The next Halloween movie is about to take another blast to the past.

On Monday, Variety announced that Halloween Kills, the next installment of the popular horror movie franchise, will bring back a familiar name from the original 1978 film. Tommy Doyle, who was one of the kids that Laurie (played by Jamie Lee Curtis) babysat in the first Halloween movie, will appear in the upcoming sequel.

Tommy will be played by Anthony Michael Hall, who has a number of credits, including War Machine, Live by Night and Foxcatcher. Fans from the 80s also might remember Hall as Brian in The Breakfast Club and Jim in Edward Scissorhands.

It’s unclear exactly what Tommy will be up to in the upcoming slasher film. It’s been more than 40 years since the scary man in the white mask traumatized him and his babysitter- I guess some things never change.

Adding Tommy sounds like a fun move for the film, but let’s hope this movie will be more satisfying than the 2018 version. Ever since the abominations of Halloween: H20 and Halloween: Resurrection, it seemed like after so many years the next Halloween movie would be epic, but the result was pretty so-so.

Perhaps, that’s because there have been approximately 8,000 Halloween movies and only about three of them actually had some thought put into the storylines. So can the next movie (and the one after that) have some of that please?

Halloween Kills hits theaters on October 16, 2020. Halloween Ends hits theaters on October 15, 2021.

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