David Gordon Green didn’t let any criticism of Halloween Kills influence his decision to make Halloween Ends.
The 47-year-old director helmed the final Halloween trilogy, which is set to end with Halloween Ends, and he’s adamant he’s proud of its predecessor, despite the mixed reaction from critics.
David enjoyed showing the “unresolved chaos” that masked killer Michael Myers caused in Haddonfield and the shocking ending.
Speaking in front of the new issue of SFX magazine, David said: “The Killings was 100% the film I wanted to make and I’m very proud of its insanity.
“For me, psychologically, the whole point of this film is to untangle things, not to solve them.
“There are a lot of people who, when they see an ending like this or this kind of unresolved chaos, are disappointed as moviegoers. That’s just part of the fun for me, and then we can come in and sort it out with the last one. So, any frustration that was expressed about the latter, I just smile and say, “Hold on, here we go.”
David is making a direct sequel to horror classic The Exorcist to celebrate the original film’s 50th anniversary next year, and has explained that it’s a different project than the Halloween trilogy, despite being in the same genre.
He said about the project: “It is going well.
“It’s another difficult, scary responsibility, but at the same time, for me as a director, it’s a completely different set of skills and understanding and research and techniques, because it couldn’t be more different (from ‘Halloween’).”
David added: “We shot parts of the film to see what if we did this or that and did some proof of concept maybe a year ago and it all worked really well. So we’ll get back to it soon.”
Read the full interview with David Gordon Green and Halloween Kills star Jamie Lee Curtis in the new issue of SFX Magazine, out now.