Some of the most iconic Halloween movies are confirmed to have upcoming sequels, and one of them is already out in theaters in time for Halloween this year. “Halloween Kills,” “Scream 5” and “Hocus Pocus 2” are the three newest sequels to the original blockbuster hits that are to be released by the end of 2022.
“Halloween Kills” is the second movie in a new trilogy of films that began in 2018 as a revival of the original movie “Halloween.” Originally released in 1978, “Halloween” is about the rampage of the crazed killer Michael Myers, who broke out of a psychiatric hospital and went after people such as a young babysitter. The babysitter Laurie Strode, played by Jamie Lee Curtis, ends up returning to the new trilogy, still haunted by the events of her past.
The film is available to watch on Peacock with a premium subscription or can be viewed at your local theater.
“I really enjoyed the movie and was able to be engaged throughout the entire thing. The movie was thrilling and action packed,” said sophomore Tommy Wilson.
“Halloween Kills” features a returning cast of not only Curtis, but Judy Greer and Andi Matichak, who joined Curtis in the 2018 movie to kick off the new trilogy of films.
“Hocus Pocus 2” is the long awaited sequel to the original film “Hocus Pocus” from 1993. In the original film, three witches from 1693 Salem Massachusetts are indicted for the death of a woman and for cursing the man who attempted to save her, turning him into an immortal cat. However, before they are killed, the witches cast a spell that allows for them to be brought back to life on a Halloween night.
“I remember watching Hocus Pocus as a kid during Halloween one year. It’s not really a scary Halloween movie but definitely a classic. I can’t believe after all this time they’re actually making a sequel,” said junior Eric Fuga.
In the new sequel film, all three of the actresses who played the witches are returning to reprise their roles. The film is set to release by late 2022.
The last movie sequel set to be released soon is “Scream 5.”
“Scream” is a series of movies that features a killer on the loose, with the signature mask that emulates the famous painting “The Scream” by Edvard Munch. The films all feature high kill counts and extreme violence, much like the “Halloween” series.
The newest sequel to the series features the return of main character Sidney Prescott, played by Neve Campbell, as well as returning characters David Arquette and Gale Weathers, played by Dewey Riley and Courtney Cox respectively.
“Scream 5” has a release date set for Jan. 14, 2022. The trailer for the film is already out and can be viewed on YouTube.