WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Horror movie fans eager to get a closer look at the latest installment of the Halloween franchise, filmed in Wilmington in 2019, got what they’ve been waiting for Thursday night.
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Jamie Lee Curtis reprised her role of Laurie Strode in the movie.
“Halloween Kills” picks up immediately after the events of David Gordon Green’s 2018 “Halloween” when Strode (Curtis), her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) left the knife-wielding maniac, Michael Myers caged and burning in Strode’s basement. But Michael manages to free himself and his ritual bloodbath resumes.
The 2018 film earned more than $250 million worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing chapter in the four-decade franchise and setting a new record for the biggest opening weekend in history for a horror film starring a woman.
This newest trilogy is a soft reboot of the franchise and all three films are direct follow ups to the original 1978 “Halloween.”
The film’s release was delayed until Oct. 15, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was originally anticipated that the final installment of the horror franchise “Halloween Ends” would be filmed in Wilmington; however, that is not confirmed.
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