When we meet up with Laurie and Allyson in “Halloween Ends,” it’s been four years since the horrific events of “Halloween Kills,” including the death of Laurie’s daughter and Allyson’s mother, Karen (Judy Greer), and the disappearance of Michael Myers.
While Laurie and Allyson are trying to make a normal life for themselves, there’s still a darkness that hangs over their lives. Andi Matichak said that she and Curtis really had the chance this time to develop their characters’ troubled but still evolving relationship.
“We were able to settle in and be present with each other,” Matichak explained. “We had a lot of rehearsal time as well, which was important for the film and for their relationship and their arc. The relationship between Allyson and Laurie is incredibly layered and complex, and you see it get tested throughout this. Allyson very much is a mirror to Laurie in a way from the 1978 film. That’s part of the reason why they understand each other, and that’s also a reason why they butt heads in a huge way.”
Matichak added that having so much direct engagement with Curtis this time was a truly educational experience for her as an actor. “[I learned] about being open to trying [one thing] and then switching gears completely and doing the same scene a completely different way, then seeing what works and basically taking everything apart so you can rebuild it together, which is really special,” she said.
“Halloween Ends” is out now in theaters and streaming on Peacock.