Despite being a huge box office hit, “Halloween Kills” seems to have some divided opinions among fans. The fact that Anthony Michael Hall does a terrific job replacing Tommy Doyle is still something I think we can all agree on. In the original “Halloween,” played by young actor Brian Andrews, Tommy was a child being watched by Laurie Strode. Tommy made a comeback to the show with “Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers,” in which Paul Rudd made his acting debut. Now that Hall has taken over the role, Tommy is being portrayed as a character who has never left Haddonfield and has obviously spent his entire life fixated on the events of Halloween night 1978. Since Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie is frequently rendered inoperable in “Halloween Kills,” Tommy is given plenty of opportunity to shine. Will Tommy appear once more in the already announced “Halloween Ends,” which will be released in October of 2019? I suppose I should forewarn you that there will be “Halloween Kills” spoilers after we address that.
“I Would Say Yes”
The role of Tommy Doyle in “Halloween Kills” is significant. Then he passes away! Tommy is represented by Anthony Michael Hall as the kind of narrow-minded, resentful person who never ventured outside of his own town. Hall does a great job of portraying the kind of guy you remember from high school—the guy who never amount to anything and still lingers about the same locations from his youth, seeking to recover some form of faded glory—despite the fact that the character wasn’t the best written.
When Tommy finds out that Michael Myers is back in town, he immediately gathers a group of neighbourhood vigilantes in the hopes of finding Michael. Naturally, as is always the case with rowdy mobs, things quickly spiral out of control. Finally, everything goes horribly wrong for Tommy when Michael kills him with his own baseball bat. But although though Tommy dies at the end of “Halloween Kills,” this does not necessarily indicate that he won’t return in “Halloween Ends.” Hall is more than willing to take the chance if it presents itself.
Hall said in an interview with a/Film when asked if he’d be up for another “Halloween” journey:
“In a split second, I would say yes. Absolutely. It would be a privilege. I would do it again in a second. What I explained to you today about working with David, and just being fans of him and Danny. I love those guys. It was a really good work experience. Interesting, too, not a long shoot. It was only about a six-week shoot. It went pretty quick. We had nights, too. It was mostly nights. so I enjoyed all that.”
I sincerely hope Hall gets the chance to return since I quite liked his imperfect portrayal of Tommy and would be willing to watch more, even if it had to be a flashback given his caved-in head and all. Now playing in theatres and on Peacock is “Halloween Kills.”