After David Gordon Green saw the original ending to Halloween Ends, the director felt it wasn’t dynamic enough. The filmmaker and his writing team (Danny McBride, Paul Brad Logan and Chris Bernier) burned the midnight oil to see off the final Halloween installment, directed by Green, in a more epic way. In the end, the massive procession scene from the film was written and shot, giving the film’s third act a great feel. “The actual ending of the film was actually thought up this summer, about two months ago,” Green admitted in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
No spoilers here, but Michael and Laurie obviously clash and the Haddonfield community rallies behind the Scream Queen. Curtis herself even chimed in with her own thoughts on the ending, which fans will see on screen. “There’s a glimmer of hope that maybe, maybe, Laurie Strode will have a peaceful minute in her life,” Curtis said in her interview with Collider.
Green believes that the final version of the climax of “Halloween End” will leave viewers feeling hopeful and optimistic after seeing the finished product. While “Halloween Ends” hasn’t fared well with critics and audiences, according to Rotten Tomatoes, Green is confident that this was Curtis’ swan song in the franchise. He’s sure “Halloween” fans saw Jamie Lee Curtis take the mantle of Laurie Strode for the last time (via EW).