There was a time when slashers were the order of the day. Since the beginning of this century more than slashers we have had postmodern deconstructions of this genre with examples such as Scream: Scream Before You Die – 78%, You Are Next – 75% and The Town That Dreaded Sundown. That’s not to say that no attempt has been made to revive the old slashers of yesteryear.
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The most persistent of them and that has managed to return is Halloween – 94%. The version that premiered in 2018, Halloween – 92% knew how to win over critics and the public. That is miraculous because the truth is that all the sequels that came out over the years left a lot to be desired. In fact, for those who have not seen it, that sequel ignores the events of all the previous films, except the original tape. That was a good method of updating the plot, paying homage to the original, and ditching unnecessary events from mediocre sequels. After the success of that movie, it was decided to make two sequels to it: Halloween Kills – 67% and Halloween Ends. In both again the protagonist will be Jamie Lee Curtis. They were planned to be released on October 16, 2020 and October 15, 2021. Sadly, in 2020 the pandemic came to prove that it is the most ferocious and untamed slasher killer and killed those release dates. Now Halloween Kills It will be released on October 15 of this year and the sequel on 14, 2022. COVID-19 spared no one, not even Michael Myers himself.
One more proof of this is that the film is not going to be an exclusive theatrical release. Variety has reported that Halloween Kills premieres Oct. 15 both in theaters and on its Peacock streaming service. Unlike Disney Plus, and like HBO Max, they will not charge any extra fees to see the movie. This strategy will undoubtedly get you many subscribers to this Universal service.
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The real question is how it will perform at the box office with such a release. Movies like Black Widow – 87% have shown that this type of release can be detrimental to the film in question. More if we take into account that 17 after its premiere it will be available in Video On Demand services. Yes indeed, Halloween 2018 was a resounding success at the time, so they probably think that the simultaneous premiere is not going to affect him as much. The problem is that the first one was liked by critics and reports have come from Venice that it is not up to the level of 2018. In that sense, its success may not be assured.
On the other hand, Jamie Lee Curtis He promised us on Instagram a few months ago that this film is going to be an intense and brutal masterpiece:
David Gordon Green and Danny McBride have created an intense and brutal second wave to their masterpiece Halloween 2018. They were prescient with their 2018 film about the amount of trauma that would be recognized, primarily because of the #MeToo movement that collided with the trauma of 40 years of Laurie and now she was getting ahead of the curve of the amount of anger that we have all seen and felt in 2020. WE ARE ALL EXTREMELY ANGRY AND WE ARE NOT GOING TO LAST IT ANY MORE! It’s another brilliant chapter in the latest story of good vs. evil, Laurie vs. Michael. Happy Halloween. See you all at the movies in October.
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