Interview: Andi Matichak Talks ‘Halloween Ends’, Her Character’s Journey & More
Halloween Ends is fast approaching and with that comes potential closure for the characters who have been affected by the chaos Michael Myers continues to inflict on the residents of Haddonfield.
With his reign of evil, the trauma that Myers has left in his wake is unspeakable and doesn’t just stop with Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis). It also includes Strode’s granddaughter, Allyson Nelson, aptly portrayed by Andi Matichak.
I had the opportunity to speak with Matichak and talk with her about Halloween Ends and what places she went as an actor to tap into Alyson’s trauma, which included journaling. About the process of keeping journals as Alyson, Matichak said, “For me it was really helpful to just journal – and journal as Alyson. I have four years worth of journals for her.”
Check out the full interview with Andi Matichak below:
The official synopsis for Halloween Ends
This is Laurie Strode’s last stand.
After 45 years, the most acclaimed, revered horror franchise in film history reaches its epic, terrifying conclusion as Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) faces off for the last time against the embodiment of evil, Michael Myers, in a final confrontation unlike any captured on-screen before. Only one of them will survive.
Four years after the events of last year’s Halloween Kills, Laurie is living with her granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) and is finishing writing her memoir. Michael Myers hasn’t been seen since.
Laurie, after allowing the specter of Michael to determine and drive her reality for decades, has decided to liberate herself from fear and rage and embrace life. But when a young man, Corey Cunningham (Rohan Campbell; The Hardy Boys, Virgin River), is accused of killing a boy he was babysitting, it ignites a cascade of violence and terror that will force Laurie to finally confront the evil she can’t control, once and for all.
Halloween Ends co-stars returning cast Will Patton as Officer Frank Hawkins, Kyle Richards as Lindsey Wallace and James Jude Courtney as The Shape.