'Halloween Kills' Has A Surprisingly Sweet Message About The Theater Experience

Nerdy Nook: Movies
July 9, 2020
by Kyle Brester
Halloween
Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures

So good news, we got a thrilling teaser for the upcoming sequel, Halloween Kills
Bad news, its been pushed back a whole year to October 15th, 2021. 

But if you scrolled down on YouTube a little bit, you will see a message from director David Gordon Green and producer John Carpenter explain the reason for having a release change. Here it is down below:

From David Gordon Green and John Carpenter: 

We write this to you heartbroken over the fact that the delay of our film is even a discussion, but if there’s one thing that a career in the film industry has prepared us for, it is the unexpected. Over the past few weeks, our film family has looked at the forecast of theatrical exhibition with obvious concern. We have discussed and struggled with how best to present “Halloween Kills” to the loyal fans around the world, as well as the new audience we hope to invite to this experience. 

It was a wild and vibrant production. We lined up a cast of legacy characters like Laurie and Tommy, Lindsey, Lonnie, Marion, Brackett and The Shape, then alongside some new faces, we aggressively made the second chapter of our “Halloween” trilogy. It unfolded into an experience that was a creative playground and we feel confident that our misfit pleasures will be seen as an unexpected entry into this franchise. 

If we release it in October of this year as planned, we have to face the reality that the film would be consumed in a compromised theatrical experience. After weighing our options, we have chosen to push the film’s theatrical release by one year.

On top of a traditional release, Universal has agreed to an IMAX presentation of the film in October 2021. We are sound mixing with one of the greatest design teams that can slash, scream and creep their way under your skin. We’re going to have time to complete the film with the quality that fans deserve. And preparation on “Halloween Ends” has begun as well. 

It is an honor to be working with these characters and spending time in Haddonfield. We look forward to sharing our next chapters with you. 

David Gordon Green and John Carpenter

While I understand that Universal probably only cares about the money that this movie could make them with a theatrical release, it warms my heart hearing that the creators are willing to wait for the right time to show this movie. It shows that they not only care greatly of what they made but want everyone to see it in a theater for the best possible viewing experience. I will gladly wait a year to see Halloween Kills in a theater, as it properly should be seen that way first. Hopefully by then, theaters will be showing new movies in a post-COVID world.



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