It has been some time since a slasher sequel has had such expectation stalking it. But after David Gordon Green’s 2018 Halloween revitalised the franchise, Halloween Kills marks the next step in Green and fellow screenwriters Danny McBride and Scott Teems’ follow-up trilogy to the John Carpenter landmark. Premiering at this year’s Venice Film Festival, the film would receive very polarising responses, a matter that remained when it was released in cinemas and streamed on Peacock simultaneously.
However, were these (admittedly rather asinine) criticisms of “Empty anarchy”, “a middle movie”, “too much like a Halloween sequel” on point? Well, as we approach the home video release of the Extended cut in January, we can tell you…no they weren’t. IMDB