If 2020 had unfolded as planned, we’d have all seen Halloween Kills by now. It was originally supposed to come out on October 16, but was bumped a whole year due to an enemy far more dangerous than the HalloGreen franchise’s 61-year old killer of podcasters.

Today, to celebrate our sad, pitiful holiday, we guess, Blumhouse has offered a fun-sized trailer for the festivities that are still so very far away.

The teaser arrived during Blumfest’s Halloween Kills panel today, with director David Gordon Green promising “twice the thrills and 10 times the kills.” And, while only 36 seconds, there’s plenty of new footage crammed in there. We see Michael’s melty mask, as well as familiar faces that include Nancy Stephens and Kyle Richards, reprising their roles as Nurse Marion Chambers and Lindsey Wallace, respectively. Most exciting, however, is our first proper glimpse of Anthony Michael Hall’s Tommy Doyle, bat in hand. Sure, it would’ve been cool if Paul “Stephen” Rudd had reprised his role from The Curse Of Michael Myers, but Hall’s no slouch.

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Green’s comments about there being “10 times the kills” echoes remarks from producer Jason Blum, who earlier this year called it a “very big movie.” Cult of Thorn big? We’ll find out on October 15, 2021.

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In this year’s horror sequel Halloween Kills, Anthony Michael Hall will be playing the adult version of Tommy Doyle, one of the two children babysat by Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) in the original movie. Longtime fans of the series will know that Hall is not the only person to play an older version of the character, as Paul Rudd famously played the part in 1995. The role may now be changing hands once again, but from one Tommy Doyle to another, Rudd offered Hall his support in taking on the role.

Recently, Anthony Michael Hall spoke about his role in Halloween Kills in a new interview. The actor revealed that Rudd called director David Gordon Green during the shoot, and it sounds like he’s thrilled to have Hall playing Tommy Doyle next. After Rudd told Green how happy he was for Hall to step into the role, Green passed the word along to Hall himself with a text, and it seems like it was a great moment for the actor. As Hall explains:

“So one day, David Gordon Green texts me when I’m off – I wasn’t shooting that day – and he goes, ‘Yeah, I got a call from Paul Rudd, and he sends his best and he gave you his blessings – he’s really excited that you’re playing the part.’ I never met Paul Rudd but I thought that was really nice.”

Hall will be the fourth actor to take on the role of Tommy Doyle in the Halloween franchise. The character was first portrayed by child actor Brian Andrews in the original movie from 1978, alongside Kyle Richards as Lindsay Wallace. Rudd then took over the role in the 1995 sequel Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers, playing an older version of the character. Rob Zombie’s 2007 reboot then brought in Skyler Gisondo to play the part, giving us our third Tommy Doyle. Reportedly, Rudd was also in consideration to reprise the role for Halloween Kills, though his role in Ghostbusters: Afterlife prevented the possibility.

It might be a little bit before we get to see a full trailer for Halloween Kills, the upcoming sequel to 2018’s Halloween, but we’ve got some idea of what to expect, thanks to actor James Jude Courtney. Nick Castle is the man who originally brought Michael Myers to life and, while he’s been present in these new movies, it’s been Courtney who has been doing the heavy lifting. Now, Courtney has opened up a bit about the movie, saying that they won’t just be repeating what’s come before.

At this point, not much can be said as details regarding the sequel are being kept tightly under wraps. We know it will pick up after the events of the previous movie, meaning that, presumably, Michael Myers survived his seemingly fiery demise. James Jude Courtney, in a recent interview, had this to say about how Halloween Kills will move things forward.

Following the success of Halloween, Blumhouse Productions and Universal were quick to lock down the cast, as well as director David Gordon Green for more. In this case, not just one, but two additional sequels that will definitively conclude this version of the franchise. Halloween Kills wrapped filming in November 2019, with Halloween Ends expected to begin filming sometime this year.

Jamie Lee Curtis will once again be portraying Laurie Strode in the sequel. Some other characters from the franchise’s long history will also be involved, including Kyle Richards as Lindsey Wallace, Tommy Doyle, played this time by Anthony Michael Hall, and Robert Longstreet as Lonnie Elam. It’s also expected that Judy Greer will return as Karen, Laurie’s daughter, with Andi Matichack coming back as Allyson, Laurie’s granddaughter. Original director John Carpenter will once again serve as an executive producer, in addition to providing the score for the movie’s soundtrack.

Halloween managed to successfully revive the iconic horror series after nearly a decade away. Critics responded rather kindly to it and the movie grossed an impressive $255 million worldwide, working from a comparatively tiny $10 million production budget. Instead of anchoring itself to the complex mythology created by later sequels, the movie served as a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s 1978 classic, which proved to be a wise decision. Halloween Kills is set to arrive in theaters on October 16, 2020, with Halloween Ends scheduled to arrive a year later on on October 15, 2021.

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Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about any of them.

It’s been 35 years since a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal reported for detention at Shermer High in the Chicago suburbs, sacrificing a whole Saturday of their young lives and forming, in the process, The Breakfast Club.

The five principal stars of the classic dramedy, written and directed by John Hughes, all ended up as part of “the Brat Pack,” a term first prominently used in a 1985 cover story in New York magazine to describe some hot young (male) things who both worked and partied together.

Though the story referenced more than a few male actors breaking out at the time, and considered the first “Brat Pack” films to be 1981’s Taps (featuring newcomers Sean Penn and Tom Cruise) and 1983’s The Outsiders, the moniker stuck to the core five in The Breakfast Club and a couple other familiar faces from Joel Schumacher‘s St. Elmo’s Fire, which also came out in 1985.

“The media made up this sort of tribe,” Andrew McCarthy, star of St. Elmo’s Fire and 1986’s Pretty in Pink, protested to People in 1999. “I don’t think I’ve seen any of these people since we finished St. Elmo’s Fire. I’ve never met Anthony Michael Hall.”

But no one claimed that they all ran in a pack (McCarthy was notably on the outside of the Elmo’s inner circle even then). They were, however, a tribe of actors that (almost all) showed up more than once in these seminal coming-of-age films, akin to the pool of talent directors like Wes AndersonChristopher Guest and Martin Scorsesehave dipped into multiple times over the years.

“Brat Pack,” itself a play on the 1960s-era Rat Pack, was mainly just a catchy name that stuck. So much so that Vogue came up with a “New Brat Pack” in 2015 consisting of the likes of Justin BieberKendall Jennerand Gigi Hadid, real-life friends who didn’t act together but were growing up in public all the same, aided and abetted by reality TV and/or social media.

What were the chances, meanwhile, that Molly Ringwald, 33 years after she chose Blane over Jon Cryer‘s Duckie in Pretty in Pink, was going to end up in a movie with Andrew McCarthy’s son?

That’s right, she played the mom of Sam McCarthy‘s character in the indie drama All These Small Moments last year.

“So everything comes full circle,” Ringwald told Extra.

Sheedy told NPR in 2010 that it was a “mixed bag” entering her 30s as an actress who was so closely identified with one character, and a teenage one at that, but ultimately she considered it a “blessing,” especially once she saw her daughter’s teenage friends still enjoying the movie 25 years later.

“Not a day goes by,” Sheedy said, “where I don’t have someone come up to me and tell me they were Allison in The Breakfast Club. Literally not a single day.” In 2015, Ringwald told TIME, ” If somebody told me that we would be on the phone talking about it 30 years ago, I don’t think I would have believed you. I always loved the movie, I loved it when I filmed it, I just didn’t know it would have the longevity that it seems to have had.”

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Anthony Michael Hall is the latest actor to join the cast of director David Gordon Green’s Halloween Kills. He will take on the role of Tommy Doyle.

Doyle a character who appeared in John Carpenter’s original Halloween movie. He is one of the kids that Laurie Strode babysat on the night Michael Myers was killing people. The character was also portrayed by Paul Rudd in the 1995’s Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. Rudd was reportedly approached to reprise his role in this movie but wasn’t able to do it due to scheduling conflicts.

While it would have been fun to see Rudd back in the role, I love that Hall will play him! I’ve been a fan of his for years, and it’s so cool that he’s joining the Halloween franchise!

We still don’t have any story details to share with you, but Halloween Kills will be released on Friday, October 16th, 2020 and Halloween Ends will be released on Friday, October 15, 2021. Green is also co-writing the films with Danny McBride.

Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, and Andi Matichak are all set to reprise their roles in the next two Halloween sequels. Michael Myers actors Nick Castle and James Jude Courtney will also come back to their shared role in the films.

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Anthony Michael Hall has joined the cast of Blumhouse’s Halloween Kills. The actor will be taking on the part of Tommy Doyle, one of the children Laurie Strode babysat in John Carpenter’s iconic original movie. This won’t be the first time that the Doyle character has come back to the Halloween franchise. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers saw a Doyle cameo played by Danny Ray. And in 1995’s Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Paul Rudd played the character and teamed up with Dr. Loomis to take down Michael Myers once and for all.

It isn’t clear how big of a part Anthony Michael Hall will have in Halloween Kills. Obviously, David Gordon Green and Danny McBride have taken the Halloween franchise and stuck to the original movie, ditching the long list of sequels in the process. In the first installment, Tommy Doyle was an eight-year old who asked a lot of questions about the bogeyman. The character was even stalked by Michael Myers on his way home from school and Laurie Strode ended up saving his life.

Anthony Michael Hall is arguably best-known for starring in 80s classics such as Pretty in Pink, Weird Science, and The Breakfast Club. More recently, Hall has had roles in the USA series The Dead Zone, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, and Netflix’s War Machine. Halloween Kills will also see the return of Jamie Lee Curtis as the iconic Laurie Strode and it’s possible that Charles Cypher may also reprise his role as Sheriff Leigh Brackett from the original 1978 movie. David Gordon Green is back directing from a script he wrote with Danny McBride and Scott Teems.

Related: Halloween Kills Gets Robert Longstreet as Returning School Bully Lonnie Elam

While the upcoming Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends are expected to be the last movies in the franchise, creator John Carpenter doesn’t think so. He believes as long as there is still money to be made, more movies will continue to be released over the next handful of years. That’s debatable at the moment, but the iconic director does seem to have a pretty good point. Last year’s Halloween was a box office hit, which is why we’re getting these next two installments.

Halloween Kills is expected to hit theaters on October 16th, 2020 and Halloween Ends is expected to open on October 15th, 2021. Now that casting is underway, we will more than likely get some more updates as the production start nears. Horror fans seem to be on the fence about two more installments hitting theaters so soon. Some people really enjoyed what David Gordon Green and Danny McBride brought to the table, while others weren’t as impressed. With that being said, it’s impossible to please everybody and Blumhouse is confident that they can repeat the success of the last movie while possibly getting even bigger. Variety was the first to report on the Anthony Michael Hall casting in Halloween Kills.

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Anthony Michael Hall will join Jamie Lee Curtis in “Halloween Kills,” the latest sequel in Blumhouse and Universal’s horror franchise.

Hall will portray Tommy Doyle, a character who first appeared in the original “Halloween” movie as one of the kids Laurie Strode (Curtis) babysat the night Michael Myers reigned terror on the small town. Doyle’s character (portrayed in that movie by Paul Rudd) returned in 1995’s “Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers.” In that film, Doyle teamed with the iconic Dr. Loomis to help stop Myers again.

As previously announced, the studio will shoot two “Halloween” installments back-to-back. “Halloween Kills” is scheduled to debut on Oct. 16, 2020, while “Halloween Ends” is expected to open the following year on Oct. 15.

Last year’s “Halloween” — starring Curtis and directed by David Gordon Green — went on to become the highest-grossing entry in the horror franchise with over $250 million worldwide.

Green returned to direct “Halloween Kills” and will co-write the movie with Danny McBride, who also penned the most recent “Halloween.”

The film will be produced by Malek Akkad, Blum and Bill Block. Carpenter, Curtis, Jeanette Volturno, Couper Samuelson, McBride, Green and Ryan Freimann will executive produce. Ryan Turek is overseeing the project for Blumhouse.

Hall, whose is best known for classic 1980s favorites like “The Breakfast Club” and “Pretty in Pink,” recently starred in the USA TV series “The Dead Zone.” He other film credits include “The Dark Knight” and Netflix’s ” War Machine.”

He is repped by Untitled Entertainment.

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Anthony Michael Hall is set to join Jamie Lee Curtis in Blumhouse’s Halloween sequel Halloween Kills, which will stalk theaters next October.

Hall will play Tommy Doyle, a character who first appeared in John Carpenter‘s original Halloween movie as one of the young kids Laurie Strode (Curtis) was babysitting the night that Michael Myers invaded her world. Paul Rudd played Tommy Doyle in 1995’s Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, which saw the character teaming up with Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasance) to bring down Myers.

David Gordon Green is directing Halloween Kills and the subsequent sequel Halloween Ends, which will be shot back-to-back, as the studio aims to release the “final” film in Strode saga on Oct. 15, 2021. Carpenter himself recently cast doubt that Halloween Ends would truly by the last entry in the franchise, so long as it makes money. And judging by the last film, which grossed more than $250 million worldwide on a $10 million budget.

Blumhouse principal Jason Blum is producing the Halloween sequels with Malek Akkad and Bill Block. Carpenter and Curtis will executive produce with Jeanette Volturno, Couper Samuelson, Ryan Freimann, Green and co-writer Danny McBride. Blumhouse’s Ryan Turek will oversee the project for the company, and Universal will handle distribution.

Hall starred in the ’80s teen comedy classics The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink before going on to appear in films such as The Dark Knight. He’s represented by Untitled Entertainment, and his casting was first reported by Justin Kroll at Variety, who joined me on the very first episode of Collider.com’s newest podcast The Sneider Cut, where news of Doyle’s return first surfaced.

Kroll said that Blumhouse approached Rudd about reprising his role, and while the actor was flattered, his participation would be logistically impossible, as he’s currently shooting Jason Reitman‘s new Ghostbusters movie for Sony. While Hall may offer the same star power as Ant-Man hero Rudd, his casting is kind of perfect, and I love that Green is giving this ’80s icon another chance to shine on the big screen. Just note that Variety makes no mention of Tommy Doyle appearing in Halloween Ends, so perhaps Michael Myers finally catches up with him after all this time. We’ll have to wait until next October to find out!

Michael Myers might have another name added to his kill list: Anthony Michael Hall.

Hall, 51, joins Jamie Lee Curtis in the upcoming Halloween Kills which follows the story of Curtis’ Laurie Strode in the aftermath of 2018’s Halloween, according to Variety.

The actor, who is best known for his turns in The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles, is set to play Tommy Doyle, the adult version of the little boy who first appeared in John Carpenter’s 1978 original film Halloween.

Tommy, who was first played by Brian Andrews, was one of the children Laurie looked after as a babysitter. Paul Rudd also played the character in 1995’s Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers — although that film’s timeline was ignored in last year’s reboot.

In July, Curtis, 60, surprised fans when she announced two more sequels were planned after the reboot earned $76 million in its opening weekend — the largest opening for a horror film with a female lead.

Posting a teaser for both to her Instagram, Curtis wrote, “‘It ain’t over till the fat lady sings.’ Well, my friends and fans….I’m just WARMING UP Happy Halloween 2020/2021.”

The sequels are Halloween Kills, slated for Oct. 16, 2020, and Halloween Ends, scheduled for Oct. 15, 2021.

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To understand the mark left by writer-director John Hughes look no further than this: One of the 1980s’ most influential film genres simply carries his name: the John Hughes movie. A prolific writer since his days at the National Lampoon, Hughes practically took over ’80s pop cinema, tapping into an unserved audience which connected with suburban teen confusion, unrequited love, near-absurd humor, and Anthony Michael Hall. Hughes’s work became so popular that fans often assumed he directed films that he hadn’t (Some Kind of Wonderful, a Hughes production, is a perfect example). Here at Filmcritic.com, we couldn’t ignore that kind of effect, or our collective admiration, so we did what film folks do: Create a top ten list. Here are the ten best John Hughes movies and what makes them essential John Hughes movies.

1. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) (written, directed and produced by Hughes)
Given Hughes’s premature death, it’s poignant to recall Ferris Bueller’s credo: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” For Ferris, that means faking illness so he can skip school on a glorious spring day in Chicago to take his pretty girlfriend Sloane and excessively nervous best friend Cameron on a serious of amazing adventures, committing petty crimes and outsmarting stupid adults all along the way. The question isn’t ‘what are we going to do,’ the question is ‘what aren’t we going to do?” Wrigley Field. The art museum. The Sears Tower. Lunch with ‘Abe Froman, the sausage king of Chicago.’ The German Day parade. And of course the borrowed Ferrari. What a day! Is Ferris ultimately a jerk or a ‘righteous dude?’ He’s both actually, and he’s unforgettable. It’s fun — and humbling — to look back as an adult and ask yourself, ‘Am I living my life the way Ferris would want me to?’ Imagine a teen flick inspiring that much introspection. Such was the John Hughes way.

2. The Breakfast Club(1985) (written, directed, and produced by Hughes)
Is Hughes’ detention-hall-as-confessional comedy the “best” high school movie ever made, as suggested by Entertainment Weekly‘s editors in 2006? Perhaps, though classifying a movie that’s all about avoiding classification misses the point. Hughes wrote for teenagers, but his astute observations crossed generational lines. The Breakfast Club is his most earnest picture, notable for its comprehension of five eclectic teen archetypes, frozen in time thanks to the way they’re portrayed in this film. Judd Nelson walks away the winner — or, more appropriately, marches away with his fist pumping in the air — because Hughes handed rebellious John Bender a locker full of memorable lines. But it was outstanding work by the full ensemble that exposed the vulnerable truth behind high school’s judgmental labels of Princess, Brain, Criminal, Jock, and Basket Case. As Hughes points out, no matter which personality fits you best, everyone is a member of the same Club.

3. Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) (written, directed, and produced by Hughes)
This was billed as Hughes’ “grown-up” film, with nary a Broderick or Ringwald to be found. Instead, it follows the efforts of two harried businessmen (Steve Martin and John Candy) trying to get home for Thanksgiving. Martin’s the straight man: a slightly elitist big wheel whose utter exasperation gives the actor an outstanding platform for his physical skills. Candy’s the boor: a well-meaning purveyor of shower curtain rings who manages the exquisite feat of being both sweet and obnoxious in equal measures. It may have been the late comedian’s finest performance, augmented by Hughes’s gift for dialogue and the overdone but always potent use of travel as a source of humor.

4. National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983) (written by Hughes; directed by Harold Ramis)
While Vacation is identified more closely with Chevy Chase and the National Lampoon franchise it spawned, Hughes was really the mind (the writer) behind the Griswolds’ ill-fated road trip to Hell. Seeking some summer family bonding, Clark, Ellen, and their two grumbly teenagers hit the highways in the world’s ugliest station wagon, en route to the nostalgic theme park called Wally World. The path is fraught with challenges, redneck cousins, and Christie Brinkley. But Clark demonstrates the fortitude of a frontier explorer in his quest to have family fun, dammit! Before redefining teenagerdom in the mid-’80s, Hughes created what still stands as one of the decade’s best-loved comedies.

5. Weird Science (1985) (written by Hughes; directed by Harold Ramis)
For a young and impressionable geek, the idea of turning a computer, a Barbie doll, and a few bras worn on the head into a DIY woman was almost too much to bear. Weird Science may be Hughes’s most fanciful movie — it’s hard to argue that a film in which one character is metamorphosed into a giant, talking mound of human poo has any grounding in reality — but it’s also one of his pure-and-simple most fun films. Studded with quotable one-liners (“It’s Chet.”) and, of course, the unforgettable Kelly LeBrock as the ultimate dream girl, Weird Science is that rare film that everyone from the nerds to the jocks could — and did — enjoy.

6. Sixteen Candles (1984) (written and directed by Hughes)
Staring into the mirror, gangly redhead Samantha Baker says, “You need four inches of bod and a great birthday.” She gets neither thanks to Hughes, who puts his muse, Molly Ringwald, through the ringer of embarrassment before she’s finally able to blow out all Sixteen Candles. This was Hughes’ directorial debut, and his fascination with his own sarcastic dialogue results in a few pacing problems (which he solved by the time he filmed The Breakfast Club the following year). The humor’s also more juvenile than Hughes’ other films — even the sex-charged Weird Science — as his view of high school drips more with disdain than compromised understanding. But every filmmaker must walk before he can run, and the steps Hughes took in Candles continue to affect screenwriters and directors to this day.

7. Mr. Mom (1983) (written by Hughes; directed by Stan Dragoti)
One of the first films — and still the best — that humorously follows a man who isn’t effeminately taking over the “woman’s job” of stay-at-home parent, Mr. Mom remains a classic. As Jack (Michael Keaton) slowly realizes how much work it really takes to keep up with everything, his newly career-focused wife Caroline (Teri Garr) also gains an appreciation of the stress involved in maintaining parenthood and payments. A uniquely equal journey of a couple re-learning how to be true partners on the path to a well-run household, Mr. Mom gently but brilliantly defies gender stereotypes and manages to make everyone laugh in the process.

8. Home Alone (1990) (written and produced by Hughes; directed by Chris Columbus)
This movie is the reason why some kids set traps all over the house and try to sled down the steps to the living room as a kid. Home Alone is THE family holiday smash of the early ’90s. It was the perfect family blend of every kids’ dream — having free rein over the house — and great physical comedy from the two wet bandits (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern). Throw in Macaulay Culkin’s charm, a few John Hughes coming-of-age situations — Kevin defeats his fear of the basement, shops for his own groceries, and defends his house — and a whimsical John Williams score, and you have yourself a classic.

9. Uncle Buck (1989) (written, directed and produced by Hughes)
In every family there’s the uncle everyone stays away from. You might call him Uncle Weirdo, Uncle Pervert, or Uncle Felon, but to John Hughes it was Uncle Buck. When Bob and Cindy Russell leave town due to a family emergency, the only person they can find to watch their three kids is the infamous uncle (John Candy). He might smoke too much and spend his free time at the track, but Uncle Buck puts the kids first. Whether it’s making a gigantic pancake for Miles’ birthday, telling off the elementary school principal for Maizy, or getting rid of Tia’s loser boyfriend Bug, Uncle Buck is more than just a babysitter, he’s family.

10. Pretty in Pink (1986) (written by Hughes; directed by Howard Deutch)
Released smack in the middle of Hughes’s major hot streak (six months after Weird Science, about three months before Ferris Bueller), Pretty in Pink is one of the writer’s most dramatic stories about teen life. Molly Ringwald is broke but happy, Andrew McCarthy is rich but confused, and the two are falling in love. Unfortunately, peer pressure and class differences get in the way, creating conflict on both sides of the tracks. The leads are solid and sincere, but the star turns come from James Spader, giving a unique, supremely snooty performance and Jon Cryer, as the unforgettable Duckie. The film is rounded out by a notable cast — Harry Dean Stanton, Annie Potts, and appearances by Gina Gershon and Andrew Dice Clay — and a can’t-miss 1980s soundtrack.