Halloween Kills to Debut Simultaneously in Theaters and on Peacock Streaming Service – IGN

While Halloween Kills will still be released in theaters on October 15, Universal has announced that it will arrive on Peacock the same day.

The latest entry in the Halloween franchise will be available to all Peacock Premium and Premium Plus subscribers at no extra cost and is taking a similar strategy to Universal’s The Boss Baby: Family Business, which itself also changed to a same-day theater and Peacock release plan.

Halloween Kills is a sequel to 2018’s Halloween and will have a lot to live up to as that first film not only had the biggest opening weekend for any horror film with a female lead (Go Jamie Lee Curtis!), but it also is the highest-grossing Halloween movie and with global box office earnings of over $250 million.

Halloween Kills takes place right after 2018’s Halloween and sees Michael Myers escape his fate to once again go after Curtis’ Laurie Strode, Judy Greer’s Karen, Andi Matichak’s Allyson, and more. In this story, however, the Strode family joins other survivors of Myers’ first attack to band together to end his reign of terror once and for all.

In our Halloween Kills review, we said that it “delivers deliciously gory kills and nods to John Carpenter’s original classic, but still feels like half a movie.”

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It may feel like half a movie because it is the second film of a trilogy that is set to finish with Halloween Ends. Director David Gordon Green has said that Halloween Ends is meant to “bring closure to the saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode.”

Halloween Kills is only one of the 40 films we’ve chosen as the top fall movies to look forward to this year alongside Dune, Marvel’s Eternals, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, and more.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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