The upcoming Halloween Ends has had a new poster released today, alongside some surprising news regarding it’s release. With marketing increasing on the October 14th release, there’s a new poster, a special Jamie Lee Curtis video and a surprising Peacock streaming date for the film.
An Unnecessary Trilogy
Back in 2018 the first of the three was released, simply called Halloween. Following the events of the film by the same name released back in 1978, it follows a tired and aged Laurie Strode, played by Jamie Lee Curtis, as she deals with her demons from the events all those years aago. Thankfully ignoring all the films in the franchise released since the original, it continued on the main story with no added distractions, odd character choices or Michael’s actual face, a controversial choice from the Rob Zombie reboots in the noughties.
Whilst not breaking any new ground in the horror franchise, it was pretty well received all things considered, with what seemed a final, definitive ending and a resolution for the tortured and broke Laurie Strode, and her family.
This didn’t last long however, and last year’s Halloween Kills was much less well received. In true horror fashion, it retread the previous film’s story, added flashbacks and controversial context to the 1978 original and ultimately caused more harm than good. Let’s not forget the ‘evil dies tonight’ cringe either.
All of this means the upcoming Halloween Ends isn’t being met with much buzz, and the recent update regarding it’s release won’t be helping that. The film synopsis follows:
“Four years after the events of last year’s Halloween Kills, Laurie is living with her granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) and is finishing writing her memoir. Michael Myers hasn’t been seen since. Laurie, after allowing the specter of Michael to determine and drive her reality for decades, has decided to liberate herself from fear and rage and embrace life. But when a young man, Corey Cunningham (Rohan Campbell), is accused of killing a boy he was babysitting, it ignites a cascade of violence and terror that will force Laurie to finally confront the evil she can’t control, once and for all.”
Judging by the synopsis, horror fans are going to be treated to another fight between Michael and Laurie, the only question being if Laurie will have the same amount of plot armor she’s been privy to, so far.
‘Only One Of Them Will Survive’
In a video released on the official HalloweenEnds Twitter today, Jamie Lee Curtis stresses that this is it. The final part of the trilogy comes with it the final battle between Michael and Laurie, and only one of them will survive. Watch below for the full message from Jamie Lee Curtis:
A message from Laurie Strode. pic.twitter.com/x9sAOiAHgc
— #HalloweenEnds (@halloweenmovie) August 23, 2022
In Cinemas And Streaming At The Same Time?
A move that isn’t necessarily indicative of a fantastic trilogy ender, it was announced today that the third film will be available to watch on Peacock on October 14th, the same day of theatrical release.
Whilst the second film did the same thing, that was a more understandable move due to the uncertainty surrounding cinemas and fans unwillingness to go to a cinema during the heights of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic isn’t over, cinemas are almost operating as normal, and quite a few films have seen massive numbers at the box office.
Other films have been released direct to streaming services, perhaps the most successful one recently being the fantastic Prey, but for a feature film of this size and supposed franchise history making magnitude to be released in cinemas and Peacock at the same time, it doesn’t bode well.
Source: Bloody Disgusting