David Gordon Green has sequel plans for a new Halloween character

Last Updated on November 17, 2023

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Judging by the box office reports, a good number of horror fans have already seen the new HALLOWEEN sequel that’s currently in theatres. If you haven’t, no judgment, it’s tough to get out to the theatre sometimes, but you might want to proceed with caution because this article contains some minor SPOILERS.

Those who have seen the new HALLOWEEN will know that Laurie Strode’s granddaughter Allyson was dating a guy named Cameron in the film, and references to the wild days of Cameron’s father Lonnie indicated that he was the son of Lonnie Elam, the little bully who was deservedly scared by Doctor Loomis in the original HALLOWEEN. Cameron was presented as being a better person than his father, but that was a front. Soon enough he was caught kissing another girl, and when he was confronted about it he took Allyson’s phone and dropped it in a bowl of chip dip or something. When a character in a slasher movie proves to be a douchebag, you can usually expect to see them get killed, and it tends to be very satisfying to see unlikeable people get knocked off in a movie like this. But somehow, Cameron makes it through the film unharmed.

Speaking with Collider, director/co-writer David Gordon Green indicated that Cameron was spared because there’s more for him to do in a sequel, if Green and his fellow writers Danny McBride and Jeff Fradley do come back to make another HALLOWEEN. When asked if there was a reasoning behind Cameron’s survival, Green replied,

Yeah. There’s some ideas for him for later. But do you see the allusion to him and who he his? We refer to his father being Lonnie, who was the young kid from the original film. There’s ideas for him. There was more stuff of him and we decided to hold back and see what we could use later.”

If Cameron comes back to get his comeuppance in the next film, maybe Lonnie will be coming back with him.

McBride recently confirmed that the HALLOWEEN creative team has been asked to figure out their approach to a sequel, and Jamie Lee Curtis has said that she’ll agree to be in it as long as Green directs it.

In the new HALLOWEEN, Curtis reprises the role of HALLOWEEN heroine

Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Curtis’s co-stars include Andi Matichak as Laurie’s granddaughter Allyson, Dylan Arnold as Cameron Elam, Judy Greer as Laurie’s daughter Karen, Will Patton as Frank Hawkins, Virginia Gardner as Allyson’s friend Vicky, Miles Robbins as Vicky’s boyfriend Dave, Drew Scheid as Oscar, Toby Huss as Ray, Jefferson Hall as Aaron Korey, Rhian Rees as Dana Haines, Omar J. Dorsey as Sheriff Barker, Rob Niter as Deputy Sheriff Walker, Jibrail Nantambu as Julian, Haluk Bilginer as Dr. Ranbir Sartain, Nick McKeever as Deputy Keeve, and Diva Tyler as a caretaker. Original Michael Myers performer Nick Castle and stuntman James Jude Courtney both wore the mask of the boogeyman this time.

Source: Collider

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