In the fall of 1978, John Charpentier launched a film franchise that would become a cult classic in the slasher genre. Forty years later, Blumhouse Productions has revived Carpenter’s legacy and given us the last Halloween series. In between, several remakes, reprisals, prequels, and sequels have come and gone, from various filmmakers, but the latest series has gained immense popularity among fans. And now, 45 years later, Michael Myers and Laurie Strode’s original story comes to a dramatic close this Halloween. Halloween ends marks the final sequel to the 2018 series and the 13th installment in the overall franchise.
Halloween ends sees the entire Legacy Trilogy team return with David Gordon Green production and co-writing with Danny McBride, Paul Brad Loganand Chris Bernier also serving as writers on the project. The latest sequel picks up four years after 2018 and is expected to “incorporate elements of the pandemic into the story.” The plot takes flight where the events of halloween kills end. Laurie now lives with her granddaughter. She decided to stop living in trauma and move on. But when a local boy, Corey, is framed for killing the baby he was babysitting, it triggers old rage and terror in Laurie’s life, and she must face this uncontrollable evil once and for all. And so, in a bloody and chilling climax, Laurie and Michael will have one last showdown.
But before the latest sequel hits theaters this week, let’s take a look at the main characters and who plays who in Halloween ends. While some of them reprise their roles from previous installments, the new film will also see a few new characters.
The story of Halloween begins and ends (most likely) with Laurie Strode. One could even say that she is the reason why the story lasted four decades. A survivor of Myers’ killing spree, Laurie has eluded the masked killer since he first spotted her and thus became his nemesis. Since then, Laurie has suffered from alcoholism and PTSD. Starting her life over and over again, and even fighting it each time, hasn’t helped her escape the trauma Myers has put her through since 1978. After losing her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) in the events of halloween kills, Laurie now lives with her granddaughter Allyson outside Haddonfield. Although there has been no news from Michael Myers for about four years, a local event triggers the past and finds Laurie in a kill or be killed again mode. But this time could be the last for her or for Myers.
Starring as Laurie Strode is Jamie Lee Curtis. Her acting career took off early on Halloween film and established her as the definitive scream queen of the era. Curtis reprized his role in seven (including Halloween ends) of the 13 films in the franchise. Although recognized for her long list of horror and slasher films, Curtis is also renowned for her projects in all genres, such as House arrest, terrible friday, real lies, Knives outand the latest blockbuster, Everything everywhere all at once. She will then be seen in films like Haunted house and Borderlandscoming in 2023.
The man behind the mask, and without whom there will be no Halloween, Michael Myers is the psychopathic killer who terrorizes the town of Haddonfield. He first appeared on Halloween night, 1978, and attacked a group of young babysitters, Laurie being one of them. But when Laurie escaped, it became a personal vendetta for him. Since then, Myers has occasionally returned on Halloween nights and attempted to kill Laurie, but so far she has managed to escape each time. Nor is Myers without a past. As a child, he was sent to an asylum for the murder of his sister. Since then he has been in and out of the facilities, but invariably manages to escape. In the last trilogy, Myers was set on fire, arrested, and brutally injured, but he’s still killing. In the final episode, Myers returns to Haddonfield and is about to face Laurie’s ultimate wrath.
Actor and stuntman James Jude Courtney plays the role of the masked killer and reprises his role from the last two episodes. He has appeared in many TV shows and movies like Babylon 5, Philadelphia Experiment II, buffy the vampire slayer, and more. Actor-director Nick’s Castle portrayed Myers in the original 1978 film and reprized his role in the 2018 timeline. As a director, Castle is best known for The Last Starfighter, Dennis threatens herand Major Payneand appeared in films like Escape from New York and The boy who could fly.
Allyson is Karen’s daughter and Laurie’s granddaughter. She first appeared in 2018 Halloween, with his mother. But it’s not until the sequel, halloween kills, that Allyson has a direct encounter with Michael Myers. After her grandmother was admitted to the hospital with a serious injury from Myers’ attack, Allyson clashed with Myers and attempted to injure him. In the latest episode, she lives with Laurie and will most likely join her grandmother in slaying the evil that has stalked their family and the town of Haddonfield for decades.
Featured as Allyson Nelson is actor Andi Matichak. The 2018 Halloween was her breakout role and she’s been a part of the trilogy ever since. Matichak has also appeared in films like Assimilate, foxholeand Sonand popular TV series like 666 Park Avenue, Orange is the new blackand Blue blood.
Will Patton as Deputy Frank Hawkins
Frank Hawkins is a sheriff’s deputy in Haddonfield who was the first to put Myers behind bars after his first massacre in 1978, which we see in a flashback. He first appeared in the 2018 film and reprized his role in the sequel. As a character, Hawkins is a true benefactor and cares for the citizens of Haddonfield. He also happens to have a soft spot for Laurie, but nothing has ever materialized on that front. At the same time, he has pure hatred and disdain for Myers and wants him dead no matter what. In halloween kills, Hawkins gets stabbed and run over by Michael and ends up in the same hospital room as Laurie, where they vow to bring him down, once and for all. He also realizes that it may be his fault that Myers has survived all these years since he stopped Dr. Loomis (Donald please) of killing him on the very first night of 1978.
Will Patton plays the role of Deputy Hawkins. Patton is best known for his roles in The postman and to pain and appeared in other films like Remember the titans, Armageddon, I’m going in 60 seconds, The Punisher, and others. He has also done memorable work on the small screen, having appeared on Yellowstonein addition to being one of the main actors of the series Outdoor beach.
Rohan Campbell as Corey Cunningham
Corey is a new character who appears in the third and final episode. He is a resident of Haddonfield and is accused of killing the child he was babysitting. It is this event that rekindles past trauma for the townspeople and following this, Myers resurfaces with his killing spree after a four-year hiatus. Since Myers has always targeted babysitters, it’s possible Corey will become Myers’ target as well. But we also know he’s simply collateral damage, and that Corey plotting a child’s murder is likely just Myers’ sick move to get to Laurie.
rohan campbell features like Corey. He is a Canadian actor, who has already acted in films like The valley below and Diabloand TV shows like Mecha-X4,Supernaturaland Virgin River. Campbell has been a regular at The Hardy Boys since 2020.
Remember when Laurie was babysitting in 1978 and was attacked by Myers for the first time? Lindsey Wallace was one of those children that Laurie babysat. Decades later, when Myers returns to Haddonfield, Lindsey also becomes one of his targets. We last saw her in halloween killswhere she and her childhood friends were still traumatized from their experiences in 1978. She was again attacked by Myers but managed to escape with some injuries.
Featured as Lindsey is Kyle Richardswho made his first Halloween appearance in the 1978 film. She started out as a child actor and appeared regularly on little house on the prairiein addition to being featured in movies like The Watcher in the Woods and eaten alive. As an adult, she is best known for being one of the main actors in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hillsalso for IS, days of our lives, The new celebrity apprenticeand more.
Among other characters, Michael O’Leary stars like Dr. Mathis, and Omar Dorsey reprises his role from the previous films as Sheriff Barker, the current sheriff of Haddonfield.
Halloween ends released October 14, 2022, premiering simultaneously in theaters and on Peacock. Check out the official synopsis for the film below:
Four years after the events of last year’s Halloween Kills, Laurie is living with her granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) and finishing her memoir. Michael Myers has not been seen since. Laurie, after decades of letting the specter of Michael determine and drive her reality, has decided to free herself from fear and rage and embrace life. But when a young man, Corey Cunningham (Rohan Campbell; The Hardy Boys, Virgin River), is accused of killing a boy he was babysitting, it sets off a cascade of violence and terror that will force Laurie to finally face the evil that she can’t control, once and for all.