Halloween Ends: Does The Series Finally End?


Hailey Magasark and Nyla Mcdowell

Warning: the following article contains major spoilers for Halloween Ends. If you haven’t watched the movie, reader discretion is advised.

October 14th, 2022, the movie Halloween Ends was released to theaters, continuing the Halloween movie series. This story follows Michael Myers making yet another appearance in Haddonfield, four years after his last appearance.

Going into Halloween Ends, some fans didn’t have many expectations, the series has gone on for so long many didn’t expect anything new from the movie. When watching the trailer we thought it would continue the legacy of the other movies; Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) trying to finally put an end to Michael Myers (James Jude Courtney). Some fans were pleasantly surprised with the events that you wouldn’t know by watching the trailer. 

In the original Halloween, the main focus is on Michael, while in this one he isn’t the main character. Corey Cunningham (Rohan Campbell) is the main focus introduced at the beginning of the movie. This is something that surprised fans and it got a little controversial when this topic came up. A lot of fans didn’t appreciate the focus being on another person, with this being supposedly the ending of the series. He gains a reputation for being a psycho in Haddonfield after an accident that happened while babysitting. Corey is constantly taunted and bullied after the incident; he comes across Michael Myers in a sewer. After his first encounter with him, Corey becomes more violent, killing three people with the help of Michael and this happens a few days before Halloween. On Halloween night, Corey and Michael have a short fight and Corey ends up leaving with Michael’s mask to cause havoc throughout the city.

Allyson Nelson (Andi Matichak),  Laurie’s granddaughter, happens to have a short-lived relationship with Corey. Laurie first sets up Corey to meet Allyson at the hospital she works after he cuts his hand on glass. The two immediately have a connection and throughout the movie they hang out more. Allyson ignores what everyone says about Corey, even when Laurie tells her that Corey has a similar look in his eyes that Michael notoriously has. 

Halloween night finally comes and Corey goes out and kills seven people before showing up at Laurie’s house. Laurie is aware that Corey is there and tricks him. He falls off the second floor of her house and right before Allyson walks in, Corey stabs himself to frame Laurie. This scene is similar to the beginning when Jeremy Allen (Jaxon Goldenberg) is accidentally pushed off the second floor of his house. Many thought the reference to the beginning scene was amazing and it was seen as karma toward Corey. When Corey is unsuccessful in trying to kill Laurie, Michael comes in afterward trying to put an end to Laurie but is also unsuccessful. The two share a short but intense fight scene. Some fans believed the ending scene was a perfect way to end the movie.

The movie was great, it is filled with so much action, drama and suspense; many people have the opposite opinion. The series is rated 39% on Rotten Tomatoes and 5/10 on IMDb, with many saying the movie is the worst in the whole series. 

Overall, after 13 movies total, we believe the legacy of the series should be put to rest, while it isn’t officially known if this will be the last, we, as fellow fans of the franchise don’t think there is anything new that should be added to the series.