Halloween Kills (2021) Release Info, Review & Trailer

Halloween Kills (2021) - Soctex
Halloween Kills (2021) - Soctex
Halloween Kills (2021) – Soctex

Halloween Kills is a slasher film directed by David Gordon Green and written by Green, Danny McBride, and Scott Teems. It was released in the United States in 2021. The film is the twelfth episode in the Halloween franchise and is a sequel to 2018’s Halloween. Jamie Lee Curtis and James Jude Courtney, who played Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, respectively, reprise their roles. Anthony Michael Hall and Thomas Mann join the cast, with Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, and Will Patton reprising their roles from the previous film. Strode and her family continues to fight Myers in this film, which picks up just where the last one left off. This time, with the support of the Haddonfield townspeople.

Through his Blumhouse Productions company, Jason Blum, Malek Akkad, and Bill Block serve as producers for the picture. Before the film’s release, McBride claimed that he and Green had planned to propose two films that would be shot back-to-back but had decided against it after seeing how the first picture was received. Following the critical and economic success of the first film in 2018, work on the sequel began in October of that year. Teems was engaged to co-write the script in February 2019.

The title of the film, as well as its sequel, was revealed in July 2019. Principal photography began in Wilmington, North Carolina, in September 2019 and ended in November of the same year.

Halloween Kills made its international debut at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 8, 2021, after a year delay due to the COVID-19 epidemic, and was theatrically distributed in the United States on October 15, 2021, by Universal Pictures. It will also be available for 60 days on Peacock’s premium tiers. The picture has made $130 million worldwide on a $20 million production budget, and critics have mixed feelings about it, praising the imaginative kills and performances while criticizing the narrative and lack of creativity.

On October 14, 2022, a sequel, Halloween Ends, will be released.

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Halloween Kills (2021) Synopsis

Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), her daughter Karen (Judy Greer), and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) are rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after leaving masked monster Michael Myers caged and burning in Laurie’s basement. Laurie believes she has finally killed her lifelong tormentor. However, after Michael is free of Laurie’s trap, he begins his ritual carnage. Laurie urges the whole town of Haddonfield to stand up against their unstoppable monster as she fights her agony and prepares to protect herself against him.

The Strode ladies join a gang of other survivors of Michael’s previous rampage who decide to take matters into their own hands and organize a vigilante mob to track down Michael for good. Tonight, evil perishes.

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Halloween Kills (2021) Movie Info

Directed by David Gordon Green
Written by ·         Scott Teems

·         Danny McBride

·         David Gordon Green

Based on Characters
by

·         John Carpenter

·         Debra Hill

Produced by ·         Malek Akkad

·         Jason Blum

·         Bill Block

Cinematography Michael Simmonds
Edited by Tim Alverson
Music by ·         John Carpenter

·         Cody Carpenter

·         Daniel Davies

Production
companies
·         Miramax

·         Blumhouse Productions

·         Trancas International Pictures

·         Rough House Productions

Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date ·         September 8, 2021 (Venice)

·         October 15, 2021 (United States)

Running time

Genre

105 minutes

Horror, Thriller

Country United States
Language English
Budget $20 million
Box office $130.4 million
Halloween Kills (2021) - Soctex
Halloween Kills (2021) – Soctex

Halloween Kills (2021) Cast

  • Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode
  • James Jude Courtney and Nick Castle as Michael Myers / The Shape
  • Airon Armstrong portrays a younger version of Michael Myers in the 1978 Halloween night flashbacks.
  • Christian Michael Pates portrays Michael Myers as a 6-year-old child, as seen in Karen’s imagination
  • Judy Greer as Karen Nelson
  • Andi Matichak as Allyson Nelson
  • Will Patton as Deputy Frank Hawkins
  • Thomas Mann portrays a younger version of Frank Hawkins.
  • Anthony Michael Hall as Tommy Doyle
  • Robert Longstreet as Lonnie Elam
  • Tristian Eggerling as a younger version of Lonnie Elam.
  • Dylan Arnold as Cameron Elam
  • Charles Cyphers as Leigh Brackett
  • Kyle Richards as Lindsey Wallace
  • Nancy Stephens as Marion Chambers

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Halloween Kills (2021) Casting

On July 26, 2019, it was announced that Nick Castle would reprise his role as Michael Myers in both sequels for a few sequences, with James Jude Courtney reprising his role as Myers for the remainder of the movie. Anthony Michael Hall was revealed to join the cast as Tommy Doyle, a character played by Brian Andrews in the original Halloween film, on August 26, 2019. Paul Rudd, who portrayed Doyle in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, was asked about reprising his role, but he was rejected owing to his obligations to Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

Kyle Richards, who played Lindsey Wallace in the original film, would reprise her role on August 30, 2019. In October, Charles Cyphers’ comeback was confirmed, marking his first appearance in a movie since Methodic in 2007. Robert Longstreet will play Lonnie Elam, a character from the original film, according to reports dated September 5, 2019. Nancy Stephens, who played Nurse Marion Chambers in the original Halloween and its sequels Halloween II and Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, was confirmed to reprise her role on September 27, 2019.

Jibrail Nantambu is set to reprise his role as Julian from the previous film, and Victoria Paige Watkins and Brian F. Durkin have been confirmed as cast members. In May 2021, it was revealed that Thomas Mann would play an unspecified role in the film.

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Filming

A spokesman for Blumhouse Productions said on July 19, 2019, that Halloween Kills and its sequel Halloween Ends would begin production and filming in Wilmington, North Carolina at the same time. Filming for the film began on September 16, 2019. According to a city film permission, there would be a news reporter scene providing updates on the events of the 2018 film. On September 20 and 21, a vehicle collision scenario was filmed in Wilmington. On September 27, September 30, and October 1, further photography featured realistic shooting situations. On October 16, 2019, further filming took place. The filming was completed on November 3, 2019.

Andi Matichak claimed in an interview that filming was intended to take place back-to-back with Halloween Ends but did not take place owing to the “tight schedule.”

Halloween Kills (2021) Release

On September 8, 2021, Halloween Kills would have its world debut at the 78th Venice International Film Festival. The film was scheduled to be released in theaters on October 16, 2020, however owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was postponed to October 15, 2021 in July 2020. On September 9, 2021, it was revealed that, in addition to being distributed in cinemas, the film will be streamed for 60 days on paid Peacock levels.

Halloween Kills (2021) Box Office

Halloween Kills was released with The Last Duel in the United States and Canada, and it was previously expected to gross $35–40 million from 3,700 theaters in its opening weekend. The film grossed $4.85 million in Thursday night previews, the most for an R-rated title and a horror picture during the epidemic, topping A Quiet Place Part II’s $4.8 million. Estimates were upped to $50 million after the film grossed $22.8 million on its opening day (including previews), surpassing the lifetime totals of Halloween III, 4, 5, and Curse of Michael Myers.

It ended up grossing $49.4 million in its first weekend, topping the box office and setting the record for the biggest opening for an R-rated picture during the epidemic (almost double The Suicide Squad’s $26.2 million).  It dropped 71% to $14.5 million in its second weekend, ranking second to newcomer Dune.

Sequel

The film was confirmed in July 2019, along with a sequel named Halloween Ends, which is set to be released on October 14, 2022. While the film was initially planned to take place on the same night as Halloween (2018) and Halloween Kills, it will now take place at least four years later, in 2022, and will address the COVID-19 epidemic. Ends were defined by Green as ” a more personal film” in which “some of the protagonists… have digested the lunacy of the circus of the 2018 slaughter.” Not only that, but they’ve processed the world as it’s whirled around in the previous four years.”

Halloween Kills (2021) - Soctex
Halloween Kills (2021) – Soctex

Halloween Kills (2021) Release Dates

Italy 8 September 2021 (Venice Film Festival)
USA 1 October 2021 (Beyond Fest)
Spain 11 October 2021 (Sitges Film Festival)
Argentina 14 October 2021
Austria 14 October 2021
Bosnia & Herzegovina 14 October 2021
Switzerland 14 October 2021
Czechia 14 October 2021
Denmark 14 October 2021
Israel 14 October 2021
Cambodia 14 October 2021
Mexico 14 October 2021
Malaysia 14 October 2021
Netherlands 14 October 2021
Serbia 14 October 2021
Saudi Arabia 14 October 2021
United Arab Emirates 15 October 2021
Bulgaria 15 October 2021
Canada 15 October 2021
Finland 15 October 2021
UK 15 October 2021
Ireland 15 October 2021
Iceland 15 October 2021
Norway 15 October 2021
Sweden 15 October 2021
Turkey 15 October 2021
USA 15 October 2021
USA 15 October 2021 (internet)
France 16 October 2021 (La Roche-sur-Yon International Film Festival)
Belgium 20 October 2021
France 20 October 2021
Indonesia 20 October 2021
Brazil 21 October 2021
Germany 21 October 2021
Hong Kong 21 October 2021
Croatia 21 October 2021
Hungary 21 October 2021
Italy 21 October 2021
Kuwait 21 October 2021
Kazakhstan 21 October 2021
Lebanon 21 October 2021
Peru 21 October 2021
Portugal 21 October 2021
Russia 21 October 2021
Slovakia 21 October 2021
Ukraine 21 October 2021
Estonia 22 October 2021
Spain 22 October 2021
Lithuania 22 October 2021
Latvia 22 October 2021
Poland 22 October 2021
South Korea 27 October 2021
Australia 28 October 2021
Greece 28 October 2021
New Zealand 28 October 2021
Singapore 28 October 2021
India 29 October 2021
Japan 29 October 2021

Also Known As (AKA)

(original title) Halloween Kills
Argentina Halloween Kills: La noche aún no termina
Australia Halloween Kills
Austria Halloween Kills
Bosnia & Herzegovina (Bosnian title) Noć vještica ubija
Brazil Halloween Kills: O Terror Continua
Bulgaria (Bulgarian title) Хелоуин убива
Canada (English title) Halloween Kills
Canada (French title) Halloween tue
Chile Halloween Kills: La noche aún no termina
Colombia Halloween Kills: La noche aún no termina
Croatia Noć vještica ubija
Czechia Halloween zabíjí
Denmark Halloween Kills
France Halloween Kills
Germany Halloween Kills
Greece Η Νύχτα με τις Μάσκες 2
Hong Kong (Cantonese title) 月光光殺清光
Hungary Gyilkos Halloween
India (English title) Halloween Kills
India (Hindi title) Halloween Kills
Indonesia (English title) Halloween Kills
Ireland (English title) Halloween Kills
Israel (Hebrew title) Halloween 2: Ha’Nekama
Italy Halloween Kills
Japan (Japanese title) ハロウィーンキル
Latvia Helovīns nogalina
Lithuania Helovinas žudo
Mexico Halloween Kills: La noche aún no termina
New Zealand (English title) Halloween Kills
Philippines (English title) Halloween Kills
Poland Halloween zabija
Portugal Halloween Mata
Russia Хэллоуин убивает
Serbia Ноћ вештица убија
Singapore (English title) Halloween Kills
Slovakia Halloween zabíja
Slovenia Noč čarovnic mori
South Korea 할로윈 킬즈
Spain Halloween Kills
Taiwan 月光光新慌慌:萬聖殺
Turkey (Turkish title) Cadılar Bayramı Öldürür
Ukraine Хелловін убиває
Ukraine (alternative title) Гелловін убиває
United Arab Emirates Halloween Kills
UK Halloween Kills
USA Halloween Kills

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