The two stars discussed “Halloween Ends” during Episode 51 of their podcast “Talk Scary to Me.” Scout Taylor-Compton didn’t hold back her criticisms of the film, saying, “It was a really cool story if it was about a new serial killer and what it was like for someone to sort of become a serial killer … but then they just kind of threw Michael Myers in there …” And when they did throw Myers in the mix, Taylor-Compton believed it wasn’t worthy of The Shape’s established legacy. “Michael is so weak,” she said, before adding that after withholding the character from audiences for a significant portion of the film when he did show up, it was “not the Michael Myers that we deserve.”
Danielle Harris also expressed her thoughts on the direction of the film, saying, “I much preferred [Corey’s] kills to Michael Myers’ kills … He’s the only thing that kept me interested … but it shouldn’t have been in a Halloween movie.” Harris, IGN’s favorite scream queen, knows what she is talking about regarding the franchise. She has been involved in the Michael Myers saga since she was 11 years old and has starred in four “Halloween” features. Considering only Donald Pleasance as Dr. Loomis and Jaimie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode have appeared in more of the franchise’s titles (via IMDb), Harris’ opinions on such a matter shouldn’t be taken lightly.