John Carpenter: ‘I Wouldn’t Count On’ a True Ending for ‘Halloween’

Creator of iconic horror series says Michael Myers will always find a way to come back

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When Blumhouse brought back Laurie Strode and Michael Myers for a new “Halloween” last year, it seemed as if Laurie had finished off the masked serial killer for good with the help of her daughter and granddaughter. But not only is Michael returning for at least two more films, SyFy Wire says series creator John Carpenter hints that Michael will never be finished for good.

“As long as there’s money in this, I wouldn’t count on an ending,” Carpenter said during a panel at Keystone Comic Con in Philadelphia this weekend. The next Halloween film, “Halloween Kills,” is coming to theaters in October 2020, with “Halloween Ends” coming a year later.

Carpenter, who has transitioned from filmmaking to writing and composing, will return for both upcoming “Halloween” films to provide new scores alongside his son, Cody. Last year’s “Halloween” was the first time Carpenter had been involved with a “Halloween” film since the 1978 original, having voiced his dislike of several of the sequels that have come out in the intervening decades.

“[Jason Blum] convinced me to stop sitting on the sidelines and bitching and get off my butt and help … No one’s ever asked me before,” Carpenter said about returning to “Halloween.”

“I loved what the director, David Gordon Green, did. I thought he did a great job, and it was terrific … [Jamie Lee Curtis] was fabulous, just fabulous. She’s still great … Go see the next ‘Halloween’ movies, they’ll be good!”