This week, Halloween Kills saw its world premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival and has now shifted its release strategy.
Halloween Kills will debut in theaters and on Peacock on October 15th, Universal said on Thursday. Unlike Premier Access for Disney+, Halloween Kills will be available to Peacock Premium subscribers at no extra fee.
The upcoming sequel to 2018’s Halloween premiered at Venice , though it received mixed reactions from critics. Variety’s critic called the film “a mess,” while Total Film’s Lelia Latif called Halloween Kills a “highly entertaining” movie.
David Gordon Green’s Halloween brought in more than $250 million worldwide, becoming the biggest hit for the franchise and sparking interest again. Halloween Ends will follow Halloween Kills in 2022.
Minutes after Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), her daughter Karen (Judy Greer), and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) left masked monster Michael Myers caged and burning in Laurie’s basement, Laurie is rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, believing she finally killed her lifelong tormentor. But when Michael manages to free himself from Laurie’s trap, his ritual bloodbath resumes. As Laurie fights her pain and prepares to defend herself against him, she inspires all of Haddonfield to rise up against their unstoppable monster. The Strode women join a group of other survivors of Michael’s first rampage who decide to take matters into their own hands, forming a vigilante mob that sets out to hunt Michael down, once and for all.
Halloween Kills is directed by David Gordon Green from a script by Green and Danny McBride and sees Jamie Lee Curtis (Laurie Strode), Judy Greer (Karen), Andi Matichak (Allyson), Jibrail Nantambu (Julian), Kyle Richards (Lindsey Wallace), Nancy Stephens (Nurse Marion), Charles Cyphers (Sheriff Brackett) and Nick Castle and James Jude Courtney (The Shape) all reprising their roles, while new additions include Anthony Michael Hall (The Dead Zone) as Tommy Doyle and Robert Longstreet (The Haunting of Hill House) as Lonnie Elam.
Halloween Kills is coming to cinemas and Peacock on October 15th.