Many fans were disappointed when the highly anticipated sequel Halloween Kills was delayed last year. The delay, caused by the ongoing pandemic, forced the film’s release date to be changed to October 2021. While the film is still keeping its October 15, 2021 release date, it looks like the pandemic is still forcing a major change. Now instead of debuting exclusively in theaters, Halloween Kills will also be streaming simultaneously on Peacock.
It’s a sign that moviegoers still aren’t what they used to be, and given the ongoing situation, that’s completely understandable. It seems that Universal also understands this – and now they’re giving fans the option to either see the movie on the big screen or stream it at home. It’s a pretty surprising move nevertheless, and Halloween Kills being available on Peacock is a big step for both the franchise and the horror genre. At least it isn’t another delay and fans will have a guaranteed opportunity to see Michael Myers return yet again this October.
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“Minutes after Laurie Strode, her daughter Karen and granddaughter Allyson 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 was directed by David Gordon Green who also helmed the 2018 film. He wrote the script alongside Danny McBride and Scott Teems. The film features a cast that includes Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Charles Cyphers, Anthony Michael Hall, Kyle Richards, Nancy Stephens, Jibrail Nantambu, and Robert Longstreet. James Jude Courtney and Nick Castle both return as Michael Myers.
Audiences will be able to see Halloween Kills next month on October 15, 2021 both in theaters and on the Peacock streaming platform.