Really crappy news just keeps coming in 2020 – Today, Universal and Blumhouse announced they have decided to push HALLOWEEN KILLS all the way back one year to October of 2021!
The highly-anticipated sequel was originally planned to be released on October 16th, 2020 and the next and final sequel, HALLOWEEN ENDS would be released in October of 2021. Now, Halloween Kills will have an October 15, 2021 date and Halloween Ends will not be released until October 2022! This is just terrible news for fans who were eagerly awaiting the film to drop in about four months.
Halloween architect John Carpenter and director David Gordon Green released a note on social today about the change, which you can read below.
Meanwhile, to make matter worse, the CANDYMAN reboot will move from September 25th to October 16th, 2020. In addition, THE FOREVER PURGE has also moved to July 9, 2021. Pardon my French, but this pandemic has really fuc*ed everything up!
With the ongoing trouble from the Covid-19 pandemic in New York and Los Angeles, theater chains are still shuddered and even when and if they do open in the near future, attendance will be sluggish due to safety concerns by theatergoers. Universal’s plan to push these films back deeper into their calender, they are hoping all this will be much better near the end of 2021. Let’s hope!
You can read the open letter to fans from John Carpenter and David Gordon Green below.
Carpenter also dropped a teaser for Halloween Kills on his social account today: