“Halloween Kills” Gets October Release Date in Theaters and on Peacock

Jamie Lee Curtis in
Jamie Lee Curtis in "Halloween Kills"

Halloween Kills, the highly-anticipated follow-up to 2018’s slasher flick Halloween, is arriving on October 15th. And you won’t even have to get out of bed to watch it.

On top of sharing the release date, Universal Studio also revealed that the movie will be available “day and date” in theaters and on streaming service Peacock.

Halloween Kills, directed by David Gordon Green, sees the return of Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle in their roles of Lauri Strode and killer Michael Myers respectively. The movie picks up where Halloween ended and follows the Strode family teaming up with others who survived the encounter with Myers in an attempt to end his killing spree once and for all.

The feature was initially confirmed in 2019 and was set to arrive in the fall of 2020. However, due to the pandemic, the release was delayed for one year. Another sequel, titled Halloween Ends is set to follow in 2022.

2018’s Halloween was the 11th entry in the Halloween film series but was envisioned as a direct sequel to 1978’s original. The movie was met with positive reviews from the critics, who labeled it as a return to the franchise’s roots. It ended up becoming a big box-office hit, earning  $256 million and becoming the highest-grossing slasher in the history of cinema.