The famed serial-killer franchise Halloween returns this October. Officially, Universal and Blumhouse have announced the October 14th release date will be for the film to debut in theaters and via the Peacock app. This will be the second year in a row where Blumhouse and Universal have released a Halloween movie in theaters and on their streaming platform on the same day.
2021’s Halloween Kills opened to $49 Million in its first weekend, going on to earn $92 million in the domestic box office, even with the film opening on Peacock the same day as it arrived in theaters. This proved wildly successful, successfully taking home more than four times its reported $20 million budget.
Per the Universal Press Release:
This is Laurie Strode’s last stand.
After 45 years, the most acclaimed, revered horror franchise in film history reaches its epic, terrifying conclusion as Laurie Strode faces off for the last time against the embodiment of evil, Michael Myers, in a final confrontation unlike any captured on-screen before. Only one of them will survive.
Icon Jamie Lee Curtis returns for the last time as Laurie Strode, horror’s first “final girl” and the role that launched Curtis’ career. Curtis has portrayed Laurie for more than four decades now, one of the longest actor-character pairings in cinema history. When the franchise relaunched in 2018, Halloween shattered box office records, becoming the franchise’s highest-grossing chapter and set a new record for the biggest opening weekend for a horror film starring a woman.
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; The Hardy Boys, Virgin River), 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.
A new poster was also released for the film, which can be seen below: