Michael Myers is going to have no shortage of familiar faces to terrorise in his next cinematic go-around.
Vulture reported – and Halloween franchise goddess Jamie Lee Curtis confirmed via Twitter – that Kyle Richards will be reprising her role of Lindsey Wallace from 1978’s Halloween for upcoming sequel Halloween Kills.
Hilariously, Curtis made a slight gaffe when making the announcement, though: the “KyleRichards18” that Curtis tagged in her tweet (see below) is most certainly not the actress Kyle Richards (who actually goes by @KyleRichards). A word of warning: best not click on the original handle that Curtis promoted in a work setting!
Richards’ Lindsey Wallace is one half of the pair of kids, along with Tommy Doyle, who finds herself in the care of babysitter Laurie Strode (Curtis) in the original Halloween. It was announced earlier this week that Anthony Michael Hall would be playing Tommy Doyle in Halloween Kills (replacing the original’s Brian Andrews).
The Halloween continuity is a bit of a mess at this point – David Gordon Green’s 2018 Halloween ignored all of the previous sequels and continued on directly from Carpenter’s original – but the character of Lindsey Wallace has popped up a couple of times in it.
Lindsey had a brief cameo in Halloween II and the character popped up again in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers as a teenager, but Halloween Kills will be the first time Richards has returned to the franchise. Richards has been a cast member of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills since 2010 and remains the only original cast member on the show.
Gordon Green will be directing the back-to-back sequels – Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends. Kills has been written by Green, McBride and Scott Teems, while Green, Danny McBride, Paul Brad Logan and Chris Bernier have scripted Ends. Malek Akkad, Jason Blum and Bill Block are producing, while John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis return as exec producers as well.
Halloween Kills hits cinemas on 16 October 2020 and will be followed by Halloween Ends on 15 October 2021. You can read about all the upcoming horror movies heading your way here.