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“Halloween Kills” Will Come to Peacock, The Same Day It Hits Theaters

Jason Gurwin

Halloween Kills is coming to streaming the same day it hits theaters. NBCUniversal announced that it will stream exclusively on Peacock Premium when it is released in theaters on October 15, 2021. The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Judy Greer, in the latest Michael Myers film.

This is the second major film to head to Peacock. In July, “Boss Baby 2” headed straight to the NBCU-owned streaming service, the same time it was released in theaters.

This is slightly different than what NBCUniversal did with the release of “Trolls: World Tour” last year, where the company skipped theaters (mostly due to their forced closure during the onset of the pandemic) and decided to release the film straight to video-on-demand services.

This irked AMC, who vowed to stop showing NBCUniversal’s films (even though the pandemic forced their theaters to close, meaning they weren’t showing anything) Of course, time and money fixed all wounds, and the two companies had a new agreement.

In July 2020, AMC and NBCUniversal agreed to a deal that would make films available exclusively in theater for at least 17-days ahead of a Premium Video-On-Demand (PVOD) release. This would be drastically shorter than the normal 75-day window between a theatrical and digital download.

Halloween Kills Trailer

About Halloween Kills

In 2018, David Gordon Green’s Halloween, starring icon Jamie Lee Curtis, killed at the box office, earning more than $250 million worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing chapter in the four-decade franchise and setting a new record for the biggest opening weekend in history for a horror film starring a woman.

And the Halloween night when Michael Myers returned isn’t over yet.

Minutes after Laurie Strode (Curtis), her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) left masked monster Michael Myers caged and burning in Laurie’s basement, Laurie is rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, believing she finally killed her lifelong tormentor.

But when Michael manages to free himself from Laurie’s trap, his ritual bloodbath resumes. As Laurie fights her pain and prepares to defend herself against him, she inspires all of Haddonfield to rise up against their unstoppable monster.

The Strode women join a group of other survivors of Michael’s first rampage who decide to take matters into their own hands, forming a vigilante mob that sets out to hunt Michael down, once and for all.

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