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Tommy Doyle returns in “HALLOWEEN KILLS,” and look who’s playing him!

Monday, August 26, 2019 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Jamie Lee Curtis is coming back for HALLOWEEN KILLS, and she’s being joined by another ’80s screen icon.

Variety reports that Anthony Michael Hall, star of the John Hughes pics SIXTEEN CANDLES, THE BREAKFAST CLUB and WEIRD SCIENCE among others, will play Tommy Doyle in HALLOWEEN KILLS, the first of two sequels to last year’s reboot of the Michael Myers saga. Tommy, of course, was one of the kids that Curtis’ Laurie Strode babysat in John Carpenter’s original HALLOWEEN, and KILLS marks the second time the character has rejoined the franchise, after Paul Rudd played him in 1995’s HALLOWEEN: THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS.

HALLOWEEN KILLS will shoot back to back with the trilogy-closer HALLOWEEN ENDS for Universal Pictures, Blumhouse and returning director David Gordon Green. Green also scripted the sequels with encoring Danny McBride, collaborating with Scott Teems on KILLS and Paul Brad Logan and Chris Bernier on ENDS. HALLOWEEN KILLS will be released October 16, 2020, while HALLOWEEN ENDS stalks into theaters October 15, 2021. This isn’t the first time Hall has taken part in a genre reboot; he played Johnny Smith in the USA Network’s series version of THE DEAD ZONE, and he had a co-starring role in THE DARK KNIGHT. He also appeared as Principal Felix Featherhead on The CW’s RIVERDALE.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.