With thirteen months to go until the next Halloween film, the nostalgic connection to the John Carpenter classic grows stronger. On Friday afternoon, news began to circulate throughout social media that another cast member of John Carpenter’s Halloween will return to the franchise to reprise their role.
Actress Kyle Richards, who played little Lindsay Wallace over forty years ago, will once again portray the character in the sequel Halloween Kills. In the original 1978 film, Wallace was being babysat by Annie (Nancy Kyes), one of the best friends of Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) who met her demise at the hands of Michael Myers. The news was reported by a number of Twitter accounts, with the initial tweet coming from the Halloween-focused HalloweenMovies account.
— HalloweenMovies™ (@Halloweenmovies) August 30, 2019
In 2018, writer Danny McBride and writer/director David Gordon Green capitalized on nostalgia in their adaptation by making their Halloween a direct sequel to the 1978 original and bringing back Curtis in the role that brought her fame. Avoiding the films in between allowed them to pay homage to the original and avoid the shark-jumping (although entertaining to watch during a horror movie marathon) sequels, building a connection that fuels the actions of Strode and her family. Since her role in the Carpenter film, Richards has appeared in multiple projects, including Little House On The Prairie, Down to Earth, and ER. Her latest role was in the television series Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce in 2015. Joining Richards will be Anthony Michael Hall, who is set to portray Tommy Doyle, the young boy Strode is babysitting in the original film.
Halloween Kills is slated to be released October 16th, 2020. The third and final film in the McBride/Green story arc, Halloween Ends, is set for October 15th, 2021.
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