind of the Living Dead, we’re going to jab ourselves with a needle and grab our pitchforks and torches as we review the 2021 sequel “Halloween Kills”….

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