With the news that Venom 2 is set to be moved to a 15th October 2021 release; the big question for horror fans is – Is Halloween Kills set for another delay?
The Delta variant of the Coronavirus is sweeping across the United States with thousands of new infections every day, causing cancellations of large-scale events.
Yesterday former Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks announced she was cancelling concerts across the country, to keep herself and her fans safe from the virus.
While a full year delay for Halloween Kills is unlikely, it could potentially move to later in October, perhaps 29th October 2021, to save competing with Venom 2 and hopefully when cases of COVID have decreased from this current wave and cinemas can remain open safely.
This also begs question of another Universal release, Candyman, which is set to be released on 27th August 2021. Will this also be pushed back again or will they look at a dual VOD release across a platform such as Netflix or HBO Max?
Unconfirmed rumours a couple of weeks ago said that Blumhouse and Universal were considering a VOD release around Halloween for Halloween Kills, but these could become serious conversations if the delays for major films continues.
Minutes after Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee 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. Evil dies tonight.
Watch the trailer for Halloween Kills below –