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Andi Matichak on "Halloween’s End"

On the latest episode of Dead Talk Live, actress Andi Matichak opened up about her experience working on the last installment of the Halloween trilogy, Halloween Ends.

While it was difficult to say “goodbye” to her character, Alyson Nelson, the actress also emphasized that it was even harder to part ways from the same cast and crew she had been working with since 2018’s Halloween

“We made three films that are all incredibly different and all incredibly fun,” Matichak told our host, Viz. 

Her character, Alyson, has been through quite a lot for a young adult, let alone a person in general. Halloween killed off her father as The Shape slashed him, whereas Halloween Kills ended with her mother, Karen Nelson (Judy Greer), getting sliced and diced by Michael Myers in his childhood home. As for Matichak’s approach to her character’s newfound trauma, she explained how the four-year time jump involved filling in that years-long gap of Alyson’s grief. 

“I took a lot of time where every day I would just journal for a little bit as Alyson, and fill in those years that passed,” she said. “Having done that, I kind of noticed a pattern in writing where…my journal entries would just flow a little bit darker, and it gave me a real insight into not just day-to-day but the grand scope of the year. So, when we meet her in Halloween Ends, she is relatively well adjusted and did a lot of the work to heal and be OK and move on, but that trauma, that pain is always under the surface. It lives in her body; it doesn’t just go away.”

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The 2022 film, which premiered on Friday, October 14, is set on the fourth anniversary of Haddonfield’s tragedy when Michael slaughtered the whole town (give or take a few residents). Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) has written a memoir and lives with her granddaughter. However, Laurie must face the inescapable evil that’s been haunting her for too long after a young man is accused of killing a boy he was babysitting. 

“I felt like it was the perfect finale,” Matichak added about the film as a whole. “This was really (director) David Gordon Green’s stamp on the franchise, and I’m very grateful to be a part of it.” 

She also gave a brief glimpse into how “ostracized” Alyson has become from the town now that she has spent some time with Corey Cunningham (Rohan Campbell), another traumatized resident. 

“They understand each other in a way that no one else really can,” Matichak explained. “And they can talk about their pain and the things that they’ve been through in a way with candor that they can’t with anyone else. And it’s really interesting to see the town’s reaction to Alyson, the town’s reaction to Corey…They’re both ostracized by the town in their own ways.” 

If you missed it, you can watch the full episode below before you face the terror that Halloween Ends has in store. 

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Elisabeth joined Dead Talk News in 2022 and loves movies and TV! After working for various sites, including Screen Rant and Showbiz Cheat Sheet, Elisabeth joined DTN to critique and review various movies, from horror flicks to Disney live-actions.