Will Laurie Die In Halloween Ends?

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The final chapter in David Gordon Green's Halloween Trilogy just got closer. The official trailer for Halloween Ends (2022) has dropped, and it promises a bloody showdown between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers. But will Laurie die in Halloween Ends?

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Before we return to Haddonfield and take a look back at Laurie's 44-year journey throughout the Halloween franchise, check out the official trailer for Halloween Ends below:

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Halloween Ends looks like it's taking things back to basics - which will likely please many Halloween fans. There are no crazy mobs and no multiple groups of characters and so on, things that plagued Halloween Kills (2021).

Critics were as brutal with Halloween Kills as Michael Myers was with many Haddonfield residents in that film. And indeed the plot was convoluted, with far too many moving parts and not enough of a coherent plot throughout.

This time, it looks like the film will be focused entirely on Laurie's battle with Michael, something that was also absent in the 2021 sequel, with Laurie bed-bound in hospital following a knife-wound from Michael in Halloween (2018).

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As per Blumhouse Pictures (via Wikipedia), here's the official synopsis for Halloween Ends, the final chapter in David Gordon Green's Halloween Trilogy:

Four years after the events of Halloween Kills, Laurie is living with her granddaughter Allyson after the death of her parents.

Laurie has decided to take all the fear and rage, she has been holding onto for the last 4 decades and write a memoir which is almost completed.

Michael Myers has once again disappeared and hasn't been seen since. This time Laurie has decided to liberate her fear and rage and embrace life with open arms.

All is quiet in Haddonfield, but when a young man, Corey Cunningham, is accused of killing a boy he was babysitting, it ignites a cascade of violence and terror that will force Laurie to finally confront the evil she couldn't control, once and for all.

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So, here we are, at the precipice of yet another showdown between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, with Jamie Lee Curtis and James Jude Courney reprising their roles for the third time in this new trilogy.

But, as you'll know, this isn't Curtis' third rodeo in the Halloween series - Halloween Ends will mark her seventh Halloween movie, which spans four different continuities - yes, four!

However, there are more than just four continuities throughout the Halloween movies. In fact, there are seven in total, which include Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) and Rob Zombie's two Halloween reboots.

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Halloween is well known for having numerous timelines, but we'll keep things simple by sticking only to Jamie Lee Curtis' movies. Curtis appeared in John Carpenter's Halloween (1978) and its direct sequel Halloween II (1981).

We don't catch up with her character again until 1998 with Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998), which ignores the fourth, fifth, and sixth Halloween movies (Halloween III: Season of the Witch isn't related anyway).

The 1998 sequel finds Laurie Strode living under a different name in a prestigious Californian private school, with her son John Tate (Josh Hartnett). But like the current version of her character, she's deeply scarred by the past.

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Halloween H20: 20 Years Later was at the time a "final showdown" movie too (and a great one at that), and Laurie Strode ultimately be-heads Michael Myers. And yet again, this is where one timeline ends and another begins.

Halloween: Resurrection (2002), which is considered one of the worst movies in the series (and rightly so), completely retcons Michael's death (so much so that it couldn't possibly be canon), and it's Laurie who is killed off in this sequel.

Curtis hasn't made a mystery out of the fact that she demanded to be killed off in Halloween: Resurrection, which only made it even more surprising that she returned for David Gordon Green's new Halloween Trilogy.

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But will Laurie Strode die in Halloween Ends? Well, seeing as she has died before, it's entirely possible. In fact, it's very likely. Jamie Lee Curtis claims that this is her final Halloween movie, even if we have heard this before.

So, even if her character is killed off, in many ways she's as immortal as Michael Myers. But we'd put our money on the fact that she will die in Halloween Ends, as it's even foreshadowed in Halloween Kills.

In that film, Laurie says "Let him take my head as I take his." While the two are no longer siblings (different timeline, remember), they are still seemingly bound by fate. As such, it might make sense that they both perish together.

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Halloween Ends stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Will Patton, Andi Matichak, and James Jude Courtney, and Kyle Richards, who will be reprising their roles as Laurie Strode, Frank Hawkins, Allyson Nelson, Michael Myers, and Lindsey Wallace.

Newcomers include Rohan Campbell (Corey Cunningham), Michael O'Leary (Dr. Mathis), while original Michael Myers actor Nick Castle is also expected to reprise his role as the killer (in part), having done so in both previous movies.

The film will be released in theaters on October 14, 2022 by Universal Pictures. It is unknown at this time if it will release simultaneously on US streaming service Peacock like its predecessor Halloween Kills.