Halloween Kills producer Ryan Freimann reveals that he fought against Halloween 2018’s Dr. Sartain twist but was ultimately outvoted.
Halloween Kills producer Ryan Freimann says he fought against Halloween 2018’s Dr. Sartain twist but was outvoted. David Gordon Green and Danny McBride rebooted the Halloween franchise in 2018 and audiences certainly embraced their take on the classic horror property as the film grossed $255 million at the box office. Two sequels are now coming out, Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends, with Halloween Kills set to release on Peacock at the same time it comes out in theaters.
In addition to bringing back classic horror movie villain Michael Myers, the 2018 Halloween and its sequels also see the return of Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode. There is even a role on the productions for original Halloween director John Carpenter, who composed the reboot’s score. Not returning though was Donald Pleasance’s long-time Halloween series character Dr. Loomis, as Pleasance passed away in 1995. But the production navigated around its Loomis problem by introducing a new doctor character in Haluk Bilginer’s Sartain, Michael Myers’ second psychiatrist. Not content to merely use Sartain the way Loomis was used however, Halloween 2018 introduced a bizarre twist where Sartain was actually responsible for Myers’ escape and began working alongside the rampaging killer in order to study his motivations. Myers unfortunately didn’t appreciate Sartain’s efforts and stomped him to death.