Big news, Halloween Fans! Halloween Kills will make its way onto the Peacock streaming network on the same day the film releases in theaters. The news was posted on various news sites today with the film’s star, Jamie Lee Curtis, taking to social media to spread the good news herself!
This is big news, obviously. Box office numbers are still not what they were before the pandemic and studios are still scrambling to get their films in front of as many fans as they can without totally going bankrupt in the process. The streamer offers two subscriptions tiers: $4.99 per month for viewing with ads and $9.99 per month to go ad-free.
Halloween Kills picks up moments after the ending of Halloween (2018). Laurie (Curtis) and her daughter (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) narrowly escaped the massive house-fire in which they believe they trapped Michael Myers. As Laurie is rushed to the hospital to treat the serious injuries she sustained during their confrontation, the masked killer escapes the blaze and begins slashing his way back through Haddonfield while encountering even more faces from the past.
Peacock and Blumhouse/Universal of course, is not the only ones to experiment with the release window for big box office films during the pandemic. Warner Brothers released numerous films on HBO Max this year, and will do so again, tomorrow, September 10, 2021, with James Wan’s highly-anticipated Malignant.
At home or in theaters, we’re all just ready to see this new chapter in the Halloween saga and our calendars are marked with a big, blood-red circle around October 15, 2021!