David Gordon Green Teases Halloween Kills Extended Cut With Alternative Ending
As a horror fan it's always a bonus when you get extra clips, extended cuts and even new endings with any horror film. And in a recent interview with Collider, co-writer and director of the Michael Myers' latest on screen outing Halloween Kills, has admitted there is in fact an extended cut with a different ending.
David Gordon Green with Nick Castle, behind the scenes of Halloween Kills.
Green told Collider that the Halloween Kills we have all watched in cinemas, and on Peacock, is essentially his director's cut. The film's original ending had more to it according to Green, who unfortunately wouldn't reveal what we can expect to see on the DVD & Blu-ray releases of the film soon.
"This is the director's cut through and through, but there's an additional scene that we filmed that was scripted. And actually I think is a pretty brilliant scene. So we're going to do an extended version on the DVD, just so people can see an extended ending that's different and cool. We ended up lifting it when I became more confident of where we're going to pick up in the next movie, it felt it didn't feel authentic to where we're going to go. So we lifted it. So we just said, we're kind of coming up with, okay, then if we lift that, where do we end? And it was actually Couper Samuelson at Blumhouse, he was just, let's just end when it's over. Lights out. He mentioned it, he was like remember in Rogue One, when you wanted the movie to end? When it was a Darth Vader going ballistic at the door."
"You want your mask? COME AND GET IT!"
Judy Greer as Karen Storde in Halloween Kills
"I think it was cool in its own right as watching a one-off movie, but knowing where we're going to exactly where we're going to pick up which, you'll know in a year, it wasn't the right look in the eye that we needed to give the audience."
I can only speculate at what this scene may be, but it sounds interesting to say the least. Perhaps something giving a bit more insight as to why Michael is seemingly invincible, a reveal as to why Michael went after Laurie in the first place or what connects them...or even something linking into Myers sister Judith. Again I'm only clutching at straws here but I'm looking forward to seeing this scene. Especially after the events of the the climax in Halloween Kills, despite me throughly enjoying it (you can read my full spoiler free review HERE), I felt it ended rather abruptly. Halloween Kills is in cinemas now.