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John Carpenter says Halloween Kills is a ‘slasher movie times one hundred’

The cult director and soundtrack artist has composed the score for the new Michael Myers film

John Carpenter has promised that Halloween Kills, the latest instalment in the long-running horror franchise, will be a “intense and brutal” experience.

The cult director and soundtrack artist, who’s behind the original 1978 Halloween film, as well as the classic themes for Halloween, Escape From New York and The Fog, has composed the score for the new Michael Myers film. Speaking to IndieWire, he described the movie as a “slasher movie times one hundred”.

“The movie is something else,” Carpenter said in the interview. “It’s fun, intense and brutal, a slasher movie times one hundred, big time. It’s huge. I’ve never seen anything like this: the kill count!”

A sequel to David Gordon Green’s 2018 flick Halloween, the upcoming film will see Jamie Lee Curtis reprise her role as Laurie Strode, alongside Judy Greer as Karen Nelson, Andi Matichak as Allyson Nelson, and James Jude Courtney and Nick Castle sharing the mask.

During a Twitter watch party for Halloween back in May, Green described the upcoming film as containing the “most violent scene” he’s ever directed.

Halloween Kills has now been postponed to October 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Watch the trailer below.