Halloween (2018) will be available for home viewing much more quickly than anticipated according to Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Though not quite in time for holiday gift giving, the latest installment of the classic franchise will be available on digital streaming platforms on December 28, 2018 and will be released on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD on January 15, 2019.
Written by Danny McBride, Jeff Fradley, and Daniel Gordon Green, Halloween 2018 retconned the series, presenting a new timeline in which Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) has been (barely) dealing with the trauma of what happened to her in the original film by preparing, physically and mentally, for the day in which Michael will return to Haddonfield to finish what he started.
Curtis’ performance was breathtaking and the portrayal of transgenerational trauma was on point in the film also directed by David Gordon Green.
Franchise creator and horror legend, John Carpenter returned to produce as well as provide the score–along with his son Cody Carpenter and Daniel A. Davies–for the film which shattered expectations and broke box office records its opening weekend.
In addition to release dates, Universal also told us what we could expect for special features in the release:
- Deleted/Extended Scenes
- Featurette: Back in Haddonfield: Making Halloween
- Featurette: The Original Scream Queen
- Featurette: The Sound of Fear
- Featurette: Journey of the Mask
- Featurette: The Legacy of Halloween
No doubt, this will be as big a hit at home as it was in theaters.
While you’re waiting, check out one of the deleted scenes that will be featured on the home video release below!