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‘Halloween Kills’ Extended Cut Now Available Digitally

The extended cut of Halloween Kills is now available for streaming and purchase on digital retailers! The film features four minutes of additional footage, largely consisting of extended death scenes, and an alternate/extended ending!

Kyle Richards Returning for ‘Halloween Ends’

Kyle Richards is reprising her original “Halloween” role once again in “Halloween Ends,” the final installment in David Gordon Green’s new trilogy of films in the iconic horror series, Variety has learned exclusively.

Richards recently closed her deal for “Halloween Ends,” which heads into production next month and is set to be released in Oct. 2022.

Richards will join star Jamie Lee Curtis, who she first met as a child actor when she was cast at the age of eight in the original “Halloween” as Lindsey Wallace, the character who Curtis’ Laurie Strode babysat in the 1978 film from director John Carpenter.

Richards — known for being a fan-favorite, original cast member on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” — had a small, but memorable, part in this year’s “Halloween Kills,” which was the second series installment from director David Gordon Green, following his first revamped “Halloween” flick in 2018.

Sources say that after Richards garnered positive reception from fans in “Halloween Kills,” the filmmakers re-wrote the script to include her character in “Halloween Ends,” crafting an expanded storyline for her return.

“When my character didn’t die, I was like, ‘Uhh, hello!’” Richards quips, during a recent conversation with Variety. She adds plot details are being kept under wraps, but she hopes to share scenes with Curtis.

“The last movie, I saw Jamie on the set, but we didn’t have stuff together. So I’m really hoping that there is more stuff together,” Richards says. “I can’t talk about any storylines, but all I can say is that we start filming in January, and I’m so excited to return with Jamie Lee Curtis and David Gordon Green.”

Jason Blum, founder of Blumhouse Productions, which produces the “Halloween” franchise, tells Variety, “We are thrilled that Kyle will be reprising her role in ‘Halloween Ends.’”

“The return of iconic characters in ‘Halloween Kills’ was really important to David Gordon Green,” Blum continues, “And he took great pains to bring back the original actors when he could.”

The 2018 “Halloween” was a major box office hit, bringing in more than $250 million worldwide on a $10 million budget. Though “Halloween Kills” didn’t match those receipts, the sequel became a pandemic-era success. It grossed $131 million globally and stands as one of the year’s highest grossing horror movies behind “A Quiet Place Part II.” That distinction is even more impressive considering the film debuted day-and-date on Peacock. The streaming service does not release viewership metrics, but according to third party aggregators, “Halloween Kills” scored impressive numbers on the platform with over 1.2 million subscribers watching the flick during its opening weekend.

As for Richards, “Halloween Ends” is the latest project for the actor, producer and reality star. Her new film, Peacock’s first-ever holiday movie, “The Housewives of the North Pole,” launches this Friday. She is currently starring in “The Real Housewives” all-stars series, “Ultimate Girls Trip,” also on the NBCUniversal streaming service. Richards, who is the last remaining original cast member on “Beverly Hills,” recently wrapped up the eleventh season of the hit Bravo show last month.

Richards is repped by UTA and The Initiative Group.

SOURCE: Variety.com

Blast From the Past: The ‘Halloween: Resurrection’ Bootleg DVD

For today’s treat, here is something deep from the archives that I’ve been meaning to post! Despite its reception upon release, Halloween Resurrection at one point had a ton of hype for its release as everyone was curious to see how exactly Moustapha Akkad and Dimension Films was going to follow up Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later.

The home video market in 2002 was also drastically different than it is currently, and this bootleg DVD found itself circulating in fan circles while the film was still in theatres. My favourite aspect of it? The “review” at the top on the rear cover.

Halloween Resurrection bootleg DVD
Listen to the first four episodes of ‘Talk Scary to Me’

As previously reported, Danielle Harris and Scout Taylor-Compton launched their own podcast entitled Talk Scary to Me.. Episodes drop on Sunday, and you can now check out the first four episodes below.

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Happy Birthday to Jamie Lee Curtis

Our original final girl Jamie Lee Curtis is celebrating her 63rd birthday today! Make sure you head over to her social media pages and wish her the best for her special day.

‘Halloween Kills’ Dolby Poster Revealed

Halloween Kills will be receiving a Dolby Atmos soundtrack for its release, and the poster for such screenings was officially revealed today. Check it out below.

First Reviews for Scream Factory’s ‘Halloween’ UHD Release Are In!

With their October 5 release date approaching, the first set of reviews for Scream Factory’s upcoming 4K UHD release of John Carpenter’s Halloween are in! The first review comes courtesy of Hi-Def Digest, while the second comes courtesy of Robert Harris at Home Theater Forum. Both men give the release their recommendation, and praise is lauded on the film’s video transfer.

‘Halloween Kills’ Final Trailer Released

Universal has released the final trailer for the upcoming Halloween Kills, which is set to be released in theatres and on PEACOCK on October 15!

‘Halloween Kills’ to Premiere on Peacock & Theatres on the Same Day

Halloween Kills will debut on Peacock on the same day as its theatrical release, Variety reports.

Starring Jamie Lee Curtis as the avenging teen-babysitter-turned-grandmother Laurie Strode, “Halloween Kills” is scheduled to debut on Oct. 15. The scary sequel will be available to Peacock Premium subscribers at no extra fee. The service launched in 2020 and runs at $4.99 per month for its ad-supported tier or $9.99 without advertisements.

Halloween Kills is the latest in a long line of pandemic-era releases to deviate from a standard theatrical rollout. Since movie theater attendance has remained low, traditional Hollywood studios, such as Warner Bros. and Disney, have opted to put many of their biggest movies simultaneously on the big screen and streaming platforms.

Directed by David Gordon Green and produced by Blumhouse, Halloween Kills takes place minutes after Laurie Strode, her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) left the masked murderer Michael Myers — who has been torturing the eldest Strode for essentially her entire life — caged and burning in the basement. But as Laurie is rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, Michael manages to free himself and continue his ritual bloodbath on the spooky holiday.

FINAL Specs for Halloween 1-5 UHD Releases Announced!

It’s been a summer of anticipation, but Scream Factory announced the final specs for their upcoming UHD releases of the first five Halloween films earlier this afternoon. There’s plenty of special features, but one of the most exciting aspects is that the deleted gore from The Revenge of Michael Myers has been tracked down!

Check the specs all out below, and make sure to pre-order your copies now!

DISC ONE (4K UHD):

  • NEW 2021 4K Scan From The Original Camera Negative, Approved By Cinematographer Dean Cundey
  • NEW Dolby Atmos Track
  • Audio Commentary With Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter And Actress Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Audio Commentary With Director Of Photography Dean Cundey, Editor Tommy Lee Wallace, And Actor Nick Castle

DISC TWO (BLU-RAY):

  • NEW 2021 4K Scan From The Original Camera Negative, Approved By Cinematographer Dean Cundey
  • NEW Dolby Atmos Track
  • Audio Commentary With John Carpenter And Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Audio Commentary With Dean Cundey, Tommy Lee Wallace, And Nick Castle
  • “The Night She Came Home” Featurette
  • “Halloween Unmasked 2000” Featurette
  • TV Version Additional Scenes
  • Trailers From Hell – Adam Rifkin On Halloween
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • NBC Broadcast TV Promo
  • NEW Newspaper Ad Still Gallery By Drive-In Asylum
  • Still Gallery

DISC THREE (BLU-RAY):

  • Original Blu-ray Color Timing Presentation
  • Vintage Interview With Producer Moustapha Akkad
  • “Halloween: A Cut Above The Rest” Featurette
  • Halloween – The Extended Cut In HD (TV Inserts Are In Standard Definition)
  • NEW The Broadcast Television Cut (In Standard Definition, 1.33:1)
  • Horror’s Hallowed Grounds – A Look At The Original Filming Locations
  • Horror’s Hallowed Grounds Bus Tour From The Halloween Convention

DISC ONE (4K UHD):

  • NEW 2021 4K Scan From The Original Negative Approved By Cinematographer Dean Cundey
  • NEW 2021 Dolby Atmos Track
  • Audio Commentary With Director Rick Rosenthal And Actor Leo Rossi
  • Audio Commentary With Stunt Coordinator Dick Warlock

DISC TWO (BLU-RAY):

  • NEW 2021 4K Scan From The Original Camera Negative Approved By Cinematographer Dean Cundey
  • NEW 2021 Dolby Atmos Track
  • Audio Commentary With Rick Rosenthal And Leo Rossi
  • Audio Commentary With Dick Warlock
  • “The Nightmare Isn’t Over – The Making Of Halloween II” Featuring Rick Rosenthal, Dick Warlock, Composer Alan Howarth, Director Of Photography Dean Cundey, Actors Lance Guest And Leo Rossi, And More
  • Horror’s Hallowed Grounds Revisiting The Original Filming Locations
  • Deleted Scenes With Optional Audio Commentary With Rick Rosenthal
  • Alternate Ending With Optional Audio Commentary With Rick Rosenthal
  • Movie Stills Gallery
  • Posters And Lobby Cards Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Teaser Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • TV Promo
  • Radio Spots
  • NEW Newspaper Ad Still Gallery By Drive-In Asylum

DISC THREE (DVD):

  • Television Cut (In Standard Definition, 1:33:1)
  • Film Script (DVD-ROM)

DISC ONE (4K UHD):

  • NEW 2021 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative Approved By Cinematographer Dean Cundey
  • NEW 2021 Dolby Atmos Track
  • Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Tommy Lee Wallace
  • Audio Commentary With Actor Tom Atkins

DISC TWO (BLU-RAY):

  • NEW 2021 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative Approved By Cinematographer Dean Cundey
  • NEW 2021 Dolby Atmos Track
  • Audio Commentary With Tommy Lee Wallace
  • Audio Commentary With Tom Atkins
  • NEW “Tricks, Treats And Terror: The Masks Of Halloween III”– An Interview With Justin Mabry Of Trick Or Treat Studios
  • “Stand Alone: The Making Of Halloween III: Season Of The Witch” Featuring Tommy Lee Wallace, Actors Tom Atkins And Stacey Nelkin, Stunt Coordinator Dick Warlock, Director Of Photography Dean Cundey, And More
  • Horror’s Hallowed Grounds: Revisiting The Original Filming Locations With Host Sean Clark And Tommy Lee Wallace
  • “Make-up From Scratch” – An Interview With Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Burman
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • TV Promo
  • Radio Spots
  • NEW Newspaper Ad Still Gallery By Drive-In Asylum
  • Movie Stills Gallery
  • Posters and Lobby Cards Gallery

DISC ONE (4K UHD):

  • NEW 2021 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative
  • NEW 2021 Dolby Atmos Track
  • Audio Commentary With Actors Ellie Cornell And Danielle Harris
  • Audio Commentary With Director Dwight H. Little And Author Justin Beahm

DISC TWO (BLU-RAY):

  • NEW 2021 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative
  • NEW 2021 Dolby Atmos Track
  • Audio Commentary With Ellie Cornell And Danielle Harris
  • Audio Commentary With Dwight H. Little And Justin Beahm
  • “The Making Of Halloween 4: The Final Cut”
  • “Back To Basics: The Making Of Halloween 4” – A Two-part Featurette
  • Horror’s Hallowed Grounds – A Look At The Original Filming Locations
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • NEW Newspaper Ad Still Gallery By Drive-In Asylum
  • Still Gallery

DISC ONE (4K UHD):

  • NEW 2021 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative
  • NEW 2021 Dolby Atmos Track
  • Audio Commentary With Actor Don Shanks And Author Justin Beahm
  • Audio Commentary With Director Dominique Othenin-Girard And Actors Danielle Harris And Jeffrey Landman

DISC TWO (BLU-RAY):

  • NEW 2021 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative
  • NEW 2021 Dolby Atmos Track
  • Audio Commentary With Don Shanks And Justin Beahm
  • Audio Commentary With Dominique Othenin-Girard, Danielle Harris, And Jeffrey Landman
  • NEW Long-Lost Alternate Opening Sequence Featuring The Appearance Of Dr. Death
  • NEW Extra Snippets Of Gore Cut To Obtain An R-Rating
  • NEW “Of Darkness And Shadows – The Cinematography of Halloween 5”– An Interview With Cinematographer Robert Draper
  • “Inside Halloween 5”
  • “Dead Man’s Party – The Making Of Halloween 5” – A Two-part Featurette
  • “On The Set: Behind-The-Scenes Footage”
  • Horror’s Hallowed Grounds – A Look At The Original Filming Locations
  • Halloween 5 Original Promo
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • NEW Newspaper Ad Still Gallery By Drive-In Asylum
  • Still Gallery