In an exclusive interview with Bloody Disgusting, Halloween Kills‘ Andi Matichak discusses Michael’s “next level” retaliation and why the film should be experienced in theatres! Check out the full interview and podcast episode below.
The Strode family will return later this year in David Gordon Green’s Halloween Kills, a sequel to the 2018 version of Halloween that will pick up after Laurie Strode, Allyson Strode and Karen Strode locked Michael Myers in Laurie’s basement and burnt the whole damn house down. Michael is still alive, of course, and he’s more pissed off than ever before.
Andi Matichak is back as Allyson in Halloween Kills, and speaking with Bloody Disgusting’s Boo Crew Podcast this week, Matichak teases Michael’s fury in this year’s sequel.
“It is… a movie that I think fans will be very happy with,” Matichak tells the show. “It’s big, and it’s bad, and it’s mean. And we see Michael… I think Laurie, Allyson and Karen pissed him off a little bit, by locking him in the basement, because his retaliation is next level.”
Matichak also spoke about the film’s delayed release due to the pandemic, which pushed it from an original date of October 2020 into the current date of October 15, 2021.
“Ya know, of course it’s a bummer, you want the movie to come out. Fans were really excited, we’re all excited to see the finished product,” Matichak explains. “But at the end of the day, one of the beauties of horror movies is watching it with the horror community, and seeing it in a theater with the acoustics – and of course you want to hear John Carpenter’s score, in a theater. It’s just different. And it carries a bigger punch. This movie in particular… it’s so big, chaotic, vicious and awesome. It deserves to be seen in a theater. And we weren’t able to do that last year. And that’s just the sad fact of it. And hopefully we’re able to do it this year. And if we’re not, I’m sure it’ll be released VOD or however they do it, but it’ll be out this year for sure.”
The actress adds, “If we have the potential of seeing the film together and all celebrating it properly, and seeing it in the way it deserves to be seen, then it was the right move.”