Halloween Kills may not realistically avoid a streaming release in October, which may give fans of the horror franchise the chance to watch the "ultimate slasher movie" at home this Halloween season. The Slasher sequel was originally due to hit theaters last year before the pandemic pushed the release date to October 2021. Given the ongoing uncertainty about the status of the cinema business, even John Carpenter believes this is likely Halloween kills will go streaming.
Talking about the release plans for Halloween Kills in an interview with NME, John Carpenter was asked directly if Halloween Kills could be released on-demand alongside the Fall theatrical release, and the Master of Horror had this to say:
"Sure. Halloween can be shared that way because the theaters are dead. It's the reality right now. And it's a tragedy, but it's true. We just have to deal with it. The studio has David [Gordon Green] and." contacted me and they let us postpone the new one for a year hoping it would get better. So we still hope it will get better … It's done. We're just waiting for the world to see a bit gets more sensible and a bit safer before we release it. "
While it is very likely that Halloween Kills will not only be released in theaters, it is important that fans enjoy the movie, whether they see it on the big screen or in their own living rooms. While Carpenter cannot reveal the exact details of what to expect from the film, he does promise a "bloody" film with a Michael Myers who is more deadly than ever. As Carpenter explains:
"Holy Toledo! It's the ultimate slasher movie. It's Halloween on steroids. It's great."
After David Gordon Green staged Halloween 2018, he's back in the director's chair for Halloween Kills. Carpenter achieved the sequel along with son Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies. Scott Teems, Danny McBride and Green wrote the script. Following the events of the 2018 film, the sequel is followed by Laurie Strode and the residents of Haddonfield, who organize a mob to pursue Michael Myers when they discover he is still at large killing people in town.
Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer and Andi Matichak all return to repeat their roles as the Strode family. Other franchise favorites will also appear in the film, including Kyle Richards as Lindsey Wallace, Nancy Stephens as Marion Chambers and Charles Cyphers as Sheriff Leigh Brackett. Anthony Michael Hall also plays an older version of Tommy Doyle, the boy Brian Andrews played in the original film.
Halloween Kills is slated to hit theaters on October 15, 2021. As of now, no plans have been announced for the sequel to be released on streaming, but it's not out of the realm of possibility. We'll find out soon enough as we get a little closer to the fall release date. This message comes to us from NME.
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